2012 Six Nations Championship

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2012 Six Nations Championship
Date 4 February 2012 – 17 March 2012
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (25th title)
Grand Slam  Wales (11th title)
Triple Crown  Wales (20th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  England
Centenary Quaich  Ireland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy  France
Matches played 15
Attendance 1,034,926 (68,995 per match)
Tries scored 46 (3.07 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Wales Leigh Halfpenny (66)
Top try scorer(s) Ireland Tommy Bowe (5)
Player of the tournament Wales Dan Lydiate
Official website Official website
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The 2012 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2012 RBS 6 Nations due to the tournament's sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 13th series of the Six Nations Championship. The annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship 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 118th tournament of the annual European championship.

For the first time since 2008, there were no Friday night fixtures.[1]

Whilst Italy continued to play their home matches in Rome, they used Stadio Olimpico instead of Stadio Flaminio, which Italy had used for their home Championship fixtures since entering the competition in 2000.[2] The Championship was won by Wales, who achieved their third Grand Slam in eight tournaments.[3][4][5][6]

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Home stadium City Head coach Captain
 England Twickenham Stadium London England Stuart Lancaster Chris Robshaw
 France Stade de France Saint-Denis, Paris France Philippe Saint-André Thierry Dusautoir
 Ireland Aviva Stadium Dublin Ireland Declan Kidney Rory Best/Paul O'Connell
 Italy Stadio Olimpico Rome France Jacques Brunel Sergio Parisse
 Scotland Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh England Andy Robinson Ross Ford
 Wales Millennium Stadium Cardiff New Zealand Warren Gatland Sam Warburton

Squads[edit]

Table[edit]

[7]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  Wales 5 5 0 0 109 58 +51 10 10
2  England 5 4 0 1 98 71 +27 7 8
3  Ireland 5 2 1 2 121 94 +27 13 5
4  France 5 2 1 2 101 86 +15 8 5
5  Italy 5 1 0 4 53 121 −68 4 2
6  Scotland 5 0 0 5 56 108 −52 4 0

Fixtures[edit]

Week 1[edit]

4 February 2012
15:30 CET (UTC+01)
France  30–12  Italy
Try: Rougerie 20' c
Malzieu 34' m
Clerc 53' c
Fofana 71' m
Con: Yachvili (2/3) 21', 54'
Pen: Yachvili (2/3) 11', 51'
Report Pen: Burton (2/3) 29', 46'
Botes (1/1) 60'
Drop: Burton (1/2) 17'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 79,563[8]
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Maxime Médard
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Aurélien Rougerie Substituted off 76'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Julien Malzieu
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc Substituted off 76'
SH 9 Dimitri Yachvili Substituted off 62'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 64'
OF 7 Julien Bonnaire
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Lionel Nallet Substituted off 50'
LL 4 Pascal Papé
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 76'
HK 2 William Servat Substituted off 55'
LP 1 Vincent Debaty Substituted off 62' Substituted in 76'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted in 55'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Poux Substituted in 62'
LK 18 Yoann Maestri Substituted in 50'
N8 19 Imanol Harinordoquy Substituted in 64'
SH 20 Morgan Parra Substituted in 62'
FH 21 Lionel Beauxis Substituted in 76'
CE 22 Maxime Mermoz Substituted in 76'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
FB 15 Andrea Masi
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
IC 12 Alberto Sgarbi Substituted off 56'
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Kristopher Burton Substituted off 56'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Robert Barbieri Substituted off 67'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Quintin Geldenhuys Temporarily suspended from 70' to 80' 70' to 80'
LL 4 Cornelius van Zyl Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 75'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tommaso D'Apice Substituted in 75'
PR 17 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 62'
LK 18 Marco Bortolami Substituted in 56'
FL 19 Simone Favaro Substituted in 67'
SH 20 Fabio Semenzato Substituted in 76'
FH 21 Tobias Botes Substituted in 56'
CE 22 Gonzalo Canale Substituted in 56'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Julien Malzieu (France)

Touch judges:
Andrew Small (England)
John Lacey (Ireland)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

  • Wesley Fofana and Yoann Maestri of France and Tobias Botes and Giovanbattista Venditti of Italy made their full international debut in this match.
  • Vincent Clerc's try was the 32nd of his international career, placing him joint second with his coach Philippe Saint-André on the French try scoring list. (To this date, Serge Blanco remains the top French try scorer with 38.)

