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2017 Six Nations Championship

The 2017 Six Nations Championship was the 18th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. The tournament was also known as the RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by The Royal Bank of Scotland.

2017 Six Nations Championship
Date4 February – 18 March 2017
Countries
Tournament statistics
Champions England (28th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Millennium Trophy Ireland
Centenary Quaich Scotland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy France
Matches played15
Attendance996,662 (66,444 per match)
Tries scored66 (4.4 per match)
Top point scorer(s)France Camille Lopez (67)
Top try scorer(s)
Player of the tournamentScotland Stuart Hogg[1]
Official websiteSix Nations Website
2016 (Previous) (Next) 2018

It was contested by defending champions England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the competition's previous iterations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it was the 123rd edition of the tournament.[2]

For the first time the 2017 tournament used the bonus point system common to most other professional rugby union tournaments.[3] As well as the standard four points for a win and two for a draw, a team scoring four tries in a match received an additional league table point, as did a team losing by seven or fewer points.[3] Additionally, to ensure that a team winning all of its five matches (a Grand Slam) would also win the Championship, three bonus points were to be awarded for this achievement.[3][4]

For the second successive year, the championship was won by England with a round to spare.[5] However, they were denied the Grand Slam and Triple Crown in the final game by a defeat to Ireland in the final round, the fifth time this has happened to England in the Six Nations era (2000, 2001, 2011, 2013 and 2017) and the third time at the hands of the Irish (the other two being 2001 and 2011).[6][7]

ParticipantsEdit

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity Location
  England Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London   Eddie Jones Dylan Hartley
  France Stade de France 81,338 Saint-Denis   Guy Novès Guilhem Guirado
  Ireland Aviva Stadium 51,700 Dublin   Joe Schmidt Rory Best 1
  Italy Stadio Olimpico 73,261 Rome   Conor O'Shea Sergio Parisse
  Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh   Vern Cotter John Barclay 2
  Wales Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff   Rob Howley (caretaker) Alun Wyn Jones

1 Except the round 2 match against Italy, when Best was a late withdrawal due to illness and Jamie Heaslip took over the captaincy.[8]
2 Replaced original captain Greig Laidlaw, who was ruled out of the Championship after sustaining an injury during Scotland's game against France in round 2.[9][10]

SquadsEdit

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Tries Bonus points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff T BP L BP
1   England 5 4 0 1 146 81 +65 16 2 1 19
2   Ireland 5 3 0 2 126 77 +49 14 1 1 14
3   France 5 3 0 2 107 90 +17 8 1 1 14
4   Scotland 5 3 0 2 122 118 +4 14 1 1 14
5   Wales 5 2 0 3 102 86 +16 8 0 2 10
6   Italy 5 0 0 5 50 201 –151 6 0 0 0

FixturesEdit

Round 1Edit

4 February 2017
14:25 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   27–22   Ireland (1 BP)
Try: Hogg (2) 8' c, 20' c
Dunbar 28' c
Con: Laidlaw (3/3) 9', 21', 29'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 72', 80'
Report Try: Earls 25' m
Henderson 47' c
Jackson 61' c
Con: Jackson (2/3) 48', 62'
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 33'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Huw Jones   59'
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Tommy Seymour
FH 10 Finn Russell   45'   51'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 Josh Strauss   65'
OF 7 Hamish Watson   48'
BF 6 Ryan Wilson
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Zander Fagerson
HK 2 Fraser Brown   4' to 9'   26'
LP 1 Allan Dell   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford   4'   9'   26'
PR 17 Gordon Reid   55'
PR 18 Simon Berghan
LK 19 Tim Swinson   65'
FL 20 John Barclay   48'
SH 21 Ali Price
FH 22 Duncan Weir   45'   51'
CE 23 Mark Bennett   59'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Keith Earls   67'
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Paddy Jackson
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien   65'
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Iain Henderson   63'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong   68'
HK 2 Rory Best (c)
LP 1 Jack McGrath   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Niall Scannell
PR 17 Cian Healy   55'
PR 18 John Ryan   67'
LK 19 Ultan Dillane   63'
FL 20 Josh van der Flier   65'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion
FH 22 Ian Keatley
WG 23 Tommy Bowe   68'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Scotland reclaimed the Centenary Quaich for the first time since 2013, the last time they beat Ireland.[11]
  • Scotland won their opening Six Nations match for the first time since 2006.[12]
  • Ireland lost their opening Six Nations match for the first time since 2012.
  • Stuart Hogg became Scotland's highest try scorer in the Six Nations.
  • Ireland received the first bonus point in the history of the Six Nations.

