Ireland on the roof of Europe, among professionals as among the under 20s, Jonathan Sexton becomes the best director in the history of the Tournament, France and Scotland end in style… Here are the five pieces of information takeaways from this weekend.
Faced with an England team reduced to 14 at the end of the first act, Ireland won 29 to 16 and won this 2023 Tournament by achieving a Grand Slam, its first since 2018. The Clover XV perfectly managed his match, against hard-hitting English in the first act but who did not last for the duration of the game.
The U20s took their cue from their elders. Ireland achieved another grand slam on Sunday, this time in the under-20s. The Irish won against England with the offensive bonus 36 to 24. France is guaranteed to finish second in this Tournament.
Against England, Jonathan Sexton surpassed Ronan O’Gara’s 557 points to become the sole record holder in the history of the 6 Nations Tournament.
After their victory against Wales (41-28), the XV of France saw their Irish rival take the best of England (29-16), following on the lawn of the Aviva stadium in Dublin. The Blues therefore finish in second place in the 6 Nations Tournament. Ireland is sacred.
Scotland finished in style despite the absences of Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell. The XV du Chardon won, with the bonus acquired at the very end of the match, at Murrayfield against an Italian team that was too late to wake up (26-14). The Nazionale finished in last place in the Tournament, synonymous with a wooden spoon. Scotland are guaranteed to be third ahead of the other matches on the final day.