4 February 2012
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  6–13  England
Pen: Parks (2/2) 25', 32'
Report Try: Hodgson 40' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 41'
Pen: Farrell (2/4) 22', 74'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Rory Lamont
RW 14 Lee Jones
OC 13 Nick De Luca
IC 12 Sean Lamont
LW 11 Max Evans
FH 10 Dan Parks Substituted off 58'
SH 9 Chris Cusiter Substituted off 59'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Ross Rennie
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch Substituted off 59'
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 59'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Euan Murray Substituted off 74'
HK 2 Ross Ford (c) Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Allan Jacobsen
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Geoff Cross Substituted in 74'
LK 18 Alastair Kellock Substituted in 59'
FL 19 John Barclay Substituted in 59'
SH 20 Mike Blair Substituted in 59'
FH 21 Greig Laidlaw Substituted in 58'
CE 22 Graeme Morrison
Coach:
England Andy Robinson
FB 15 Ben Foden
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Brad Barritt Substituted off 71'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 David Strettle
FH 10 Charlie Hodgson Substituted off 63'
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Phil Dowson Substituted off 68'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Croft
RL 5 Tom Palmer Substituted off 61'
LL 4 Mouritz Botha
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley
LP 1 Alex Corbisiero Substituted off 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rob Webber
PR 17 Matt Stevens Substituted in 64'
LK 18 Geoff Parling Substituted in 61'
N8 19 Ben Morgan Substituted in 68'
SH 20 Lee Dickson Substituted in 64'
CE 21 Jordan Turner-Hall Substituted in 63'
FB 22 Mike Brown Substituted in 71'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
David Denton (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Tony Redmond (Ireland)

  • Seven English players made their full international debut in this match (Brad Barritt, Lee Dickson, Phil Dowson, Owen Farrell, Ben Morgan, Geoff Parling and Jordan Turner-Hall). Had Rob Webber come off the bench, eight players from the same side would have made it. (Webber however earned his first cap the following weekend in the game versus Italy.)
  • Lee Jones of Scotland also made his full international debut in this match.
  • Chris Robshaw of England captained his team earning only his second cap in this match.
  • This match turned out to be Dan Parks's last appearance with the Scotland jersey as he announced his retirement from international rugby a few days after the game.

5 February 2012
15:00 IST (UTC+0)
Ireland  21–23  Wales
Try: Best 36' c
Bowe 67' m
Con: Sexton (1/2) 38'
Pen: Sexton (3/5) 3', 43', 59'
Report Try: J. Davies (2) 13' m, 54' c
North 75' m
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 55'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/2) 53', 79'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Fergus McFadden
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 Andrew Trimble
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 76'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Sean O'Brien
BF 6 Stephen Ferris Temporarily suspended from 79' to 80' 79' to 80'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted off 63'
TP 3 Mike Ross
HK 2 Rory Best
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 74'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin
PR 17 Tom Court Substituted in 74'
LK 18 Donnacha Ryan Substituted in 63'
FL 19 Peter O'Mahony
SH 20 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 76'
FH 21 Ronan O'Gara Substituted in 76'
WG 22 David Kearney
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert Substituted off 41'
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c) Substituted off 41'
BF 6 Ryan Jones
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Bradley Davies Temporarily suspended from 64' to 74' 64' to 74'
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Huw Bennett
LP 1 Rhys Gill
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 70'
N8 18 Andy Powell
FL 19 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 41'
SH 20 Lloyd Williams
FH 21 James Hook Substituted in 41'
CE 22 Scott Williams
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Mike Phillips (Wales)

Touch judges:
Dave Pearson (England)
Stuart Terheege (England)
Television match official:
Geoff Warren (England)

  • Coming off the bench at the 76th minute to replace Jonathan Sexton, Ronan O'Gara became the most capped Irish player with 117 caps, jointly with Brian O'Driscoll. However, these figures don't include British and Irish Lions' caps. When those are included, Brian O'Driscoll remains the sole most capped Irish player with 123 caps, Ronan O'Gara standing second with 119 caps.
  • O'Gara also took sole possession of the all-time lead for appearances in the Championship, with 57. He had previously been level with his countryman Mike Gibson, who made 56 appearances in the Five Nations from 1964 to 1979.

