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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 rugby union tournament. 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.

2015 Six Nations Championship
Date6 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 played15
Attendance1,040,680 (69,379 per match)
Tries scored62 (4.13 per match)
Top point scorer(s)England George Ford (75)
Top try scorer(s)England Jonathan Joseph (4)
Player of the tournamentIreland Paul O'Connell[1]
Official websiteSix Nations Website
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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]

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 Thierry Dusautoir
  Ireland Aviva Stadium 51,700 Dublin   Joe Schmidt Paul O'Connell
  Italy Stadio Olimpico 73,261 Rome   Jacques Brunel Sergio Parisse*
  Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh   Vern Cotter Greig Laidlaw
  Wales Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff   Warren Gatland Sam Warburton

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

SquadsEdit

TableEdit

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)

FixturesEdit

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]

Round 1Edit

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   60' to 70'
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North   30'   38'
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb   68'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Jake Ball   68'
TP 3 Samson Lee   71'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin
PR 17 Paul James   59'
PR 18 Aaron Jarvis   71'
LK 19 Luke Charteris   68'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric
SH 21 Mike Phillips   68'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland
FB 23 Liam Williams   30'   38'
Coach:
  Warren Gatland
 
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Luther Burrell   75'
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs   68'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell
RL 5 George Kruis   71'
LL 4 Dave Attwood
TP 3 Dan Cole   61'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   54'
LP 1 Joe Marler   54'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   54'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   54'
PR 18 Kieran Brookes   61'
N8 19 Nick Easter   71'
FL 20 Tom Croft
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth   68'
FH 22 Danny Cipriani
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees   75'
Coach:
  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   76'
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro   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   68'   74'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni   46'
RL 5 George Biagi   74'
LL 4 Joshua Furno
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni   68'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   63' to 73'   74'
LP 1 Matías Agüero   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici   68'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi   52'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini   68'
LK 19 Marco Fuser   67'
FL 20 Marco Barbini   46'   67' to 74'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani
FH 22 Tommaso Allan   63'
WG 23 Giovanbattista Venditti   76'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe   67'
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Ian Keatley   65'
SH 9 Conor Murray   68'
N8 8 Jordi Murphy
OF 7 Tommy O'Donnell
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony   65'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross   51'
HK 2 Rory Best   46'
LP 1 Jack McGrath   67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   46'
PR 17 James Cronin   67'
PR 18 Martin Moore   51'
LK 19 Iain Henderson   65'
N8 20 Robbie Diack
SH 21 Isaac Boss   68'
FH 22 Ian Madigan   65'
FB 23 Felix Jones   67'
Coach:
  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   71'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Teddy Thomas
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Rory Kockott   54'
N8 8 Damien Chouly
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)   79'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé   60'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani   54'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado   47'
LP 1 Alexandre Menini   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser   47'
PR 17 Uini Atonio   54'
PR 18 Eddy Ben Arous   40'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua   60'
N8 20 Loann Goujon   79'
SH 21 Morgan Parra   54'
FH 22 Rémi Tales
CE 23 Rémi Lamerat   71'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour   16'
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Alex Dunbar   67'
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)   78'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie   61' to 71'
OF 7 Blair Cowan   54'   61'
BF 6 Rob Harley   52'   54'   61'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray   64'
TP 3 Euan Murray   64'
HK 2 Ross Ford   67'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson   64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown   67'
PR 17 Gordon Reid   64'
PR 18 Geoff Cross   64'
LK 19 Jim Hamilton   64'
FL 20 Alasdair Strokosch   52'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne   78'
CE 22 Peter Horne   67'
WG 23 Dougie Fife   16'
Coach:
  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:

Round 2Edit

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   12'
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Luther Burrell
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford   62'
SH 9 Ben Youngs   66'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell   62'
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Dave Attwood   50'
TP 3 Dan Cole   58'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   58'
LP 1 Joe Marler   62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   58'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   62'
PR 18 Kieran Brookes   58'
N8 19 Nick Easter   50'
FL 20 Tom Croft   62'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth   66'
FH 22 Danny Cipriani   62'
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees   12'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster
 
