Ireland win Six Nations title

  • 22 March 2015
Ireland celebrate with Six Nations trophy Image copyright PA

Ireland have won the Six Nations title on a dramatic final day of the championship.

Ireland finished with the same number of wins as England and Wales, but with a superior points difference, thanks to a 40-10 victory over Scotland.

The day had started with Wales beating Italy 61-20 in Rome. Ireland needed a huge win and their demolition of Scotland was enough to both pass Wales and set a target just beyond England.

England came close, but even an epic 55-35 win over France wasn't quite enough.

How it happened:

  • In first game Wales only lead 14-13 against Italy at half-time
  • But seven second-half tries see them win 61-20 and go top
  • Ireland need a 21-point win and lead Scotland 20-10 at the break
  • Ireland go on to win 40-10, putting Wales out of the running
  • England chase a 26-point win over France to take title
  • France lead 15-7 after 18 minutes in a remarkable game
  • England recover to win 55-35, but the trophy goes to Ireland

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