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Ireland win the 6 Nations after England lose to France

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England's defence of their Six Nations title has ended in failure following a 22-16 loss in France.

Ireland had moved to the brink of glory by claiming a 28-8 bonus-point win over Scotland in Dublin earlier today.

Eddie Jones' side headed into their game knowing they needed to match Ireland's result against Scotland to keep the championship alive, but defeat at the Stade de France handed the NatWest 6 Nations crown to Joe Schmidt's men.

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