Ireland won their fourth Grand Slam as they wore down 14-man England
In a tight Six Nations final in Dublin, Ireland defeated England with 14 men to win their fourth Grand Slam.
England took an early lead thanks to two penalties from Owen Farrell before Ireland answered with a well-executed try from Dan Sheehan.
After Freddie Steward was dismissed just before halftime, England’s prospects of pulling off an upset were shattered.
After scores by Robbie Henshaw and Rob Herring on either side of Sheehan’s second of the match, Ireland secured its first Grand Slam in five years. all blacks vs wallabies
Jamie George scored a well-deserved try for England in the second half as they significantly improved from their humbling loss to France at Twickenham the previous week. But, they were unable to pull off a dramatic shock and spoil Ireland’s wonderful day.
Ireland, as they frequently have under Andy Farrell, found a way to win despite being put to the test by a tenacious England team, giving legendary captain Johnny Sexton the ideal send-off in his final Six Nations game.
Irish celebrations erupted at the full-time siren as the host team lived up to the enormous promise they had made when they entered the competition as the top team in the world.
The anxiety within the Aviva Stadium was apparent from kickoff as Ireland planned the ideal conclusion to a historic season because the possibility of being declared champions before kickoff was eliminated by France’s 41-28 victory against Wales.