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France beat England 22-16 in Six Nations

France beat England 22-16 in Six Nations

President Michael D Higgins led the congratulations as Ireland wrapped up the NatWest 6 Nations title with a game to spare after they beat Scotland and England lost to France.

Asked about the chance of winning a third championship in five years, Best said: "For us, it's only about the challenge that Scotland pose". I'm always saying in this column that whoever looks after the ball best usually wins these games and Ireland look after the ball extremely well.

England's task to become Six Nations champions again has become very hard.

Should the Irish secure a bonus-point try win over the Scots, England would have to do the same over the French to take it to the final day. Scotland have won only two matches outside Edinburgh or Rome since the championship expanded to six teams in 2000.

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When playing Ireland or South Africa, Barclays says Scotland's physio has to order in extra ice bags, because he gets through more to nurse injuries when playing them, as opposed to any other nation.

However after loses to Scotland and now France, the possibility of three in a row is now a real possibility.

As the odd loose pass crept into the Irish game, Scotland demonstrated the extent of their handling skills in a bright period of play for Gregor Townsend's men.

Centre Peter Horne's pass was careless and Stockdale intercepted before scorching across the acres of empty turf to score under the posts with Johnny Sexton converting.

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Sexton's conversion opened up a 7-3 lead after 24 minutes but Scotland should have been back in front soon after when Huw Jones fluffed his lines by misplacing a pass to Stuart Hogg with the full-back virtually guaranteed to touch down if the delivery was better.

They were deep into Ireland territory and leading 3-0 through Greig Laidlaw's penalty when they offered the hosts the first of several gifts during the afternoon. It was great to get a bonus-point today.

Meanwhile, Scotland counterpart John Barclay admitted they can't be considered a title contender until they win away from home.

If Ireland win with a bonus point at home to the Scots, then England will have to do the same away in the Stade de France to ensure they have a chance of piching top spot in the table next weekend. They've beaten every tier one nation, they've put 11 consecutive test match wins together, more than we've done before.

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Kiwi boss Schmidt talks frequently about keeping his players in a "bubble" in a Test match build-up, but Ulster hooker Best admitted that can not extend to players failing to think on their feet.