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2013 Six Nations Championship

The 2013 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2013 RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 14th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

2013 Six Nations Championship
Date2 February  – 16 March 2013
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions Wales (26th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Millennium Trophy England
Centenary Quaich Scotland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy Italy
Matches played15
Attendance1,042,965 (69,531 per match)
Tries scored37 (2.47 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Wales Leigh Halfpenny (74)
Top try scorer(s)Wales Alex Cuthbert (4)
Player of the tournamentWales Leigh Halfpenny
Official websiteOfficial website
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Including the competition's previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it was the 119th edition of the tournament. Wales won the tournament for the second time in two years, the first time they had won back-to-back championships since their 1978 and 1979 wins. France collected the wooden spoon by finishing last for the first time since 1999. It was also the first time every team managed to win at least 3 competition points (the equivalent of a win and a draw or three draws) since 1974.

Contents

ParticipantsEdit

SquadsEdit

OverviewEdit

 
2013 Six Nations Italy vs Wales

At the start of the 2013 Six Nations Championships England were favoured to win by many pundits after they beat the world champion New Zealand team in December 2012.[1] France, enjoying a winning streak prior to the competition, were also considered strong contenders.[1] In contrast defending champions Wales had suffered seven consecutive defeats (4 versus Australia) and were without their regular head coach Warren Gatland.[2] Expectations regarding England and Wales were confirmed in the first round of matches, played on 2 February, with England enjoying a convincing 38–18 victory against Scotland and Wales losing 22–30 against Ireland despite a Welsh comeback from 3-30 down just after half time.[3][4] France however were upset in their first game, going down 23–18 against Italy.[5] The following week both England and Wales won their matches, against Ireland and France respectively.[6][7] Scotland meanwhile beat Italy 34–10 in the other game,[8] their first Six Nations victory since 2011.[9] In round three Wales defeated Italy 9–26 and England beat France 23–13.[10][11] In the remaining match, Scotland defeated Ireland for a second consecutive victory.[12] Wales won their round four clash against Scotland 26-13 and in the process achieved a record fifth consecutive away win in the Six Nations. England remained undefeated after beating Italy 18-11.[13][14] Ireland and France tied 13–13, giving France their first points in the competition.[15]

England having won all four matches to this point (on 8 points) and Wales with three victories (6 points) meant that their match against each other in the final week, on 16 March, would determine the champions. A victory by Wales would give them two points and put them on equal footing with England. If they won by more than seven points they would move ahead on points differential and retain the title.[16] England were slight favourites heading into the game due to their unbeaten run,[17] although Wales had the advantage of a more experienced side and playing at home in the Millennium Stadium.[18] Going into the final round Scotland were on 4 points, Ireland on 3, Italy on 2 and France on 1.[19] Italy ended up beating Ireland and Scotland lost to France, giving Scotland and Italy 4 points each (with Scotland finishing ahead on points differential) and Ireland and France 3 points each (with Ireland finishing ahead on points differential).[20] France ended up with the wooden spoon, the first time they had finished last in the competition since 1999.[21]

Wales defeated England by an emphatic 30–3, their biggest ever win over England.[22] At half time Wales had just a 9-3 lead, with three penalties to fullback Leigh Halfpenny against one from England's Owen Farrell. The first 20 minutes of the second half saw Wales score points through a try to winger Alex Cuthbert, and another penalty goal to Halfpenny. This gave them a comfortable 17-3 lead heading into the last quarter of the game. Wales fly half Dan Biggar dropped a goal, which was then followed by a second try to Cuthbert in the 66th minute to put the game beyond England. Biggar kicked a final penalty with 10 minutes to go to give Wales their 30–3 victory.[23][24] Wales coach Rob Howley described the victory as a better achievement than their 2012 Grand Slam[25] and Welsh captain Sam Warburton described the win as the "best moment" of his career.[26] England coach Stuart Lancaster admitted that his side "didn't turn up" to their final match.[27]

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1   Wales 5 4 0 1 122 66 +56 9 8
2   England 5 4 0 1 94 78 +16 5 8
3   Scotland 5 2 0 3 98 107 −9 7 4
4   Italy 5 2 0 3 75 111 −36 5 4
5   Ireland 5 1 1 3 72 81 −9 5 3
6   France 5 1 1 3 73 91 −18 6 3