Week 2[edit]

11 February 2012
17:00 CET (UTC+01)
Italy  15–19  England
Try: Venditti 37' m
Benvenuti 40' c
Con: Burton (1/2) 40'
Pen: Burton (1/1) 47'
Report Try: Hodgson 50' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 50'
Pen: Farrell (4/4) 26', 35', 54', 65'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 53,700[9]
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Andrea Masi
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
IC 12 Gonzalo Canale Substituted off 63'
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Kristopher Burton Substituted off 48'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 57'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Robert Barbieri Substituted off 76'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted off 57'
LL 4 Marco Bortolami
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 33'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero
Replacements:
HK 16 Tommaso D'Apice Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 33'
LK 18 Antonio Pavanello Substituted in 57'
FL 19 Mauro Bergamasco Substituted in 76'
SH 20 Fabio Semenzato Substituted in 57'
FH 21 Tobias Botes Substituted in 48'
CE 22 Luca Morisi Substituted in 63'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
FB 15 Ben Foden
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Brad Barritt
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 David Strettle
FH 10 Charlie Hodgson Substituted off 77'
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 51'
N8 8 Phil Dowson Substituted off 51'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Croft
RL 5 Tom Palmer Substituted off 58'
LL 4 Mouritz Botha
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 75'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 75'
LP 1 Alex Corbisiero
Replacements:
HK 16 Rob Webber Substituted in 75'
PR 17 Matt Stevens Substituted in 75'
LK 18 Geoff Parling Substituted in 58'
N8 19 Ben Morgan Substituted in 51'
SH 20 Lee Dickson Substituted in 51'
CE 21 Jordan Turner-Hall Substituted in 77'
FB 22 Mike Brown
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
Sergio Parisse (Italy)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Neil Paterson (Scotland)
Television match official:
Tony Redmond (Ireland)

  • Rob Webber of England made his full international debut in this match.
  • The four-point margin of victory in this match is the joint-closest Italy have ever come to beating England.

11 February 2012
21:00 CET (UTC+01)
France  P–P[10]  Ireland
Called off due to unplayable pitch.
First such event in 27 years.
Match rescheduled for 4 March.[11]

12 February 2012
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  27–13  Scotland
Try: Cuthbert 41' c
Halfpenny (2) 50' c, 55' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/3) 43', 52', 56'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/3) 29', 45'
Report Try: Laidlaw 63' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 64'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 22', 48'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,189
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts Substituted off 78'
LW 11 George North Substituted off 40'
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Aaron Shingler
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 73'
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Ryan Jones (c) Substituted off 75'
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Huw Bennett Sent to blood bin 10' to 19' Substituted off 41'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Temporarily suspended from 78' to 80' 78' to 80'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 10' Substituted off 19' Substituted in 41'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 73'
LK 18 Lou Reed Substituted in 75'
N8 19 Andy Powell Substituted in 73'
SH 20 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 75'
FH 21 James Hook Substituted in 40'
CE 22 Scott Williams Substituted in 78'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
FB 15 Rory Lamont Temporarily suspended from 53' to 63' 53' to 63'
RW 14 Lee Jones
OC 13 Nick De Luca Temporarily suspended from 45' to 55' 45' to 55'
IC 12 Sean Lamont
LW 11 Max Evans Substituted off 16'
FH 10 Greig Laidlaw
SH 9 Chris Cusiter Substituted off 49'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Ross Rennie
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch Substituted off 44'
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 58'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Geoff Cross Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Ross Ford (c) Substituted off 72'
LP 1 Allan Jacobsen
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson Substituted in 72'
PR 17 Ed Kalman Substituted in 58'
LK 18 Alastair Kellock Substituted in 58'
FL 19 John Barclay Substituted in 44'
SH 20 Mike Blair Substituted in 49'
FH 21 Duncan Weir
FB 22 Stuart Hogg Substituted in 16'
Coach:
England Andy Robinson

Man of the Match:
Dan Lydiate (Wales)

Touch judges:
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

  • Lou Reed and Aaron Shingler of Wales and Stuart Hogg and Ed Kalman of Scotland made their full international debuts in this match.

