The 29-16 gain versus England is Ireland’s 1st Six Nations title due to the fact 2018 and fourth Grand Slam.Ireland have concluded their fourth at any time 6 Nations Grand Slam with a 29-16 victory more than England at the Aviva Stadium, emphatically underlining their status as the world’s best ranked Rugby Union team heading into September’s Environment Cup.
The Irish arrived into the championship as the favourite and swept via it to make a enormous statement 6 months out from the Rugby World Cup, where they have under no circumstances won a knockout match.
A thirty day period following beating defending champions and 2nd-rated France at household, Ireland managed a sport but inadequate England and took highest factors from a get and minimal four tries at a packed-out Lansdowne Street.
Andy Farrell’s facet were deserving of their clean sweep, obtaining received all of their video games by 13 factors or far more and ending France’s 14-recreation unbeaten run together the way in 1 of the most effective championship game titles in modern memory.
Two tries from Dan Sheehan and a person every single from Robbie Henshaw and Rob Herring ensured Eire concluded in advance of France in 2nd area and Scotland in 3rd although a 3rd defeat for England left them in fourth put.
Captain Jonathan Sexton was specified the best mail-off in his previous Six Nations match with a second Grand Slam and the championship’s all-time stage-scoring file. 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-50 %, in what is his 60th and closing 6 Nations Check. O’Gara performed 63.
O’Gara stays Ireland’s total record factors scorer on 1,083 with Sexton on 1,050 factors before the match from England kicked off.
Very best of all for household fans in the center of St Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations, it was the first time Eire experienced sealed the Grand Slam in Dublin immediately after executing it in Twickenham (2018), Cardiff (2009) and Belfast (1948).