2015 Six Nations Championship

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2015 Six Nations Championship
Date 6 February – 21 March 2015
Countries
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland (13th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  Ireland
Centenary Quaich  Ireland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy  France
Matches played 15
Attendance 1,040,680 (69,379 per match)
Tries scored 62 (4.13 per match)
Top point scorer(s) England George Ford (75)
Top try scorer(s) England Jonathan Joseph (4)
Player of the tournament Ireland Paul O'Connell[1]
Official website Six Nations Website
2014 (Previous) (Next) 2016

The 2015 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2015 RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by The Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 16th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the competition's previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it was the 121st edition of the tournament.

Ireland retained their title from the previous year, their 13th triumph in the competition.[2] This was the first time that Ireland had retained their title outright since 1949, having shared the 1983 championship with France after winning in 1982.[3] They were the first team to be awarded the redesigned Six Nations trophy introduced for 2015, which featured six sides as opposed to five.[4][5]

Participants

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity City
 England Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London England Stuart Lancaster Chris Robshaw
 France Stade de France 81,338 Saint-Denis France Philippe Saint-André Thierry Dusautoir
 Ireland Aviva Stadium 51,700 Dublin New Zealand Joe Schmidt Paul O'Connell
 Italy Stadio Olimpico 73,261 Rome France Jacques Brunel Sergio Parisse*
 Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh New Zealand Vern Cotter Greig Laidlaw
 Wales Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff New Zealand Warren Gatland Sam Warburton

* Except the final match at home to Wales, when he was ruled out after an injury sustained in the week four match against France. Leonardo Ghiraldini took his place as captain.[6]

Squads

Table

Position Nation Games Points Tries Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Ireland 5 4 0 1 119 56 +63 8 8
2  England 5 4 0 1 157 100 +57 18 8
3  Wales 5 4 0 1 146 93 +53 13 8
4  France 5 2 0 3 103 101 +2 9 4
5  Italy 5 1 0 4 62 182 −120 8 2
6  Scotland 5 0 0 5 73 128 −55 6 0
Source: RBS 6 Nations Table (accessed 21 March 2015)

Fixtures

The 2015 Six Nations Championship commenced with a Friday night fixture, once again held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, this time between Wales and England.[7][8]

Week 1

6 February 2015
20:05 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  16–21  England
Try: Webb 7' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 8'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/3) 1', 23'
Drop: Biggar (1/1) 40'
Report Try: Watson 14' m
Joseph 43' c
Con: Ford (1/2) 45'
Pen: Ford (3/4) 31', 61', 78'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,815
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert Temporarily suspended from 60' to 70' 60' to 70'
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North Substituted off 30' Substituted in 38'
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 68'
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 71'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Aaron Jarvis Substituted in 71'
LK 19 Luke Charteris Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric
SH 21 Mike Phillips Substituted in 68'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland
FB 23 Liam Williams Substituted in 30' Substituted off 38'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
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FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Luther Burrell Substituted off 75'
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell
RL 5 George Kruis Substituted off 71'
LL 4 Dave Attwood
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 61'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 54'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 54'
PR 18 Kieran Brookes Substituted in 61'
N8 19 Nick Easter Substituted in 71'
FL 20 Tom Croft
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth Substituted in 68'
FH 22 Danny Cipriani
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees Substituted in 75'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
George Ford (England)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Notes:


7 February 2015
15:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  3–26  Ireland
Pen: Haimona (1/1) 40'
Report Try: Murray 64' c
O'Donnell 66' c
Con: Keatley (1/1) 65'
Madigan (1/1) 67'
Pen: Keatley (4/4) 6', 20', 35', 57'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 57,700
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
FB 15 Andrea Masi Substituted off 76'
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro Substituted off 63'
IC 12 Luca Morisi
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Kelly Haimona
SH 9 Edoardo Gori
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Francesco Minto Substituted off 68' Substituted in 74'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni Substituted off 46'
RL 5 George Biagi Substituted off 74'
LL 4 Joshua Furno
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Temporarily suspended from 63' to 73' 63' to 73' Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Matías Agüero Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini Substituted in 68'
LK 19 Marco Fuser Substituted in 67'
FL 20 Marco Barbini Substituted in 46' Sent to blood bin 67' to 74'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani
FH 22 Tommaso Allan Substituted in 63'
WG 23 Giovanbattista Venditti Substituted in 76'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
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FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe Substituted off 67'
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Ian Keatley Substituted off 65'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Jordi Murphy
OF 7 Tommy O'Donnell
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Substituted off 65'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 51'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 46'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 46'
PR 17 James Cronin Substituted in 67'
PR 18 Martin Moore Substituted in 51'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 65'
N8 20 Robbie Diack
SH 21 Isaac Boss Substituted in 68'
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 65'
FB 23 Felix Jones Substituted in 67'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Conor Murray (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:


