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

The 29-16 get from England is Ireland’s 1st 6 Nations title considering that 2018 and fourth Grand Slam.

Ireland have concluded their fourth ever Six Nations Grand Slam with a 29-16 victory over England at the Aviva Stadium, emphatically underlining their status as the world’s best ranked Rugby Union workforce heading into September’s Entire world Cup.

The Irish arrived into the championship as the favorite and swept by way of it to make a large statement 6 months out from the Rugby World Cup, where by they have never ever gained a knockout match.

A month just after beating defending champions and next-rated France at home, Ireland managed a activity but inadequate England and took maximum points from a get and minimum four attempts at a packed-out Lansdowne Road.

Andy Farrell’s facet had been deserving of their clean up sweep, having gained all of their online games by 13 details or more and ending France’s 14-game unbeaten run together the way in just one of the finest championship game titles in the latest memory.

Two attempts from Dan Sheehan and 1 each from Robbie Henshaw and Rob Herring ensured Ireland concluded ahead of France in 2nd location and Scotland in 3rd when a third defeat for England remaining them in fourth location.

Captain Jonathan Sexton was offered the best mail-off in his previous Six Nations match with a second Grand Slam and the championship’s all-time issue-scoring file. He limped off with 6 minutes to go to a standing ovation.

The 37-yr-outdated moved on to 560 details to surpass Ronan O’Gara, his predecessor as fly-fifty percent, in what is his 60th and last 6 Nations Take a look at. O’Gara played 63.

O’Gara stays Ireland’s general document factors scorer on 1,083 with Sexton on 1,050 factors before the match from England kicked off.

Best of all for house supporters in the center of St Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations, it was the to start with time Ireland had sealed the Grand Slam in Dublin following performing it in Twickenham (2018), Cardiff (2009) and Belfast (1948).