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2014 Six Nations Championship

The 2014 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2014 RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 15th 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 120th edition of the tournament.[1]

2014 Six Nations Championship
Date1 February  – 15 March 2014
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions Ireland (12th title)
Triple Crown England (24th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Millennium Trophy England
Centenary Quaich Ireland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy France
Matches played15
Attendance1,038,744 (69,250 per match)
Tries scored61 (4.07 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Ireland Jonathan Sexton (66)
Top try scorer(s)England Mike Brown (4)
Ireland Jonathan Sexton (4)
Player of the tournamentEngland Mike Brown
Official websiteOfficial website
2013 (Previous) (Next) 2015

Going into the final day, three teams could have still won the championship – Ireland, England and France. In the final game, Ireland hung on to win against France by just two points and secure the championship, on points difference over England.[2] This was their first championship since 2009, and the 12th title they have won, including predecessor championships.[3][4]

The final game also saw the retirement of Brian O'Driscoll from international rugby, with a record number of 141 international caps – 133 for Ireland (83 as captain), and 8 for the British and Irish Lions.[5][6][7]

England won the Triple Crown by beating Wales, Scotland and Ireland[8] – they became the first team to win the Triple Crown while another of the Home Nations won the championship outright.

The 2014 tournament saw 12 players earn their first cap – three English, four French, two Scottish, one Irish, one Italian and one Welsh. Sergio Parisse and Martin Castrogiovanni became the most-capped Italian players with 105 caps,[9][10] with Gethin Jenkins earning the same number to become the most-capped Welsh player.[11] In their match against Wales on the 1st of February, Italy broke the world record for the most-capped starting pack with 587 caps, surpassing the previous record of 546 caps as held by New Zealand.

ParticipantsEdit

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity City
  England Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London   Stuart Lancaster Chris Robshaw
  France Stade de France 81,338 Saint-Denis   Philippe Saint-André Pascal Papé1
  Ireland Aviva Stadium 51,700 Dublin   Joe Schmidt Paul O'Connell2
  Italy Stadio Olimpico 73,261 Rome   Jacques Brunel Sergio Parisse3
  Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh   Scott Johnson (interim) Kelly Brown4
  Wales Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff   Warren Gatland Sam Warburton5

1 Replaced original captain Thierry Dusautoir who was ruled out of the Six Nations ahead of the tournament due to tearing a tendon in his right biceps.[12]
2 Except the opening week fixture against Scotland as he was ruled out as he suffered from a chest infection. Jamie Heaslip was captain of the fixture.[13]
3 Except the round 4 match against Ireland as he was injured. Marco Bortolami was captain for that match.[14]
4 Except for the round 2 match against England and the round 3 match against Italy as he was dropped. Greig Laidlaw was captain of those matches.[15] Brown returned as captain for the last two matches against France and Wales.[16]
5 Except for the opening match against Italy as he did not captain as he had not recovered from a shoulder injury. Alun Wyn Jones was captain for that match.[17]

SquadsEdit

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Tries Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1   Ireland 5 4 0 1 132 49 +83 16 8
2   England 5 4 0 1 138 65 +73 14 8
3   Wales 5 3 0 2 122 79 +43 11 6
4   France 5 3 0 2 101 100 +1 9 6
5   Scotland 5 1 0 4 47 138 −91 4 2
6   Italy 5 0 0 5 63 172 −109 7 0

FixturesEdit

The 2014 Six Nations Championship saw the return of a Friday night fixture, last seen during the 2011 Six Nations Championship, where Wales faced France in the third week of the championship at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.[18]

Round 1Edit

1 February 2014
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   23–15   Italy
Try: Cuthbert 3' c
S. Williams 37' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 4', 39'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/4) 28', 66', 73'
Report[19] Try: Campagnaro (2) 42' m, 68' c
Con: Allan (1/2) 69'
Pen: Allan (1/2) 13'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 66,974
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Scott Williams
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips   67'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Dan Lydiate   64'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Luke Charteris   57'
TP 3 Adam Jones   64'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard   67'
LP 1 Paul James   78'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   67'
PR 17 Ryan Bevington   78'
PR 18 Rhodri Jones   64'
LK 19 Andrew Coombs   57'
FL 20 Sam Warburton   64'
SH 21 Rhys Webb   67'
FH 22 James Hook
FB 23 Liam Williams
Coach:
  Warren Gatland
 
