Ireland finished second, beating Scotland in the tournament

Ireland finished second, beating Scotland in the tournament

Ireland’s expected victory over Scotland in Dublin (26-5) was not enough for Clover’s XV to win this Six Nations tournament, and the French did not shy away from snatching their first Grand Slam for twelve years.

The Irish defeat could have offered the Blues the title even before they landed on the lawn of Southampton de France, but Clover’s XV fulfilled part of the contract and kept the suspense until the end, despite finishing second. End.

Thanks to their fourth win in five matches, the Irish lost only to France (30-24), taking control of the classification for about three hours, just in time to remove the “crunch” of the Blues of Antoine Dupont. Evening (25-13).

However, the Irish won the “Triple Crown”, the honorary title, which is competed by four nations across the channel each year in the tournament.

They won against Wales (29-7) and England (32-15), so Scotland and Ireland had not lifted a trophy in front of a Dublin audience since 2004.

The Scots are finishing fourth in the tournament, with one more defeat than in the previous two years. Disappointment after the victory over the English on the first day (20-17) and the progress made in recent years.

Clover’s XV, who fell like France from New Zealand (29-20) during the November Test, never worried too much against a team that did not live up to expectations.

As the English cheered on Schroeder last week, young hooker Dan Sheehan and stainless pillar Sean Healy recovered his first line at Aviva Stadium with two tries in the first half.

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XV du Chardon reacted in the same style, its pillar being Pierre Showman of South African descent, but it fell to one of the most successful teams in the world today.

Two days after St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland expanded the party by winning a bonus thanks to two attempts by third-tier Joshua van der Flier and substitute Schrum Hoff Conor Murray.

Third in the tournament in 2020 and 2021, she came to power under English player Andy Farrell, through an effective alliance between experienced players and newcomers such as Sacrum Half Jamison Gibson-Park or winger James Lowe.

In the evenings they outscored the English from afar, but the Irish did not lift their triple crown any more proudly.

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