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England win Six Nations Championship at Lansdowne Road

England win Six Nations Championship at Lansdowne Road

Three drop goals from Jonny Wilkinson and five tries from England gave them the Grand Slam of the RBS Six Nations Championship today

Ireland had the best of the posession in the opening minutes. After one minute Ireland were awarded a penalty 2 m into their own half. Humphries elected to kick, was on target but failed to make the distance.

He made up for that miss two minutes later with a drop goal to give Ireland an early lead of 3-0. It took England just four minutes to reply with a try converted to make it 3-7.

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Humphries was wide of the mark again with a penalty after 16 minutes but Ireland kept the pressure on. Ten minutes later, Ireland pulled back the deficit with a penalty goal by Humphries making it 6-7. Wilkinson replied three minutes later with a drop goal, widening the gap to 6-10.

Ireland threatened the England line on a number of occasion but the try did not materialise. Wilkinson had the last score of the first half with another drop goal.

The RBS Man of the Match opened the scoring again in the second half with a drop goal, 6-15. It took England 20 minutes to register their second try, with Tindall going over the Irish line. Grayson, on for Wilkinson, converted. Five minutes later, England scored another try, Will Greenwood the scorer. Wilkinson kicked another penalty bringing it to 6-30.

Greenwood went over for his second try of the game and England added another try, with substitute Dan Luger going over the line. England, winners of the 2003 RBS Six Nations Competition.