Ireland's road to the Grand Slam
March 27, 2009
However, the title-decider with their Celtic rivals was just the final enthralling act in this year's Championship. The foundations for only their second clean sweep, and first in 61-years, were laid with hard-fought victories over France, Italy, England and Scotland.
Re-live Ireland's triumph with our slideshow tribute.
"I had a perfect record against England as did a few other Welshmen. England always seemed to bring the best out of us." John Taylor on the age-old rivalry
Are the margins between the teams in the Six Nations getting smaller year-on-year? Huw Richards gives some answers
Martin Gillingham looks at the state of play in the Top 14 and gives his take on the club versus country battle harming the prospects of the French side
Manu Tuilagi, Cockerill's psychological warfare and Saracens' brute strength - it is the Monday Maul