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Dublin delights

Sky Sports looks back at some classic Ireland and England in Dublin

By Tony Curtis - Follow me on Twitter @SkysportsTC.   Last Updated: 08/02/13 10:29am

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Ahead of the RBS Six Nations showdown between Ireland and England, we look back at some of the classic Dublin encounters between the two rivals.

2011 - Ireland 24 England 8

Tries from Tommy Bowe and Brian O'Driscoll ended England's Grand Slam hopes in emphatic fashion. Jonathan Sexton also weighed in with 14 points as Ireland dominated the match from the off.

2007 - Ireland 43 England 13

At an emotionally charged Croke Park - the scene of the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1920- Ireland thumped England to register a record victory. Isaac Boss, Girvan Dempsey, Shane Horgan and David Wallace all crossed for tries, with England - coached by former Ireland boss Brian Ashton - completely outplayed.

2003 - Ireland 6 England 42

England sealed the Grand Slam at Lansdowne Road in emphatic fashion. Ireland had won their four previous games to stand a chance of pipping England, however Will Greenwood (2), Lawrence Dallaglio, Dan Luger and Mike Tindall all scored tries in the one-sided rout.

2001 - Ireland 20 England 14

In a Six Nations championship encounter delayed until October due the foot-and-mouth crisis earlier in the year, Ireland were the party-poopers as they derailed England's Grand Slam bid. Keith Wood crossed for the crucial try, while the boots of David Humphreys and Ronan O'Gara kept the scoreboard ticking over.

1997 - Ireland 6 England 46

England recorded their best-ever win in the Irish capital with a six-try demolition. Jonathan Sleightholme and Tony Underwood scored two tries apiece, while Andy Gomarsall and Richard Hill also crossed.

1991 - Ireland 7 England 16

Mike Teague and Rory Underwood crossed for tries as England wrapped up the Triple Crown en route to their first Grand Slam in 11 years.

1985 - Ireland 13 England 10

Ireland snatched the Five Nations title in dramatic circumstances in 1985. Brendan Mullin crossed for a try and Michael Kiernan slotted over two penalties but the scores were tied at 10-10 going into the last minute. Kiernan kept his cool, though, to slot over a late drop-goal - with Ireland claiming the title at the expense of the French.

1973 - Ireland 18 England 9

The political climate at the time saw a number of sides refuse to play in Dublin, however England defied the threats. Tom Grace and Richard Milliken scored tries for the hosts, although the post-match quote from England captain John Pullin stole the headlines after he said: "We're not very good but at least we turn up."

1928 - Ireland 6 England 7

Ireland might have outscored England two tries to one, but in an age when you got more points for a drop goal, James Richardson's successful effort proved crucial. Richardson also scored a try as England clinched the Grand Slam.

1887 - Ireland 2G England 0G

Ireland recorded their first-ever win at Lansdowne Road when they toppled England with Daniel Rambaut adding the goals following tries from Robert Montgomery and Charles Tillie.

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