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Dublin - 24 February, 2007
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The teams line up for the national anthems at Croke Park

Ireland 43-13 England: Anticipation builds for the two sides' first encounter at Croke Park during the pre-match formalities

England's Harry Ellis dives to tackle Girvan Dempsey

Girvan Dempsey attempts to run through England's defence but the early scoring is limited to penalties from both teams

England's Jonny Wilkinson kicks a penalty

Jonny Wilkinson is first on the scoreboard but Ronan O'Gara puts Ireland 9-3 ahead with three penalties of his own

England's Danny Grewcock is shown a yellow card

England hit trouble when Danny Grewcock is shown a yellow card and Olly Morgan has to be replaced by Mathew Tait

Girvan Dempsey scores Ireland's first try

Dempsey then makes the most of Grewcock's trip to the sin-bin to go over after slick hands by the home side's backs

David Wallace goes over for Ireland

Flanker David Wallace caps an impressive first half for the hosts when he extends Ireland's lead just before the break

Ronan O'Gara converts David Wallace's try

England's Grand Slam ambitions are on the rocks as O'Gara adds the extras and puts Ireland 23-3 ahead at the interval

England debutant David Strettle goes over in the corner to make it 26-10

O'Gara adds another three points after the restart but a try by debutant David Strettle hauls England back to 26-10

Shane Horgan and Ronan O'Gara celebrate Ireland's third try

The sides trade penalties but England know the game is up after Shane Horgan and O'Gara combine for Ireland's third try

Replacement scrum-half Isaac Boss scores Ireland's fourth try

A fourth try from replacement scrum-half Isaac Boss inflicts the final damage as Ireland seal a record win over England

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan and Gordon D'Arcy celebrate

Coach Eddie O'Sullivan and Gordon D'Arcy savour their 43-13 demolition of England and a revitalised Six Nations campaign

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