4 February 2017
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
England   19–16   France (1 BP)
Try: Te'o 70'
Con: Farrell (1/1) 71' c
Pen: Farrell (3/4) 9', 22', 54'
Daly (1/1) 37'
Report Try: Slimani 59'
Con: Lopez (1/1) 60' c
Pen: Lopez (3/4) 6', 12', 19'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,902
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jonny May   12' to 22'
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph   68'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford   68'
SH 9 Ben Youngs   65'
N8 8 Nathan Hughes
OF 7 Tom Wood
BF 6 Maro Itoje
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury   63'
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c)   54'
LP 1 Joe Marler   65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George   54'
PR 17 Matt Mullan   65'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler
FL 19 Teimana Harrison
FL 20 James Haskell   63'
SH 21 Danny Care   65'
CE 22 Ben Te'o   68'
WG 23 Jack Nowell   68'
Coach:
  Eddie Jones
 
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Noa Nakaitaci
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat   71'
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 Camille Lopez   71'
SH 9 Baptiste Serin   56'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Kevin Gourdon
BF 6 Damien Chouly   63'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina   71'
TP 3 Uini Atonio   45'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)   71'
LP 1 Cyril Baille   45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Clément Maynadier   71'
PR 17 Rabah Slimani   45'
PR 18 Xavier Chiocci   45'
LK 19 Arthur Iturria   71'
FL 20 Loann Goujon   63'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud   56'
FH 22 Jean-Marc Doussain   71'
WG 23 Yoann Huget   71'
Coach:
  Guy Novès

Man of the Match:
Louis Picamoles (France)

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Arthur Iturria (France) made his international debut.
  • England won their 15th consecutive match, their longest winning run.[13]

5 February 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   7–33   Wales
Try: Gori 28' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 29'
Report Try: J. Davies 60' c
L. Williams 66' c
North 77' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/3) 61', 68', 78'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/5) 35', 45', 52', 55'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 40,986
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani   73'
RW 14 Giulio Bisegni   59'   70'
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti   52'
IC 12 Luke McLean
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Carlo Canna   68'   73'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   64'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Maxime Mbanda
BF 6 Braam Steyn
RL 5 George Biagi   52'
LL 4 Marco Fuser   34'   40'   62'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini   58'
HK 2 Ornel Gega   46'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti   59' to 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini   46'
PR 17 Sami Panico   59'   70'
PR 18 Pietro Ceccarelli   58'
LK 19 Joshua Furno   34'   40'   52'
FL 20 Francesco Minto   62'
SH 21 Giorgio Bronzini   64'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan   68'
CE 23 Michele Campagnaro   52'
Coach:
  Conor O'Shea
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams   73'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar   40'
SH 9 Rhys Webb   73'
N8 8 Ross Moriarty   73'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)   4'   15'
LL 4 Jake Ball   62'
TP 3 Samson Lee   49'
HK 2 Ken Owens   68'
LP 1 Nicky Smith   49'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin   68'
PR 17 Rob Evans   49'
PR 18 Tomas Francis   49'
LK 19 Cory Hill   4'   15'   62'
FL 20 James King   73'
SH 21 Gareth Davies   73'
FH 22 Sam Davies   40'
CE 23 Jamie Roberts   73'
Coach:
  Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Craig Maxwell-Keys (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Round 2Edit

