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In Pictures: A Look Back On Ireland’s Grand Slam Win Over England

It’s just over 24 hours until Ireland take on old rivals, England in the opening round of the Guinness Six Nations in the Aviva Stadium.

The two sides have met on 133 occasions with England emerging the winners 76 times. As Peter Stringer told Pundit Arena earlier this week, just over a decade ago Ireland’s aim against their neighbours would have been damage control rather than expecting to win.

However, the tides have turned in recent times and Ireland have won the last two contests between the sides, both games coming in the Six Nations.

Last year’s win was particularly memorable as Ireland secured their first Grand Slam title since 2009 in Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day.

Ahead of tomorrow’s 4.45pm kick-off, we take a look back at some of the best photos captured on that famous day.

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Ireland and England fans arrive at Twickenham

 

Garry Ringrose scores the opening try of the game.

 

Keith Earls and Elliot Daly compete for the ball

 

Rory Best is tackled in possession

 

Peter O’Mahony is sin-binned

 

Anthony Watson depart the field injured

 

Jacob Stockdale scores Ireland’s second try

 

Jacob Stockdale celebrates hit try

 

Devin Toner and Peter O’Mahony celebrate after the game

 

England players depart the field

 

Rory Best lifts the Grand Slam trophy

 

Peter O’Mahony gives his medal to Jennifer Malone

 

Ireland players celebrate after the game

 

Ireland v England
The Ireland team celebrate winning the Grand Slam

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter