Jack Kyle recalls the season Ireland won the Five Nations Championship by winning rugby's Grand Slam for the first time.

On 13 March 1948 Ireland won the Triple Crown and Grand Slam at the Five Nations Rugby Championship beating Wales 6 points to 3 at Ravenhill in the final game. 

The 1948 campaign began in Paris on 1 January with Ireland beating France by 13 points to 6. In February, they beat England at Twickenham by 11 points to 10. They went on to beat Scotland at Lansdowne Road by 6 points to 0, and then Wales at Ravenhill with Jack Daly and Barney Mullan scoring dramatic tries. 

One of Irish rugby's greatest years.

Colm Keane speaks to former Ireland rugby player Jack Kyle who played that day about the Grand Slam Victory.

If Wales don't score again I will be canonised after this.

Looking back on the game, Kyle remarks that they didn't realise the significance of the game and the win, in what was Ireland's only Grand Slam win in the century. Ireland had last won the Triple Crown in 1899.

'Cut Above the Rest' was broadcast on 27 October 2000.