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto   71'
OC 13 Luca Morisi
IC 12 Andrea Masi
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Kelly Haimona   69'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   69'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco   58'
BF 6 Francesco Minto   28'   37'
RL 5 Marco Bortolami   45'
LL 4 George Biagi
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni   58'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   58'
LP 1 Alberto De Marchi   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici   58'
PR 17 Matías Agüero   58'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini   58'
LK 19 Joshua Furno   45'
FL 20 Samuela Vunisa   28'   37'   58'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani   69'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan   69'
CE 23 Giulio Bisegni   71'
Coach:
  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   44' to 54'
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip   60'
OF 7 Seán O'Brien   65'   71'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner   74'
TP 3 Mike Ross   62'
HK 2 Rory Best   60' to 70'   71'
LP 1 Jack McGrath   62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   65'
PR 17 Cian Healy   62'
PR 18 Martin Moore   62'
LK 19 Iain Henderson   74'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy   60'
SH 21 Isaac Boss
FH 22 Ian Madigan   44'   54'
FB 23 Felix Jones
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt
 
FB 15 Scott Spedding   52'
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud   44' to 52'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana   15'   22'
LW 11 Teddy Thomas   32'
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Rory Kockott   65'
N8 8 Damien Chouly   71'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé   52' to 62'   63'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani   49'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado   49'
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous   49'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser   49'
PR 17 Uini Atonio   49'
PR 18 Vincent Debaty   49'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua   63'
N8 20 Loann Goujon   71'
SH 21 Morgan Parra   65'
FH 22 Rémi Tales   44'
CE 23 Rémi Lamerat   15'   22'   32'
Coach:
  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'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Lamont
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Alex Dunbar   58'
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell   30' to 40'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)   71'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie   58'
OF 7 Blair Cowan
BF 6 Rob Harley
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray   56'
TP 3 Geoff Cross   49'
HK 2 Ross Ford   71'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson   61'   64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown   71'
PR 17 Gordon Reid   61'   64'
PR 18 Jon Welsh   49'
LK 19 Jim Hamilton   56'
FL 20 Alasdair Strokosch   58'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne   71'
FH 22 Greig Tonks
CE 23 Matt Scott   58'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies   35' to 45'
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb   74'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate   61'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Jake Ball   60'
TP 3 Aaron Jarvis   60'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard   60'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin   60'
PR 17 Paul James   71'
PR 18 Scott Andrews   60'
LK 19 Luke Charteris   60'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric   61'
SH 21 Mike Phillips   74'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland
CE 23 Scott Williams
Coach:
  Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

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

Round 3Edit

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   66'
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Peter Horne   78'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)   74'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie   50'
OF 7 Blair Cowan
BF 6 Rob Harley
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Tim Swinson   69'
TP 3 Euan Murray   74'
HK 2 Ross Ford   66'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson   66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown   66'
PR 17 Ryan Grant   66'
PR 18 Geoff Cross   74'
LK 19 Ben Toolis   77' to 80'   69'
FL 20 Hamish Watson   79' to 80'   50'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne   74'
FH 22 Greig Tonks   78'
CE 23 Matt Scott   66'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter
 
