Ireland clinches Six Nations Grand Slam with victory over England | World News

Ireland has clinched their fourth Six Nations Grand Slam with a 29-16 victory over England in Dublin.

The win gives the side a big boost, underlining their status as the world’s top-ranked team ahead of September’s World Cup in France.

England got to within one point of an upset with just 20 minutes to go, despite playing with just 14 men for the entire second half.

England's Jack van Poortvliet tackles Ireland's Dan Sheehan during the Six Nations rugby union international match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium, in Dublin, Saturday, March 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
England’s Jack van Poortvliet tackles Ireland’s Dan Sheehan. Pic: AP

But late tries from Robbie Henshaw, Rob Herring and a second for man-of-the-match Dan Sheehan made sure of Ireland’s 15th championship and fifth since 2009.

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton said afterwards: “You couldn’t make it up – it’s like living in a dream.

“We didn’t play our best but bloody hell – what a team.

“What a group of coaches.

“To come here and get a win on St Patrick’s weekend, it’s unbelievable – what a day.”

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