- Red Roses win Grand Slam in Dublin
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Red Roses captain Sarah Hunter has praised her side's 'phenomenal' performance after they beat Ireland 34-7 to seal their first Grand Slam since 2012.
A tense first half saw England lead 5-0 at the break but the visitors were able to pull ahead in the second period through tries from Amy Wilson Hardy, Laura Keates, Amy Cokayne, Emily Scarratt and Lydia Thompson.
"It was phenomenal from the team to pull out that performance in the second half," said Hunter. "To be Grand Slam champions is an incredible feeling but we were made to work hard for it."
Having missed out on the Championship last season after a close loss to France in the final round, Hunter believes the side were driven on by that disappointment.
"We have worked for five long years to get that Grand Slam and to get our hands back on that trophy," she said.
"We fell short last year and we learned a lot about ourselves and this year we have learned to stick with the process and trust in each other.
"That helped us when it got tough, particularly today. Ireland made it very difficult, it was a real Test match out there. We came out the other side of half time a lot better."
Over 6,000 fans packed into Donnybrook Stadium to watch the match and Hunter said England thrived off the atmosphere.
"It was a hostile environment but we relished that. We told ourselves to enjoy the occasion and soak it all in. We knew they were going to try and put us off but it was testament to the team that we went out there and performed.
"You certainly need a bit about you to come to Dublin on St Patrick's Day and beat Ireland."
The next time this team set foot on Irish soil they will be competing in the Women's Rugby World Cup and Hunter says the team are excited about the challenge.
"I’m excited to see how we can push on from here," she added. "That desire among the team to get better and better has meant we have grown as a squad and the management team deserve a lot of credit for that."