Ireland crowned Six Nations champions after France defeat England

Ireland have won the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations title.

Ireland defeated Scotland earlier on Saturday. Picture: AFP/Getty

Joe Schmidt’s side moved to the brink of glory by claiming a 28-8 bonus-point win over Scotland in Dublin earlier today.

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England headed into their Paris clash against France knowing they needed to match Ireland’s result against Scotland to keep the championship alive, but went down 22-16 at the Stade de France.