England end 10-year wait for Dublin win

ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster set his sights on a “massive” next RBS Six Nations fixture against France after his side ground out their first win in Dublin for 10 years.

Two penalties in each half from fly-half Owen Farrell earned England a hard-fought 12-6 victory that, following an eventful second weekend, leaves them the only team with Grand Slam hopes intact.

France, who followed defeat in Italy with another loss to Wales on Saturday, are next to test England’s credentials at Twickenham on 23 February, and Lancaster is expecting a titanic clash.

He said: “The stakes have always been high but they’re even higher with France coming off a defeat. It will be massive.”