They’ve done it: Ireland claim the Grand Slam with a superb victory over EnglandĀ  – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

They’ve done it: Ireland claim the Grand Slam with a superb victory over EnglandĀ 




Ireland have capped off their Six Nations by claiming the grand slam with a 24-15 victory over England in Twickenham.

In what is their third ever Grand Slam Ireland completed the perfect championship by beating an England side who determined to spoil the party. 

Ireland who looked strong throughout claimed the victory via tries from Ringrose, Standar and Stockdale.

The boy’s in green who claimed their first Grand Slam since 2009, got off to the perfect start when Ringrose scored the first try of the game when he capatised after Watson mishandled under a high ball. 

It got even better for Joe Schmidt’s men who scored a second try when a superb wrap around pass let Standar in to touchdown at the base of the post. 

England who were still reeling from back to back defeats to Scotland and France, were not going to go down quietly and got their reward when Daly crossed over to touchdown after a kick through from Farrell. 

However just as it looked like both sides are going into the break with nine points between them, Jacob Stockdale set a new record by scoring his seventh try of the championship after he just managed to touchdown before the end line following his own kick through pass. 

The second half started with some English resurgence but Ireland further stretched their lead through the boot of Conor Murray, who made the score 24-5.

Although Ireland the scoring ended there for Ireland, they successfully managed to hold despite two late tries from Johnny May.

Ireland have now added another Grand Slam along with a Triple Crown to the record books and created yet another great Irish sporting memory. 

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