Ireland win Six Nations and first Grand Slam in Dublin

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The 29-16 win in opposition to England is Ireland’s first Six Nations title since 2018 and fourth Grand Slam.

Ireland have accomplished their fourth ever Six Nations Grand Slam with a 29-16 victory over England on the Aviva Stadium, emphatically underlining their standing because the world’s high ranked Rugby Union group heading into September’s World Cup.

The Irish got here into the championship because the favorite and swept by way of it to make an enormous assertion six months out from the Rugby World Cup, the place they’ve by no means gained a knockout match.

A month after beating defending champions and second-ranked France at home, Ireland dealt with a sport however insufficient England and took most factors from a win and minimal 4 tries at a packed-out Lansdowne Road.

Andy Farrell’s facet had been worthy of their clear sweep, having gained all of their video games by 13 factors or extra and ending France’s 14-game unbeaten run alongside the best way in among the finest championship video games in latest reminiscence.

Two tries from Dan Sheehan and one every from Robbie Henshaw and Rob Herring ensured Ireland completed forward of France in second place and Scotland in third whereas a 3rd defeat for England left them in fourth place.

Captain Jonathan Sexton was given the proper send-off in his final Six Nations match with a second Grand Slam and the championship’s all-time point-scoring document. He limped off with six minutes to go to a standing ovation.

The 37-year-old moved on to 560 factors to surpass Ronan O’Gara, his predecessor as fly-half, in what’s his 60th and ultimate Six Nations Test. O’Gara performed 63.

O’Gara stays Ireland’s general document factors scorer on 1,083 with Sexton on 1,050 factors earlier than the match in opposition to England kicked off.

Best of all for home followers in the midst of St Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations, it was the primary time Ireland had sealed the Grand Slam in Dublin after doing it in Twickenham (2018), Cardiff (2009) and Belfast (1948).