Ireland claim historic Six Nations Grand Slam in Dublin

Ireland Rugby. Photo Courtesy/ Irish Rugby Media
Ireland Rugby. Photo Courtesy/ Irish Rugby Media

In a momentous match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland secured their first ever Six Nations Grand Slam on home soil with a 29-16 triumph over England.

The visitors were dealt a blow in the first half when full-back Freddie Steward was sent off, which ultimately proved to be a decisive factor.

Ireland’s three previous Grand Slam victories in 1948, 2009, and 2018 were all achieved away from home, but this time they were able to celebrate in front of their passionate home fans.

Hooker Dan Sheehan crossed the line twice, while centre Robbie Henshaw and replacement Rob Herring also scored tries to secure the title-winning victory.

In his final Six Nations Test, Ireland captain Johnny Sexton contributed nine points with the boot, and in doing so, he became the all-time leading scorer in the championship.

Most Popular

To Top
error: Content is protected !!