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
They got a bonus point alright 😀
— Kevin Gorman (@kevin_gorman) March 10, 2018
The Six Nations title was won and lost in Paris. That drop goal by Sexton was the decisive moment. Now to go to Twickenham to fight for the grand slam. #IRLvSCO #FRAvENG
— Brian Gregan (@BrianGregan89) March 10, 2018
— Manus Lappin (@EmeraldRugby) March 10, 2018
English players looking at each other expecting someone else to do the heavy lifting. Shocking performance. #FRAvENG pic.twitter.com/mXgGaMizAq
— 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
#Ireland are the 2018 #6Nations2018 champions
God I love #rugby
— Phil Donohue (@PhilDonohue1) March 10, 2018
Our little island nation continues to over achieve. Always proud of men and women wearing green. #COYBIG https://t.co/tIYuAXYe0m
— Eoin Morton (@EoinMorton) 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