11 February 2017
15:25 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   10–63   Ireland (1 BP)
Try: Penalty try 31' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 31'
Pen: Canna (1/1) 15'
Report Try: Earls (2) 11' c, 25' c
Stander (3) 17' c, 34' c, 45' c
Gilroy (3) 67' c, 77' c, 80' c
Ringrose 71' c
Con: Jackson (9/9) 13', 19', 27', 35', 56', 68', 72', 78', 80'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 50,197
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti   48'
IC 12 Luke McLean
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Carlo Canna   70'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   60'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro   56'
BF 6 Maxime Mbanda
RL 5 Dries van Schalkwyk   46'
LL 4 Marco Fuser
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini   41'   58'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   46'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ornel Gega   46'
PR 17 Sami Panico   63'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini   41'   58'
LK 19 George Biagi   46'
N8 20 Braam Steyn   56'
SH 21 Giorgio Bronzini   60'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan   70'
CE 23 Michele Campagnaro   48'
Coach:
  Conor O'Shea
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney   78'
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw   47'
LW 11 Simon Zebo   74'
FH 10 Paddy Jackson
SH 9 Conor Murray   68'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Seán O'Brien   68'
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner   59'
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan   31' to 41'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong   53'
HK 2 Niall Scannell   62'
LP 1 Cian Healy   50'
Replacements:
HK 16 James Tracy   62'
PR 17 Jack McGrath   50'
PR 18 John Ryan   53'
LK 19 Ultan Dillane   59'
FL 20 Josh van der Flier   68'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion   68'
FH 22 Ian Keatley   74'
WG 23 Craig Gilroy   47'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
CJ Stander (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • Niall Scannell (Ireland) made his test debut.
  • Ireland captain Rory Best was named to start but was withdrawn from the team due to illness on the day of the match.[14]
  • CJ Stander became the first forward to score a hat-trick in the Six Nations.[15]
  • Ireland earned the first try bonus point in the history of the Six Nations.[16]
  • This was Ireland's largest victory in the tournament.[15]

11 February 2017
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Wales   16–21   England
Try: L. Williams 37' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 38'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 2', 22', 60'
Report Try: Youngs 17' m
Daly 75' c
Con: Farrell (1/2) 77'
Pen: Farrell (3/3) 10', 55', 70'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams   70'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb   64'
N8 8 Ross Moriarty   52'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric   77'
BF 6 Sam Warburton
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball
TP 3 Tomas Francis   52'
HK 2 Ken Owens   60'
LP 1 Rob Evans   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin   60'
PR 17 Nicky Smith   52'
PR 18 Samson Lee   52'
LK 19 Cory Hill   77'
N8 20 Taulupe Faletau   52'
SH 21 Gareth Davies   64'
FH 22 Sam Davies
CE 23 Jamie Roberts   70'
Coach:
  Rob Howley
 
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell   70'
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph   64'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs   64'
N8 8 Nathan Hughes   77'
OF 7 Jack Clifford   48'
BF 6 Maro Itoje
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole   70'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c)   46'
LP 1 Joe Marler   70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George   46'
PR 17 Matt Mullan   70'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler   70'
FL 19 Tom Wood   77'
FL 20 James Haskell   48'
SH 21 Danny Care   64'
CE 22 Ben Te'o   64'
WG 23 Jonny May   70'
Coach:
  Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Joe Launchbury (England)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:


12 February 2017
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
France   22–16   Scotland (1 BP)
Try: Fickou 30' c
Con: Lopez (1/1) 31'
Pen: Lopez (5/6) 6', 19', 46', 71', 76'
Report Try: Hogg 16' m
Swinson 43' m
Pen: Russell (2/2) 35', 38'
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 75,283
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Noa Nakaitaci
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa   52'
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Baptiste Serin   55'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Kevin Gourdon
BF 6 Loann Goujon   44'   47'   59'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri   58'
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina
TP 3 Uini Atonio   44'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)   71'
LP 1 Cyril Baille   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Christopher Tolofua   71'
PR 17 Rabah Slimani   44'
PR 18 Xavier Chiocci   58'
LK 19 Julien Le Devedec   58'
N8 20 Damien Chouly   44'   47'   59'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud   55'
FH 22 Jean-Marc Doussain
WG 23 Yoann Huget   52'
Coach:
  Guy Novès
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Alex Dunbar   56'   61'
LW 11 Tommy Seymour
FH 10 Finn Russell   74'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)   24'
N8 8 Josh Strauss
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay   35'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Zander Fagerson   58'
HK 2 Fraser Brown   66'
LP 1 Allan Dell   44'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford   66'
PR 17 Gordon Reid   44'
PR 18 Simon Berghan   58'
LK 19 Tim Swinson   41'
FL 20 John Hardie   35'   41'
SH 21 Ali Price   24'
FH 22 Duncan Weir   74'
CE 23 Mark Bennett   56'   61'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Kevin Gourdon (France)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

