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Ronan O'Gara trolls England with tweet after Ireland secure Grand Slam

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Former Ireland fly-half, Ronan O'Gara, has trolled England on Twitter as his nation sealed a Six Nations Grand Slam with a win over Eddie Jones' side on Saturday.

The Irish comfortably defeated England at Twickenham 24-15 to claim just their third Grand Slam.

Three first-half tries from CJ Stander, Jacob Stockdale and Garry Ringrose at a snowy Twickenham set the tone for what was a poor English display throughout.

In fact, Joe Schmidt's men were able to carve open a 21-5 lead despite having Pete O'Mahony in the sin bin.

Two Elliot Daly tries and one from Jonny May late on proved to be only a faint consolation for the home side in what was another trying afternoon for head coach Jones.

Ireland's players now stand side-by-side with those of 1948 and 2009 as Ireland's Grand Slam winning stars.

O'Gara, who was part of that Grand Slam winning side from nine years ago, had been critical of Jones in the build-up to the game.

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And the former fly-half didn't waste any time after the final whistle to rub more salt into the wound of the England head coach and his supporters by admitting his surprise at how comfortable the encounter had been for his nation.

He posted: "Feels a bit strange because it was so easy. The forwards eat them for dinner!! Twickenham tamed. Great day for a lot of warriors in green."

You can tell O'Gara particularly enjoyed that victory over the winners of the last two Six Nations, in their own backyard too.

After the game, Eddie Jones blamed his side's poor discipline for the loss.

"We gave them too many penalties at the start of the game and allowed them to build a lead.

"They are a good tough team, very worthy Grand Slam champions and they've performed extremely well today."

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