France 20-22 Ireland: Lessons Learned from Six Nations Clash

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France 20-22 Ireland: Lessons Learned from Six Nations Clash
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Ireland sealed the 2014 Six Nations title with a nail-shredding win over France in Paris.

It was the fitting end to a glittering career for Brian O’Driscoll, who adds a second championship to his CV as his last act in an Irish jersey.

Ireland scored three tries to France’s two and had a forward pass in the last two minutes to thank for a final French try being ruled out by referee Steve Walsh—who might have as many pints of Guinness raised to him on Saturday night as the outgoing hero of Irish rugby.

The trophy is Ireland’s, the fairytale ending belongs to O’Driscoll, and these are the final lessons from the final game of what has been a riveting installment of the old championship.

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