Second half surge from France blows Ireland away as England win Six Nations

Second Half Surge From France Blows Ireland Away As England Win Six Nations
Guinness Six Nations Championship Round 5, Stade de France, Paris, France 31/10/2020 France vs Ireland Ireland's Bundee Aki comes up against Romain Ntamack of France Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
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Kenneth Fox

It was not to be for Ireland as France were too much for the away side in the second half, denying them the Six Nations crown.

The game finished 35-25 as France ran riot, meaning that England have been crowned this year's Six Nations champions.


After a an early try from Antoine Dupont, Ireland hit back after 19 minutes with a try from Cian Healy who picked up his 100 cap this evening.

France were awarded a penalty try after Caelen Doris tripped up a French player as he was running towards the ball. Doris was also given a yellow card for his troubles.

Two penalties from Sexton kept Ireland in it, but it is the French who lead at the break 17-13.

Ntamack scored early in the second half to take the game away from Ireland. There was a glimmer of hope though for Ireland after Robbie Henshaw scored an impressive solo try to make it 28-20 after 62 minutes.


The game was sealed on 72 minutes after a wonderful chip kick from Ntamack which he caught himself and laid off to Vakatawa to finish the game off.

A late Stockdale try did make the scoreboard look a bit better, but it was too little too late for the Irish team.

Earlier in the day, England beat Italy 34 points to 5 in Rome and Scotland beat Wales 14 points to 10.

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