Ireland are the Grand Slam champions but they were made to work hard for their 29-16 win over England.

It was nervy for long spells but their quality eventually told as they outscored their opponents four tries to one.

Here's how we rated the players.

15 Hugo Keenan - 6

Was removed at half-time after the challenge from Freddie Steward was red-carded for. On a nervy day the full-back made a couple of uncharacteristic errors but crucially England couldn't take advantage.

14 Mack Hansen - 7

Not as explosive as in the previous two games but the winger still got through an almighty amount of work. A vital component of Ireland's Grand Slam.

13 Robbie Henshaw - 7

Marked his recall with a crucial try and made all nine attempted tackles. Minus Garry Ringrose, the Athlone man's experience in the heat of battle was just what was required.

12 Bundee Aki - 8

A tough no-nonsense outing from the Connacht player. He carried 15 times for 78 metres and was a constant go-to man in midfield. Nailed all seven of his tackles too and picked a lovely pass for Henshaw's try.

11 James Lowe - 7

Responsible for four turnovers and four handling errors overall as Ireland struggled to get to grips early on. He made 344 metres with his trusty left boot that got his team out of the danger zones.

10 Johnny Sexton - 7

A mixed bag from the captain, who kicked his way into the record books as his first penalty made him the competition's top scorer. His cross kick was the catalyst for Ireland's second-half surge but lost the ball in contact too easily. Hard to imagine the team without him.

9 Jamison Gibson-Park - 7

Not alone in making some hurried decisions but Ireland still play with a more consistent tempo with the Kiwi on the field.

1 Andrew Porter - 6

Seemed to get on the wrong side of Jaco Peyper early on and was penalised three times. Was busy around the field, making 10 tackles. Lasted almost the full game again.

2 Dan Sheehan - 9

Clear player of the match as he took his two tries expertly and was a constant threat with his fancy footwork. Carried 10 times for 77 metres and made seven tackles. Lineout throwing was hit and miss.

3 Tadhg Furlong - 7

Immense presence in the Ireland team and was heavily involved for his hour of play.

4 Ryan Baird - 8

Was involved in a couple of brilliant interventions that stopped England gaining momentum. Claimed four lineouts, carried 11 times and made 10 tackles. Made a superb winding run that got the crowd going.

5 James Ryan - 8

Another forceful outing from the Leinster lock, who has found his form again. Made a team-high 14 tackles and won four balls in the lineout. Matched the abrasive English second row and more.

6 Peter O'Mahony - 7

Not error-free but was made for the type of game it turned out to be, excelled in the close quarter battles and was a good go-to man in the lineout.

7 Josh van der Flier - 7

Super run off the back of the maul that led to Sheehan's first, playing the pass to perfection. Missed just one tackle out of 13 and carried nine times.

8 Caelan Doris - 7

Always willing to take the ball into the contact and made 46 hard yards off 10 carries. Had to retire just before the end for a HIA


18 Tom O'Toole (for Furlong 58) - 6

Solid after replacing Furlong, put in seven tackles in just a short cameo.

20 Jack Conan (for O'Mahony 58) - 7

Super assist for Sheehan's second.

23 Jimmy O'Brien (for Keenan 40) - 7

Did well after replacing Keenan, didn't look out of place and was well-positioned.

Not on long enough to be rated

16 Rob Herring (for Sheehan 69)

17 Cian Healy (for Porter 75)

19 Kieran Treadwell (for Baird 73)

21 Conor Murray (for Gibson-Park 74)

22 Ross Byrne (for Sexton 74)