Week 3[edit]

25 February 2012
13:30 IST (UTC+0)
Ireland  42–10  Italy
Try: Earls 15' c
Bowe (2) 38' c, 60' c
Court 76' c
Trimble 89' m
Con: Sexton (4/5) 17', 39', 61', 78'
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 10', 48', 58'
Report Try: Parisse 34' c
Con: Botes (1/1) 65'
Pen: Botes (1/4) 7'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000[12]
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Keith Earls Substituted off 67'
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy Substituted off 69'
LW 11 Andrew Trimble
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 54'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Sean O'Brien Substituted off 58'
BF 6 Stephen Ferris
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Mike Ross
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 69'
PR 17 Tom Court Substituted in 69'
LK 18 Donnacha Ryan Substituted in 58'
FL 19 Peter O'Mahony Substituted in 58'
SH 20 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 54'
FH 21 Ronan O'Gara Substituted in 69'
CE 22 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 67'
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney
FB 15 Andrea Masi
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
IC 12 Alberto Sgarbi Substituted off 63'
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Tobias Botes Substituted off 58'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Robert Barbieri Substituted off 63'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Marco Bortolami
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 67'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Michele Rizzo
Replacements:
HK 16 Tommaso D'Apice Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Fabio Staibano Substituted in 67'
LK 18 Antonio Pavanello Substituted in 58'
FL 19 Simone Favaro Substituted in 63'
SH 20 Fabio Semenzato Substituted in 71'
FH 21 Kristopher Burton Substituted in 58'
CE 22 Gonzalo Canale Substituted in 63'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
David Changleng (Scotland)
Television match official:
Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

  • Peter O'Mahony of Ireland made his full international debut in this match.
  • Coming off the bench at the 69th minute to replace Gordon D'Arcy, Ronan O'Gara overcame Brian O'Driscoll to become the most capped Irish player with 118 caps. However, these figures do not include British and Irish Lions' caps. When those are included, Brian O'Driscoll remains the most capped Irish player with 123 caps, Ronan O'Gara standing second with 120 caps.

25 February 2012
16:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  12–19  Wales
Pen: Farrell (4/5) 23', 29', 38', 45'
Report Try: S. Williams 75' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 76'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/5) 25', 34', 53', 71'
FB 15 Ben Foden Substituted off 77'
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 Brad Barritt
LW 11 David Strettle
FH 10 Owen Farrell Substituted off 65'
SH 9 Lee Dickson Substituted off 60'
N8 8 Ben Morgan Substituted off 72'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Croft
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Mouritz Botha Substituted off 60'
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 72'
LP 1 Alex Corbisiero Substituted off 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rob Webber Substituted in 72'
PR 17 Matt Stevens Substituted in 65'
LK 18 Courtney Lawes Substituted in 60'
N8 19 Phil Dowson Substituted in 72'
SH 20 Ben Youngs Substituted in 60'
FH 21 Toby Flood Substituted in 65'
FB 22 Mike Brown Substituted in 77'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts Substituted off 41'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland Temporarily suspended from 44' to 54' 44' to 54'
SH 9 Mike Phillips
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 54'
TP 3 Adam Jones
HK 2 Ken Owens
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard
PR 17 Paul James
LK 18 Ryan Jones Substituted in 54'
FL 19 Justin Tipuric
SH 20 Lloyd Williams
FH 21 Stephen Jones
CE 22 Scott Williams Substituted in 41'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Sam Warburton (Wales)

Touch judges:
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Iain Ramage (Scotland)


26 February 2012
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  17–23  France
Try: Hogg 7' c
Jones 55' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 9'
Weir (1/1) 56'
Pen: Laidlaw (1/2) 25'
Report Try: Fofana 28' c
Médard 58' c
Con: Parra (2/2) 29', 59'
Pen: Parra (2/3) 39', 47'
Drop: Beauxis (1/1) 68'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,200[15]
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Rory Lamont Substituted off 30'
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Graeme Morrison
LW 11 Lee Jones
FH 10 Greig Laidlaw Substituted off 48'
SH 9 Mike Blair Substituted off 30'
N8 8 David Denton Substituted off 52'
OF 7 Ross Rennie
BF 6 John Barclay
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 69'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Geoff Cross Substituted off 61'
HK 2 Ross Ford (c) Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Allan Jacobsen
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Ed Kalman Substituted in 61'
LK 18 Alastair Kellock Substituted in 69'
N8 19 Richie Vernon Substituted in 52'
SH 20 Chris Cusiter Substituted in 30'
FH 21 Duncan Weir Substituted in 48'
CE 22 Nick De Luca Substituted in 30'
Coach:
England Andy Robinson
FB 15 Maxime Médard Substituted off 61'
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Aurélien Rougerie
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Julien Malzieu
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc
SH 9 Morgan Parra Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 55'
OF 7 Imanol Harinordoquy
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 65'
LL 4 Pascal Papé
TP 3 Nicolas Mas
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux Substituted off 50'
Replacements:
HK 16 William Servat Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 50'
LK 18 Lionel Nallet Substituted in 65'
FL 19 Julien Bonnaire Substituted in 55'
SH 20 Julien Dupuy Substituted in 74'
FH 21 Lionel Beauxis Substituted in 61'
CE 22 Maxime Mermoz
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
Ross Rennie (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Geoff Warren (England)

