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Cole brings up century in final Test

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Dan Cole became just the fourth England men's international, and second Leicester Tigers player, to play 100 Tests on Saturday in Dublin.

The tight head prop joins clubmate Ben Youngs, Jason Leonard and Owen Farrell as Test centurions for the men's side.

The Leicester Tigers prop came on as a replacement in England's final Guinness Six Nations fixture of the 2023 campaign in which Ireland won and claimed the Grand Slam.

Cole was one of four Tigers involved for England alongside Jack van Poortvliet, Freddie Steward and Anthony Watson.

England trailed the hosts 10-6 at the break and, after a 41st-minute red card to Steward, were a man down for the entirety of the second half in Dublin.

The hosts scored three tries to England's one in the second half, which saw them record a 13-point, 29-16 win.

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Tommy Reffell came on as a replacement for Wales in the final Six Nations match against France in Paris. 

The French, coming off a record win over England in Twickenham, were put to the test by a brave Welsh outfit in their 13-point, 41-28 win at home.