Ireland has clinched their fourth Six Nations Grand Slam with a 29-16 victory over England in Dublin.
The win provides the facet an enormous increase, underlining their standing because the world’s top-ranked workforce forward of September’s World Cup in France.
England acquired to inside one level of an upset with simply 20 minutes to go, regardless of taking part in with simply 14 males for the complete second half.
But late tries from Robbie Henshaw, Rob Herring and a second for man-of-the-match Dan Sheehan made certain of Ireland’s fifteenth championship and fifth since 2009.
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton mentioned afterwards: “You could not make it up – it is like residing in a dream.
“We didn’t play our best but bloody hell – what a team.
“What a gaggle of coaches.
“To come here and get a win on St Patrick’s weekend, it’s unbelievable – what a day.”
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England had been hoping to regain some pleasure after a file 53-10 defeat by the hands of France.
Captain Owen Farrell mentioned on Saturday night: “I believed we confirmed an amazing quantity of battle.
“Obviously the game changed with the card [Freddie Steward was sent off on the stroke of half-time following an arm to the head of Hugo Keenan], but we still showed a huge amount of fight and stuck in it.
“We’ve constructed some foundations over the course of the Six Nations however clearly we need to be a greater workforce.”
England completed the competitors in fourth place, behind France in second and Scotland in third. Wales was fifth and it was one other picket spoon for Italy.