FixturesEdit

As with the 2012 Six Nations Championship, there were no Friday night fixtures.[28]

Round 1Edit

2 February 2013
13:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   22–30   Ireland
Try: Cuthbert 47' c
Halfpenny 58' m
Mitchell 75' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/3) 49', 76'
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 33'
Report[29] Try: Zebo 10' c
Healy 23' c
O'Driscoll 42' c
Con: Sexton (3/3) 11', 25', 43'
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 20', 28', 40'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 71,254
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar   73'
SH 9 Mike Phillips   63'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Aaron Shingler   44'
RL 5 Ian Evans   73'
LL 4 Andrew Coombs
TP 3 Adam Jones   73'
HK 2 Matthew Rees   13' to 21'   51'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   38' to 40'   66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   13'   21'   51'
PR 17 Paul James   38'   40'   66'
PR 18 Craig Mitchell   73'
LK 19 Ollie Kohn   73'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric   44'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams   63'
FH 22 James Hook   73'
CE 23 Scott Williams
Coach:
  Rob Howley
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Craig Gilroy
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy   44'
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray   69' to 79'   79'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Sean O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony   51'
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan
LL 4 Mike McCarthy   73'
TP 3 Mike Ross   68'
HK 2 Rory Best   57' to 67'
LP 1 Cian Healy   73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin
PR 17 David Kilcoyne   73'
PR 18 Declan Fitzpatrick   68'
LK 19 Donncha O'Callaghan   73'
FL 20 Chris Henry   51'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan   79'
FH 22 Ronan O'Gara
CE 23 Keith Earls   44'
Coach:
  Declan Kidney

Man of the Match:
  Brian O'Driscoll

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Andrew Coombs and Olly Kohn (both Wales) made their international debuts.
  • This was the first time that Wales had lost five consecutive matches at home in their history after losing four consecutive matches in the 2012 Autumn internationals and this match.

2 February 2013
16:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England   38–18   Scotland
Try: Ashton 30' c
Twelvetrees 42' c
Parling 53' m
Care 80' c
Con: Farrell (3/4) 31', 43', 80'
Pen: Farrell (4/4) 2', 13', 18', 37'
Report[30] Try: Maitland 9' m
Hogg 70' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/2) 70'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 19', 39'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,347
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Alex Goode   67'
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Brad Barritt
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees   67'
LW 11 Mike Brown
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Ben Youngs   57'
N8 8 Ben Morgan   45'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Joe Launchbury   64'
TP 3 Dan Cole   73'
HK 2 Tom Youngs   53'
LP 1 Joe Marler   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dylan Hartley   53'
PR 17 David Wilson   73'
PR 18 Mako Vunipola   57'
LK 19 Courtney Lawes   64'
FL 20 James Haskell   45'
SH 21 Danny Care   57'
FH 22 Toby Flood   67'
CE 23 David Strettle   67'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg   78'
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Ruaridh Jackson
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw   73'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch   13'
RL 5 Jim Hamilton   55'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Euan Murray
HK 2 Dougie Hall   47'
LP 1 Ryan Grant
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford   47'
PR 17 Moray Low
PR 18 Geoff Cross
LK 19 Alastair Kellock   55'
FL 20 David Denton   13'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos   73'
FH 22 Duncan Weir
CE 23 Max Evans   78'
Coach:
  Scott Johnson

Man of the Match:
  Owen Farrell

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)
Television match official:
Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

Notes:


3 February 2013
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   23–18   France
Try: Parisse 4' c
Castrogiovanni 56' c
Con: Orquera (2/2) 5', 58'
Pen: Orquera (1/1) 17'
Drop: Orquera 14'
Burton 68'
Report[31] Try: Picamoles 11' m
Fall 33' c
Con: Michalak (1/2) 33'
Pen: Michalak (2/3) 27', 49'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 57,547
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Andrea Masi
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti   71'
IC 12 Alberto Sgarbi
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Luciano Orquera   63'
SH 9 Tobias Botes   55'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro   63'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Francesco Minto
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys   71'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni   62'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   55'   79'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon   79' to end'   55'
PR 17 Alberto de Marchi   55'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini   62'
LK 19 Antonio Pavanello   71'
FL 20 Paul Derbyshire   63'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori   55'
FH 22 Kristopher Burton   63'   79'
CE 23 Gonzalo Canale   71'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel
 
