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Ireland win Six Nations and first Grand Slam in Dublin | Rugby News


The 29-16 win over England was Ireland’s first Six Nations title since 2018 and its fourth Grand Slam.

Ireland completed their fourth Six Nations Grand Slam with a 29-16 victory over England at Aviva Stadium, clearly confirming their status as the world’s top-ranked Rugby Union team to attend the World Cup in September.

The Irish entered the championship as the favorite and overcame it to make a big splash 6 months on from the Rugby World Cup where they had never won an elimination match. which direct.

A month after beating the defending champions and second-placed France at home, Ireland handled one game but lost to England and took maximum points from a win and four minimum attempts at the Road. Lansdowne is crowded.

Andy Farrell’s side deserved the clean sweep, they won every game by 13 points or more and ended France’s 14-match unbeaten streak in one of the best championship games in history. recent memory.

Two tries by Dan Sheehan and one by Robbie Henshaw and Rob Herring ensured Ireland finished ahead of France in second and Scotland in third while a third defeat to England left them in fourth.

Captain Jonathan Sexton put in the perfect start in his final Six Nations match with a second Grand Slam and the all-time championship scoring record. He limped with six minutes to a standing ovation.

The 37-year-old hit 560 points to overtake Ronan O’Gara, his predecessor as a half-runner, in the 60th and 60th Six Nations Test. his last. O’Gara played 63.

O’Gara remains Ireland’s top scorer with 1,083 points while Sexton is on 1,050 points before the game against England begins.

The best thing for home fans is that in the midst of St Patrick’s Day celebrations over the weekend, it was Ireland winning a Grand Slam for the first time in Dublin after doing so in Twickenham (2018), Cardiff (2009). ) and Belfast (1948).

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