Lydia Thompson hat-trick sees England down Ireland
Ireland trailed by just five points at half-time after tries from Considine and Delany
England’s Lydia Thompson is tackled by Lauren Delany of Ireland during the autumn international at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images
England 37 Ireland 15
Lydia Thompson scored a second-half hat-trick of tries as England pulled away from Ireland in the second half of the autumn international at Twickenham on Saturday.
Thompson put England back in charge with two tries in quick succession after the break and completed her treble late on after a Claire Molloy reply.
Catherine O’Donnell claimed England’s final try with Katy Daley-McLean converting.