Jacob Stockdale made history as a rampant Ireland rubbed salt into England's wounds with a 24-15 victory at Twickenham to seal a Six Nations Grand Slam on St Patrick's Day.
Ireland made a habit of claiming crucial points in the red-zone of the clock in practically all its matches as it showed great resilience to win only its third ever Six Nations Grand Slam.
Wales signed off the 2018 Six Nations with a 14-13 victory over France as Warren Gatland's side secured second place behind Grand Slam winner Ireland.
The daunting task of competing in a pool featuring New Zealand, South Africa and Italy is Namibia's reward for reaching the Rugby World Cup.
Wales has lost a "Test match animal" after the retirement of Sam Warburton, Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll says.
Eddie Jones has been given the support of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) despite England's poor performance at the Six Nations.
Ulster back-row Iain Henderson has followed Ireland team-mates Rory Best and Rob Kearney in signing a new contract.
Rob Kearney has extended his Irish Rugby Football Union contract until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Jonathan Sexton said the retirement of Jamie Heaslip will make him savour Ireland's Grand Slam triumph all the more.
Having lost three matches in succession and giving up its Six Nations crown, England has gone from unbeatable to blunt under Eddie Jones. the beIN SPORTS panel looks at what the causes might be.