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2019 Six Nations Championship

The 2019 Six Nations Championship (known as the Guinness Six Nations for sponsorship reasons) is the 20th Six Nations Championship, the annual rugby union competition contested by the national teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales. It is the 125th edition of the competition (including all the tournament's previous versions as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship). Ireland are the defending champions having also won the Grand Slam in 2018.

2019 Six Nations Championship
Date1 February – 16 March 2019
Countries
Tournament statistics
Millennium Trophy England
Centenary Quaich Ireland
Matches played6
Tries scored34 (5.67 per match)
Top point scorer(s)England Owen Farrell (29)
Top try scorer(s)England Jonny May (4)
Official websitesixnationsrugby.com
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Contents

ParticipantsEdit

SquadsEdit

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Tries Bonus points Match
points
Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA GS Tries Loser
1   England 2 2 0 0 76 28 +48 10 3 0 2 0 10
2   Wales 2 2 0 0 50 34 +16 5 4 0 0 0 8
3   Scotland 2 1 0 1 46 42 +4 6 6 0 1 0 5
4   Ireland 2 1 0 1 42 45 −3 5 5 0 0 0 4
5   France 2 0 0 2 27 68 −41 3 9 0 0 1 1
6   Italy 2 0 0 2 35 59 −24 5 7 0 0 0 0

Table ranking rules

  • Four match points are awarded for a win.
  • Two match points are awarded for a draw.
  • A bonus match point is awarded to a team that scores four or more tries in a match or loses a match by seven points or fewer. If a team scores four tries in a match and loses by seven points or fewer, they are awarded both bonus points.
  • Three bonus match points are awarded to a team that wins all five of their matches (known as a Grand Slam). This ensures that a Grand Slam winning team always ranks over a team who won four matches in which they also were awarded four try bonus points and were also awarded two bonus points in the match that they lost.
  • Tiebreakers –
    • If two or more teams are tied on match points, the team with the better points difference (points scored less points conceded) is ranked higher.
    • If the above tiebreaker fails to separate tied teams, the team that scored the higher number of total tries in their matches is ranked higher.
    • If two or more teams remain tied for first place at the end of the championship after applying the above tiebreakers, the title is shared between them.

FixturesEdit

The fixtures were announced on 16 May 2017. The first game of the championship was a Friday night game between France and Wales.[1]

Round 1Edit

1 February 2019
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
(1 BP) France   19–24   Wales
Try: Picamoles 6' m
Huget 23' m
Pen: Lopez (2/3) 34', 70'
Drop: Lopez (1/2) 40'
Report
Match data
Try: T. Williams 47' c
North (2) 52' c, 72' c
Con: Anscombe (2/2) 47', 53'
Biggar (1/1) 73'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 63'
FB 15 Maxime Médard
RW 14 Damian Penaud   63'
OC 13 Romain Ntamack
IC 12 Wesley Fofana   67'
LW 11 Yoann Huget
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Morgan Parra   58'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles   71'
OF 7 Arthur Iturria
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Paul Willemse   58'
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina
TP 3 Uini Atonio   48'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)   58'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot   61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Julien Marchand   58'
PR 17 Dany Priso   61'
PR 18 Demba Bamba   48'
LK 19 Félix Lambey   58'
N8 20 Grégory Alldritt   71'
SH 21 Baptiste Serin   58'
CE 22 Gaël Fickou   63'
CE 23 Geoffrey Doumayrou   67'
Coach:
Jacques Brunel
 
FB 15 Liam Williams   67'
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes   77'
LW 11 Josh Adams
FH 10 Gareth Anscombe   53'   67'
SH 9 Tomos Williams   53'
N8 8 Ross Moriarty
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Josh Navidi   79'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Adam Beard   48'
TP 3 Tomas Francis   56'
HK 2 Ken Owens   73'
LP 1 Rob Evans   73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee   73'
PR 17 Wyn Jones   73'
PR 18 Samson Lee   56'
LK 19 Cory Hill   48'
FL 20 Aaron Wainwright   79'
SH 21 Gareth Davies   53'
FH 22 Dan Biggar   53'
CE 23 Owen Watkin   77'
Coach:
Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
George North (Wales)

Touch judges:
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:


2 February 2019
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Scotland   33–20   Italy
Try: Kinghorn (3) 12' m, 21' c, 54' c
Hogg 47' c
Harris 62' c
Con: Laidlaw (3/4) 23', 49', 55'
Russell (1/1) 63'
Report
Match data
Try: Palazzani 71' c
Padovani 75' m
Esposito 78' m
Con: Allan (1/1) 71'
Pen: Allan (1/1) 10'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Huw Jones   58'
IC 12 Sam Johnson
LW 11 Blair Kinghorn
FH 10 Finn Russell   76'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)   58'
N8 8 Ryan Wilson   72'
OF 7 Jamie Ritchie
BF 6 Sam Skinner   13'
RL 5 Grant Gilchrist
LL 4 Ben Toolis
TP 3 WP Nel   50'
HK 2 Stuart McInally   63'
LP 1 Allan Dell   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jake Kerr   63'
PR 17 Jamie Bhatti   58'
PR 18 Simon Berghan   71' to 80'   50'
FL 19 Gary Graham   72'
N8 20 Josh Strauss   13'
SH 21 Ali Price   58'
FH 22 Adam Hastings   76'
CE 23 Chris Harris   58'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend
 
FB 15 Jayden Hayward
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Luca Morisi   79'
IC 12 Tommaso Castello   49'
LW 11 Michele Campagnaro
FH 10 Tommaso Allan   27' to 36'   72'
SH 9 Guglielmo Palazzani
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Braam Steyn
BF 6 Sebastian Negri   59'
RL 5 Dean Budd   52'
LL 4 Dave Sisi
TP 3 Simone Ferrari   63'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   59'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luca Bigi   59'
PR 17 Cherif Traorè   52'
PR 18 Tiziano Pasquali   63'
LK 19 Federico Ruzza   52'
FL 20 Jimmy Tuivaiti   59'
CE 21 Tommaso Benvenuti   79'
FH 22 Ian McKinley   27'   36'   72'
FB 23 Edoardo Padovani   49'
Coach:
Conor O'Shea

Man of the Match:
Blair Kinghorn (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Sam Johnson, Jake Kerr, Gary Graham (all Scotland) and Dave Sisi (Italy) made their international debuts.
  • Leonardo Ghiraldini earned his 100th cap for Italy.
  • This was Sergio Parisse's 66th Six Nations appearance, the most by any player in the history of the competition.
  • Blair Kinghorn's hat-trick was the first by a Scottish player in the Five/Six Nations since Iwan Tukalo managed the feat against Ireland in 1989.[4]
  • This was Scotland's fourth consecutive Six Nations win over Italy, the first time they have won four in a row against any team in the competition.

2 February 2019
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland   20–32   England (1 BP)
Try: Healy 25' c
Cooney 80' c
Con: Sexton (2/2) 26', 80'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 11', 55'
Report
Match data
Try: May 2' c
Daly 30' c
Slade (2) 66' m, 76' c
Con: Farrell (3/4) 3', 31', 77'
Pen: Farrell (2/3) 40', 70'
FB 15 Robbie Henshaw
RW 14 Keith Earls   41'
OC 13 Garry Ringrose   73'
IC 12 Bundee Aki
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray   77'
N8 8 CJ Stander   65'
OF 7 Josh van der Flier
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 James Ryan
LL 4 Devin Toner   57'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong   62'
HK 2 Rory Best (c)   67'
LP 1 Cian Healy   62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   67'
PR 17 David Kilcoyne   62'
PR 18 Andrew Porter   62'
LK 19 Quinn Roux   57'
FL 20 Seán O'Brien   65'
SH 21 John Cooney   77'
FH 22 Joey Carbery   73'
FB 23 Jordan Larmour   41'
Coach:
Joe Schmidt
 
FB 15 Elliot Daly
RW 14 Jack Nowell   74'
OC 13 Henry Slade
IC 12 Manu Tuilagi   77'
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 Owen Farrell (c)
SH 9 Ben Youngs
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Tom Curry   13' to 23'
BF 6 Mark Wilson
RL 5 George Kruis   52'
LL 4 Maro Itoje   54'
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler   65'
HK 2 Jamie George   77'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola   77'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie   77'
PR 17 Ellis Genge   77'
PR 18 Harry Williams   65'
LK 19 Courtney Lawes   52'
N8 20 Nathan Hughes   54'
SH 21 Dan Robson
FH 22 George Ford   77'
WG 23 Chris Ashton   74'
Coach:
Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Mako Vunipola (England)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:

Round 2Edit

9 February 2019
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   13–22   Ireland
Try: Johnson 29' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 30'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 7', 62'
Report Try: Murray 10' m
Stockdale 17' c
Earls 56' c
Con: Murray (1/1) 17'
Carbery (1/1) 57'
Pen: Carbery (1/1) 69'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg   17'
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Sam Johnson   64'
LW 11 Sean Maitland
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)   69'
N8 8 Josh Strauss
OF 7 Jamie Ritchie   35'   41'
BF 6 Ryan Wilson   41'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Grant Gilchrist
TP 3 Simon Berghan   69'
HK 2 Stuart McInally   64'
LP 1 Allan Dell   69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown   64'
PR 17 Jamie Bhatti   69'
PR 18 D'Arcy Rae   69'
LK 19 Ben Toolis
FL 20 Rob Harley   35'
SH 21 Ali Price   69'
CE 22 Peter Horne   64'
WG 23 Blair Kinghorn   17'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend
 
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Chris Farrell
IC 12 Bundee Aki
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale   72'
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton   24'
SH 9 Conor Murray   77'
N8 8 Jack Conan
OF 7 Seán O'Brien   64'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Quinn Roux   68'
LL 4 James Ryan
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong   68'
HK 2 Rory Best (c)   72'
LP 1 Cian Healy   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin   72'
PR 17 David Kilcoyne   57'
PR 18 Andrew Porter   68'
LK 19 Ultan Dillane   68'
FL 20 Josh van der Flier   64'
SH 21 John Cooney   77'
FH 22 Joey Carbery   24'
FB 23 Jordan Larmour   72'
Coach:
Joe Schmidt

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

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • D'Arcy Rae (Scotland) made his international debut.
  • This was Scotland's first loss at Murrayfield in the Six Nations since the opening round of the 2016 tournament, bringing an end to a run of seven consecutive home wins in the championship, their longest run of home wins in the Six Nations era.[8]
  • The nine-point margin was Scotland's biggest defeat in any international at Murrayfield since Ireland won 40–10 on the final day of the 2015 Six Nations tournament.

9 February 2019
17:45 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   15–26   Wales
Try: Steyn 34' c
Padovani 75' m
Con: Allan (1/2) 36'
Pen: Allan (1/2) 44'
Report Try: Adams 54' c
Watkin 70' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 55'
Anscombe (1/1) 71'
Pen: Biggar (4/4) 2', 15', 19', 30'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 38,700
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)[2]
FB 15 Jayden Hayward
RW 14 Edoardo Padovani
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Luca Morisi
LW 11 Angelo Esposito
FH 10 Tommaso Allan   48'   55'
SH 9 Guglielmo Palazzani   60'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Braam Steyn
BF 6 Sebastian Negri   57'
RL 5 Dean Budd   52'
LL 4 Dave Sisi
TP 3 Simone Ferrari   60'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini   60'
LP 1 Nicola Quaglio   51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luca Bigi   60'
PR 17 Cherif Traorè   51'
PR 18 Tiziano Pasquali   60'
LK 19 Federico Ruzza   52'
FL 20 Marco Barbini   57'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori   60'
FH 22 Ian McKinley   48'   55'
CE 23 Tommaso Benvenuti
Coach:
Conor O'Shea
 
FB 15 Liam Williams   67'
RW 14 Jonah Holmes
OC 13 Jonathan Davies (c)
IC 12 Owen Watkin
LW 11 Josh Adams
FH 10 Dan Biggar   55'
SH 9 Aled Davies   63'
N8 8 Josh Navidi   67'
OF 7 Thomas Young
BF 6 Aaron Wainwright
RL 5 Adam Beard
LL 4 Jake Ball   51'
TP 3 Samson Lee   51'
HK 2 Elliot Dee   67'
LP 1 Nicky Smith   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryan Elias   67'
PR 17 Wyn Jones   63'
PR 18 Dillon Lewis   51'
LK 19 Alun Wyn Jones   51'
N8 20 Ross Moriarty   67'
SH 21 Gareth Davies   63'
FH 22 Gareth Anscombe   55'
WG 23 Hallam Amos   67'
Coach:
Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Josh Navidi (Wales)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official:
David Grashoff (England)

