Not an expert but England dirty cunts and a weak ref let them away with everything. Two terrible mistakes from Ireland for two of their tries.
Aye, I can think of 2, possibly 3 bad decisions from the ref that made a difference. Dirt from England a couple of times but overall I think they were just far more aggressive. I dont want it to sound like sour grapes but I think they intentionally went after Earls, 2 big, nasty hits early doors and he was done after that, never got a chance to play. The Telegraph describes it thus;
"The hapless Earls was then clattered heavily by Itoje as he lined up a catch, incurring another penalty to dent English momentum."
I'd be more inclined to say that Itoje fuckin minced him, no eyes on the ball. Should have got binned, no doubt in my mind. Replay clearly showed that he had no eyes on the ball and turned into Earls. Dirty stuff and I lay it at the door of Eddie Jones. Had to be tactical.
That said, England were great and Ireland were missin the usual spark. Irelands mistakes can easily be put down to Englands aggressive defence.
Just have to win 'em all from here on and hope that someone beats England. Points difference could be a problem, probably need to put 50 past Italy to stand a chance.
Oh, what else did the Telegraph have to say.....
" ...a giant step towards reclaiming their crown ..."
'Their' crown, is it? Get fucked.