Six Nations title for England rugby | Sunday Observer

Six Nations title for England rugby

8 November, 2020

England won the Six Nations after France beat Ireland on a thrilling final day of the delayed tournament.

Eddie Jones’ side had claimed a bonus-point win against Italy earlier on Saturday but faced a tense wait as both teams in the day’s final fixture attempted to take the title. England’s first title since 2017 was confirmed by France’s 35-27 victory.

Ireland, who would have taken the crown if they had beaten France by six points or more, led 10-7 at one point.

The hosts took control to win in Paris but needed a bonus point and a winning margin of 31 points or more to claim the Six Nations themselves.

But they were unable to win by a large enough margin as England took the title on points difference.

England came into this tournament as World Cup runners-up, but the Six Nations title seemed far from their reach after the opening game.

England head coach Eddie Jones said: “I’m very proud of all the players and staff. They’ve reacted superbly to the changing situations in the past couple of weeks and remained focused on the goal of winning the Six Nations.

“We’d also like to thank all of our supporters. It’s strange not having fans in the stadium and we know it’s a tough time for the country, but we felt your support throughout the campaign and it does make a difference.

“Hopefully we can continue to deliver more good moments for our fans in the coming weeks.” (bbcsport)