All together now - Ireland are the 2018 Six Nations champions.
We've done to Europe what England did last year, and won the tournament with a game to spare. England had a chance to take the championship to the ultimate game of the season, but needed a four-try, bonus point win in Paris this evening. Not only did the champions fail to score a try until the 75th minute, they also contrived to lose the game in an insipid performance that was once again beset with inaccuracy and indiscipline. It was a pitiful way for England to let slip the crown on their head, as they lost 22-16.
Here's the reaction among Irish fans to Ireland's third championship in five years.
Poor England and Eddie Jones, said nobody ever
— Eoghan O'Sullivan (@OSEoghan) March 10, 2018
I cannot explain how much I’m looking forward to a week of ‘England Looking To Spoil Ireland’s Grand Slam Party’-type headlines.
— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) March 10, 2018
— marie-clare (@sweetirishf) March 10, 2018
They got a bonus point alright 😀
— Kevin Gorman (@kevin_gorman) March 10, 2018
— Brian Gregan (@BrianGregan89) March 10, 2018
— Manus Lappin (@EmeraldRugby) March 10, 2018
— Fergus Ryan (@GusRyan100) March 10, 2018
Hard to believe that this is the same England team that won the 2019 World Cup #FRAvENG
— David McCarthy (@macklaptop) March 10, 2018
— Phil Donohue (@PhilDonohue1) March 10, 2018
— Eoin Morton (@EoinMorton) March 10, 2018
It’s definitely our year. pic.twitter.com/5ish6Xr0zT
— LAD (@LADFLEG) March 10, 2018
England sliding to defeat against a very, very undistinguished French team full of journeymen and greenhorns. Eddie Jones won't be getting invited to Lunch With The FT again for a while.
— Jonathan O'Brien (@obrien_jonathan) March 10, 2018