FB 15 Yoann Huget   71'
RW 14 Wesley Fofana
OC 13 Florian Fritz   62'
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Benjamin Fall
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud   62'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles   68'
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir
BF 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c)   58'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   67'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski   52'
LP 1 Yannick Forestier   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser   52'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty   52'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon   66'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua   58'
N8 20 Damien Chouly   68'
SH 21 Morgan Parra   62'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc   71'
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud   62'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
  Luciano Orquera

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

Notes:


Round 2Edit

9 February 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   34–10   Italy
Try: Visser 28' c
Scott 42' c
Hogg 47' c
Lamont 68' c
Con: Laidlaw (4/4) 30', 44', 48', 69'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 15', 24'
Report[32] Try: Zanni 73' c
Con: Burton (1/1) 74'
Pen: Orquera (1/2) 39'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg   71'
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Ruaridh Jackson
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw   75'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)   70'
BF 6 Rob Harley
RL 5 Jim Hamilton   66'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Euan Murray   70'
HK 2 Ross Ford
LP 1 Ryan Grant   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Pat MacArthur
PR 17 Moray Low   59'
PR 18 Geoff Cross   80' to end'   70'
LK 19 Alastair Kellock   66'
FL 20 David Denton   70'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos   75'
FH 22 Duncan Weir
CE 23 Max Evans   71'
Coach:
  Scott Johnson
 
FB 15 Andrea Masi
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
IC 12 Gonzalo Canale
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Luciano Orquera   47'
SH 9 Tobias Botes   47'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro   67'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Francesco Minto
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys   59'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni   63'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   59'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon   59'
PR 17 Alberto de Marchi   59'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini   63'
LK 19 Antonio Pavanello   59'
FL 20 Paul Derbyshire   67'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori   47'
FH 22 Kristopher Burton   47'
CE 23 Gonzalo Garcia
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
  Greig Laidlaw

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Notes:


9 February 2013
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
France   6–16   Wales
Pen: Michalak (2/2) 14', 52'
Report[33] Try: North 71' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 73'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 17', 42', 74'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Yoann Huget
RW 14 Wesley Fofana
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz   75'
LW 11 Benjamin Fall   40'
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud   55'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
BF 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo   51'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Jocelino Suta   65'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   55'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski   50'
LP 1 Yannick Forestier   50'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser   50'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty   50'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon   55'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua   65'
N8 20 Damien Chouly   51'
SH 21 Morgan Parra   55'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc   40'
CE 23 Florian Fritz   75'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts   78'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Mike Phillips   70'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Ryan Jones (c)   78'
RL 5 Ian Evans   78'
LL 4 Andrew Coombs
TP 3 Adam Jones   78'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard   58'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   38' to 40'   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   55'
PR 17 Paul James   38'   40'   58'
PR 18 Craig Mitchell   78'
LK 19 Lou Reed   78'
FL 20 Aaron Shingler   78'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams   70'
FH 22 James Hook
CE 23 Scott Williams   78'
Coach:
  Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
  Leigh Halfpenny

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

Notes:

  • Jamie Roberts (Wales) earned his 50th cap.
  • This was Wales' first win since their 16–9 Grand Slam victory over France in the 2012 Six Nations Championship.
  • Wales' first back to back win over France since 1999 and the first time they have won in France since their 2005 Grand Slam triumph.
  • This was the first time that France had lost their opening two matches in the Six Nations Championship since the competition became the Six Nations in 2000. The last time they lost their first two games was in 1982.[34]

10 February 2013
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland   6–12   England
Pen: O'Gara (2/3) 44', 57'
Report[35] Pen: Farrell (4/6) 2', 28', 63', 65'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Craig Gilroy
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 Simon Zebo   10'
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   31'
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Sean O'Brien   65'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan   65'
LL 4 Mike McCarthy
TP 3 Mike Ross   78'
HK 2 Rory Best   74'
LP 1 Cian Healy   74'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   74'
PR 17 David Kilcoyne   74'
PR 18 Declan Fitzpatrick   78'
LK 19 Donncha O'Callaghan   65'
FL 20 Chris Henry   65'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan
FH 22 Ronan O'Gara   31'
CE 23 Keith Earls   10'
Coach:
  Declan Kidney
 
