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Second win puts England out in front

England put themselves in the driving seat in the Autumn Nations Cup with an 18-7 victory over Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday.

While their Leicester Tigers team-mates kicked off the new season with a bonus-point win over Gloucester Rugby, international trio Ben Youngs, Ellis Genge and George Ford played their part at the national stadium.

Youngs started at scrum-half in his 102nd cap, with Genge used from the bench and Ford returning from injury as a second-half replacement.

Jonny May scored both tries, with Owen Farrell kicking the remaining points as England added to their 40-0 opening win over Georgia to top the pool on nine points with the trip to Wales to come next weekend.

Head coach Eddie Jones said: “We controlled most of the game, we went in there with certain things we wanted to take away and certain things we wanted to impose, and for the best part of the game we did that.”

Tigers duo Nemani Nadolo and Kini Murimurivalu are with Fiji but they had a second game cancelled because of a coronavirus outbreak in the camp.

Hooker Shalva Mamukashvili started against England but sat out the 18-0 defeat by Wales on Saturday.