7 February 2015
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  15–8  Scotland
Pen: Lopez (5/6) 2', 16', 37', 49', 78'
Report Try: Fife 39' m
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 13'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,191
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted off 71'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Teddy Thomas
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Rory Kockott Substituted off 54'
N8 8 Damien Chouly
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c) Substituted off 79'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé Substituted off 60'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado Substituted off 47'
LP 1 Alexandre Menini Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 54'
PR 18 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted in 40'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua Substituted in 60'
N8 20 Loann Goujon Substituted in 79'
SH 21 Morgan Parra Substituted in 54'
FH 22 Rémi Tales
CE 23 Rémi Lamerat Substituted in 71'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
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FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour Substituted off 16'
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Alex Dunbar Substituted off 67'
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) Substituted off 78'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie Temporarily suspended from 61' to 71' 61' to 71'
OF 7 Blair Cowan Substituted off 54' Substituted in 61'
BF 6 Rob Harley Substituted off 52' Substituted in 54' Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Euan Murray Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Gordon Reid Substituted in 64'
PR 18 Geoff Cross Substituted in 64'
LK 19 Jim Hamilton Substituted in 64'
FL 20 Alasdair Strokosch Substituted in 52'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Substituted in 78'
CE 22 Peter Horne Substituted in 67'
WG 23 Dougie Fife Substituted in 16'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Camille Lopez (France)

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

Week 2

14 February 2015
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
England  47–17  Italy
Try: B. Vunipola 23' m
Joseph (2) 26' c, 60' c
B. Youngs 54' c
Cipriani 63' c
Easter 68' m
Con: Ford (3/4) 28', 55', 62'
Cipriani (1/2) 63'
Pen: Ford (3/3) 20', 45', 57'
Report Try: Parisse 3' m
Morisi (2) 49' m, 78' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 79'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,061
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 Mike Brown Substituted off 12'
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Luther Burrell
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford Substituted off 62'
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell Substituted off 62'
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Dave Attwood Substituted off 50'
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 62'
PR 18 Kieran Brookes Substituted in 58'
N8 19 Nick Easter Substituted in 50'
FL 20 Tom Croft Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth Substituted in 66'
FH 22 Danny Cipriani Substituted in 62'
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees Substituted in 12'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster
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FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto Substituted off 71'
OC 13 Luca Morisi
IC 12 Andrea Masi
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Kelly Haimona Substituted off 69'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 69'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco Substituted off 58'
BF 6 Francesco Minto Substituted off 28' Substituted in 37'
RL 5 Marco Bortolami Substituted off 45'
LL 4 George Biagi
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Alberto De Marchi Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Matías Agüero Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Joshua Furno Substituted in 45'
FL 20 Samuela Vunisa Substituted in 28' Substituted off 37' Substituted in 58'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 69'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan Substituted in 69'
CE 23 Giulio Bisegni Substituted in 71'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Jonathan Joseph (England)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