  • Duncan Weir of Scotland made his full international debut in this match.

Rescheduled match[edit]

4 March 2012[N 2]
16:00 CET (UTC+01)
France  17–17  Ireland
Try: Fofana 50' m
Pen: Parra (4/5) 22', 29', 46', 57'
Report Try: Bowe (2) 12' c, 37' c
Con: Sexton (2/2) 13', 38'
Pen: Sexton (1/2) 25'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,000[16]
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
FB 15 Clément Poitrenaud Substituted off 68'
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Aurélien Rougerie
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Julien Malzieu
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc
SH 9 Morgan Parra
N8 8 Imanol Harinordoquy
OF 7 Julien Bonnaire Substituted off 71'
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé Substituted off 61'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 53'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux Substituted off 53'
Replacements:
HK 16 William Servat Substituted in 53'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 53'
LK 18 Lionel Nallet Substituted in 61'
N8 19 Louis Picamoles Substituted in 71'
SH 20 Julien Dupuy
FH 21 Lionel Beauxis Substituted in 68'
CE 22 Maxime Mermoz
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Keith Earls
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy Substituted off 71'
LW 11 Andrew Trimble Substituted off 72'
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 59'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Sean O'Brien Substituted off 66'
BF 6 Stephen Ferris
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Mike Ross
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 75'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 75'
PR 17 Tom Court Substituted in 75'
LK 18 Donnacha Ryan Substituted in 58'
FL 19 Peter O'Mahony Substituted in 66'
SH 20 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 59'
FH 21 Ronan O'Gara Substituted in 71'
CE 22 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 72'
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney

Man of the Match:
Yoann Maestri (France)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Andrew Small (England)
Television match official:
Geoff Warren (England)

Week 4[edit]

10 March 2012
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  24–3  Italy
Try: Roberts 59' c
Cuthbert 77' m
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 50'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 9', 19', 36'
Priestland (1/1) 69'
Report Pen: Bergamasco (1/1) 12'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,892[17]
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny Temporarily suspended from 64' to 74' 64' to 74' Substituted off 74'
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies Substituted off 69'
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau Substituted off 66'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Matthew Rees Substituted off 62'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins (c)
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 62'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 70'
LK 18 Luke Charteris Substituted in 62'
FL 19 Ryan Jones Substituted in 66'
SH 20 Rhys Webb Substituted in 71'
FH 21 James Hook Substituted in 74'
CE 22 Scott Williams Substituted in 69'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
FB 15 Andrea Masi Substituted off 70'
RW 14 Mirco Bergamasco
OC 13 Gonzalo Canale Substituted off 66'
IC 12 Alberto Sgarbi
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Kristopher Burton
SH 9 Fabio Semenzato Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 63'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Cornelius Van Zyl Substituted off 51'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 51' Substituted in 72'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero Substituted off 72'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tommaso D'Apice Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Fabio Staibano Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Marco Bortolami Substituted in 51'
LK 19 Robert Barbieri Substituted in 63'
SH 20 Tobias Botes Substituted in 66'
CE 21 Tommaso Benvenuti Substituted in 66'
WG 22 Giulio Toniolatti Substituted in 70'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Alex Cuthbert (Wales)

Touch judges:
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Peter Gauzere (Scotland)
Television match official:
Geoff Hughes (England)

  • Rhys Webb of Wales and Fabio Staibano of Italy made their full international debuts in this match.

