Manu masterclass helps England to big win over Ireland

Conor Murray is looking to help Ireland reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time

Conor Murray is looking to help Ireland reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time

"We can be a lot better and we have to be a lot better", Best said.

"We are building. We have to make sure it stays that way and build forward". This is another step along.

Lions centre Manu Tuilagi was named man of the match after a blockbusting display notable for a series of rampaging runs to which Ireland's feeble defence had no answer.

Big winger Joe Cokanasiga got their first try, finishing off a quickfire backline move, and fullback Elliot Daly added the second after another super move with forwards and backs all showing great hands and attacking intent.

The only blot on the landscape was another hamstring injury to prop, Mako Vunipola.

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Vunipola was making his return after four months on the sidelines but his appearance in the second half lasted just 17 minutes. Byrne is undoubtedly a more limited player than the two ahead of him in the queue, but anyone who saw his gutsy display vs Ulster in the Heineken Cup quarters, scoring 16 points including a winning penalty while on one leg from injury, will know that the aforementioned minerals are not wanting in this fella. It will be investigated fully'.

"Cian sprained his ankle, he's had an X-ray, he walked from the pitch so that's a good sign", Schmidt said.

"We didn't get our set-piece going, didn't really scavenge as well as we would have liked". But it was very disappointing. "We've got to defend better and right across the board, we've got to improve significantly".

Ireland exhausted badly and there was no stopping the hosts, with George Kruis - later yellow-carded for a high challenge - profiting from a TMO review and then Kyle Sinckler and Sam Underhill combining beautifully for Tom Curry to score.

Ireland coach Joe Schmid said: 'We were under-done and heavy-legged. It will not be pleasant viewing but we're going to have to get better.

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