2324Xclusive Media: Ireland defeats England to secure Grand Slam


The Irish rugby team overturned England 15-24 at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday to secure its second ever Six Nations Grand Slam.
Having clinched the championship last week, Joe Schmidt's side swept past England in the swirling London snow as three first-half tries laid the foundations for an historic victory. Only in 2009 had Ireland previously celebrated an undefeated campaign in the competition's current format.
"I think words can't describe how delighted we are with that win, but also with the Grand Slam," said captain Rory Best after the game.
"We just had to make every moment count, every single moment.
"We knew it was going to be a really tough task to come here and win, but right from the off we tried to attack England with and without the ball."
England, touted as the pre-tournament favorite, has now lost its past three games. This was the first loss under coach Eddie Jones on home soil.
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