Six Nations: Ireland wrecks England's Grand Slam record bid

    Man of the match Peter O'Mahony wins lineout ball during Ireland's Six Nations win over England.

    Story highlights

    • Ireland beats England 13-9
    • England's double Grand Slam bid denied
    • England's 18-match winning Test run ends

    (CNN)Battling Ireland wrecked England's dreams of a double Grand Slam and a new world record for consecutive Test wins with a 13-9 victory in Saturday's Six Nations finale in Dublin.

    Ireland had ended the previous world record run of the New Zealand All Blacks in Chicago last November and repeated the feat against England, which was seeking to make history under coach Eddie Jones with a 19th consecutive win.
      But his team came up against an inspired home side, which hustled and harried England from start to finish at the Aviva Stadium and scored the only try of the match.
      England had clinched the Six Nations title with a crushing 61-21 victory over Scotland last weekend, but defeat with so much at stake was a demoralizing end to its campaign.
      "It just wasn't our day today, we just couldn't get our game going," Jones told BBC Sport after the defeat. "I take full responsibility for the loss."

      Irish advantage

      Ireland led 10-3 at halftime against a lackluster visitor, which appeared nervous and below-par in a fiercely partisan atmosphere.
      An early exchange of penalties from Jonathan Sexton and Owen Farrell was followed by an Irish try as lock Iain Henderson stretched out to touch over after a forward drive near the line.