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Twitter Reacts In Astonishment As Ireland Edge England To Spoil Grand Slam Party

The 2017 Six Nations has come to an end and fans have been treated to an absolutely stomping performance by Ireland and England.

With so much to play for, both sides needed to hit the ground running but it was Ireland that took charge early on, despite having had to shuffle their pack ahead of kick when Jamie Heaslip was ruled out late on.

With CJ Stander moving to No.8 and Peter O’Mahony coming in on the flank, it was the Ireland that defeated New Zeland in November that turned up to face England.

It was the home side that dominated much of the first half as they looked to redeem themselves from an error strewn loss to Wales last weekend. Against England they were far more clinical both in attack and defence, leading to a chorus of England fans voicing their concerns online.

Ireland fans were, however, pretty happy with what they had seen.

The second saw the inevitable and expected backlash from England. You don’t win 18-games on the bounce without having to overcome some tricky moment in games.

Trailing 10-3 at the break, Eddie Jones surely had some strong words for his side and the response was resounding.

England came back strong and in waves asked all the questions of Ireland. However, despite bringing on three Six Nations debutantes, Ireland answered to a man.

The script had been written for England to make history and record a 19th consecutive win. In the Six Nations things don’t always go to plan and Ireland delivered a mammoth performance to spoil England’s party.

With Grand Slams and world records now gone for England and a resounding return to form for Ireland, fans took to Twitter to deliver their verdict.

All eyes now turn to British and Irish Lions selection next month, where Warren Gatland must now consider a few extra names from Ireland for his extended squad.

Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena

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