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Alberto Sgarbi
LW 11 Leonardo Sarto   76'
FH 10 Tommaso Allan
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   65'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco   57'   72'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni   72'
RL 5 Marco Bortolami   68'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni   68'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   57'
LP 1 Michele Rizzo   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon   57'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi   55'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini   68'
FL 19 Joshua Furno   68'
FL 20 Francesco Minto   57'
SH 21 Tobias Botes   65'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera
WG 23 Tommaso Iannone   76'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
  Michele Campagnaro

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)
Television match official:
Iain Ramage (Scotland)

Notes:


1 February 2014
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
France   26–24   England
Try: Huget (2) 1' m, 17' m
Fickou 76' c
Con: Doussain (0/2)
Machenaud (1/1) 78'
Pen: Doussain (2/2) 10', 22'
Machenaud (1/1) 69'
Report[21] Try: Brown 36' m
Burrell 47' c
Con: Farrell (1/2) 48'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 5', 42'
Goode (1/1) 72'
Drop: Care (1/1) 56'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,763
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud   74'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Jules Plisson
SH 9 Jean-Marc Doussain   57'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles   65'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux   40'
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga
RL 5 Pascal Papé (c)
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart   43'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   48'
HK 2 Benjamin Kayser   43'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo   48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski   43'
PR 17 Yannick Forestier   48'
PR 18 Rabah Slimani   48'
LK 19 Yoann Maestri   43'
FL 20 Antoine Burban   40'
N8 21 Damien Chouly   65'
SH 22 Maxime Machenaud   57'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou   74'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André
 
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell   65'
OC 13 Luther Burrell
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees
LW 11 Jonny May   8'
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Danny Care   61'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola   65'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood
RL 5 Courtney Lawes   67'
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   58'
LP 1 Joe Marler   51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   58'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   51'
PR 18 Henry Thomas
LK 19 Dave Attwood   67'
N8 20 Ben Morgan   65'
SH 21 Lee Dickson   61'
CE 22 Brad Barritt   65'
FB 23 Alex Goode   8'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
  Yoann Huget

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Jim Yuille (Scotland)

Notes:


2 February 2014
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland   28–6   Scotland
Try: Trimble 40' m
Heaslip 46' c
R. Kearney 70' c
Con: Sexton (2/3) 47', 72'
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 13', 22', 56'
Report[22] Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 18', 42'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll   72'
IC 12 Luke Marshall
LW 11 David Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   72'
SH 9 Conor Murray   72'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Chris Henry
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony   65'
RL 5 Dan Tuohy
LL 4 Devin Toner   73'
TP 3 Mike Ross   62'
HK 2 Rory Best   65'
LP 1 Cian Healy   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   65'
PR 17 Jack McGrath   63'
PR 18 Martin Moore   62'
LK 19 Iain Henderson   73'
FL 20 Tommy O'Donnell   65'
SH 21 Isaac Boss   72'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson   72'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden   72'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland   31'
OC 13 Alex Dunbar
IC 12 Duncan Taylor   64'
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw   73'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)   56'
BF 6 Ryan Wilson
RL 5 Jim Hamilton   56'
LL 4 Tim Swinson
TP 3 Moray Low   65'
HK 2 Ross Ford   67'
LP 1 Ryan Grant   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Pat MacArthur   67'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson   52'
PR 18 Geoff Cross   65'
LK 19 Richie Gray   56'
N8 20 Johnnie Beattie   56'
SH 21 Chris Cusiter   73'
CE 22 Matt Scott   64'
WG 23 Max Evans   31'
Coach:
  Scott Johnson

Man of the Match:
  Jamie Heaslip

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Carlo Damasco (Italy)

Notes:

  • Paul O'Connell was named at lock for this match, but was ruled out with a chest infection hours before kick-off. He was replaced by Dan Tuohy.[23]
  • Ireland reclaimed the Centenary Quaich after losing it in 2013.
  • Martin Moore made his international debut for Ireland.
  • Brian O'Driscoll made his 129th appearance for Ireland to surpass Ronan O'Gara as Ireland's most-capped player.
  • Rob Kearney earned his 50th test cap.