10 March 2012
17:00 IST (UTC+0)
Ireland  32–14  Scotland
Try: Best 13' c
Reddan 33' c
Trimble 40' m
McFadden 76' c
Con: Sexton (3/4) 14', 34', 77'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 25', 71'
Report Try: Gray 36' m
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 3', 9', 31'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000[18]
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
FB 15 Rob Kearney Substituted off 74'
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Keith Earls
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy Substituted off 54'
LW 11 Andrew Trimble
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Eoin Reddan Substituted off 54'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Peter O'Mahony Substituted off 62'
BF 6 Stephen Ferris
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted off 78'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 78'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Cian Healy Sent to blood bin 51' to 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Tom Court Substituted in 51' Substituted off 58' Substituted in 78'
LK 18 Mike McCarthy Substituted in 78'
FL 19 Shane Jennings Substituted in 62'
SH 20 Tomas O'Leary Substituted in 54'
FH 21 Ronan O'Gara Substituted in 54'
CE 22 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 74'
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Lee Jones Substituted off 62'
OC 13 Max Evans Temporarily suspended from 73' to 80' 73' to 80'
IC 12 Graeme Morrison
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Greig Laidlaw Substituted off 56'
SH 9 Mike Blair Substituted off 50'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Ross Rennie Substituted off 58'
BF 6 John Barclay
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 59'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Geoff Cross Substituted off 46'
HK 2 Ross Ford (c)
LP 1 Allan Jacobsen
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson
PR 17 Euan Murray Substituted in 46'
PR 18 Alastair Kellock Substituted in 59'
LK 19 Richie Vernon Substituted in 58'
FL 20 Chris Cusiter Substituted in 50'
FH 21 Ruaridh Jackson Substituted in 56'
CE 22 Matt Scott Substituted in 62'
Coach:
England Andy Robinson

Man of the Match:
Donncha O'Callaghan (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Greg Garner (England)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

  • Matt Scott of Scotland made his full international debut in this match.

11 March 2012
16:00 CET (UTC+01)
France  22–24  England
Try: Fofana 74' c
Con: Parra (1/1) 75'
Pen: Beauxis (3/4) 16', 39', 68'
Dupuy (1/2) 32'
Parra (1/1) 64'
Report Try: Tuilagi 12' c
Foden 17' c
Croft 70' c
Con: Farrell (3/3) 14', 18', 71'
Pen: Farrell (1/2) 49'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,895[19]
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Clément Poitrenaud
RW 14 Vincent Clerc Substituted off 37'
OC 13 Aurélien Rougerie
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Julien Malzieu
FH 10 Lionel Beauxis Substituted off 74'
SH 9 Julien Dupuy Substituted off 50'
N8 8 Imanol Harinordoquy
OF 7 Julien Bonnaire Substituted off 69'
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 55'
LL 4 Pascal Papé
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 75'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux Substituted off 65' Substituted in 75'
Replacements:
HK 16 William Servat Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 65'
LK 18 Lionel Nallet Substituted in 55'
N8 19 Louis Picamoles Substituted in 69'
SH 20 Morgan Parra Substituted in 50'
FH 21 François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 74'
CE 22 Maxime Mermoz Substituted in 37'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
FB 15 Ben Foden
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 Brad Barritt
LW 11 Charlie Sharples Temporarily suspended from 52' to 62' 52' to 62'
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Lee Dickson Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Ben Morgan Substituted off 63'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Croft
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Mouritz Botha Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley
LP 1 Alex Corbisiero
Replacements:
HK 16 Rob Webber Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Matt Stevens Substituted in 69'
LK 18 Tom Palmer Substituted in 56'
FL 19 Phil Dowson Substituted in 63' Substituted off 74'
SH 20 Ben Youngs Substituted in 71'
FH 21 Charlie Hodgson
FB 22 Mike Brown
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
John Lacey (Ireland)
Television match official:
Jim Yuille (Scotland)

Week 5[edit]