FB 15 Alex Goode
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Brad Barritt
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees   47'
LW 11 Mike Brown
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Ben Youngs
N8 8 Tom Wood
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Joe Launchbury   47'
TP 3 Dan Cole   76'
HK 2 Tom Youngs   50'
LP 1 Joe Marler   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dylan Hartley   50'
PR 17 David Wilson   76'
PR 18 Mako Vunipola   58'
LK 19 Courtney Lawes   47'   70'
N8 20 Thomas Waldrom   70'
SH 21 Danny Care
FH 22 Toby Flood
CE 23 Manu Tuilagi   47'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
  Chris Robshaw

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Iain Ramage (Scotland)

Notes:

  • This was the lowest scoring match since the competition became the Six Nations in 2000.[36]
  • This win was England's first Six Nations victory in Ireland since their 2003 Grand Slam triumph.[36]
  • England retained the Millennium Trophy they won in 2012.

Round 3Edit

23 February 2013
15:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   9–26   Wales
Pen: Burton (3/3) 9', 29', 49'
Report[37] Try: Davies 44' c
Cuthbert 61' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 45', 61'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/5) 7', 15', 19', 52'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 73,526
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Andrea Masi
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
IC 12 Gonzalo Canale   63'
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Kristopher Burton
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   65'
N8 8 Manoa Vosawai   65'   68'
OF 7 Simone Favaro   69'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Francesco Minto   54'
LL 4 Antonio Pavanello
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni (c)   58' to 68'   70'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   54'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero   54'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon   54'
PR 17 Alberto de Marchi   54'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini   65'   68'   70'
LK 19 Quintin Geldenhuys   54'
FL 20 Paul Derbyshire   69'
SH 21 Tobias Botes   65'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera
CE 23 Gonzalo Garcia   63'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts   70'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar   68'
SH 9 Mike Phillips   63'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Ryan Jones (c)   68'
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Andrew Coombs   51'
TP 3 Adam Jones   73'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard   51'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   51'
PR 17 Paul James   45'
PR 18 Craig Mitchell   73'
LK 19 Alun Wyn Jones   51'
FL 20 Sam Warburton   68'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams   63'
FH 22 James Hook   68'
CE 23 Scott Williams   70'
Coach:
  Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
  Leigh Halfpenny

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Geoff Warren (England)


23 February 2013
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England   23–13   France
Try: Tuilagi 54' m
Pen: Farrell (4/5) 1', 27', 33', 47'
Flood (2/2) 72', 76'
Report[38] Try: Fofana 29' c
Con: Parra (1/1) 31'
Pen: Parra (1/3) 4'
Michalak (1/1) 56'
FB 15 Alex Goode
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 Brad Barritt
LW 11 Mike Brown
FH 10 Owen Farrell   61'
SH 9 Ben Youngs   58'
N8 8 Tom Wood
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Courtney Lawes   51'
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole   79' to end'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   51'
LP 1 Joe Marler   51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   51'
PR 17 Dave Wilson
PR 18 Mako Vunipola   51'
FL 19 James Haskell   51'
N8 20 Thomas Waldrom
SH 21 Danny Care   58'
FH 22 Toby Flood   61'
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster
 
FB 15 Yoann Huget
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud   73'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Benjamin Fall
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc   52'
SH 9 Morgan Parra   64'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga   68'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Christophe Samson   64'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   64'
HK 2 Benjamin Kayser   55'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski   55'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty   55'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon   64'
LK 19 Jocelino Suta   64'
FL 20 Antonie Claassen   68'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud   66'
FH 22 Frédéric Michalak   52'
CE 23 Florian Fritz   73'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
  Chris Robshaw

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Jim Yuille (Scotland)


