|Eire (10) 29|
|Tries: Sheehan 2, Henshaw, Herring Cons: Sexton 3 Pen: Sexton|
|England (6) 16|
|Attempt: George Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 3|
Eire received their fourth Grand Slam as they wore down 14-man England in a tense Six Nations finale in Dublin.
Two early Owen Farrell penalties put England forward earlier than Eire hit again with a well-worked Dan Sheehan strive.
England’s hopes of an upset had been dashed when Freddie Steward was despatched off simply earlier than half-time.
Robbie Henshaw and Rob Herring tries both aspect of Sheehan’s second of the sport ensured Eire’s first Grand Slam in 5 years, and first received in Dublin.
England, a lot improved from their humiliating defeat by France at Twickenham final week, scored a deserved second-half strive by means of Jamie George, however had been unable to tug off a significant upset and destroy Eire’s large day.
Regardless of being examined by a resilient English aspect, Eire – as they’ve so typically achieved underneath Andy Farrell – discovered a solution to win as they gave talismanic captain Johnny Sexton the right send-off in his remaining Six Nations match.
The total-time whistle was greeted with Irish celebrations at a jubilant Aviva Stadium as the house aspect delivered on their immense promise, having entered the competitors because the world’s primary aspect.
Irish nerves present in first half
With the prospect of being confirmed as champions earlier than kick-off ended by France’s 41-28 win over Wales, the strain contained in the Aviva Stadium was palpable from the beginning as Eire plotted the dream finale to a memorable marketing campaign.
However whereas few gave England a lot likelihood of spoiling the Irish get together following their record-breaking hammering by France final week, it was the guests who settled faster.
Their reward was two penalties, each scored by Farrell, the second coming after Alex Dombrandt stopped Johnny Sexton from scoring with an important deal with on the different finish.
Clearly nervous, Eire had been made to attend till the 18th minute for his or her first rating. But it surely was an enormous one as Sexton thumped a penalty between the sticks to surpass Ronan O’Gara because the competitors’s document scorer.
Extra to comply with.
Eire: Keenan; Hansen, Henshaw, Aki, Lowe; Sexton (capt), Gibson-Park; Porter, Sheehan, Furlong; Baird, Ryan; O’Mahony, van der Flier, Doris.
Replacements: Herring, Healy, O’Toole, Treadwell, Conan, Murray, R Byrne, O’Brien.
England: Steward; Watson, Slade, Tuilagi, Arundell; Farrell (c), Van Poortvliet; Genge, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Ribbans, Ludlam, Willis, Dombrandt.
Replacements: Walker, M Vunipola, Cole, Isiekwe, B Curry, Mitchell, Smith, Marchant.