Round 2Edit

8 February 2014
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland   26–3   Wales
Try: Henry 31' c
Jackson 78' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 33'
Jackson (1/1) 79'
Pen: Sexton (4/5) 7', 16', 45', 55'
Report[24] Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 55'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,045
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble   60'
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 David Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   74'
SH 9 Conor Murray   79'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Chris Henry
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)   54'
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross   54'
HK 2 Rory Best   72'
LP 1 Cian Healy   67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   72'
PR 17 Jack McGrath   67'
PR 18 Martin Moore   54'
LK 19 Dan Tuohy   54'   63'
FL 20 Tommy O'Donnell   63'
SH 21 Isaac Boss   79'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson   74'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden   60'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Scott Williams   16'
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips   79' to 80'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate   70'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Andrew Coombs   70'
TP 3 Adam Jones   60'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard   60'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   60'
PR 17 Paul James   70'
PR 18 Rhodri Jones   60'
LK 19 Jake Ball   70'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric   70'
SH 21 Rhys Webb
FH 22 James Hook
FB 23 Liam Williams   16'
Coach:
  Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
  Peter O'Mahony

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
JP Doyle (England)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Paul James and Leigh Halfpenny earned their 50th test caps, with Halfpenny becoming the youngest Welsh player to reach the landmark.
  • Jake Ball made his international debut for Wales.
  • This was Wales' first Six Nations fixture that they have failed to score a try in since their 28–9 loss to France in 2011.

8 February 2014
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   0–20   England
Pen: Laidlaw (0/2)
Report[25] Try: Burrell 14' c
Brown 58' c
Con: Farrell (2/2) 15', 59'
Pen: Farrell (1/4) 28'
Drop: Care (1/1) 5'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour   64'
OC 13 Alex Dunbar   51' to 61'
IC 12 Matt Scott   72'
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)   64'
N8 8 David Denton   52'
OF 7 Chris Fusaro
BF 6 Ryan Wilson
RL 5 Jim Hamilton   69'
LL 4 Tim Swinson
TP 3 Moray Low   69'
HK 2 Ross Ford   42'
LP 1 Ryan Grant   42'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson   42'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson   42'
PR 18 Geoff Cross   69'
LK 19 Jonny Gray   69'
N8 20 Johnnie Beattie   52'
SH 21 Chris Cusiter   64'
CE 22 Duncan Taylor   72'
WG 23 Max Evans   64'
Coach:
  Scott Johnson
 
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell
OC 13 Luther Burrell   73'
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees
LW 11 Jonny May   70'
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Danny Care   73'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola   69'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury   62'
TP 3 Dan Cole   75'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   69'
LP 1 Joe Marler   64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   69'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   64'
PR 18 Henry Thomas   75'
LK 19 Dave Attwood   62'
N8 20 Ben Morgan   69'
SH 21 Lee Dickson   73'
CE 22 Brad Barritt   73'
FB 23 Alex Goode   70'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
  Mike Brown

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Eric Gauzins (France)

Notes:

  • England retained the Calcutta Cup.
  • Chris Fusaro made his international debut for Scotland.
  • This was the first match in which Scotland failed to score any points against England since their 15–0 loss in 1978.

