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Ireland win Six Nations after Paris victory

Ireland have pipped England to the Six Nations title after a nailbiting 22-20 victory over France in Paris.

reland's Andrew Trimble dives in to score his side's second try during the Six Nations.
Ireland's Andrew Trimble dives in to score his side's second try during the Six Nations. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

After England's crushing victory over Italy at lunchtime, a French win in Paris would have seen Stuart Lancaster's men take the title.

But a pulsating game saw Ireland run in three tries to give a fitting send-off to iconic centre Brian O'Driscoll in his last ever international game.

Welsh MP plays down Sam Warburton nationality row

A Plaid Cymru MP has attempted to play down a row over Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton after he criticised him for suggesting that he felt British, rather than Welsh.

The Lions captain's comments was responding to claims by an England wing that Wales players "hate England".

Jonathan Edwards yesterday tweeted:

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I really find it difficult to understand how someone who does not consider themselves to be Welsh can be captain of the national rugby side

He has now clarified his point:

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One thing we can all agree on is that Sam is a great player and we’re all hoping for a Welsh win on Sunday

He also issued a statement saying: "Let's be clear I am not attacking any individual over their identity.

"I would hope that the captain of Wales would feel Welsh. Of course lots of people feel both Welsh and British."

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Brothers celebrate England rugby union and league wins

Rugby playing brothers Sam and Joel Tomkins celebrated wins today after the pair represented England simultaneously in both rugby league and union.

England's Joel Tomkins is tackled by Australia's Israel Folau and Adam Ashley-Cooper during the QBE International at Twickenham, London. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sam turned out for his national rugby league side in the World Cup match 42-0 win against Ireland in Huddersfield.

England's Sam Tomkins in action during the 2013 World Cup match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Meanwhile his older brother Joel made his rugby union international debut against Australia at Twickenham. England won the game 20-13.

Read: Parents tackle dilemma as rugby brothers play for England at same time

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British celebrities taunt Australians over Lions win

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Whether its rugby, cricket, rock paper scissors, tidily winks or mud wrestling. There is no better feeling than beating Aussies at sport.

Lions in Test series victory after big win over Australia

Lions in Test series victory after big win over Australia

ritish and Irish Lions' George North (right) celebrates scoring their third try of the game. Credit: PA

The British and Irish Lions have won a Test series for the first time in 16 years after an impressive 41-16 victory in the third Test against Australia.

Alex Corbisiero, Jonny Sexton, George North and Jamie Roberts all scored tries for the Lions.

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Excitement ahead of Lions decider

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Halfpenny needs 13 points to equal Neil Jenkins' record Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The British and Irish Lions will go for Test series glory against Australia at Sydney's ANZ Stadium later today. It is 16 years since the Lions won a Test series, and the pressure is on for them to deliver.

The Lions have lost skipper Sam Warburton through a hamstring injury, while 2005 leader Brian O'Driscoll was controversially dropped by head coach Warren Gatland. Alun Wyn Jones takes over as captain of a predominately Welsh side.

The Lions can boast many big-game players and many seasoned internationals in their ranks, but none of them will have experienced the type of pressure that awaits at Sydney's ANZ Stadium. It will call for cool heads, calmness when the heat comes on and clear thinking amid an intense environment.

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