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Ireland WIN Six Nations 2023 LIVE reaction – Irish seal Grand Slam after 29-16 triumph over England



IRELAND have WON the 2023 Six Nations and they have done it in Grand Slam style.

The Irish icons dug deep to beat fierce rivals England 29-16 despite falling behind in the earlier stages of the game.

But life was made a little easier Andy Farrell’s side after Englishman Freddie Steward was SENT OFF for a reckless challenge.

  • RESULT: Ireland 29-16 England
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  • TV channel: ITV


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  • Ireland win Grand Slam in style

    The parties will go on long into the night in Dublin.

    Andy Farrell’s players have earned this celebration.

    Ireland have won the Six Nations, Triple Crown and Grand Slam.

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  • Night to remember for fans

    No Irish fan will forget where they were when Ireland won the Grand Slam in Dublin.

    You can see just how much it means to the fans all around the ground.

    Neither will you find many rugby fans who will deny that Andy Farrell’s side were THE best team in this season’s Guinness Six Nations.

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    Credit: PA
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  • St Patrick’s Day celebrations continue

    What a weekend for the country of Ireland.

    Less than 24 hours after their national saint’s day, they are beating England in their own back garden to clinch the Grand Slam.

    Carlsberg don’t do weekends in March, but if they did…..

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  • Ireland win the Grand Slam in Dublin

    The Aviva Stadium erupts to the referee’s whistle.

    Andy Farrell’s Ireland have achieved just what they set out to do.

    For the first time, they have won a Grand Slam in front of their own fans.

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  • FT: Ireland 29-16 England

    That is it, Ireland are Grand Slam winners.

    The team who are currently number one in the world rankings have truly justified their position.

    Andy Farrell’s side will go into the World Cup in France as many people’s tip to win it after this.

  • Ireland 29-16 England

    77. Ireland pile on the pressure and Herring spots a gap in the lines and reaches his arm out to get the ball over the line.

    There will be some parties in Dublin tonight.

    Byrne pushes the conversion wide of the posts.

  • Try – Rob Herring (Ireland)

  • Yellow card – Jack Willis (England)

  • Try – Jamie George (England)

  • Ireland 24-9 England

    73. Farrell puts the ball in the corner from an England penalty.

    It seems a long way back now for Steve Borthwick’s side.

    The Aviva Stadium echoes with Irish songs.

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  • Ireland 24-9 England

    69. That might be the try that wins the Grand Slam.

    The man who started all of this for Ireland, finishes it.

    Great play by the hosts, with Sexton sending the conversion through the posts from a tricky wide position.

  • Try – Dan Sheehan (Ireland)

  • Ireland 17-9 England

    67. The visitors need to get the next score in this game now.

    If Ireland were to do so, you would have to fear for the chances of Borthwick’s side coming back into this.

    Dan Cole comes on for his 100th cap.

  • Ireland 17-9 England

    65. England are trying to drive into Ireland territory but the referee awards a penalty to Ireland.

    The visitors do not agree with his decision and let him know.

    Genge comes off for Vunipola.

    Curry stays on with Dombrandt coming off for Jack Willis.

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  • Ireland 17-9 England

    63. As Ireland had the penalty advantage, Gibson-Park takes the pass back the other way and the hosts have numbers over to capitalise.

    Henshaw takes the pass and goes over the line for a huge score.

    Johnny Sexton puts the conversion over for his 564th championship point.

  • Ireland 10-9 England

    61. Sexton’s kick towards the English line causes problems.

    They manage to win a five metre scrum as Hansen pressured the visitor’s defence.

    This could be a telling moment in this game.

  • Ireland 10-9 England

    59. This game is finely poised in this second half.

    The visitors are technically winning the game since the interval.

    Some nerves are setting in with the hosts.

    O’Toole comes on for Furlong.

    Marchant comes on for Arundell.

  • Ireland 10-9 England

    57. Sexton with a loose kick straight into touch.

    English lineout on the Ireland twenty-two.

    This is good pressure by the visitors.

    Conan comes on for O’Mahony.

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  • Ireland 10-9 England

    55. Gibson-Park hoists a high kick downfield.

    Watson takes it well and gains some distance.

    It is England driving forward now through the phases.

  • Ireland 10-9 England

    53. If we go into the final stages of this game with England in touching distance the home fans will be worried.

    The script is there for Owen Farrell to cause pain for his dad’s side.

    Ben Curry comes on for Jack Willis as he has a head cut attended to.

  • Ireland 10-9 England

    51. This will be the plan for the visitors now.

    Looking to keep their game tight and get points on the board when their pressure causes Irish indiscipline.

    Ireland need to start putting points on the board when they have time in the English half.

  • Penalty – Owen Farrell (England)

  • Ireland 10-6 England

    49. Owen Farrell is kicking well for England today.

    He is managing to force some handling errors by the hosts.

    On this occasion, Keenan has gifted territory to the visitors.

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  • Ireland 10-6 England

    47. Watson clears the ball for England after calling for the mark but cannot find touch.

    Ireland look to work through the phases on the halfway line.

    England win it back and look to kick deep but are just finding Irish shirts.

  • Ireland 10-6 England

    45. England manage to win the ball back and Farrell clears his lines.

    It is a temporary respite as Ireland come straight back at them.

    This may be the story of the half for the visitors.

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