Notes:

Round 3Edit

25 February 2017
14:25 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   29–13   Wales
Try: Seymour 43' c
Visser 66' c
Con: Russell (2/2) 44', 67'
Pen: Russell (5/5) 6', 29', 40', 54', 72'
Report Try: L. Williams 22' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 24'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/3) 11', 33'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Ali Price   54'
N8 8 Ryan Wilson
OF 7 John Hardie   24'
BF 6 John Barclay (c)
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Zander Fagerson
HK 2 Fraser Brown   70'
LP 1 Gordon Reid   51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford   70'
PR 17 Allan Dell   51'
PR 18 Simon Berghan
LK 19 Tim Swinson
FL 20 Hamish Watson   24'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos   54'
FH 22 Duncan Weir
CE 23 Mark Bennett
Coach:
  Vern Cotter
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams   62'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar   68'
SH 9 Rhys Webb
N8 8 Ross Moriarty   62'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball   56'
TP 3 Tomas Francis   57'
HK 2 Ken Owens   68'
LP 1 Rob Evans   68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin   68'
PR 17 Nicky Smith   68'
PR 18 Samson Lee   57'
LK 19 Luke Charteris   56'
N8 20 Taulupe Faletau   62'
SH 21 Gareth Davies
FH 22 Sam Davies   68'
CE 23 Jamie Roberts   62'
Coach:
  Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
Finn Russell (Scotland)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • Scotland ended a record nine-match losing streak against Wales by winning for the first time since their 21–9 victory in 2007.[17]
  • With this victory, Scotland climbed from seventh to fifth in the World Rugby Rankings, their highest position since the rankings were introduced in 2003, overtaking South Africa and Wales.[18]

25 February 2017
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland   19–9   France
Try: Murray 29' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 30'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 45', 54'
Jackson (1/1) 75'
Drop: Sexton (1/1) 49'
Report Pen: Lopez (3/3) 11', 18', 73'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Rob Kearney   50'
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   68'
SH 9 Conor Murray   78'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien   67'
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan   59'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong   73'
HK 2 Rory Best (c)   67'
LP 1 Jack McGrath   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Niall Scannell   67'
PR 17 Cian Healy   59'
PR 18 John Ryan   73'
LK 19 Iain Henderson   59'
FL 20 Peter O'Mahony   67'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion   78'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson   68'
WG 23 Andrew Trimble   50'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt
 
FB 15 Scott Spedding   73'
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat   59'
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Noa Nakaitaci
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Baptiste Serin   61'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Kevin Gourdon
BF 6 Bernard Le Roux   59'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina   50'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani   50'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)   61'
LP 1 Cyril Baille   50'
Replacements:
HK 16 Christopher Tolofua   61'
PR 17 Uini Atonio   50'
PR 18 Eddy Ben Arous   50'
LK 19 Julien Le Devedec   50'
FL 20 Charles Ollivon   59'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud   61'
CE 22 Henry Chavancy   59'
WG 23 Djibril Camara   73'
Coach:
  Guy Novès

Man of the Match:
Conor Murray (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Luke Pearce (England)
Dan Jones (Wales)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


26 February 2017
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) England   36–15   Italy
Try: Cole 23' m
Care 43' m
Daly 46' c
Nowell (2) 69' m, 79' c
Te'o 72' c
Con: Farrell (3/6) 47', 73', 79'
Report Try: Venditti 39' c
Campagnaro 59' m
Con: Allan (1/1) 40'
Drop: Allan (1/1) 32'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,904
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jonny May   55'
OC 13 Ben Te'o   75'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Danny Care   51'
N8 8 Nathan Hughes   71'
OF 7 James Haskell   71'
BF 6 Maro Itoje
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole   71'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c)   55'
LP 1 Joe Marler   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George   55'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   55'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler   71'
FL 19 Tom Wood   71'
FL 20 Jack Clifford   71'
SH 21 Ben Youngs   51'
CE 22 Henry Slade   75'
WG 23 Jack Nowell   55'
Coach:
  Eddie Jones
 
