The Grand Slam is on as Ireland defeat Scotland in exciting showdown

12 March, 2018, 09:15 | Author: Colin Gill
  • Guilhem Guirado led Jacques Brunel's French squad through a light workout on Friday

Similar to their problems against Scotland during the previous round of fixtures, England were outgunned at the breakdown as Les Bleus prevailed 22-16 in Paris, a result which ensured Ireland sealed their first Six Nations title since 2015.

France could now finish as high as second in the Six Nations table if they topple Wales on Saturday and head coach Jacques Brunel was delighted after stitching together successive wins against Italy and England.

"The impact of our attack definitely has an effect on how effective we are at the breakdown", admitted George.

"I told them that if we won it would open up new and positive things". "Why I am not 100 percent sure". "The contest has increased enormously, and we are failing to deal with that at the moment".

"We did not learn quick enough", Jones said.

Jones repeatedly discussed England's struggles in the breakdown, and rightly so.

Given the level of attrition that we have suffered in three tough games so far, this week will be about fine-tuning an already immaculate game-plan and getting bodies recovered.

"We're on the losing chair but you shouldn't get carried away or be too melodramatic about the way we are".

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Scoring one try alone took 73 minutes - Jonny May eventually went over - and the closing moments hinted at a Red Rose victory, but even with a malfunctioning set-piece wasteful France should have been out of sight.

England did come close to stealing a win after May scored a late try and they came within metres of the French line in the final minutes but while Jones could not fault the effort, his team were not at the races.

When quizzed on the chance of securing a third title in five years this weekend, Best added: "For us, it's only about the challenge that Scotland pose, if you look at how they've been evolving, they've put together some very, very good performances". "At times when we were under pressure today and they were trying to play chaotic rugby, we were able to get a breath back and get control through the spine of our team".

Jonathan Sexton concedes that England will be "licking their lips" at the prospect of denying Ireland a Grand Slam when the two sides meet next weekend.

Should Joe Schmidt's side win, they will complete only their second Grand Slam in the Six Nations era and third overall.

Ireland blamed the bus arriving at Murrayfield 15 minutes late on their 27-22 loss to Scotland a year ago - and captain Best insisted his side have learned the hard way how to clear unforeseen hurdles.

"We're going to have to save the best for last, and that's what it's going to take to win everything next week", Ireland captain Rory Best said.



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