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Jonny May runs in rapid double as England see off Ireland

  • England 18-7 Ireland
  • Wing scores two first-half tries in Autumn Nations Cup victory

Still no thunderous noise from the empty stands nor much sign of the all-court game to thrill an armchair audience, but England quietly continue to notch up valuable victories. At no stage did they look in much danger of being beaten by a largely pedestrian Ireland and two first-half tries inside five minutes from Jonny May have all but guaranteed they will feature in the final of the Autumn Nations Cup in a fortnight’s time.

For the second Saturday in a row their opponents could find no way through the bristling white wall in front of them while May, complete with Movember ‘tache, was a constant irritation to the visitors. The wing registered his first tries in an England jersey since the opening weekend of the Six Nations in Paris in February and has now scored 31 tries for England, putting him equal-second behind Rory Underwood on England’s all-time list.

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