9 February 2014
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
France   30–10   Italy
Try: Picamoles 42' c
Fofana 45' c
Bonneval 51' c
Con: Doussain (3/3) 43', 46', 52'
Pen: Doussain (3/5) 26', 33', 38'
Report[26] Try: Iannone 76' c
Con: Orquera (1/1) 77'
Pen: Allan (1/2) 28'
Garcia (0/2)
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud   72'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Hugo Bonneval
FH 10 Jules Plisson   66'
SH 9 Jean-Marc Doussain   60'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles   57'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux   75'
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga   74'   75'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c)   66'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   48'   74'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski   57'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo   48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser   57'
PR 17 Yannick Forestier   48'
PR 18 Rabah Slimani   70'   48'
LK 19 Sébastien Vahaamahina   69' to 79'   66'
N8 20 Damien Chouly   57'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud   60'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc   66'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou   72'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André
 
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Tommaso Iannone
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia
LW 11 Leonardo Sarto
FH 10 Tommaso Allan   63'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   63'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco   74'
BF 6 Francesco Minto   51'
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys   70'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni   58'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   58'
LP 1 Alberto De Marchi   58'   74'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon   58'
PR 17 Michele Rizzo   70'   58'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini   58'
LK 19 Marco Bortolami   70'
FL 20 Alessandro Zanni   51'
SH 21 Tobias Botes   63'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera   63'
WG 23 Angelo Esposito
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
  Wesley Fofana

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)
Television match official:
Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

Notes:


Round 3Edit

21 February 2014
20:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   27–6   France
Try: North 5' m
Warburton 63' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 63'
Pen: Halfpenny (5/6) 2', 9', 19', 34', 40'
Report[27] Pen: Doussain (1/2) 16'
Plisson (1/2) 31'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,086
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny   70'
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 George North
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Rhys Priestland   70'
SH 9 Rhys Webb   70'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate   50'   62'   70'
RL 5 Jake Ball   70'
LL 4 Luke Charteris
TP 3 Adam Jones   70'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard   56'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   50' to 60'   70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   56'
PR 17 Paul James   50'   62'   70'
PR 18 Rhodri Jones   70'
LK 19 Andrew Coombs   70'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric   70'
SH 21 Mike Phillips   70'
FH 22 Dan Biggar   70'
FH 23 James Hook   70'
Coach:
  Warren Gatland
 
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud   70'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Hugo Bonneval
FH 10 Jules Plisson   63'
SH 9 Jean-Marc Doussain   40'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles   62' to 72'
OF 7 Wenceslas Lauret
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga   50'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri   63'
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c)
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   50' to 60'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski   63'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Brice Mach   63'
PR 17 Yannick Forestier   63'
PR 18 Vincent Debaty   50'   62'
LK 19 Sébastien Vahaamahina   63'
N8 20 Damien Chouly   62'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud   40'
FH 22 Rémi Talès   63'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou   70'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
  Gethin Jenkins

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Brice Mach made his international debut for France.
  • Alun Wyn Jones was named in the Wales starting XV, but was ruled out hours before kick-off due to an injury to his foot. Jake Ball was promoted from the bench, with Andrew Coombs taking his place.[28]

22 February 2014
14:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   20–21   Scotland
Try: Allan 39' c
Furno 70' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 40'
Orquera (1/1) 72'
Pen: Allan (2/3) 13', 31'
Report[29] Try: Dunbar (2) 53' m, 67' c
Con: Laidlaw (0/1)
Weir (1/1) 67'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 22', 45'
Drop: Weir (1/1) 79'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 66,271
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia
LW 11 Leonardo Sarto
FH 10 Tommaso Allan   68'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   63'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Robert Barbieri   63'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni   73'
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni   57'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   57'
LP 1 Alberto De Marchi   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon   57'
PR 17 Matías Agüero   57'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini   57'
LK 19 Marco Bortolami   73'
FL 20 Paul Derbyshire   63'
SH 21 Tobias Botes   63'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera   68'
WG 23 Tommaso Iannone
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour   55'
OC 13 Alex Dunbar   72'
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)   63'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie
OF 7 Chris Fusaro   52'
BF 6 Ryan Wilson
RL 5 Jim Hamilton
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Moray Low   38'
HK 2 Scott Lawson
LP 1 Ryan Grant   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson   58'
PR 18 Geoff Cross   38'
LK 19 Tim Swinson
N8 20 David Denton   52'
SH 21 Chris Cusiter   63'
CE 22 Duncan Taylor   72'
WG 23 Max Evans   55'
Coach:
  Scott Johnson

