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Ireland lead by three half time

18th March 2006 By Munster Rugby

Ireland lead by three half time

A Shane Horgan try and two penalties from Ronan O’Gara have Ireland 11-8 in front at Twickenham.

Jamie Noone gave England the lead with a first minute try but Ireland levelled when Shane Horgan was fortuitous in that a ball that bounced on the whitewash was missed by touch judge Rob Dickson – he initially raised his flag – and Horgan hacked on to score.

Two O’Gara penalties had Ireland 11-8 up and England down to 14 with Simon Shaw in the bin before Goode – having missed two in a row – landed a peanlty to leave the home side trailing by 3 points (11-8) at the break


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