6N: Ireland KO Scotland 28-8 to stay on Grand Slam track

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France's centre Gael Fickou (L) runs with the ball during the Six Nations worldwide rugby union match between France and England at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on March 10, 2018.

The Grand Slam is on for Ireland on St. Patrick's Day.

The last time England engineered four touch downs on French soil was in 1992 and, with the breakdown nightmare that surfaced at Murrayfield a fortnight ago evident once again, they came apart in a tense encounter of low quality.

Even if Ireland were to seal a third title in five years with a week to play, Schmidt's side only have eyes for one prize now - a first Grand Slam in nine years. "It's freaky again because we won it watching a game over which we didn't have any control over but we managed to control enough of the things that we were involved with to get the 19 points on the table that we needed".

At that stage it was clear that the title was already beyond England's grasp, but they did push forward in search of a try which would help them to victory in Paris, only for a knock-on virtually on the French line to bring an end to the match. "They haven't lost at Twickenham under Eddie Jones".

And a penalty try for France awarded on 49 minutes after Anthony Watson saw yellow for a high tackle on Benjamin Fall on the England try line helped France secure a narrow win.

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Scotland will have been a little confused as to how they found themselves in that position, as they again looked much-improved and Gregor Townsend must have taken plenty of positives for his side from the first 40 minutes.

When Murray scored and Sexton converted to put Ireland 21-3 ahead in the 46th minute, victory looked assured and it was all about taking the bonus point.

Ireland punted an eminently kickable penalty to the corner, only to come away with no reward for that early enterprise. It was great to get a bonus-point today.

Seeking a record-breaking 11th consecutive win against Scotland in Dublin, Joe Schmidt's men initially fell behind to a Greig Laidlaw penalty. It was a team performance right from the start. "We are always going to go through this at some stage", England boss Jones said.

Ireland were simply more clinical and, on the stroke of half-time, they got a morale-boosting second try.

"Scotland broke us a few times but we fought really hard to get back. We play Ireland next year in the Six Nations and we will play them in 18 months at the World Cup and we need to make sure we are a better team when we play them".

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