Man of the Match:
  Joshua Furno

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
Geoff Warren (England)

Notes:


22 February 2014
16:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England   13–10   Ireland
Try: Care 56' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 56'
Pen: Farrell (2/3) 24', 53'
Report[30] Try: R. Kearney 41' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 42'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 49'
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell
OC 13 Luther Burrell
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Danny Care
N8 8 Billy Vunipola   36'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood   69'
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 David Wilson   69'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   74'
LP 1 Joe Marler   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   74'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   63'
PR 18 Henry Thomas   69'
LK 19 Dave Attwood   69'
N8 20 Ben Morgan   36'
SH 21 Lee Dickson
FH 22 George Ford
FB 23 Alex Goode
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble   65'
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll   79'
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 David Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray   79'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Chris Henry   73'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony   69'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross   61'
HK 2 Rory Best   73'
LP 1 Cian Healy   71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   73'
PR 17 Jack McGrath   71'
PR 18 Martin Moore   61'
LK 19 Iain Henderson   69'
N8 20 Jordi Murphy   73'
SH 21 Isaac Boss   79'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson   79'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden   65'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
  Mike Brown

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Jim Yuille (Scotland)

Notes:


Round 4Edit

8 March 2014
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland   46–7   Italy
Try: Sexton (2) 6' c, 59' m
Trimble 37' c
Healy 52' m
Cronin 68' c
McFadden 77' c
McGrath 80' m
Con: Sexton (2/4) 6', 39'
Jackson (2/3) 69', 77'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 31'
Report[32] Try: Sarto 24' c
Con: Orquera (1/1) 25'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll   61'
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 David Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   63'
SH 9 Conor Murray   16'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Chris Henry   73'
BF 6 Iain Henderson   53'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross   56'
HK 2 Rory Best   54'
LP 1 Cian Healy   53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   54'
PR 17 Jack McGrath   53'
PR 18 Martin Moore   56'
FL 19 Rhys Ruddock   53'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy   73'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan   16'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson   63'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden   61'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt
 
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia   63'
LW 11 Leonardo Sarto
FH 10 Luciano Orquera   63'
SH 9 Tito Tebaldi   70'
N8 8 Robert Barbieri
OF 7 Paul Derbyshire   34'   39'   56'
BF 6 Joshua Furno
RL 5 Marco Bortolami (c)   63'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni   7'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   70'
LP 1 Alberto De Marchi   56'   70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon   70'
PR 17 Michele Rizzo   56'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini   7'   70'
LK 19 Antonio Pavanello   63'
N8 20 Manoa Vosawai   34'   39'   56'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori   70'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan   63'
FB 23 Andrea Masi   63'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
  Brian O'Driscoll

Touch judges:
Pascal Gauzère (France)
Greg Garner (England)
Television match official:
Geoff Warren (England)

Notes:


8 March 2014
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   17–19   France
Try: Hogg 12' c
Seymour 22' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2) 13', 22'
Pen: Laidlaw (0/1)
Weir (1/2) 61'
Report[35] Try: Huget 45' c
Con: Machenaud (1/1) 46'
Pen: Machenaud (3/4) 1', 10', 16'
Doussain (1/1) 78'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Alex Dunbar
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Sean Lamont   29'
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)
BF 6 Johnnie Beattie   16'
RL 5 Jim Hamilton   68'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Geoff Cross
HK 2 Scott Lawson   51'
LP 1 Ryan Grant
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford   51'
PR 17 Moray Low
PR 18 Euan Murray
LK 19 Tim Swinson   68'
FL 20 Ryan Wilson   16'
SH 21 Chris Cusiter
CE 22 Duncan Taylor
WG 23 Max Evans   29'
Coach:
  Scott Johnson
 