14 February 2015
17:00 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland  18–11  France
Pen: Sexton (5/5) 13', 18', 32', 38', 67'
Madigan (1/1) 50'
Report Try: Taofifénua 70' m
Pen: Lopez (2/3) 16', 35'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,200
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Sent to blood bin 44' to 54'
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip Substituted off 60'
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 65' Substituted in 71'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner Substituted off 74'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Rory Best Temporarily suspended from 60' to 70' 60' to 70' Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 62'
PR 18 Martin Moore Substituted in 62'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 74'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy Substituted in 60'
SH 21 Isaac Boss
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 44' Substituted off 54'
FB 23 Felix Jones
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
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FB 15 Scott Spedding Substituted off 52'
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud Sent to blood bin 44' to 52'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana Substituted off 15' Substituted in 22'
LW 11 Teddy Thomas Substituted off 32'
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Rory Kockott Substituted off 65'
N8 8 Damien Chouly Substituted off 71'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé Temporarily suspended from 52' to 62' 52' to 62' Substituted off 63'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 49'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado Substituted off 49'
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted off 49'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 49'
PR 18 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 49'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua Substituted in 63'
N8 20 Loann Goujon Substituted in 71'
SH 21 Morgan Parra Substituted in 65'
FH 22 Rémi Tales Substituted in 44'
CE 23 Rémi Lamerat Substituted in 15' Substituted off 22' Substituted in 32'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)


15 February 2015
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  23–26  Wales
Try: Hogg 9' c
Welsh 79' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 10'
Russell (1/1) 79'
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 17', 44', 54'
Report Try: Webb 33' c
Davies 63' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 34', 64'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/5) 6', 19', 31', 48'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Lamont
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Alex Dunbar Substituted off 58'
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell Temporarily suspended from 30' to 40' 30' to 40'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie Substituted off 58'
OF 7 Blair Cowan
BF 6 Rob Harley
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Geoff Cross Substituted off 49'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 61' Substituted in 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Gordon Reid Substituted in 61' Substituted off 64'
PR 18 Jon Welsh Substituted in 49'
LK 19 Jim Hamilton Substituted in 56'
FL 20 Alasdair Strokosch Substituted in 58'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Substituted in 71'
FH 22 Greig Tonks
CE 23 Matt Scott Substituted in 58'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
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FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies Temporarily suspended from 35' to 45' 35' to 45'
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 60'
TP 3 Aaron Jarvis Substituted off 60'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Substituted off 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 71'
PR 18 Scott Andrews Substituted in 60'
LK 19 Luke Charteris Substituted in 60'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Mike Phillips Substituted in 74'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland
CE 23 Scott Williams
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Week 3

28 February 2015
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  19–22  Italy
Try: Bennett 7' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 8'
Pen: Laidlaw (4/4) 1', 15', 26', 66'
Report Try: Furno 9' m
Venditti 36' c
Penalty try 79' c
Con: Haimona (1/2) 37'
Allan (1/1) 80'
Pen: Haimona (1/2) 17'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 62,188
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Mark Bennett Substituted off 66'
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Peter Horne Substituted off 78'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie Substituted off 50'
OF 7 Blair Cowan
BF 6 Rob Harley
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Tim Swinson Substituted off 69'
TP 3 Euan Murray Substituted off 74'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Ryan Grant Substituted in 66'
PR 18 Geoff Cross Substituted in 74'
LK 19 Ben Toolis Temporarily suspended from 77' to 80' 77' to 80' Substituted in 69'
FL 20 Hamish Watson Temporarily suspended from 79' to 80' 79' to 80' Substituted in 50'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Substituted in 74'
FH 22 Greig Tonks Substituted in 78'
CE 23 Matt Scott Substituted in 66'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
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FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Michele Visentin
OC 13 Luca Morisi
IC 12 Enrico Bacchin
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti Substituted off 69'
FH 10 Kelly Haimona Substituted off 43'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 61'
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 George Biagi Substituted off 66'
TP 3 Dario Chistolini Substituted off 56'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Matías Agüero Substituted off 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi Substituted in 56'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 56'
LK 19 Marco Fuser Substituted in 66'
FL 20 Samuela Vunisa Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani
FH 22 Tommaso Allan Substituted in 43'
CE 23 Giulio Bisegni Substituted in 69'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Luke McLean (Italy)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:


28 February 2015
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  13–20  Wales
Try: Dulin 67' c
Con: Lopez (1/1) 68'
Pen: Lopez (2/4) 17', 48'
Report Try: Biggar 59' m
Pen: Halfpenny (5/5) 7', 28', 51', 64', 73'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,814
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat Substituted off 17'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana Substituted off 69'
LW 11 Sofiane Guitoune
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Morgan Parra Substituted off 52'
N8 8 Damien Chouly Substituted off 73'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Romain Taofifénua Substituted off 61'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 52'
LK 19 Jocelino Suta Substituted in 61'
N8 20 Loann Goujon Substituted in 73'
SH 21 Sébastien Tillous-Borde Substituted in 52'
FH 22 Rémi Tales Substituted in 69'
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted in 17'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
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FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 74'
SH 9 Rhys Webb
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c) Substituted off 69'
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Luke Charteris Substituted off 69'
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 79'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Substituted off 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard Substituted in 69'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 69'
PR 18 Aaron Jarvis Substituted in 79'
LK 19 Bradley Davies Substituted in 69'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 69'
SH 21 Mike Phillips
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 74'
CE 23 Scott Williams
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Morgan Parra (France)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Notes:


1 March 2015
15:00 WET (UTC+0)
Ireland  19–9  England
Try: Henshaw 52' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 52'
Pen: Sexton (4/5) 1', 8', 29', 47'
Report Pen: Ford (2/3) 58', 67'
Drop: Ford (1/1) 11'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,200
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Jared Payne Substituted off 70'
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 54'
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jordi Murphy
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 24'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner Substituted off 65'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 73'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 73'
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Martin Moore Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 65'
FL 20 Tommy O'Donnell Substituted in 24'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 54'
FB 23 Felix Jones Substituted in 70'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
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FB 15 Alex Goode
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph Substituted off 67'
IC 12 Luther Burrell
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 67'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell Substituted off 61'
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Dave Attwood Substituted off 67'
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 53'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 53'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 65'
PR 18 Henry Thomas
N8 19 Nick Easter Substituted in 67'
FL 20 Tom Croft Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth Substituted in 67'
FH 22 Danny Cipriani
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees Substituted in 67'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

Notes:

Week 4

14 March 2015
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  23–16  Ireland
Try: S. Williams 61' m
Pen: Halfpenny (5/5) 2', 7', 11', 13', 74'
Drop: Biggar (1/1) 33'
Report Try: Penalty try 68' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 69'
Pen: Sexton (3/4) 17', 29', 36'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,950
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)[nb 1]
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies Temporarily suspended from 77' to 80' 77' to 80'
IC 12 Jamie Roberts Substituted off 59'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c) Temporarily suspended from 27' to 37' 27' to 37'
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 68'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 71'
LL 4 Luke Charteris
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 12'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 56' Substituted in 78'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard Substituted in 56' Substituted off 78'
PR 17 Rob Evans Substituted in 40'
PR 18 Aaron Jarvis Substituted in 12'
LK 19 Jake Ball Substituted in 71'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Mike Phillips Substituted in 68'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland
CE 23 Scott Williams Substituted in 59'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
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FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 74'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 62'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip Substituted off 71'
OF 7 Seán O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 62'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 62'
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 56'
PR 18 Martin Moore Substituted in 62'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 62'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy Substituted in 71'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 62'
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 74'
FB 23 Felix Jones
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Sam Warburton (Wales)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)[nb 1]
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:


14 March 2015
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  25–13  Scotland
Try: Joseph 4' c
Ford 43' c
Nowell 75' m
Con: Ford (2/3) 5', 43'
Pen: Ford (2/3) 25', 50'
Report Try: Bennett 21' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 22'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 29', 38'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,000
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Mike Brown Substituted off 76'
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Luther Burrell
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell Substituted off 66'
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Dave Attwood Substituted off 50'
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 66'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Kieran Brookes Substituted in 66'
LK 19 Geoff Parling Substituted in 50'
FL 20 Tom Wood Substituted in 66'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth Substituted in 66'
FH 22 Danny Cipriani Substituted in 76'
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster
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FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Dougie Fife
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Matt Scott Substituted off 40'
LW 11 Tommy Seymour
FH 10 Finn Russell Substituted off 71'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 David Denton Substituted off 54'
OF 7 Blair Cowan
BF 6 Rob Harley Substituted off 66'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 35' Substituted in 40' Substituted off 47'
TP 3 Euan Murray Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown Substituted in 59'
PR 17 Ryan Grant Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Geoff Cross Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 35' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 47'
N8 20 Johnnie Beattie Substituted in 66'
N8 21 Adam Ashe Substituted in 54'
SH 22 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Substituted in 71'
FH 23 Greig Tonks Substituted in 40'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Ben Youngs (England)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:


15 March 2015
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  0–29  France
Report Try: Maestri 45' c
Bastareaud 80' c
Con: Plisson (2/2) 46', 80'
Pen: Lopez (2/2) 28', 34'
Spedding (1/2) 40'
Plisson (2/2) 41', 57'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 67,127
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Luca Morisi Substituted off 37'
IC 12 Andrea Masi
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Tommaso Allan Substituted off 13'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c) Substituted off 74'
OF 7 Samuela Vunisa
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 George Biagi Substituted off 50'
TP 3 Dario Chistolini Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Matías Agüero Substituted off 32'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi Substituted in 32'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted in 50'
FL 20 Marco Barbini Substituted in 74'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 72'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera Substituted in 13'
CE 23 Enrico Bacchin Substituted in 37'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
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FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Gaël Fickou Substituted off 69'
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Noa Nakaitaci
FH 10 Camille Lopez Substituted off 40'
SH 9 Sébastien Tillous-Borde Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Loann Goujon Substituted off 72'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 64'
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado Substituted off 53'
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 53'
PR 17 Rabah Slimani Substituted in 50'
PR 18 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua Substituted in 64'
N8 20 Damien Chouly Substituted in 72'
SH 21 Rory Kockott Substituted in 63'
FH 22 Jules Plisson Substituted in 40'
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted in 69'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
Thierry Dusautoir (France)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)[nb 1]
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Sergio Parisse won his 112th cap for Italy, a new national record.[32]
  • Noa Nakaitaci made his international debut for France.[33]
  • This was the first time that Italy failed to score any points in the Six Nations since their 25–0 loss to France in 2004.[34]

Week 5

21 March 2015
13:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  20–61  Wales
Try: Venditti 24' c
Sarto 79' c
Con: Orquera (2/2) 26', 80'
Pen: Haimona (1/1) 1'
Orquera (1/1) 10'
Report Try: Roberts 18' m
L. Williams 47' c
North (3) 49' c, 54' c, 59' c
Webb 66' m
Warburton 68' c
S. Williams 73' c
Con: Biggar (6/7) 47', 50', 55', 59', 69', 73'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/2) 7', 12'
Biggar (1/1) 40'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 65,827
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Luca Morisi
IC 12 Andrea Masi Temporarily suspended from 52' to 62' 52' to 62' Substituted off 73'
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Kelly Haimona Substituted off 4'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 73'
N8 8 Samuela Vunisa Substituted off 69'
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 George Biagi Substituted off 50'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (c) Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Michele Rizzo Substituted off 50'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi Substituted in 50'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Quintin Geldenhuys Temporarily suspended from 64' to 74' 64' to 74' Substituted in 50'
FL 20 Robert Barbieri Substituted in 69'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 73'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera Substituted in 4'
CE 23 Enrico Bacchin Substituted in 73'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
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FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny Substituted off 33'
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Liam Williams Substituted off 70'
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 55'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Luke Charteris Substituted off 73'
TP 3 Aaron Jarvis Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 55'
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 55'
PR 17 Rhys Gill Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Scott Andrews Substituted in 73'
LK 19 Jake Ball Substituted in 73'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 55'
SH 21 Gareth Davies Substituted in 70'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 70'
CE 23 Scott Williams Substituted in 33'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Wales' 41-point margin of victory was their biggest winning margin over Italy, surpassing the previous record of 39 they set in 1999.[35]

