England made a great start to their 2019 Six Nations campaign with a bonus point win over the reigning champions Ireland.

England made a fast start as Johnny May slide in to score in the corner after a fantastic flat pass from Farrell.

Johnny Sexton pulled three points back after 10 minutes and Tom Curry was controversially yellow carded on 12 minutes for a late tackle on Irelands Keith Earls.

England survived the sin-bin period only for Irelands Cian Healy to drive over from close range after some sustained pressure.

After 30 minutes a perfectly weighted Elliot Daly grubber forced a mistake from Jacob Stockdale and allowed Daly to dive on the loose ball to score.

Man of the match Mako Vunipola has disallowed a try on the stroke of half time but a Farrell penalty put England up 17-10 at the break.

The second half carried on from where the first left and Sexton kicked the first points of the half to make it 13-17 after both teams restarted brightly.

A stunning Henry Slade try on 65 minutes put England two scores ahead after a flat pass and great chip ahead.

A long-range penalty from Farrell put England 12 points ahead with 10 minutes left.

With five minutes left and Ireland attacking from deep, a Sexton pass was fantastically intercepted by Slade to get England’s bonus point.

Ireland scored a late consolation try through six nations debutant John Cooney after a good break from replacement Sean Cronin.

The final score was 32-20 to England, a hugely impressive win.

Here is how I rated the England team: