Courtney Lawe’s reaction
“I really think we showed today how much it means to be part of this team,” Lawes told ITV.
“We didn’t give up for a second. We knew from minute two it was going to be pretty tough for us.
“But we had a lot of confidence going into the game and truly believed we could win that.
“Obviously it wasn’t to be today, towards the end we were pretty tired, I think. But class effort from the boys. I honestly couldn’t ask any more of them.”
Asked about the feeling in the team following Ewels’ dismissal, Lawes told ITV: “We were actually quite excited for the challenge, to be fair.
“As soon as the red card went up, the energy went up from the boys and we really wanted to make it right for Ewelsy.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t do that but the effort was there and that’s all we can ask for.”
79 mins: Sexton is replaced by Joey Carbery late on, soaking up the emotions of his final Six Nations appearance at Twickenham.
TRY! England 15-30 Ireland | Finlay Bealham 77′
77 mins: Ireland wrap up a bonus point in the final minutes! How important could that be on Super Saturday?
That’s harsh on England, who have given so much but just run out of stream and defenders in this last 10.
Prop Bealham drives over after England are forced to commit too many men defending a maul and Lowe streaks towards the line.
Sexton makes a tough conversion.
TRY! England 15-25 Ireland | Jack Conan 72′
72 mins: Much better from Ireland, who bring wave after wave of attack to stretch a tired and undermanned England defence.
Marler’s desperate last-ditch tackle can’t stop Conan, who dives over to surely put this game beyond the 14-man hosts.
Sexton eats up the seconds before nailing his conversion.
Ireland’s lead is now 10 points with just seven minutes to go.
Surely that’s game over.
70 minutes: Ireland almost break through but Conor Murray can’t bring in Doris’ offload!
That could have been the moment to put this game to bed.
Ireland really looking threatening now as we enter the final 10 minutes, carrying with menace and kicking into the space in behind.
68 mins: Not a good kick from Conway this time as he hooks the ball straight out on the full.
Joe Launchbury and Joe Marler are both on for England, with Gibson-Park now heading off for Ireland.
A HUGE lineout steal from Beirne! That’s a key blow for England.
PENALTY! England 15-18 Ireland | Johnny Sexton 66′
66 mins: A very straightforward kick for Sexton to restore the Irish lead to three points with less than 15 minutes to play.
That should help to quieten the crowd a bit and kill off some of England’s momentum.
Robbie Henshaw is on in Ireland’s midfield.
65 mins: A TMO check now for Itoje potentially putting his hand on the ball after it had been lifted out the back of the ruck by Gibson-Park.
Nothing clear and obvious on the replay.
Unsurprisingly, Ireland are going to kick for the posts here.
64 mins: Ireland, led by the fizzing Gibson-Park, bulldoze their way to the line and Herring is just kept short.
Sexton tries a very risky pass out to Lowe, which is intercepted by Steward!
He races clear as Twickenham erupts, but the whistle had already gone.
Raynal was playing advantage for an offside.