17 March 2012
13:30 CET (UTC+01)
Italy  13–6  Scotland
Try: Venditti 42' c
Con: Burton (1/1) 43'
Pen: Bergamasco (1/3) 10'
Drop: Burton (1/2) 76'
Report Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 35', 59'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 72,354[20]
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Andrea Masi
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
IC 12 Gonzalo Canale Substituted off 70'
LW 11 Mirco Bergamasco
FH 10 Kristopher Burton
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 67'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Robert Barbieri Substituted off 57'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni Temporarily suspended from 66' to 76' 66' to 76'
RL 5 Marco Bortolami
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted off 76'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 67'
HK 2 Fabio Ongaro Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero Substituted off 52' Substituted in 67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tommaso D'Apice Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 52'
LK 18 Joshua Furno Substituted in 76'
FL 19 Simone Favaro Substituted in 76'
N8 20 Manoa Vosawai Substituted in 57'
FH 21 Tobias Botes Substituted in 67' Substituted off 76'
WG 22 Giulio Toniolatti Substituted in 70'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Max Evans
OC 13 Nick De Luca Temporarily suspended from 39' to 49' 39' to 49'
IC 12 Graeme Morrison
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Greig Laidlaw Substituted off 70'
SH 9 Mike Blair
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Ross Rennie
BF 6 John Barclay Substituted off 70'
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Temporarily suspended from 54' to 64' 54' to 64'
LL 4 Richie Gray Substituted off 55'
TP 3 Geoff Cross Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Ross Ford (c)
LP 1 Jon Welsh
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson
PR 17 Euan Murray Substituted in 50'
LK 18 Alastair Kellock Substituted in 55'
N8 19 Richie Vernon Substituted in 70'
SH 20 Chris Cusiter
FH 21 Ruaridh Jackson Substituted in 70'
WG 22 Jack Cuthbert
Coach:
England Andy Robinson

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Tony Redmond (Ireland)

  • Scotland were whitewashed. This was the first time since 2007 that Italy avoided the wooden spoon.
  • Italy's starting pack in this match was the most internationally experienced ever to play an international match.

17 March 2012
14:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  16–9  France
Try: Cuthbert 20' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 21',
Pen: Halfpenny (3/4) 32', 52', 75'
Report Pen: Yachvili (2/2) 10', 72'
Beauxis (1/1) 44'
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c) Substituted off 41'
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Adam Jones
HK 2 Matthew Rees Substituted off 64'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 64'
PR 17 Paul James
LK 18 Luke Charteris Substituted in 64'
FL 19 Ryan Jones Substituted in 41'
SH 20 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 64'
FH 21 James Hook
CE 22 Scott Williams
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
FB 15 Clément Poitrenaud Substituted off 36'
RW 14 Wesley Fofana
OC 13 Aurélien Rougerie
IC 12 Florian Fritz
LW 11 Alexis Palisson Substituted off 54'
FH 10 Lionel Beauxis Substituted off 72'
SH 9 Dimitri Yachvili
N8 8 Imanol Harinordoquy
OF 7 Julien Bonnaire Substituted off 60'
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé Substituted off 68'
TP 3 David Attoub
HK 2 William Servat Substituted off 45'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux Substituted off 45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted in 45'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 45'
LK 18 Julien Pierre Substituted in 68'
N8 19 Louis Picamoles Substituted in 60'
SH 20 Morgan Parra Substituted in 72'
FH 21 François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 54'
WG 22 Jean-Marcellin Buttin Substituted in 36'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Stuart Terheege (England)
Television match official:
Iain Ramage (Scotland)

  • Wales won the Grand Slam.
  • Jean-Marcellin Buttin of France made his full international debut in this match.
  • William Servat and Julien Bonnaire played their final matches

17 March 2012
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  30–9  Ireland
Try: Penalty try 58' c
Youngs 73' m
Con: Farrell (1/2) 58'
Pen: Farrell (6/6) 2', 23', 34', 48', 64', 77'
Report Pen: Sexton (3/3) 15', 40', 51'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 80,567[22]
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Ben Foden Substituted off 71'
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 Brad Barritt
LW 11 David Strettle
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Lee Dickson Substituted off 49'
N8 8 Ben Morgan Substituted off 75'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Croft
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Mouritz Botha Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 75'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 75'
LP 1 Alex Corbisiero
Replacements:
HK 16 Lee Mears Substituted in 75'
PR 17 Matt Stevens Substituted in 75'
LK 18 Tom Palmer Substituted in 56'
FL 19 Phil Dowson Substituted in 75'
SH 20 Ben Youngs Substituted in 49'
FH 21 Charlie Hodgson
CE 22 Mike Brown Substituted in 71'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Keith Earls
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy Substituted off 49'
LW 11 Andrew Trimble Substituted off 75'
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Eoin Reddan Substituted off 49'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Sean O'Brien Substituted off 70'
BF 6 Stephen Ferris
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted off 67'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 37'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 75'
LP 1 Cian Healy
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 75'
PR 17 Tom Court Substituted in 37'
PR 18 Mike McCarthy Substituted in 67'
LK 19 Peter O'Mahony Substituted in 70'
FL 20 Tomás O'Leary Substituted in 49'
SH 21 Ronan O'Gara Substituted in 49'
WG 22 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 75'
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garces (France)
Neil Paterson (Scotland)
Television match official:
Jim Yuille (Scotland)

