Ireland lose to England at Twickenham
Despite leading by 7 points after just 9 minutes of play, Ireland lost by 17 points to 12 at Twickenham yesterday in the first rugby international of the year.
This was a game that Ireland could have won, but equally could have lost by much more. The Irish pack struggled against their more powerful opponents and suffered from the want of a pack leader. The Irish scrum was under pressure throughout and in the second half alone lost three scrums on their own put-in.
Almost 40,000 spectators attended the match, including King George V, who was attending his first rugby match since his ascension to the throne.