Six Nations: Ireland win 2018 title after England's defeat to France

Farrell right as he runs on to score a try during the Six Nations rugby union international match between Italy and England at the Olympic Stadium in Rome Italy. Owen Farrell will
RugbyU: Six Nations talking points
Author

11 March, 2018

"I'd imagine that the words Grand and Slam have been whispered, or even shouted, this week".

Jonny May says England's Six Nations defeat to Scotland has given them an "edge" in training as they look to bounce back against France.

President Michael D Higgins led the congratulations as Ireland wrapped up the NatWest 6 Nations title with a game to spare after they beat Scotland and England lost to France.

France could now finish as high as second in the Six Nations table if they topple Wales on Saturday and head coach Jacques Brunel was delighted after stitching together successive wins against Italy and England.

"Everyone knows the size of the challenge".

If you look at how they've been evolving, they've put together some very, very good performances. We've never won it, certainly not in my five years with the team... the other two times we've won it away from home so it's nice to have won it at home today.

Two wayward Peter Horne passes cost Scotland dear, the first forcing Blair Kinghorn to dive to retrieve, when if accurate could have let the full debutant fly into the corner.

What time is Ireland v Wales on TV?

However, the throw-in wasn't caught.

But the visitors dug in and got the first points on the board when Laidlaw stroked over a routine penalty in the 13th minute.

Thief nabbed after attempting to steal Frances McDormand's Oscar
The Los Angeles Police Department has made an arrest in the case of best-actress victor Frances McDormand's stolen Oscar. Frances McDormand took home Best Actress in a Leading Role for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri .


Florida teacher removed over report she hosts white nationalist podcast
In the same episode, Volitich proudly discussed bringing her white nationalist beliefs into the classroom. HuffPost inquired about Volitich's ideology to the Citrus County School District on Friday.


Injury-hit Palace will need someone to halt Alexis goal threat
Made a fantastic save to deny Christian Benteke moments after United equalised though, which enabled United to go on and win. David de Gea will don the goalkeeper's gloves in the match as the Spaniard has been outrightly impressive in recent games.


Ireland were knocked out of their stride for periods of the game but were far more ruthless, devouring all of the opportunities that came their way in stark contrast to the opposition. A nice flick-on by center Garry Ringrose, playing only his second match this year, freed fullback Rob Kearney.

Scrumhalf Conor Murray wriggled over early in the second half to widen Ireland's advantage, but it was replacement Sean Cronin's try in the 68th minute that could prove a title victor.

Heeding their latest reprieve, Ireland stole a Scotland lineout to storm clear.

Ireland went all out for the fourth try.

"We respect the threat that France offer at the breakdown, so yes it's been a big area of focus for us".

Scotland captain John Barclay conceded a penalty in his half but Sexton, again, kicked for touch rather than the posts.

The resulting maul was roared to the rafters and the Scottish defence was powerless to prevent sub hooker Cronin from crashing over.

"There's so much still to play for and we know how hard it is going to be against England. We play Ireland next year in the Six Nations and we will play them in 18 months at the World Cup and we need to make sure we are a better team when we play them".


More news


  • David Parker: Revised TPP deal to be signed tomorrow - without Trump

    David Parker: Revised TPP deal to be signed tomorrow - without Trump

    President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the original TPP past year , but Canada and its Pacific Rim partners have carried on. The deal had been on life support after Trump pulled the United States out of the original deal when he became president.
    France to set age of sexual consent at 15 after rape outcry

    France to set age of sexual consent at 15 after rape outcry

    Currently, France does not have a rule saying a child under a certain age is considered incapable of consenting to sex. Schiappa told the news agency that she was "very glad" that the age limit decided by the government was 15.
    Missing snowboarder found deceased at Squaw Valley

    Missing snowboarder found deceased at Squaw Valley

    The man's body was found under feet of snow Friday, the day after a blizzard packing 150-mph winds hit the Sierra Nevada. That was a relief to residents of the coastal foothill town of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles .
  • You'll soon be able to upgrade from Windows 10 S for free

    You'll soon be able to upgrade from Windows 10 S for free

    If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device. This is quite a different stance than Microsoft took with its Surface Laptop when it launched with Windows 10 S last summer.
    Senate expected to vote on banking reform bill later this week

    Senate expected to vote on banking reform bill later this week

    Warren said that is the case because lobbyists have convinced lawmakers that it's a good bill. "That's just fundamentally wrong". Senior Democrats said it was an attempt to deregulate big banks that caused the 2008 crash, inviting similar disaster.
    MPJ: Michael Porter Jr. to return in SEC tournament

    MPJ: Michael Porter Jr. to return in SEC tournament

    He has not played since Missouri's November 10 season-opener against Iowa State , a game in which he played just two minutes. BC-BKC-Missouri-Porter, 1st Ld-Writethru, 401 Porter Jr.to return for Missouri at SEC TournamentAP Photo NY165Eds: Updates.
  • When does time change?

    When does time change?

    Instead, Florida residents would not move their clocks back in the fall, leaving the extended daylight hour in the afternoon. Staten Islanders will welcome the unofficial start of spring when Daylight Saving Time goes into effect Sunday at 2 a.m.
    Duke vs. Notre Dame - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Duke vs. Notre Dame - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    The last possession of the game, the Irish forced a turnover and kept the clock ticking. "They were thumping us pretty hard. Notre Dame knocked down seven shots from beyond the arc and went 19-of-23 from the free-throw line in the final 20 minutes.
    Woman arrested for trying to open cabin door of in-flight plane

    Woman arrested for trying to open cabin door of in-flight plane

    The woman was restrained until law enforcement officials arrive at the gate in Boise, according to SkyWest's statement. Police detained the woman, who remains unidentified at this time, once the flight landed safely into the Boise Airport.
  • Irish bishops urge voters to keep constitutional ban on abortion

    Irish bishops urge voters to keep constitutional ban on abortion

    The Save the Eight campaign however, said the ruling "exposes the frightening reality of the Government's proposals on abortion". The High Court essentially found that the unborn child is entitled to the same constitutional protections as a child.
    Walmart introduces proprietary meal kits to compete with Amazon

    Walmart introduces proprietary meal kits to compete with Amazon

    The retail giant also is re-outfitting a dozen Sam's Club stores into distribution centers for Walmart's online grocery business. Options include steak dijon , basil garlic chicken , sweet chili chicken stir-fry and pork Florentine , Walmart suggests.
    Aide to Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu agrees to turn state witness

    Aide to Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu agrees to turn state witness

    USA officials have said the cases are not expected to affect Netanyahu's talks, which include meetings with members of Congress. Trump said that construction of the new embassy was already underway and that he might visit the embassy once it was opened.