England Six Nations hero Henry Slade reveals secret to win over Ireland

Slade's double helps England exact revenge over Ireland in Dublin

Without a victory in Dublin for six years and having to go back two years before that for the last time they even crossed the try line at the Aviva Stadium, England secured what before kick-off seemed to be the unlikeliest of bonus-point wins. All credit to England, they were good today and we were off.

Japan know they face a hard task to progress from their pool when they host the Rugby World Cup later this year, but England's stunning win over Ireland on Saturday has shown the Brave Blossoms that their toughest foes are fallible.

In what many suspected would be a game that Ireland ought to win, Jones' England started with an intensity that the head coach was keen to praise in his post-match comments.

"We're a team that's still growing", Jones said of the side he took control of in 2015.

"Whatever we have from the coaches, they'll review the game and give us solutions and things we can work on, but as a playing group, we are going to be honest with ourselves".

Tuilagi, 27, was instrumental with a couple of powerful carries in the leadup to England's second minute try to wing Jonny May.

"Ireland are a good, well-drilled side, and we tried to play England rugby, with good attacking kicks".

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"We knew exactly how we wanted to play and executed it perfectly".

Ireland started the defense of their Six Nations title at Dublin's Aviva Stadium as the world's form team, but were brought down to earth with a startling bump.

He said: "These games have got nothing to do with the World Cup".

Ireland headed into the game with a lot of confidence after beating Wallabies 2-1 in the summer series previous year followed with a successful autumn campaign that also saw them beat the All Blacks but the defeat at Aviva Stadium means Ireland's dream of consecutive Grand Slam has vanished in what will be Joe Schmidt's final Six Nations tournament with the side.

"We'll start worrying about where we are standing in the World Cup when we're 10 days out from the first game". "They've been consistently good".

"That is a reality check about the physicality that will be required to be successful in this World Cup year", said Schmidt.

"That's why England are literally such a big team, the intensity that they brought to that game, it was more a simmering physical intensity". We can't get too far ahead of ourselves. We were a bit off, probably physically, we didn't front up enough and lost the collisions. "It's a challenge to all our confidence".

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