Sat 2nd Nov 2013, 14:30 - Group A

England

England

42 (32)

VS.

Ireland

(0) 0

Ireland

R Hall x3, T Briscoe x2, B Ferres, K Watkins, R Chase

T

 

K Sinfield x4, G Widdop

G

 

  DG  

Attendance: 24,375  Official:  Venue: The John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield

Ref: T. Alibert   T Judge: J. Thompson   T Judge: J. Periera   Video Ref: H. Perenara   

Man of the Match: Ryan Hall

TRIES:
8
0
TRIES:
GOALS:
5
0
GOALS:
METRES:
1534
949
METRES:
CARRIES:
229
180
CARRIES:
TACKLES:
280
305
TACKLES:
OFFLOADS:
16
12
OFFLOADS:
PENALTIES:
6
10
PENALTIES:
BREAKS:
10
1
BREAKS:

Match Report

Commentary

Liam Williams

At the John Smith’s Stadium

England bounced back from their opening-day defeat to Australia with a convincing win over Ireland in front of a stadium-record crowd at the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield.

England controlled the game from the first minute to the last, and got off to a perfect start when Ryan Hall scored after two minutes. He completed a first half hat-trick and further tries from Tom Briscoe and Brett Ferres to give England a 30-0 lead at half-time.

Ireland restored some order to their defence in the second half, conceding just two more tries from Kallum Watkins and Rangi Chase, but they weren’t able to crack England’s impressive defence.

The hosts got off to a blistering start, and capitalised on an error by Tyrone McCarthy, Leroy Cudjoe sending in Hall to open the scoring. Sinfield’s conversion attempt rebounded off the post before another Irish handling allowed them to go further ahead. Rory Kostjasyn spilled the ball, allowing Brett Ferres to link up with his Giants team-mate Cudjoe, who again found Hall to score his and England's second, Sinfield converting this time.

Cudjoe was in the thick of the action once more when he held off several Irish defenders before finding Rangi Chase whose kick was well taken by Briscoe to notch up England’s third try of the game.

Briscoe scored his second when Sam Tomkins broke through the Irish line before passing to the Leeds-bound winger who ran on unchallenged to the try-line.

This was followed by the try of the game. A fantastic move involving Watkins, Ben Westwood, Sinfield ended with Cudjoe again finding Hall who collected his hat-trick with an impressive finish.

Soon after Tomkins again broke through the Irish line and found Ferres, who went over to score on his home ground to give England a 30-0 lead at the break.

Ireland started the second half with more resolute defending and some good attacking combinations but failed to break through. England then increased their lead when Watkins crossed after he took the palmed-down ball from Briscoe.

Chase was next to add his name to the score sheet when he latched onto Tomkins's grubber, following some smart play from the full-back.

Damien Blanch came close to registering points for Ireland when he looked to latch onto Liam Finn's kick out wide, but he failed to take the high ball and the chance went begging.

 

 

Eng Player Stats

Ire Player Stats

Ryan Hall 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 14 98 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Briscoe 2 1 7 0 0 6 0 11 134 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Kallum Watkins 1 0 18 3 1 5 0 9 73 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Rangi Chase 1 1 4 1 0 7 3 20 81 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
Brett Ferres 1 0 17 1 1 2 0 13 65 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Sam Tomkins 0 3 1 0 0 6 3 19 138 7 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
Leroy Cudjoe 0 3 14 3 0 13 0 11 140 13 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
Kevin Sinfield 0 0 28 7 1 1 3 11 65 6 1 4 1 0 4 3 0 0
Chris Hill 0 0 28 5 0 0 0 19 127 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
James Roby 0 0 29 6 0 0 0 21 76 4 0 21 1 0 0 0 0 0
George Burgess 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 3 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Westwood 0 0 27 9 1 3 0 18 142 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Sean O'Loughlin 0 0 24 4 0 0 0 13 85 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Gareth Widdop 0 0 8 2 2 2 3 9 28 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
Carl Ablett 0 0 28 4 1 1 0 7 51 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas Burgess 0 0 19 1 3 1 0 12 92 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
James Graham 0 0 18 2 0 0 0 19 115 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

T: Tries
TA: Try assists
TK: Tackles
MT: Marker tackles
MI: Missed tackles
TB: Tackle busts

AT: Attacking kicks
C: Carries
M: Metres
AG: Av gain
CB: Clean break
DR: Run from dummy half

E: Errors
FT: Forty twenty
G: Goals
MG: Missed goals
OF: Offload
P: Penalties

Eng

Ire

  • (FB) S. Tomkins
  • (W) T. Briscoex2
  • (C) K. Watkins
  • (C) L. Cudjoe
  • (W) R. Hallx3
  • (SO) R. Chase
  • (SH) K. Sinfieldx4
  • (P) C. Hill
  • (H) J. Roby
  • (P) G. Burgess
  • (SR) B. Ferres
  • (SR) B. Westwood
  • (U) S. O'Loughlin
  • (U) G. Widdop
  • (U) C. Ablett
  • (U) T. Burgess
  • (U) J. Graham

Key Performances

Sam Tomkins

Metres: 138

Tom Briscoe

Metres: 134

Kallum Watkins

Clean Breaks: 3

Leroy Cudjoe

Metres: 140

Clean Breaks: 3

Ryan Hall

Tries: 3

Ben Westwood

Metres: 142

Rory Kostjasyn

Tackles: 40

Bob Beswick

Tackles: 31