10 pictures from the Aviva that will make you proud to be Irish Close
Ireland finished their Six Nations in fine style with a 13-9 win to deny England a Grand Slam. Here are 10 of the best images from the Aviva.
Some days a team just has to win. Some days victory is the only option. Some days players have to show who they really are. It may sound odd given that two of Ireland's last three Six Nations campaigns have finished with title-deciding matches but this may well have been the most important championship game of the Joe Schmidt era.
Eddie Jones said he could still be proud of his back-to-back title winners despite failing to break the world record for successive wins - and claimed the Aviva clash was akin to a World Cup final.
Ireland made it back-to-back record-wrecking performances when they denied England a Grand Slam at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Having stopped New Zealand from setting a record for successive wins, with the win in Chicago, they did the same to England yesterday, leaving them stuck on 18 - alongside the All Blacks.