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Michele Visentin
OC 13 Luca Morisi
IC 12 Enrico Bacchin
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti   69'
FH 10 Kelly Haimona   43'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro   61'
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 George Biagi   66'
TP 3 Dario Chistolini   56'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   66'
LP 1 Matías Agüero   56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici   66'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi   56'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini   56'
LK 19 Marco Fuser   66'
FL 20 Samuela Vunisa   61'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani
FH 22 Tommaso Allan   43'
CE 23 Giulio Bisegni   69'
Coach:
  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'
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat   17'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana   69'
LW 11 Sofiane Guitoune
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Morgan Parra   52'
N8 8 Damien Chouly   73'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Romain Taofifénua   61'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani   52'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado   52'
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser   52'
PR 17 Uini Atonio   52'
PR 18 Vincent Debaty   52'
LK 19 Jocelino Suta   61'
N8 20 Loann Goujon   73'
SH 21 Sébastien Tillous-Borde   52'
FH 22 Rémi Tales   69'
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud   17'
Coach:
  Philippe Saint-André
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar   74'
SH 9 Rhys Webb
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)   69'
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Luke Charteris   69'
TP 3 Samson Lee   79'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin   69'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard   69'
PR 17 Paul James   69'
PR 18 Aaron Jarvis   79'
LK 19 Bradley Davies   69'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric   69'
SH 21 Mike Phillips
FH 22 Rhys Priestland   74'
CE 23 Scott Williams
Coach:
  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   70'
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   54'
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jordi Murphy
OF 7 Seán O'Brien   24'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner   65'
TP 3 Mike Ross   57'
HK 2 Rory Best   73'
LP 1 Jack McGrath   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   73'
PR 17 Cian Healy   58'
PR 18 Martin Moore   57'
LK 19 Iain Henderson   65'
FL 20 Tommy O'Donnell   24'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan
FH 22 Ian Madigan   54'
FB 23 Felix Jones   70'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt
 
FB 15 Alex Goode
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph   67'
IC 12 Luther Burrell
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs   67'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell   61'
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Dave Attwood   67'
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   53'
LP 1 Joe Marler   65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   53'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   65'
PR 18 Henry Thomas
N8 19 Nick Easter   67'
FL 20 Tom Croft   61'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth   67'
FH 22 Danny Cipriani
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees   67'
Coach:
  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:

Round 4Edit

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'
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies   77' to 80'
IC 12 Jamie Roberts   59'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb   68'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)   27' to 37'
BF 6 Dan Lydiate   68'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones   71'
LL 4 Luke Charteris
TP 3 Samson Lee   12'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin   56'   78'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard   56'   78'
PR 17 Rob Evans   40'
PR 18 Aaron Jarvis   12'
LK 19 Jake Ball   71'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric   68'
SH 21 Mike Phillips   68'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland
CE 23 Scott Williams   59'
Coach:
  Warren Gatland
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   74'
SH 9 Conor Murray   62'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip   71'
OF 7 Seán O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner   62'
TP 3 Mike Ross   62'
HK 2 Rory Best   62'
LP 1 Jack McGrath   56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   62'
PR 17 Cian Healy   56'
PR 18 Martin Moore   62'
LK 19 Iain Henderson   62'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy   71'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan   62'
FH 22 Ian Madigan   74'
FB 23 Felix Jones
Coach:
  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   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   66'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell   66'
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Dave Attwood   50'
TP 3 Dan Cole   66'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   50'
LP 1 Joe Marler   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   50'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   59'
PR 18 Kieran Brookes   66'
LK 19 Geoff Parling   50'
FL 20 Tom Wood   66'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth   66'
FH 22 Danny Cipriani   76'
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Dougie Fife
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Matt Scott   40'
LW 11 Tommy Seymour
FH 10 Finn Russell   71'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 David Denton   54'
OF 7 Blair Cowan
BF 6 Rob Harley   66'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Jim Hamilton   35'   40'   47'
TP 3 Euan Murray   54'
HK 2 Ross Ford   59'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown   59'
PR 17 Ryan Grant   59'
PR 18 Geoff Cross   54'
LK 19 Tim Swinson   35'   40'   47'
N8 20 Johnnie Beattie   66'
N8 21 Adam Ashe   54'
SH 22 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne   71'
FH 23 Greig Tonks   40'
Coach:
  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   37'
IC 12 Andrea Masi
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Tommaso Allan   13'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   72'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)   74'
OF 7 Samuela Vunisa
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 George Biagi   50'
TP 3 Dario Chistolini   50'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   58'
LP 1 Matías Agüero   32'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici   58'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi   32'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini   50'
LK 19 Quintin Geldenhuys   50'
FL 20 Marco Barbini   74'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani   72'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera   13'
CE 23 Enrico Bacchin   37'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel
 
