relive all the evidence of Clover’s XV victory against the English
Ireland won the fourth Grand Slam in their history thanks to a victory against England (29-16) on Saturday, during the final day of the 2023 Six Nations Championship.
Ireland has left no hope to the XV of France who, thanks to the success against Wales (41-28) shortly before, still had little chance of winning the 2023 Six Nations Tournament. XV du Clover won against England ( 29-16), Saturday 18 March, to win the Grand Slam, the fourth in its history after 1948, 2009 and 2018.
The Irish were hooked during the first half before relaxing after the hour, scoring a total of four tries, against just one for XV de la Rose. The latter finished the tournament in fourth place.
33rd minute: Dan Sheehan puts Ireland in front
Quickly led 6-0 after two successful penalties by Owen Farrell, Clover’s XV finally fought back after half an hour of play. After a touch in 22 metres, Ireland gained a few yards in a maul that extricates Josh van der Flier . The back row serves Dan Sheehan inside him and the hooker lets his speed speak to plant the first try of the match, converted by Jonathan Sexton (10-6).
62nd minute: Robbie Henshaw widens the gap for Ireland
Rulers in the scrum five meters from England’s in-goal, the Irish let the power of their forwards do the talking to undermine the opposition defence. After several strikes, Jamison Gibson-Park serves Bundee Aki who perfectly adjusts Robbie Henshaw for the second try of the match, converted by Jonathan Sexton (17-9).
68th: brace from Dan Sheehan sinks England
Dan Sheehan can do it all. On the initiative of the action crossing the English defensive curtain, the hooker is also at the conclusion. At the end of the chain, he flattens in the corner like a real winger to sink the XV of the Rose. A third try converted by Jonathan Sexton adds to the score (24-9).
73rd minute: Jamie George shortens the distance
We will have to wait until the last ten minutes to see the English efforts rewarded. Hooker Jamie George is the author of the game’s only English meta. The English take on Ireland in their own game by pushing their forwards on a carried ball to dive into the in-goal. Transformed by Owen Farrell, England are back to eight local units (24-16).
76th minute: Rob Herring scores bonus attacking try
Hookers are in the spotlight during this last match of the 2023 Six Nations Championship. Scorer of two goals, Dan Sheehan is brilliantly replaced by Rob Herring who offers Ireland the offensive bonus. After a touch at five metres, he extricated himself from the ball carried to swallow the remaining ten meters before extending his arms in the opponent’s goal area (29-16).
The fourth and last Irish test of the match, confirming the success and above all the Grand Slam of his team.