The Gate facility at Twickenham saw contractors invited to come along and enjoy the facilities on offer by our host Saint Gobain.
“Fantastic facility and a brilliant opportunity to meet some old friends and “adversary’s”. St Gobain have been ultimate hosts and we appreciate the chance to spend some time with them and the England Team. Many many thanks”
Simon Lamb, MD
Despite early Irish success and a try the expected hot weather played its part and before half time England had created a respectable lead. Following the interval England capitalised on some poor Irish mistakes which saw England take the haul above the 50-points threshold running out eventual winners 57-15 before they play their last game at St James’ Park in Newcastle.
The 82,000 expectant crowd saw a dominating performance by England despite Ireland scoring the first try and coming from behind to lead at half time 22-10. What wasn’t expected after the interval was a total domination by the England team running out eventual winners scoring 8 tries.
England’s performance sets up a final match against the Pumas at St James’ Park before their departure for Miyazaki on Japans south coast.
Eddie Jones; England coach commented “the thing about world cup preparations is timing your run and being right on the day a bit like a horse in the Gold Cup”.
“Good preparation will provide the opportunity to train, relax, plan for what will be a long and hard campaign and a good base with good activities is paramount to tournament success.