24 February 2013
14:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   12–8   Ireland
Pen: Laidlaw (4/4) 52', 59', 63', 73'
Report[39] Try: Gilroy 43' m
Pen: Jackson (1/3) 35'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,006
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Ruaridh Jackson   59'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie   71'
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)   45' to 50'
BF 6 Rob Harley   18'   25'
RL 5 Jim Hamilton   71'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Geoff Cross   75'
HK 2 Ross Ford   45'
LP 1 Ryan Grant   15' to 25'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dougie Hall   45'
PR 17 Moray Low   18'   25'   75'
PR 18 Jon Welsh
LK 19 Alastair Kellock   71'
FL 20 David Denton   45'   50'   71'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos
FH 22 Duncan Weir   59'
CE 23 Max Evans
Coach:
  Scott Johnson
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Craig Gilroy   59'
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Luke Marshall
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Paddy Jackson   64'
SH 9 Conor Murray   69'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Sean O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony   71'
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan   71'
TP 3 Mike Ross
HK 2 Rory Best
LP 1 Tom Court   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin
PR 17 David Kilcoyne   55'
PR 18 Declan Fitzpatrick
LK 19 Devin Toner   71'
FL 20 Iain Henderson   71'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan   69'
FH 22 Ronan O'Gara   64'
WG 23 Luke Fitzgerald   59'
Coach:
  Declan Kidney

Man of the Match:
  Jim Hamilton

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Greg Garner (England)
Television match official:
Eric Gauzins (France)

Notes:

  • Alastair Kellock (Scotland) earned his 50th cap.
  • Paddy Jackson (Ireland) made his international debut.
  • This was the first time Scotland had won consecutive matches within the tournament since 2001 after beating Italy then Ireland.
  • Scotland won the Centenary Quaich which they last won in 2010.

Round 4Edit

9 March 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   18–28   Wales
Pen: Laidlaw (6/8) 6', 12', 26', 37', 48', 60'
Report[40] Try: Hibbard 23' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 23'
Pen: Halfpenny (7/10) 4', 40', 46', 55', 58', 67', 71'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Duncan Weir   78'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie   68'
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)
BF 6 Rob Harley
RL 5 Jim Hamilton
LL 4 Richie Gray   29'
TP 3 Euan Murray   76'
HK 2 Ross Ford
LP 1 Ryan Grant
Replacements:
HK 16 Dougie Hall
PR 17 Moray Low
PR 18 Geoff Cross   76'
LK 19 Alastair Kellock   29'
N8 20 Ryan Wilson   68'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos
FH 22 Ruaridh Jackson   78'
CE 23 Max Evans
Coach:
  Scott Johnson
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts   72'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Mike Phillips   72'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau   80+1'
OF 7 Sam Warburton
BF 6 Ryan Jones (c)   48'
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones
TP 3 Adam Jones
HK 2 Richard Hibbard   60'
LP 1 Paul James   77' to end'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   60'
PR 17 Ryan Bevington   80+1'
PR 18 Scott Andrews
LK 19 Andrew Coombs
FL 20 Justin Tipuric   48'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams   72'
FH 22 James Hook
CE 23 Scott Williams   72'
Coach:
  Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
  Sam Warburton

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

Notes:

  • Ryan Wilson (Scotland) made his international debut.
  • 18 penalties were attempted in this match, a record for an international match.
  • This was Wales' fifth consecutive away victory in the Six Nations, a national and tournament record.

9 March 2013
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland   13–13   France
Try: Heaslip 10' c
Con: Jackson (1/1) 11'
Pen: Jackson (2/4) 29', 32'
Report[41] Try: Picamoles 73' c
Con: Michalak (1/1) 74'
Pen: Michalak (1/3) 26'
Parra (1/2) 53'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Fergus McFadden   62'
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll   71'   75'
IC 12 Luke Marshall   71'
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Paddy Jackson
SH 9 Conor Murray   62'   71'   75'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Sean O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony   76'
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan   67'
LL 4 Mike McCarthy
TP 3 Mike Ross
HK 2 Rory Best
LP 1 Cian Healy
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   80'
PR 17 David Kilcoyne
PR 18 Stephen Archer
LK 19 Donncha O'Callaghan   67'
FL 20 Iain Henderson   76'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan   62'   80'
FH 22 Ian Madigan   71'
WG 23 Luke Fitzgerald   62'
Coach:
  Declan Kidney
 
FB 15 Yoann Huget
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Florian Fritz   51' to 57'   67'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak
SH 9 Morgan Parra
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga   65'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri   50'
LL 4 Christophe Samson
TP 3 Nicolas Mas
HK 2 Benjamin Kayser   67'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo   65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guilhem Guirado   67'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty   65'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon
LK 19 Sebastien Vahaamahina   50'
FL 20 Antonie Claassen   65'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud   51'   57'   67'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
  Conor Murray

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Greg Garner (England)
Television match official:
Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

Notes:

  • Eoin Reddan (Ireland) and Morgan Parra (France) earned their 50th caps.
  • Ian Madigan (Ireland) made his international debut.
  • This is the first time France and Ireland have drawn two consecutive matches against each other, the first time this has happened since England and France drew three consecutive matches in 1959, 1960 and 1961.