Notes:

  • Jonathan Davies captained Wales for the first time.
  • Alun Wyn Jones made his 50th Six Nations appearance, making him only the fourth Wales player to reach that mark.
  • This was Wales' 11th consecutive win in international rugby, equalling their all-time record, set between 1907 and 1910.[9]

10 February 2019
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) England   44–8   France
Try: May (3) 2' m, 24' m, 29' c
Slade 40' c
Penalty try 49'
Farrell 55' c
Con: Farrell (3/5) 31', 40', 56'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 7', 13'
Report Try: Penaud 35' m
Pen: Parra (1/1) 10'
FB 15 Elliot Daly
RW 14 Chris Ashton   52'
OC 13 Henry Slade
IC 12 Manu Tuilagi   62'
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 Owen Farrell (c)
SH 9 Ben Youngs   70'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola   65'
OF 7 Tom Curry   47'   52'
BF 6 Mark Wilson
RL 5 George Kruis   47'
LL 4 Courtney Lawes
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler   57'
HK 2 Jamie George   62'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola   44'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie   62'
PR 17 Dan Cole   57'
PR 18 Ben Moon   44'
LK 19 Joe Launchbury   47'
N8 20 Nathan Hughes   47'   52'   65'
SH 21 Dan Robson   70'
FH 22 George Ford   62'
WG 23 Jack Nowell   52'
Coach:
Eddie Jones
 
FB 15 Yoann Huget   41'
RW 14 Damian Penaud   47'   57'
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud
IC 12 Geoffrey Doumayrou
LW 11 Gaël Fickou   50' to 62'
FH 10 Camille Lopez   57'
SH 9 Morgan Parra   47'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Arthur Iturria
BF 6 Yacouba Camara
RL 5 Félix Lambey   70'
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina   57'
TP 3 Demba Bamba   57'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)   76'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot   65'   70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Pierre Bourgarit   76'
PR 17 Dany Priso   65'   70'
PR 18 Dorian Aldegheri   57'
LK 19 Paul Willemse   57'
N8 20 Grégory Alldritt   70'
SH 21 Antoine Dupont   47'
FH 22 Romain Ntamack   47'
FB 23 Thomas Ramos   41'
Coach:
Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Jonny May (England)

Touch judges:
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Dan Robson (England), Dorian Aldegheri and Thomas Ramos (both France) made their international debuts.
  • Jonny May's hat-trick was the first by an England player against France since Jake Jacob in 1924.[10]
  • This was France's biggest defeat to England since they lost 37–0 in 1911, as well as their biggest loss to any team in the Five/Six Nations since that date.

Round 3Edit

23 February 2019
15:15 CET (UTC+1)
France   v   Scotland

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)


23 February 2019
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   v   England

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)


24 February 2019
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   v   Ireland

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Round 4Edit

9 March 2019
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland   v   Wales

Touch judges:
Luke Pearce (England)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)


9 March 2019
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
England   v   Italy

Touch judges:
Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)


10 March 2019
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland   v   France

Touch judges:
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Round 5Edit

16 March 2019
13:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy   v   France

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)


16 March 2019
14:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales   v   Ireland

Touch judges:
Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)


16 March 2019
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England   v   Scotland

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Player statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fixtures announced for 2018 and 2019 Championships". Six Nations Rugby. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Guinness 6 Nations 2019 Appointments". World Rugby. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ "George North seals thrilling Wales comeback after France throw it away". The Guardian. 1 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Blair Kinghorn hat-trick sparks Scotland's Six Nations victory over Italy". The Guardian. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  5. ^ Rees, Paul (2 February 2019). "Henry Slade scores twice as England stun Ireland in Six Nations". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  6. ^ Fordyce, Tom (2 February 2019). "Six Nations: England beat Ireland 32-20 in Dublin". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Henry Slade double helps rampant England stun Ireland in Six Nations". ESPN. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Ireland outmuscle Scotland and storm to precious away victory". Guardian. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Wales given big fright by Italy before gaining 11th straight win". Guardian. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Jonny May hat-trick spearheads England's crushing win over France". Guardian. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.

External linksEdit