Full Time Report: England 42 Ireland 0
Ryan Hall was named man of the match as England completed their expected win over Ireland in front of a record 24,375 crowd in Huddersfield.
That was the best attendance for any sporting event held at the John Smith’s Stadium.
England led 30-0 after dominating the opening 25 minutes with Hall completing a hat-trick and other wing Tom Briscoe grabbing a brace of tries.
A Brett Ferres try and three conversions from skipper Kevin Sinfield completed England’s first half scoring.
The rhythm that England found in the first half wasn’t as apparent in the second half as Ireland restricted the English to just two tries.
Gareth Widdop’s kick to the corner was knocked back inside for Kallum Watkins to touch down and then Sam Tomkins kicked through for Rangi Chase to beat the Irish defence to the touch down. Widdop’s conversion completed the scoring.
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