10 March 2013
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England   18–11   Italy
Pen: Flood (6/6) 3', 15', 37', 40', 43', 61'
Report[42] Try: McLean 48' m
Pen: Orquera (2/3) 17', 47'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,458
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Alex Goode
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 Brad Barritt   66'
LW 11 Mike Brown
FH 10 Toby Flood
SH 9 Danny Care   57'
N8 8 Tom Wood
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell   50'
RL 5 Geoff Parling   45'
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole   75'
HK 2 Tom Youngs   71'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dylan Hartley   71'
PR 17 David Wilson   75'
PR 18 Joe Marler   57'
LK 19 Courtney Lawes   45'
FL 20 Tom Croft   50'
SH 21 Ben Youngs   57'
FH 22 Freddie Burns
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees   66'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster
 
FB 15 Andrea Masi   34' to 40'
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Gonzalo Canale
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia
LW 11 Luke McLean   71'
FH 10 Luciano Orquera
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   30' to 40'   57'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Robert Barbieri   62'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Joshua Furno   62'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys   62'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni   28'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   58'
LP 1 Alberto de Marchi   75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon   58'
PR 17 Andrea Lo Cicero   75'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini   28'
LK 19 Antonio Pavanello   62'
LK 20 Francesco Minto   62'
FL 21 Simone Favaro   62'
SH 22 Tobias Botes   34'   40'   57'
CE 23 Tommaso Benvenuti   71'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
  Andrea Masi

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Notes

  • Closest winning margin between the sides in England.

Round 5Edit

16 March 2013
15:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   22–15   Ireland
Try: Venditti 48' c
Con: Orquera (1/1) 49'
Pen: Orquera (4/5) 13', 21', 69', 80'
Garcia (1/2) 35'
Report[43] Pen: Jackson (5/6) 5', 40', 52', 57', 63'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 74,174
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Andrea Masi   65'
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Gonzalo Canale
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Luciano Orquera
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   74'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)   51' to 61'
OF 7 Simone Favaro   57'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Joshua Furno   57'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys   64'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini   74'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   74'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero   64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon   74'
PR 17 Michele Rizzo   64'
PR 18 Alberto de Marchi   74'
LK 19 Antonio Pavanello   64'
LK 20 Francesco Minto   57'
FL 21 Paul Derbyshire   57'
SH 22 Tobias Botes   74'
CE 23 Tommaso Benvenuti   65'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Craig Gilroy
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll   29' to 39'
IC 12 Luke Marshall   27'
LW 11 Keith Earls   24'
FH 10 Paddy Jackson
SH 9 Conor Murray   79' to end'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Sean O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan   68' to 78'   79'
LL 4 Mike McCarthy   64'
TP 3 Mike Ross   66'
HK 2 Rory Best   69'
LP 1 Cian Healy   69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   69'
PR 17 David Kilcoyne   69'
PR 18 Stephen Archer   66'
LK 19 Devin Toner   64'
FL 20 Iain Henderson   36'
SH 21 Paul Marshall   79'
FH 22 Ian Madigan   27'
WG 23 Luke Fitzgerald   24'   36'
Coach:
  Declan Kidney

Man of the Match:
  Alessandro Zanni

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Jim Yuille (Scotland)

Notes:

  • Worst run of defeats for Ireland ever in the Six Nations.
  • This is Italy's first double win in the Six Nations since 2007.
  • First Italian win against Ireland in the Six Nations and since 1997.
  • With this defeat, Ireland dropped to 9th in the IRB World Rankings, their lowest position since the rankings began.

