Ireland claim their first Six Nations Cup in 61 years

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Ireland have been crowned the new Six Nations champions after claiming their first Grand Slam in 61 years. On Saturday, they beat Wales 17-15 at Cardiff to lift the trophy.

Trailing 6-0 at halftime, the Irish hit back with two converted tries.

First Brian O'Driscoll delivered the ball over the line, although it took a slow motion replay before the try was given. And then Tommy Bowe burst through. He grabbed a loose ball and ran between the posts. But it was a last minute dropped goal from Ronan o'Gara, which clinched the win – the first one since 1948.

Meanwhile, England beat Scotland 26-12 at Twickenham to claim the Calcutta Cup with tries from Monye, Flutey and Tait.

And it’s Italy who get the wooden spoon in this year’s tournament after finishing without a single win.