Farrell revels in England's Grand Slam achievement


England fly-half Owen Farrell heaped praised on his team-mates after they ended the nation's 13-year wait for a Six Nations Grand Slam.

Farrell and Co. won their first Six Nations Grand Slam since 2003 after overcoming France 31-21 in Paris on Saturday.

England had failed in their bids for a Grand Slam in 2011 and 2013 but banished those memories under coach Eddie Jones thanks to tries from Danny Care, Dan Cole and Anthony Watson at Stade de France.

Speaking afterwards, Farrell - who kicked 16 points in the win - said:  "It is brilliant. We set ourselves a goal at the start of the Six Nations to be the most dominant team in Europe, and we have achieved that goal.

"It wasn't the best of starts for us in the first half, even though we scored a couple of tries, but we showed some character in that second half. I thought the boys were brilliant. We were focused on our job. France are a good side, especially over here.

"This squad has been brilliant since we met up for this Six Nations. We have got better week on week, and built on performances. We got what we deserved after it. I am just chuffed for the boys. I am chuffed for everyone."