Saturday, 25 March 2017
Six Nations 2017 - the Last Word
I can think of 5 occasions since the first Six Nations in 2000 that England have lost a grand slam decider - 2000, 2001, 2011, 2013, 2017 - and only 2 occasions were they have claimed the ultimate prize (2003 and 2016). And there were also a few occasions in recent memory in the old Five Nations where that final barrier proved a little too high for the England.
What this says about the English psyche is anyone's guess.
No such worries for England Under 20s and England Women last weekend who both wrapped up successful campaigns with victories over their Irish counterparts to each secure their own Grand Slam. Many (belated) congrats to both...