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Five key players for Ireland in their Grand Slam-winning campaign

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Ireland won their third Grand Slam in this year’s NatWest 6 Nations.

Ireland sealed just their third-ever NatWest 6 Nations Grand Slam with a 24-15 win over England at Twickenham.

Here, the Press Association looks at five men who were key to that triumph.

Jacob Stockdale

England v Ireland – NatWest 6 Nations – Twickenham Stadium
Jacob Stockdale, pictured, has broken the Six Nations scoring record for a single campaign (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Conor Murray

England v Ireland – NatWest 6 Nations – Twickenham Stadium
Conor Murray, pictured, toasts Ireland’s Grand Slam triumph and third Six Nations title win in five years (Paul Harding/PA)

Johnny Sexton

England v Ireland – NatWest 6 Nations – Twickenham Stadium
Johnny Sexton, pictured, piloted Ireland’s Grand Slam charge from fly-half (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Rob Kearney

England v Ireland – NatWest 6 Nations – Twickenham Stadium
Rob Kearney, pictured, is just one of two men to have won two Grand Slams with Ireland (Gareth Fuller/PA)

James Ryan

England v Ireland – NatWest 6 Nations – Twickenham Stadium
James Ryan, left, with the Triple Crown trophy (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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