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani
RW 14 Giulio Bisegni   51'
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Luke McLean
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Tommaso Allan   61'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   35'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro   57'
BF 6 Braam Steyn
RL 5 Dries van Schalkwyk
LL 4 Marco Fuser   74'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini   51'
HK 2 Ornel Gega   74'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tommaso D'Apice   74'
PR 17 Michele Rizzo   57'
PR 18 Pietro Ceccarelli   51'
LK 19 George Biagi   74'
FL 20 Maxime Mbanda   57'
SH 21 Giorgio Bronzini   35'
FH 22 Carlo Canna   61'
CE 23 Tommaso Benvenuti   51'
Coach:
  Conor O'Shea

Man of the Match:
Joe Launchbury (England)

Touch judges:
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

  • Leonardo Ghiraldini was named in Italy's starting XV, but was ruled out before kick-off due to injury.
  • Owen Farrell (England) earned his 50th cap.[20]
  • Michele Campagnaro scored Italy's 900th try in tests.[21]
  • Italy made the unorthodox tactical decision not to commit any players to rucks after tacking an English ball carrier. Under the laws at the time, this meant that no offside line formed and the Italians were free to position themselves among the English formation, threatening interceptions.[22] In reaction, the rules regarding rucks were changed later that year.[23][24]

Round 4Edit

10 March 2017
20:05 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   22–9   Ireland
Try: North (2) 19' m, 43' c
Roberts 77' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/3) 45', 78'
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 38'
Report Pen: Sexton (2/2) 6', 56'
Jackson (1/1) 26'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams   66'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar   79'
SH 9 Rhys Webb   66'
N8 8 Ross Moriarty   66'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball   62'
TP 3 Tomas Francis   69'
HK 2 Ken Owens   71'
LP 1 Rob Evans   66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin   71'
PR 17 Nicky Smith   66'
PR 18 Samson Lee   69'
LK 19 Luke Charteris   62'
N8 20 Taulupe Faletau   66'
SH 21 Gareth Davies   66'
FH 22 Sam Davies   79'
CE 23 Jamie Roberts   66'
Coach:
  Rob Howley
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney   79'
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   37' to 47'   18'   26'   79'
SH 9 Conor Murray   45'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien
BF 6 CJ Stander   62'
RL 5 Devin Toner   62'
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong   79'
HK 2 Rory Best (c)   79'
LP 1 Jack McGrath   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Niall Scannell   79'
PR 17 Cian Healy   58'
PR 18 John Ryan   79'
LK 19 Iain Henderson   62'
FL 20 Peter O'Mahony   62'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion   45'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson   18'   26'   79'
WG 23 Tommy Bowe   79'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Rhys Webb (Wales)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:


11 March 2017
14:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   18–40   France (1 BP)
Try: Parisse 2' m
Esposito 80' c
Con: Canna (1/2) 80'
Pen: Canna (2/2) 16', 27'
Report Try: Fickou 20' c
Vakatawa 47' c
Picamoles 66' c
Dulin 76' c
Con: Lopez (4/4) 21', 48', 71', 77'
Pen: Lopez (4/4) 8', 18', 33', 42'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 51,770
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani   72'
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro   64'
IC 12 Luke McLean
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Carlo Canna
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   50'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro   50'
BF 6 Braam Steyn
RL 5 Dries van Schalkwyk
LL 4 Marco Fuser   56'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini   40'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   61'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti   66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tommaso D'Apice   61'
PR 17 Sami Panico   66'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini   40'
LK 19 George Biagi   56'
FL 20 Maxime Mbanda   50'
SH 21 Giorgio Bronzini   50'
CE 22 Tommaso Benvenuti   64'
WG 23 Luca Sperandio   72'
Coach:
  Conor O'Shea
 
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Noa Nakaitaci
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat   69'
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa   63'
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Baptiste Serin   72'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles   72'
OF 7 Kevin Gourdon
BF 6 Fabien Sanconnie
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Julien Le Devedec   58'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani   53'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)   54'
LP 1 Cyril Baille   53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Christopher Tolofua   54'
PR 17 Uini Atonio   53'
PR 18 Eddy Ben Arous   53'
LK 19 Paul Jedrasiak   58'
FL 20 Bernard Le Roux   72'
SH 21 Antoine Dupont   72'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc   69'
WG 23 Yoann Huget   63'
Coach:
  Guy Novès

Man of the Match:
Baptiste Serin (France)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
JP Doyle (England)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:


