Six Rugby Nations: The Irish team became champions with the fourth Grand Slam in its history

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Ireland he was proclaimed champion of the 2023 Six Nations Rugby Championship by winning 29-16 Englandthis Saturday on the fifth and final day, which allowed him to achieve the fourth Grand Slam (rich in victories) in his history in this competition.

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The great success of the XV del Trébol was also embellished by that of its player Johnny Sextonwho with a total of 566 points broke the record for points scored by a player in the history of the tournament during the duel against the English in Dublin, leaving behind his compatriot equal on 557 Ronan O’Garawith which the game began.

Ireland end the 2023 Six Nations with a total of five wins and a total of 27 points, Seven Up about the second, France (20 points), which came with options until the very last day.

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The French, defending champions and hosts of this year’s World Cup (8 September-28 October), beat Wales 41-28 in the second round on Saturday, thus becoming provisional leaders (20 points against 19 for Ireland) , before the last and decisive game.

There, Ireland withstood the pressure and confirmed their great momentum, which allows lead the world rugby rankings and presenting themselves as serious candidates for the World Cup title in France, without conceding an option to an England team in the off-hours, who finished the tournament in fourth position, with two wins and three defeats.

It is Ireland’s 23rd title in the stellar Northern Hemisphere rugby tournament and the fourth gets it with a Grand Slamafter those of 1948 (when it was Five Nations), 2009 and 2018.

Behind Ireland and France, third place in this 2023 edition went to Scotland (15 points).

England, humbled last weekend by losing 53-10 at home to France, are fourth on 10 points. Wales are fifth (6 points) and Italy close the table for another year, with one point and five defeats in five games.

Source: AFP

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