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Ireland wins its fourth Grand Slam, the French second

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The Clover XV dominated England in Dublin on Saturday, winning their fourth Grand Slam in the Six Nations tournament. Winners of Wales a few hours earlier, the Blues finished second in the tournament.

Ireland succeeded, Saturday March 18, the fourth Grand Slam in its history in the Six Nations Tournament by overcoming England (29-16), confirming that it would be one of the favorites of the World Cup in France, this autumn.

Led by Johnny Sexton, who became the best scorer in the history of the Tournament with 566 points, the XV of Clover recovered from a nervous start to gain the upper hand over England, who played the entire second period at 14.

Thanks to an impressive mastery of its game system, players in full fullness of their talent – how not to mention Josh van der Flier, Jonathan Sexton, Caelan Doris? – and a respected and self-confident coach, Ireland can only see its future serenely.

With this fifth consecutive success in the tournament, Ireland finished at the top of the standings with 27 points and achieved the fourth Grand Slam in their history after those of 1948, 2009 and 2018. Beaten in Dublin on February 11 (32-10) , the French team finished in second place (20 points) six months before the World Cup.

They are followed by Scotland (15 points), England (10 points), Wales (6 points) and Italy (1 point).

With AFP

France 24-Trans

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