Today is the day. Ireland head to Twickenham eager to complete just their second Grand Slam of the professional era. Joe Schmidt’s side already have the championship wrapped up, but a win in Twickenham would elevate this campaign to a special category.
As Ireland head for Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day, the country are confident after a rollercoaster run of games to date. Johnny Sexton was called upon for late heroics in Paris on the opening day, before a facile win over Italy followed. Momentum continued to build, and when Wales chased the game late on at the Aviva Stadium, it took a moment of genius from Jacob Stockdale to score an interception try and wrap up the victory.
A bonus point win over the Scots ensued, and England’s failure to win in Paris ensured Ireland claimed their third title in five years.
However, not many will be satisfied with just the championship, as a Grand Slam beckons.
We’re just hours away from kick-off in London, and if you’re somehow not excited enough, watch this promo to really get the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up.
— Virgin Media One (@VirginMedia_One) March 16, 2018