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The 5 Best Tries Ireland Have Ever Scored Against England

The 5 Best Tries Ireland Have Ever Scored Against England
By Conor O'Leary
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Ireland have scored some great tries against England throughout the years. At home, there was Shane Horgan's tribute to GAA in Croke Park, Keith Wood's great line-out move in 2002, and Robbie Henshaw's aerial manoeuvring last year.

But some of the best tries that Ireland have scored against England have come in Twickenham. Here are the best five tries, and we want to hear from you which one is the best.

1. Pat Casey 1964


Some of you might be like Pat Casey? From 1964, but you'll recognise it from Mike Gibson's dummy to start the break from Ireland's 22.

Casey's try was the highlight of the game, which saw Ireland trash England 18-5. It was only Ireland's second victory over England since 1951, and came a year after a 0-0 draw in Lansdowne Road.

2. Ginger McLoughlin 1982


The iconic Ginger McLoughlin try. You know it.


Ireland went on to win the championship and Triple Crown in 1982, but Ollie Campbell's hands to set up Ginger McLoughlin carrying 50,000 English players over his back for seven miles was amazing.

3. Simon Geoghegan 1994



Probably the most shocking and famous victory in the Five Nations 90's.


Simon Geoghegan's flying footwork gave a narrow one-point victory in an otherwise poor Six Nations.

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4. Girvan Dempsey 2004


I described it as the try that kick-started the Golden Generation of Irish Rugby. 2004 was the first year since 1985 that Ireland won the Triple Crown, and beating the World Champions was huge for Ireland.


Watch D'Arcy's footwork to create the initial break, and there were some wonderful long passes from O'Gara, D'Arcy, and O'Driscoll in the lead-up.

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5. Shane Horgan 2006


Sometimes I shouldn't even say anything. It's nearly ten years, but you forget how much pace O'Driscoll had sometimes.


What a try.

Which one is your favourite?


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