11 March 2017
16:00 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) England   61–21   Scotland
Try: Joseph (3) 2' c, 24' c, 42' c
Watson 34' c
B. Vunipola 56' c
Care (2) 71' c, 80' c
Con: Farrell (7/7) 3', 24', 36', 43', 57', 72', 80'
Pen: Farrell (4/5) 6', 14', 31', 46'
Report Try: Reid 28' c
Jones (2) 49' c, 68' c
Con: Russell (3/3) 29', 50', 69'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,100
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph   57'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Elliot Daly   1'   9'   15'
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs   60'
N8 8 Nathan Hughes   51'
OF 7 James Haskell
BF 6 Maro Itoje
RL 5 Courtney Lawes   66'
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole   60'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c)   51'   61'   70'
LP 1 Joe Marler   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George   51'   61'   70'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   57'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler   60'
FL 19 Tom Wood   66'
N8 20 Billy Vunipola   51'
SH 21 Danny Care   60'
CE 22 Ben Te'o   57'
WG 23 Anthony Watson   1'   9'   15'
Coach:
  Eddie Jones
 
FB 15 Stuart Hogg   17'
RW 14 Tommy Seymour   44'
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Ali Price
N8 8 Ryan Wilson   61'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay (c)
RL 5 Jonny Gray   74'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Zander Fagerson   60'
HK 2 Fraser Brown   1' to 11'   43'
LP 1 Gordon Reid   43'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford   43'
PR 17 Allan Dell   43'
PR 18 Simon Berghan   60'
LK 19 Tim Swinson   74'
FL 20 Cornell du Preez   61'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos   21'
FH 22 Duncan Weir   44'
CE 23 Mark Bennett   17'   21'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Jonathan Joseph (England)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Joe Marler (England) earned his 50th test cap.
  • Cornell du Preez (Scotland) made his international debut.
  • For a second consecutive season, England claimed the Six Nations title prior to the final round.[25]
  • The 61 points scored by England is the most scored against Scotland, and the 40-point margin equalled their previous largest winning margin set in 2001 (43–3).[citation needed]
  • This was also the most points Scotland had scored against England at Twickenham since 2005, when they scored 22 points, and the second largest number of points they had ever scored in a game away to England overall.
  • England matched New Zealand's record of 18 consecutive wins set between August 2015 and October 2016.[26]
  • England won their 11th consecutive Six Nations match, a championship record.[27]
  • England retained the Calcutta Cup.

Round 5Edit

18 March 2017
12:30 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Scotland   29–0   Italy
Try: Russell 27' c
Scott 37' m
Visser 61' c
Seymour 72' c
Con: Russell (3/4) 28', 62', 73'
Pen: Hogg (1/1) 5'
Report
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Huw Jones   26'
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Ali Price   53'
N8 8 Ryan Wilson   48'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay (c)   48' to 58'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Grant Gilchrist   56'
TP 3 Zander Fagerson   65'
HK 2 Ross Ford   65'
LP 1 Gordon Reid   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown   65'
PR 17 Allan Dell   55'
PR 18 Simon Berghan   65'
LK 19 Tim Swinson   56'
FL 20 Cornell du Preez   48'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos   53'
FH 22 Duncan Weir   74'
CE 23 Matt Scott   26'   74'
Coach:
  Vern Cotter
 
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
IC 12 Luke McLean
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Carlo Canna   62'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori   52'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Maxime Mbanda   52'
BF 6 Braam Steyn
RL 5 George Biagi   74'
LL 4 Marco Fuser   52'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini   40'
HK 2 Ornel Gega   40'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini   40'
PR 17 Sami Panico   52'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini   40'
LK 19 Dries van Schalkwyk   52'
LK 20 Federico Ruzza   74'
FL 21 Francesco Minto   52'
SH 22 Marcello Violi   52'
FB 23 Luca Sperandio   62'
Coach:
  Conor O'Shea

Man of the Match:
Finn Russell (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

  • Federico Ruzza (Italy) made his international debut.
  • This was Vern Cotter's last game as Head Coach.
  • This was the first time Scotland has kept Italy scoreless.
  • This was the first time, since beating Canada 41–0 in 2008, that Scotland kept their opponent scoreless.
  • This was Scotland's first match in the Six Nations where they kept their opponent scoreless.
  • The match concluded Scotland's most successful Six Nations tournament since they won 3 games in 2006.

