Grand Slam is what dreams are made of - Best

Kristopher Nichols
March 19, 2018

A special ticketed homecoming event was organised for the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this afternoon, where the Irish rugby heroes were set to parade their Triple Crown and Six Nations trophies.

It was also England's first home defeat under Jones, its first in the Six Nations at Twickenham since 2012 and the first time it had lost three in a row in the championship for 12 years. "England are a good rugby side", Hansen added.

Yet but for Jonathan Sexton's stoppage-time drop-goal on the back of a 41-phase drive in a tournament-opening 15-13 win over France, there never would have been an Irish Grand Slam in 2018.

"We have to get a greater depth to our squad, and a depth who can play Test rugby".

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has said: 'If I was going to stay coaching global rugby then I'd stay coaching the All Blacks'.

"When I took over with England, it was quite easy to improve them quickly because there are certain things you can fix quickly".

"You don't want to be panicking too much up there".

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Jones, 58, won 24 of his first 25 Tests after replacing Stuart Lancaster in the wake of England's disastrous 2015 World Cup, landing back-to-back Six Nations titles.

Hansen, who is off contract with New Zealand Rugby after 2019, has told the BBC he has no interest in succeeding Jones in the England job after the next World Cup.

"The eight minutes after half-time today sums up the team", said Schmidt.

"We'll not know until our next go in the green jersey but knowing the group, this is what we wanted but we'll always want more because we're competitive and we're a little bit greedy".

"The defence was enormous, we had to really fight our way out of the 22, there was a heck of a lot of character shown". The Moynalvey man has been one of Joe Schmidt's go-to players since the New Zealander took charge but was surprisingly left out of the starting team for yesterday's game.

"All we can do now is think, OK, this has happened, but any team at some point is going to come unstuck or hit a tough spot".

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