One Final Moment Thats Sums Up Ireland’s Entire Six Nations Championship
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Play to the very end.
Time and time again at this year’s Six Nations championship, Ireland showed that you do not stop until you hear a whistle blown.
Some of their most crucial tries came with the clock in the red. Ireland backed themselves when they had momentum, and had full confidence in their fitness to carry them through.
But what they did at the very end of the win over England, is even impressive by their standards, no matter how little it mattered….
With Ireland leading 24-10 and the eighty minutes up, England managed to grab a consolation try through Jonny May. At this stage the game, the championship and the Grand Slam was already secured. Surely they didn’t care about Owen Farrell adding the extras?
Even Gordon D’Arcy in commentary, who knows all about winning Grand Slams, didn’t expect Ireland to charge down the kick.
“I’m not sure they’ll be running down this conversion” D’Arcy said.
But this is Joe Schmidt’s Ireland. They game is not over until the final whistle is blown. You give your all until the very end.
Kick charged down. Conversion missed.