Jacob Stockdale

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Ireland captain Rory Best celebrates after leading his side to the Grand Slam with victory over England at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“To build that amount of phases, to keep the ball, the conditions were awful, and then the stones on Johnny at the end, was incredible. I thought it w(...)

England coach Eddie Jones during the Six Nations defeat to Ireland at  Twickenham. “We are playing without our five top backrowers at the moment.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Eddie Jones made Jacob Stockdale a record breaker. The England coach had a week to remember – there was the viral campaign and multiple apologies for (...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton kicks the winning drop goal in the opening Six Nations clash with France. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jonathan Sexton’s drop goal v France It seems ludicrous to suggest that a Grand Slam can be attributed to one score over 400-minutes and five matches(...)

Ireland celebrate beating England to seal the Grand Slam. Photograph: PA

The Stones on him Johnny Sexton’s last minute drop goal - from just inside the French half - to win in Paris in the first round set Ireland on their (...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale celebrates scoring his team’s third try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jacob Stockdale remained as unfazed by the scattergun nature of the questions in the post match media huddle that constituted a whistle-stop tour of t(...)

 Owen Farrell applauds England fans  after the match against Ireland. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Spare a thought for Eddie Jones. No? The England coach made Jacob Stockdale a record breaker. Try number seven was down to Jones insisting on the in(...)

 The Ireland team celebrates winning the Grand Slam. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

They didn’t really need the floodlights on in Twickenham after the game, the smile on Johnny Sexton’s face alone was lighting the place up. It seems s(...)

Ireland fullback  Rob Kearney gets up to challenge his England counterpart  Anthony Watson leading to the opening try of the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Rob Kearney Broke even with Anthony Watson to create the Ringrose try. Superb defence – a guaranteed Watson try on 24 minutes was denied by the inter(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton hits the post with a penalty during the Six Nations win over England  at Twickenham Stadium, London. Photo: Paul Harding/PA Wire

James Ryan sets down a marker 1 minute: It was barely noticed and only a drop in an ocean of key moments, but James Ryan’s hit on Maro Itoje at the v(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores his side’s third try during the Six Nations clash with England at Twickenham Stadium, London. Photo: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Ireland’s Grand Slam triumph owes everything to Jacob Stockdale’s record-breaking scoring exploits — but also an unwitting helping hand from Twickenha(...)

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