18 March 2017
15:45 CET (UTC+1)
France   20–18   Wales (1 BP)
Try: Lamerat 6' c
Chouly 80+19' c
Con: Lopez (2/2) 7', 80+20'
Pen: Lopez (2/3) 15', 66'
Report Pen: Halfpenny (6/6) 19', 27', 39', 53', 64', 71'
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 78,688
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Noa Nakaitaci
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat   65'
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa   18' to 28'   53'
FH 10 Camille Lopez   32'   39'
SH 9 Baptiste Serin   18'   24'   71'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Kevin Gourdon
BF 6 Fabien Sanconnie   54'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina   77'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani   54'   80'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)   71'
LP 1 Cyril Baille   54'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat   71'
PR 17 Uini Atonio   54'   80'
PR 18 Eddy Ben Arous   54'
LK 19 Julien Le Devedec   77'
N8 20 Damien Chouly   54'
SH 21 Antoine Dupont   18'   24'   71'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc   32'   39'   65'
WG 23 Yoann Huget   53'
Coach:
  Guy Novès
 
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny   80+5'   80+12'
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams   53'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb
N8 8 Ross Moriarty   53'   71'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)   51'
LL 4 Jake Ball   59'
TP 3 Tomas Francis   59'   80+5'   80+12'
HK 2 Ken Owens
LP 1 Rob Evans   80+16'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin   59'   71'
PR 17 Nicky Smith   80+16'
PR 18 Samson Lee   80+1' to 80+11'   59'
LK 19 Luke Charteris   51'
N8 20 Taulupe Faletau   53'
SH 21 Gareth Davies
FH 22 Sam Davies
CE 23 Jamie Roberts   53'
Coach:
  Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
Brice Dulin (France)

Touch judges:
Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Ken Owens (Wales) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was France's first win over Wales since their 9–8 victory during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
  • France finished in the top half of the table for the first time since 2011 and Wales finished in the bottom half for the first time since that same year, with fifth their lowest position since 2007.
  • The winning points were scored in the 100th minute of the match[28] in one of the longest games on record.[29]

18 March 2017
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland   13–9   England (1 BP)
Try: Henderson 23' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 23'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 10', 62'
Report Pen: Farrell (3/3) 17', 50', 66'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Jared Payne
RW 14 Keith Earls   40'
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Kieran Marmion   68'
N8 8 CJ Stander
OF 7 Seán O'Brien   65'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Iain Henderson
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan   64'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong   75'
HK 2 Rory Best (c)   9' to 17'   72'
LP 1 Jack McGrath   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Niall Scannell   9'   17'   72'
PR 17 Cian Healy   59'
PR 18 John Ryan   75'
LK 19 Devin Toner   64'
FL 20 Dan Leavy   65'
SH 21 Luke McGrath   68'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson
WG 23 Andrew Conway   40'
Coach:
  Joe Schmidt
 
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph   67'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford   62'   69'
SH 9 Ben Youngs   62'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola   62'
OF 7 James Haskell   59'
BF 6 Maro Itoje
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole   77'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c)   54'
LP 1 Joe Marler   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George   54'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola   40'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler   77'
FL 19 Tom Wood   59'
N8 20 Nathan Hughes   62'
SH 21 Danny Care   62'
CE 22 Ben Te'o   62'   69'
WG 23 Jack Nowell   67'
Coach:
  Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Peter O'Mahony (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Jamie Heaslip withdrew from the team after suffering an injury during the pre-match warm-up. He never recovered from the injury or played again and retired in February 2018.
  • Andrew Conway (Ireland) made his international debut.
  • Tom Wood (England) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was Eddie Jones's first loss as England coach, and England's first since losing 33–13 to Australia in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[30]
  • Ireland reclaimed the Millennium Trophy.
  • This was the second time in six months that Ireland had beaten a team with 18 straight wins, having also ended New Zealand's winning streak in November 2016.

StatisticsEdit

A record eight players were joint top try scorers, with Ireland flanker CJ Stander the first forward in the Six Nations era to score a hat-trick in a single match, against Italy. Stander's compatriot Craig Gilroy's own hat-trick in the same game set a new record – a replacement scoring three tries despite playing only 33 minutes in the entire tournament.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

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