Ireland defeats England … in rugby

Ireland has defeated England to remain unbeaten in the Six Nations rugby tournament. The New York Times reported:

Ireland took control of this year’s tournament Sunday, going 3-0 by beating England, also previously unbeaten, 19-9, in Dublin. In equaling their all-time record of 10 consecutive victories, the Irish were superbly controlled for the first two-thirds of the match.

How big is this win? A few days before the match The Irish Times opined:

Ireland against England has a resonance, a sense of history and occasion which surpasses all other Irish fixtures. Be it rugby or tiddlywinks, it’s the one which is the best to win and the worst to lose, although admittedly that is not a feeling unique to Irish supporters.

Next up for Ireland is Wales, in Cardiff, on 14 March. More information about the tournament at the Six Nations website.