Home Nations - Manchester, 7 February 1885
England 0G - 0G Ireland (FT)

Notes

 
Result England won on tries scored (match tied on goals scored)
Home Nations points England 2, Ireland 0
 
Ground name Whalley Range, Manchester
Attendance 7000
 
Referee HS Lyne (Wales)
 
England Test debuts CH Horley
Ireland Test debuts TC Allen, RM Bradshaw, EC Crawford, TR Lyle, HJ Neill, JP Ross, T Shanahan, RG Warren
 
Points scoring rules no points awarded, match is decided by a majority of goals