Ireland's Grand Slam celebrations in Dublin postponed due to snow
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Mar 19, 2018,
Mar 19, 2018, 4:10
Ireland had previously won Grand Slams in 1948 and 2009 but they were left with a huge task going into yesterday's encounter at the home of English rugby. "It's the biggest highlight of my career". I'd rather stay and do it in New Zealand if it was right.
Devin Toner and some of his Grand Slam colleagues.
"That eight minutes after half-time today totally summed up this team", Schmidt said. "And then the exceptional ability Johnny has to put the ball between the uprights".
The winger set a new Six Nations-era record seven tries in a single tournament with the 21-year-old now boasting 11 tries in just nine Tests, and he has admitted they can not wait to host the world's number one side the All Blacks, in Dublin this November.
The event was due to kick off at 4.30pm when the Ireland squad were to take to the stage to be introduced to the crowd after sealing their third Grand Slam with a 24-15 win over England at Twickenham on St Patrick's Day.
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"The only thing I can control is coaching the team".
"Runners-up isn't something we want", said Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones.
"In these three games we've learned about ourselves, about the team, about how we go about our game, and it's part of the process of being a better team", Jones told reporters.
12 straight Test victories now, unbeaten in a year. "It's happened now. I'm sure we'll go away to South Africa and you'll see a response".
While supporters were unable to show up to show their admiration for the team, the players were still greeted with strong reception from the Dublin Airport staff after they landing back in Ireland this afternoon.
We have spoken about leadership density - having more leaders on the field - and that is something that is a slow burner, you have got to build that, you have got to keep working on it.