England remain on course for Six Nations history

All three English sides could win a Grand Slam against Ireland

BY Daniel Kelly 10:24 Monday 13 March 2017, 10:24 13 Mar 2017

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Eddie Jones' England side arrive in Dublin this week looking for back-to-back Grand Slams, after the side defeated Scotland in Twickenham.

While much of the aftermath has been on Joe Schmidt's side trying to halt England's unbeaten record and denying them the first consecutive Grand Slams of the Six Nations era, it's not only the English men who have impressed. 

England's Women's team along with their Under-20s are also in the hunt to complete the perfect season. On Friday night, Ireland and England's Women's teams will meet in a Grand Slam decider, with both teams winning their opening four games. 

Like the men's team, England's Under-20s have already wrapped up the Six Nations title with a round to spare. They face Nigel Carolan's side in Donnybrook on St. Patrick's Day looking to complete the perfect campaign.

Since the Under-20s tournament was introduced in 2008, only England have won all three tournaments in the same year (2011), but the senior men's team was the only team not to win the Grand Slam.

In 2008, all three competitions were won by Grand Slam-winning teams. Wales won the men's tournament. England were Grand Slam winners in the Women's and Under-20 tournaments. 

This weekend, three wins from three will create an unlikely bit of history for English Rugby. They are alreay guaranteed two tournaments. Only Tom Tierney's women's team can stop a triple-crown of titles.


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