21 March 2015
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  10–40  Ireland
Try: Russell 29' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 30'
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 17'
Report Try: O'Connell 4' c
O'Brien (2) 24' c, 71' c
Payne 49' c
Con: Sexton (3/3) 5', 25', 50'
Madigan (1/1) 72'
Pen: Sexton (4/6) 9', 33', 44', 61'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Dougie Fife Sent to blood bin 11' to 21'
OC 13 Mark Bennett Substituted off 70'
IC 12 Matt Scott Substituted off 69'
LW 11 Tommy Seymour
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) Substituted off 55'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Blair Cowan
BF 6 Adam Ashe Substituted off 55'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 52'
TP 3 Euan Murray Substituted off 11'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Ryan Grant Substituted off 31'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted in 31'
PR 18 Geoff Cross Temporarily suspended from 55' to 65' 55' to 65' Substituted in 11'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 52'
FL 20 Rob Harley Substituted in 55'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Substituted in 55'
FH 22 Greig Tonks Substituted in 69'
WG 23 Tim Visser Substituted in 11' Substituted off 21' Substituted in 70'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
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FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Luke Fitzgerald
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 70'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 79'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 72'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner Substituted off 61'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 45'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Jack McGrath Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Martin Moore Substituted in 45'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 61'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy Substituted in 72'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 79'
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 70'
FB 23 Felix Jones
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Seán O'Brien (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:


21 March 2015
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  55–35  France
Try: B. Youngs (2) 1' c, 35' c
Watson 30' c
Ford 46' c
Nowell (2) 53' c, 74' c
B. Vunipola 63' c
Con: Ford (7/7) 3', 30', 36', 46', 54', 63', 75'
Pen: Ford (2/3) 26', 40'
Report Try: Tillous-Borde 13' m
Nakaitaci 17' c
Mermoz 42' c
Debaty 59' m
Kayser 65' m
Con: Plisson (2/3) 18', 42'
Kockott (0/2)
Pen: Plisson (1/3) 10'
Kockott (1/1) 51'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,319
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson Substituted off 62'
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Luther Burrell Substituted off 71'
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell Temporarily suspended from 56' to 66' 56' to 66' Substituted off 67'
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Geoff Parling Substituted off 67'
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 62'
PR 18 Kieran Brookes Substituted in 62'
N8 19 Nick Easter Substituted in 67'
FL 20 Tom Wood Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth Substituted in 71'
FH 22 Danny Cipriani Substituted in 62'
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees Substituted in 71'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster
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FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Gaël Fickou
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz Substituted off 71'
LW 11 Noa Nakaitaci
FH 10 Jules Plisson Substituted off 71'
SH 9 Sébastien Tillous-Borde Substituted off 48'
N8 8 Loann Goujon Substituted off 62'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 67'
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 47'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado Substituted off 47'
LP 1 Vincent Debaty Substituted off 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Rabah Slimani Substituted in 47'
PR 18 Uini Atonio Substituted in 60'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua Substituted in 67'
N8 20 Damien Chouly Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Rory Kockott Substituted in 48'
FH 22 Rémi Talès Substituted in 71'
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted in 71'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
Ben Youngs (England)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Dan Cole earned his 50th cap for England.[39]
  • This is the greatest number of points England has ever scored against France.[40]
  • England had to win this game by 26 points or more to claim the Championship. They only won by 20, meaning that Ireland won the Championship instead.

Statistics

Broadcasting

In the United Kingdom, BBC One televised all the matches live[41] although for viewers in Scotland the week 4 match between Italy and France was shown on BBC Two Scotland. BBC Two also televised live the buildup of the opening match between Wales and England and after the match, an extra between the two side on BBC Two but only for viewers in Wales. There was also a special Six Nations special looking ahead to the final week match on BBC Two but only for viewers in Northern Ireland. On the morning of the final week matches, BBC Two televised classic Five Nations matches including Scotland vs Ireland in 1991 and France vs England in 1992. The final match of the tournament between England and France was watched live on BBC One by 9.63 million people, beating the previous record for that fixture of 9.56 million, set in 2011.[42] This followed audiences of 4.1 million for the match between Italy and Wales and 5.1 million for the match between Scotland and Ireland earlier in the day.[42] The BBC website also received 8.22 million unique browser hits during the day, breaking the previous record of 8.03 million set during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[42]S4C simulcasted Wales matches in Welsh language.[43]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Referee Wayne Barnes replaced referee Steve Walsh for the match between Wales and Ireland after Walsh withdrew due to "business commitments". Barnes was due to be a touch judge for the match between Italy and France; he was replaced by referee Nigel Owens. Referee Chris Pollock was due to be a touch judge for the match between Wales and Ireland, but he was replaced by referee Jérôme Garcès.[25]

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