Media coverage[edit]

In the United Kingdom, every Six Nations match was broadcast live by the BBC; Wales matches were also shown live by S4C. In Ireland, every match was broadcast live on RTÉ. The BBC also simulcast one match in each round in the United States on BBC America. French international channel TV5Monde simulcast all of France's matches, and was available internationally (including the United States).

Date BBC
(BBC1 / BBC1 HD unless stated otherwise)
BBC America /
BBC America HD
S4C RTÉ
(RTÉ Two / RTÉ Two HD)
TV5Monde
Saturday, 4 February 2012 France vs Italy
Scotland vs England

Scotland vs England
None France vs Italy
Scotland vs England
France vs Italy

Sunday, 5 February 2012 Ireland vs Wales None Ireland vs Wales Ireland vs Wales None
Saturday, 11 February 2012 Italy vs England None None Italy vs England None
Sunday, 12 February 2012 Wales vs Scotland None Wales vs Scotland Wales vs Scotland None
Saturday, 25 February 2012 Ireland vs Italy
England vs Wales

England vs Wales

England vs Wales
Ireland vs Italy
England vs Wales
None
Sunday, 26 February 2012 Scotland vs France (BBC2/BBC HD) None None Scotland vs France Scotland vs France
Sunday, 4 March 2012 France vs Ireland None None France vs Ireland France vs Ireland
Saturday, 10 March 2012 Wales vs Italy
Ireland vs Scotland
Wales vs Italy

Wales vs Italy

Wales vs Italy
Ireland vs Scotland
None
Sunday, 11 March 2012 France vs England None France vs England France vs England France vs England
Saturday, 17 March 2012 Italy vs Scotland
Wales vs France
England vs Ireland


England vs Ireland
Wales vs France Italy vs Scotland
Wales vs France
England vs Ireland
Wales vs France

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although born in New Zealand, Walsh is registered with the Australian Rugby Union and therefore recognised as an Australian referee.[14]
  2. ^ Rescheduled from 11 February 2012.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ rugbyworld.com
  2. ^ "RBS 6 Nazioni, allo Stadio Olimpico l'Edizione 2012" (Press release) (in Italian). Italian Rugby Federation. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Six Nations 2012: final day as it happened". BBC Sport. 17 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wales win RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam". RTÉ Sport. 17 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Grand Slam joy as Wales beat France". BBC Sport. 17 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wales 16-9 France". Guardian (London). 17 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "RBS Six Nations Table: 2011-2012". Six Nations Championship. Six Nations Rugby Ltd. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "France start Six Nations with Italian victory". RugbyWeek (Sports Digital Media). 4 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Italy Highest Attendance". ESPNScrum (ESPN Emea Ltd.). 12 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "France v Ireland match called off at last minute". BBC Sport (BBC). 11 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Postponed France v Ireland Six Nations game set for 4 March". BBC Sport (BBC). 14 February 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Curtis, Tony (25 February 2012). "Ireland see off Italy". Sky Sports (BSkyB). Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Williams steals the show". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 25 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Referees". Australian Rugby Union. Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "France edge out Scotland". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 26 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Honours even in Paris". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 4 March 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Simply a stroll for Wales". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 10 March 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "Dublin delight for Ireland". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 10 March 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "England come of age". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 11 March 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  20. ^ Dilger, Simon (17 March 2012). "Azzurri claim precious win". Sky Sports (BSkyB). Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  21. ^ Lancaster, Rob (17 March 2012). "A Grand day out for Wales". Sky Sports (BSkyB). Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  22. ^ Kendall, Mark (17 March 2012). "England sign off in style". Sky Sports (BSkyB). Retrieved 17 March 2012. 

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