16 March 2013
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   30–3   England
Try: Cuthbert (2) 56' m, 65' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 66'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/4) 10', 17', 23', 51'
Biggar (1/1) 70'
Drop: Biggar 64'
Report[44] Pen: Farrell (1/3) 20'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,104
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts   75'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar   75'
SH 9 Mike Phillips   75'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton   75'
RL 5 Ian Evans   70'
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones
TP 3 Adam Jones   73'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard   52'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins (c)   61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   52'
PR 17 Paul James   61'
PR 18 Scott Andrews   73'
LK 19 Andrew Coombs   70'
FL 20 Aaron Shingler   75'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams   75'
FH 22 James Hook   75'
CE 23 Scott Williams   75'
Coach:
  Rob Howley
 
FB 15 Alex Goode   64'
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 Brad Barritt
LW 11 Mike Brown
FH 10 Owen Farrell   67'
SH 9 Ben Youngs   64'
N8 8 Tom Wood   67'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Croft
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Joe Launchbury   52'
TP 3 Dan Cole   72'
HK 2 Tom Youngs   52'
LP 1 Joe Marler   44'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dylan Hartley   52'
PR 17 David Wilson   72'
PR 18 Mako Vunipola   44'
LK 19 Courtney Lawes   52'
FL 20 James Haskell   67'
SH 21 Danny Care   64'
FH 22 Toby Flood   67'
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees   64'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
  Justin Tipuric

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
John Lacey (Ireland)
Television match official:
Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Notes:

  • James Haskell (England) earned his 50th cap.
  • This was Wales' biggest ever win over England.
  • This was Wales' first back-to-back titles since they won the Five Nations Championship in 1978 and 1979.

16 March 2013
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
France   23–16   Scotland
Try: Fofana 65' c
Médard 70' c
Con: Michalak (1/1) 66'
Machenaud (1/1) 71'
Pen: Michalak (3/3) 44', 49', 53'
Report[45] Try: Visser 75' c
Con: Jackson (1/1) 75'
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 8', 14', 58'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 81,158
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Yoann Huget
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud   74'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak   70'
SH 9 Morgan Parra   40'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c)   63' to 67'
BF 6 Antonie Claassen   68'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina   70'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   63'
HK 2 Benjamin Kayser   54'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo   54'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guilhem Guirado   54'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty   54'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon   63'
LK 19 Christophe Samson   70'
FL 20 Yannick Nyanga   63'   67'   68'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud   40'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc   70'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou   74'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland   30'
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Duncan Weir   67'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw   74'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie   70'
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch
RL 5 Jim Hamilton
LL 4 Grant Gilchrist   53'
TP 3 Euan Murray   64'
HK 2 Ross Ford   74'
LP 1 Ryan Grant   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dougie Hall   74'
PR 17 Moray Low   63'
PR 18 Geoff Cross   64'
LK 19 Alastair Kellock   53'
N8 20 Ryan Wilson   70'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos   74'
FH 22 Ruaridh Jackson   67'
CE 23 Max Evans   30'
Coach:
  Scott Johnson

Man of the Match:
  Wesley Fofana

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official:
Carlo Damasco (Italy)

  • Gaël Fickou (France) and Grant Gilchrist (Scotland) made their international debuts.
  • Despite winning this match, France finished last in the table for the first time since 1999, and was awarded the wooden spoon as a result.

StatisticsEdit

Media coverageEdit

In the United Kingdom, BBC One[46] televised the all matches live apart from the round five match between France and Scotland which was televised live on both BBC HD and BBC Two. There was also a forum show on the BBC Red Button for satellite, cable and Freeview viewers after several matches. Four days after the conclusion of the tournament, there was a highlights programme called “Wales v England: We Did It!” shown at 10:50pm on BBC One in Wales.

In Wales, Wales matches were televised live in Welsh by S4C.

Elsewhere, the tournament's matches were televised live by RTÉ in Ireland,[47] France Télévisions in France, Sky Italia in Italy, ESPN in Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Japan, SuperSport in South Africa, ESPN+ in Latin America, ESPN Brasil in Brazil, Setanta Sports Asia in Southeast Asia, Dolce Sport in Romania, Nova Sports in Greece, Sport TV in Portugal, Sport 1 in eastern Europe as well as Channel 9, Arena Sport TV and Canal+.

In the United States, BBC America televised one match from each week live[48] while Universal Sports televised all the matches in delay[49] as did Sportsnet World in Canada.

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