Ireland have clinched their fourth ever Grand Slam and a first won on home soil in Dublin, with a battling victory against England in what was perhaps their weakest performance in this year's Six Nations.
This is now the main and really the only talking point right now, and the memory of the first-half red card shown to Freddie Steward has faded.
The reaction after the incident, however, was swift and strong, with most fans showing their anger as England were reduced to 14 men after Hugo Keenan collided with the England fullback's elbow.
There was no malice in Steward's actions, and the it was something of a rugby incident. None the less, Jaco Peyper felt that Steward could have prevented the collision which also ended Keenan's game.
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Ireland vs England : A Controversial Red Card But A Better Performance From England
England will go further then Ireland in the World Cup. Heard it here first 🤝
— Poppy (@poppy_g_c) March 18, 2023
Many congratulations to Ireland and Jonny Sexton in particular.
— Stuart Barnes (@SBarnesRugby) March 18, 2023
Ridiculous. Utterly ridiculous. In fact it’s complete and utter bollocks.
— Joe Marler (@JoeMarler) March 18, 2023
Ireland deserve the grand slam big improvement from England but a long way to go to get anywhere near this Class Irish outfit
— Austin Healey (@IamAustinHealey) March 18, 2023
"Unfortunately the officials are just showing a lack of understanding of the game"
Matt Dawson reacts after Freddie Steward is sent off due to a collision with Hugo Keenan...
What did you make of the decision?
☘️ Ireland 10-6 England 🌹#BBCRugby #IREvENG #SixNations
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) March 18, 2023
Awful call from Jaco Peyper, that’s a rugby incident never a red card for Steward
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) March 18, 2023
Absolutely the wrong call. So so wrong. That’s “a rugby incident “ #IREvENG
— Jim Hamilton (@jimhamilton4) March 18, 2023
Just saying .......#IREvENG pic.twitter.com/XEjkl6dhb2
— Colin Watson (@colwatson47) March 18, 2023
Shambles shambles shambles, Rugby being ruined
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) March 18, 2023
Is Freddie Steward meant to just vaporise and disappear?
Bloke ran in to him head-first and he was just bracing for impact.
All for player safety, but what can he actually do there?
— mark smith (@markismith50) March 18, 2023
Let’s no take away from how good that maul was from England.
Certainly some seeds of something growing this week.
Result is irrelevant because of the ref.
Performance has been levels above what we’ve seen so far this Six Nations so far.
— Lineout Nause (@LineoutNause) March 18, 2023
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