Ireland have emerged as the dominant force in the northern hemisphere after sweeping all before them in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations.
Here, Press Association Sport examines five things we learned from the tournament.
Take A Bow Ireland
Before the competition began the focus was on England’s search for an unprecedented third successive title as they looked to narrow the gap on New Zealand. Fast forward seven weeks and it is Grand Slam-winning Ireland who have emerged as the biggest threat to the All Blacks supremacy at the 2019 World Cup.
England In Crisis