After beating Italy 34-5 with bonus points included, England I had to wait for what happened later in Paris, in the duel between France and Ireland, the other two teams that reached the last date of the Six nations with chances to be champions.
Before the game that was played in the Stade de France and without an audience, those led by Eddie jones they had finished first in the standings with 18 units and a difference of 44 points in favor.
France, which in the previous date accumulated 13 and 13 respectively, was not only obliged to win with a bonus point, but also had to do it by a difference greater than 32 points.
The one with the most alternatives was Ireland, since it reached the definition with 14 units and with a favorable difference of 38 points. So, if he added by 5, he was crowned champion, and if he did it by 4, he had to beat the Gauls by more than 6 points away.
Neither of the latter happened, so England, pending the actions in Paris, ended up taking the title of the European tournament.
On the other hand, it should be noted that Scotland, Wales and Italy They arrived at the last day without any possibility of keeping the crown.