There were joyous scenes at the Aviva Stadium yesterday as Ireland beat Scotland 28-8 for a bonus point victory that all but secured the Six Nations title.
England surrendered their NatWest 6 Nations title to Ireland a few hours later with a round to spare after a 22-16 defeat by France completed their worst Championship performance since 2010.
Eddie Jones' side needed a bonus-point win over France to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive after Ireland took maximum points in their 28-8 victory against Scotland.
However, they never dominated in a penalty-strewn and scrappy match at Stade de France, with Les Bleus' superiority at the breakdown seeing them edge to victory.
As is tradition, the Irish players were joined on the field for the final home game of the competition by their loved ones and it provided some heartwarming images.