Asked who he thought might win a grand slam decider at Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day, his answer was to the point: “I don’t care.” In the event, England lost at Murrayfeld anyway.
Name. The origins of the name Triple Crown are uncertain. The concept dates to the original Home Nations Championship, predecessor of the Six Nations Championship, when the competition only involved England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.Like the modern Grand Slam, the Triple Crown was an informal honour to a team that won the Championship with straight victories.
That win set-up the most wonderful finale to the Championship. The Grand Slam, the Triple Crown, the Championship and the Calcutta Cup were all on the line between international rugby’s oldest rivals for the very first time, as both came to the fixture undefeated.Over the next few days and weeks we will be bringing you features, interviews and some great days from Irish Rugby. We start today with the 2009 Grand Slam. We start today with the 2009 Grand Slam. Ireland opened the championship with a 30-21 win against France in Croke Park before heading to Italy a week later to win by 9-38.Ireland were tonight crowned Grand Slam champions when Ronan O'Gara booted a late drop goal in an evening of high drama at the Millennium Stadium.
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