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England end Ireland's Six Nations triple crown bid

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ENGLAND 13 IRELAND 10

Care flight: England's Danny Care dives in to score the decisive try against Ireland.

Care flight: England's Danny Care dives in to score the decisive try against Ireland. Photo: Andrew Matthews

A second-half Danny Care try helped England to a 13-10 victory over Ireland in a thrilling encounter at Twickenham Saturday to keep their Six Nations rugby championship hopes very much alive.

Duncan Weir was the hero for Scotland in the day's other match as his last-gasp drop goal gave his side their first victory of the campaign, 21-20 against Italy in Rome.

England should have had a try as early as the sixth minute but Jonny May had the ball ripped from his hands by Conor Murray when poised to score. However the home side still went in ahead at the break thanks to an Owen Farrell penalty.