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Ford reaches double figures for England

George Ford scored his 10th international try as England beat Ireland 24-12 in the third round of the Six Nations Championship.

Leicester Tigers fly-half Ford, in his 68th cap, opened the scoring at Twickenham as England made it two wins from three games in the tournament, beating opposite number Jonny Sexton to a bouncing ball.

Club colleague Manu Tuilagi was a prominent ball-carrier in attack, with Jonny May on the wing and scrum-half Ben Youngs making his 100th international appearance with England and the Lions.

Ford’s chip led to a second try for Elliot Daly and captain Owen Farrell added a penalty as England led 17-0 at half-time.

The contest was more even in the second half with Luke Cowan-Dickie adding a third try shortly after Ellis Genge joined the England pack from the bench for his 17th cap, while Ireland scored through Robbie Henshaw and Andrew Porter.

England play Wales in Round 4 on Saturday, March 7 and conclude their Champinship campaign away to Italy.