1 Mar 2009

Ireland hold off England in six nations

8:54 am on 1 March 2009

Ireland have beaten England 14-13 in a six nations championship game played before 80,000 people at Croke Park in Dublin.

England scored a try a minute from fulltime but were unable to regain possession after the kick off as Ireland kept their six year unbeaten home record against England.

The win puts Ireland at the top of the championship table with three wins from three games, leaving the title likely to be decided in the final game of the championship on March 21 when Ireland play Wales in Cardiff.

In the meantime Ireland have to play Sciotland at Murrayfield and Wales play Italy in Rome.

Earlier in a bottom of the table clash Scotland beat Italy 22-6 in Edinburgh.