Johnny Sexton believes that Ireland must take a ‘rare opportunity’ to achieve a Grand Slam by beating England at Twickenham next week, Sky Sports report.

Ireland won their third Six Nations title in five years on Saturday when they defeated Scotland 28-8 in Dublin, and England failed to match that after they lost 22-16 to France in Paris.

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With the weekends results meaning the title is heading to Ireland, the stage is now set for Ireland to win just their third Grand Slam in their history against Eddie Jones’ England at Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day.

Talking after England’s defeat to France, Sexton said:

The young guys probably think they are going to get a lot of opportunities but it doesn’t work like that, you’ve got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come.

Sexton’s dramatic 45-metre drop goal in the 83rd minute against France on the opening weekend has kept Ireland’s hopes of a Grand Slam alive, and another moment like the one in Paris would give Ireland their first Grand Slam in almost 10 years.