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud   68'
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Jules Plisson   47'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud   74'
N8 8 Damien Chouly
OF 7 Alexandre Lapandry
BF 6 Sébastien Vahaamahina   66'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri   59'
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c)
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   59'
HK 2 Brice Mach   47'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo   68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guilhem Guirado   47'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty   68'
PR 18 Rabah Slimani   59'
LK 19 Alexandre Flanquart   59'
N8 20 Antonie Claassen   66'
SH 21 Jean-Marc Doussain   74'
FH 22 Rémi Talès   47'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou   68'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
  David Denton

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
JP Doyle (England)
Television match official:
Gareth Simmonds (Wales)


9 March 2014
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England   29–18   Wales
Try: Care 4' c
Burrell 33' c
Con: Farrell (2/2) 5', 34'
Pen: Farrell (5/5) 18', 26', 45', 54', 58'
Report[36] Pen: Halfpenny (6/6) 8', 22', 30', 37', 40', 56'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,641
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Mike Brown   78'
RW 14 Jack Nowell
OC 13 Luther Burrell
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 Owen Farrell   78'
SH 9 Danny Care   78'
N8 8 Ben Morgan
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood   78'
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury   72'
TP 3 David Wilson   72'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   68'
LP 1 Joe Marler   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   68'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   63'
PR 18 Henry Thomas   72'
LK 19 Dave Attwood   72'
FL 20 Tom Johnson   78'
SH 21 Lee Dickson   78'
FH 22 George Ford   78'
FB 23 Alex Goode   78'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny   74'
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland   61'
SH 9 Rhys Webb   52'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate   72'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Jake Ball   72'
TP 3 Adam Jones   66'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard   54'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   53' to 63'   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   54'
PR 17 Paul James   63'
PR 18 Rhodri Jones   66'
LK 19 Andrew Coombs   72'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric   72'
SH 21 Mike Phillips   52'
FH 22 Dan Biggar   61'
FB 23 Liam Williams   74'
Coach:
  Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
  Courtney Lawes

Touch judges:
Steve Walsh (Australia)
Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Notes:


Round 5Edit

15 March 2014
13:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   11–52   England
Try: Sarto 68' m
Con: Allan (0/1)
Pen: Orquera (2/2) 6', 22'
Report[37] Try: Brown (2) 12' c, 37' c
Farrell 31' c
Nowell 52' c
Vunipola 60' c
Tuilagi 67' c
Robshaw 80+1' c
Con: Farrell (7/7) 13', 32', 39', 53', 61', 67', 80+2'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 10'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 71,257
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia   72'
LW 11 Leonardo Sarto
FH 10 Luciano Orquera   43'
SH 9 Tito Tebaldi   66'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Robert Barbieri
BF 6 Joshua Furno   55'
RL 5 Marco Bortolami   50' to 60'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini   46'   74'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
LP 1 Matías Agüero   46'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon
PR 17 Michele Rizzo   46'   74'
PR 18 Alberto De Marchi   46'
LK 19 George Biagi   61'
FL 20 Paul Derbyshire   55'   61'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori   66'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan   43'
FB 23 Andrea Masi   72'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel
 
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell
OC 13 Luther Burrell   53'
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees   70'
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Danny Care   66'
N8 8 Ben Morgan
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood   66'
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury   70'
TP 3 David Wilson   70'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   53'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola   75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   53'
PR 17 Matt Mullan   75'
PR 18 Henry Thomas   70'
LK 19 Dave Attwood   70'
FL 20 Tom Johnson   66'
SH 21 Lee Dickson   66'
FH 22 George Ford   70'
CE 23 Manu Tuilagi   53'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
  Mike Brown

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Notes:


15 March 2014
14:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   51–3   Scotland
Try: L. Williams 15' c
North (2) 33' c, 41' m
Roberts (2) 38' c, 47' c
Faletau 52' m
R. Williams 73' c
Con: Biggar (4/6) 15', 23', 39', 48'
Hook (1/1) 74'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 8', 23'
Report[38] Pen: Laidlaw (1/3) 3'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,547
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Liam Williams   62'
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar   62'
SH 9 Mike Phillips   53'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate   53'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Luke Charteris   62'
TP 3 Rhodri Jones   57'
HK 2 Ken Owens   57'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard   57'
PR 17 Paul James   57'
PR 18 Adam Jones   57'
LK 19 Jake Ball   62'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric   53'
SH 21 Rhodri Williams   53'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland   62'
FH 23 James Hook   62'
Coach:
  Warren Gatland
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg   22'
RW 14 Dougie Fife   66'
OC 13 Alex Dunbar
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Max Evans
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw   61'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)   8'
BF 6 Ryan Wilson
RL 5 Jim Hamilton   54'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Geoff Cross   40'
HK 2 Scott Lawson   45'
LP 1 Ryan Grant   45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford   45'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson   45'
PR 18 Euan Murray   40'
LK 19 Tim Swinson   54'
FL 20 Alasdair Strokosch   8'
SH 21 Chris Cusiter   61'
FH 22 Duncan Taylor   66'
FB 23 Jack Cuthbert
Coach:
  Scott Johnson

Man of the Match:
  Liam Williams

Touch judges:
Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Greg Garner (England)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes


15 March 2014
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
France   20–22   Ireland
Try: Dulin 30' c
Szarzewski 62' c
Con: Machenaud (2/2) 31', 63'
Pen: Machenaud (2/2) 1', 14'
Doussain (0/1)
Report[39] Try: Sexton (2) 20' m, 46' c
Trimble 25' c
Con: Sexton (2/3) 26', 47'
Pen: Sexton (1/2) 52'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,337
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud
IC 12 Gaël Fickou   75'
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Rémi Talès
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud   66'
N8 8 Damien Chouly
OF 7 Alexandre Lapandry   75'
BF 6 Louis Picamoles   66'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri   53'
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c)
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   36'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski   68'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guilhem Guirado   68'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty   40'
PR 18 Rabah Slimani   36'
LK 19 Alexandre Flanquart   53'
LK 20 Sébastien Vahaamahina   66'
FL 21 Wenceslas Lauret   75'
SH 22 Jean-Marc Doussain   66'
CE 23 Maxime Mermoz   75'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy   66'
LW 11 David Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   68'
SH 9 Conor Murray   63'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Chris Henry
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony   63'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross   63'
HK 2 Rory Best   70'
LP 1 Cian Healy   70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   70'
PR 17 Jack McGrath   70'
PR 18 Martin Moore   63'
LK 19 Iain Henderson   63'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy
SH 21 Eoin Reddan   63'
FH 22 Ian Madigan   68'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden   66'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
  Brian O'Driscoll

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

Notes:

  • This was the final Test match for Brian O'Driscoll, who had previously announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2013–14 season.[40]
  • This game was the deciding game of the 2014 Six Nations Championship:
  • If Ireland won, they would win the championship.
  • If the game were drawn, or if France won by less than 70 points, England would win the Championship.
  • If France won by 71 points or more, they would win the Championship. If they won by exactly 70, it would decided on whichever team (France or England) had score more tries.

StatisticsEdit

Media coverageEdit

In the United Kingdom, BBC One televised all the matches live with the round one match between Ireland and Scotland on at 2:30pm except Scotland and Scotland HD which was on twenty five minutes later while the match between Wales and France was on at 7:30pm in Wales and Wales HD and twenty five minutes later in the rest of the UK.[41] There was a forum show on the BBC Red Button for satellite and cable viewers after several matches. Wales matches were televised live in Welsh language on S4C.

Elsewhere, the tournament's matches were televised live by France Télévisions in France, RTÉ in Ireland[42] DMAX in Italy in the first year of a four-year contract[43] and Canal+ Deportes in Spain.

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