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Gaël Fickou   69'
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Noa Nakaitaci
FH 10 Camille Lopez   40'
SH 9 Sébastien Tillous-Borde   63'
N8 8 Loann Goujon   72'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri   64'
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   50'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado   53'
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser   53'
PR 17 Rabah Slimani   50'
PR 18 Vincent Debaty   57'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua   64'
N8 20 Damien Chouly   72'
SH 21 Rory Kockott   63'
FH 22 Jules Plisson   40'
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud   69'
Coach:
  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]

Round 5Edit

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   52' to 62'   73'
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Kelly Haimona   4'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   73'
N8 8 Samuela Vunisa   69'
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 George Biagi   50'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni   50'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (c)   50'
LP 1 Michele Rizzo   50'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici   50'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi   50'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini   50'
LK 19 Quintin Geldenhuys   64' to 74'   50'
FL 20 Robert Barbieri   69'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani   73'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera   4'
CE 23 Enrico Bacchin   73'
Coach:
  Jacques Brunel
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny   33'
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Liam Williams   70'
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb   70'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate   55'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Luke Charteris   73'
TP 3 Aaron Jarvis   73'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin   55'
LP 1 Rob Evans   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens   55'
PR 17 Rhys Gill   52'
PR 18 Scott Andrews   73'
LK 19 Jake Ball   73'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric   55'
SH 21 Gareth Davies   70'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland   70'
CE 23 Scott Williams   33'
Coach:
  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'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Dougie Fife   11' to 21'
OC 13 Mark Bennett   70'
IC 12 Matt Scott   69'
LW 11 Tommy Seymour
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)   55'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Blair Cowan
BF 6 Adam Ashe   55'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Jim Hamilton   52'
TP 3 Euan Murray   11'
HK 2 Ross Ford   52'
LP 1 Ryan Grant   31'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown   52'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson   31'
PR 18 Geoff Cross   55' to 65'   11'
LK 19 Tim Swinson   52'
FL 20 Rob Harley   55'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne   55'
FH 22 Greig Tonks   69'
WG 23 Tim Visser   11'   21'   70'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Luke Fitzgerald
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   70'
SH 9 Conor Murray   79'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien   72'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner   61'
TP 3 Mike Ross   45'
HK 2 Rory Best   61'
LP 1 Cian Healy   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   61'
PR 17 Jack McGrath   52'
PR 18 Martin Moore   45'
LK 19 Iain Henderson   61'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy   72'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan   79'
FH 22 Ian Madigan   70'
FB 23 Felix Jones
Coach:
  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:

  • Euan Murray earned his 66th test cap to become Scotland's most-capped prop, surpassing Allan Jacobsen's previous record of 65.[36]
  • Ireland required a win of at least 21 points in order to remain capable of winning the championship.
  • Ireland retain the Centenary Quaich.[37]
  • With this loss, Scotland are effectively whitewashed, and finish at the bottom of the table for the fourth time in the Six Nations era, and the first time since 2012, and are awarded the wooden spoon as a result.[38]

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   62'
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Luther Burrell   71'
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs   71'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell   56' to 66'   67'
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Geoff Parling   67'
TP 3 Dan Cole   62'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley   52'
LP 1 Joe Marler   62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs   52'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   62'
PR 18 Kieran Brookes   62'
N8 19 Nick Easter   67'
FL 20 Tom Wood   67'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth   71'
FH 22 Danny Cipriani   62'
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees   71'
Coach:
  Stuart Lancaster
 
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Gaël Fickou
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz   71'
LW 11 Noa Nakaitaci
FH 10 Jules Plisson   71'
SH 9 Sébastien Tillous-Borde   48'
N8 8 Loann Goujon   62'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri   67'
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart
TP 3 Nicolas Mas   47'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado   47'
LP 1 Vincent Debaty   60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser   47'
PR 17 Rabah Slimani   47'
PR 18 Uini Atonio   60'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua   67'
N8 20 Damien Chouly   62'
SH 21 Rory Kockott   48'
FH 22 Rémi Talès   71'
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud   71'
Coach:
  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.

StatisticsEdit

BroadcastingEdit

In the United Kingdom, BBC One televised all the matches live, 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 sides 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 of 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.[41] 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.[41] 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.[41] S4C simulcasted Wales matches in the Welsh language.[42]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 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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