Ireland tour - The Oval, 24 March 1879
England 3G - 0G Ireland (FT)


England Ireland
Tries Adams, Evanson, Rowley, Twynam Tries none
Cons Stokes 2 Cons none
Drops Stokes Drops none


Result England won by a margin of 3 goals
Ground name Kennington Oval, London
Referee AG Guillemard
England Test debuts HD Bateson, WE Openshaw, HT Twynam
Ireland Test debuts JR Bristow, JL Cuppaidge, JJ Keon, WW Pike, JWW Willis
Points scoring rules no points awarded, match is decided by a majority of goals