2014 Six Nations Championship

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2014 Six Nations Championship
Date 1 February 2014 – 15 March 2014
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland (12th title)
Triple Crown  England (24th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  England
Centenary Quaich  Ireland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy  France
Matches played 15
Attendance 1,038,744 (69,250 per match)
Tries scored 61 (4.07 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Ireland Jonathan Sexton (66)
Top try scorer(s) England Mike Brown (4)
Ireland Jonathan Sexton (4)
Player of the tournament England Mike Brown
Official website Official website
2013 (Previous) (Next) 2015

The 2014 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2014 RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 15th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the competition's previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it was the 120th edition of the tournament.[1]

Going into the final day, three teams could have still won the championship – Ireland, England and France. In the final game, Ireland hung on to win against France by just two points and secure the championship, on points difference over England.[2] This was their first championship since 2009, and only the 12th title they have won, including predecessor championships.[3][4][5]

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

England won the Triple Crown by beating Wales, Scotland and Ireland[9] – they became the first team to win the Triple Crown while another of the Home Nations won the championship outright.[citation needed]

The 2014 tournament saw 12 players earn their first cap – three English, four French, two Scottish, one Irish, one Italian and one Welsh. Sergio Parisse and Martin Castrogiovanni became the most-capped Italian players with 105 caps,[10][11] with Gethin Jenkins earning the same number to become the most-capped Welsh player.[12] Italy also broke two world records, one for the most tackles in a test match (208) and one for the most-capped starting pack (587 caps).

Participants[edit]

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity City
 England Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London England Stuart Lancaster Chris Robshaw
 France Stade de France 81,338 Saint-Denis France Philippe Saint-André Pascal Papé (for Thierry Dusautoir) [N 1]
 Ireland Aviva Stadium 51,700 Dublin New Zealand Joe Schmidt Paul O'Connell/Jamie Heaslip [N 2]
 Italy Stadio Olimpico 73,261 Rome France Jacques Brunel Sergio Parisse/Marco Bortolami [N 3]
 Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh Australia Scott Johnson (interim) Kelly Brown/Greig Laidlaw [N 4]
 Wales Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff New Zealand Warren Gatland Sam Warburton/Alun Wyn Jones [N 5]
  1. ^ Original French captain Thierry Dusautoir was ruled out of the Six Nations ahead of the tournament due to tearing a tendon in his right bicep. Papé was therefore captain for the tournament.[13]
  2. ^ Regular captain Paul O'Connell was ruled out of the opening fixture against Scotland, as he suffered from a chest infection. Jamie Heaslip was captain for the Scotland fixture.[14]
  3. ^ Usual captain Sergio Parisse was injured for the round 4 clash against Ireland; Marco Bortolami was captain for that match.[15]
  4. ^ Original Scottish captain Kelly Brown was dropped in the second and third round, with Laidlaw taking over as captain for rounds 2 and 3.[16] Brown returned as captain for rounds 4 and 5.[17]
  5. ^ Regular captain Sam Warburton did not captain Wales in the opening round, as he had not recovered from a shoulder injury. Alun Wyn Jones was captain for that match.[18]

Squads[edit]

Table[edit]

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

Fixtures[edit]

The 2014 Six Nations Championship saw the return of a Friday night fixture, last seen during the 2011 Six Nations Championship, where Wales faced France in the third week of the championship at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.[19]

Week 1[edit]

1 February 2014
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  23–15  Italy
Try: Cuthbert 3' c
S. Williams 37' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 4', 39'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/4) 28', 66', 73'
Report Try: Campagnaro (2) 42' m, 68' c
Con: Allan (1/2) 69'
Pen: Allan (1/2) 13'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 66,974
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Scott Williams
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 67'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 64'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Luke Charteris Substituted off 57'
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Paul James Substituted off 78'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Ryan Bevington Substituted in 78'
PR 18 Rhodri Jones Substituted in 64'
LK 19 Andrew Coombs Substituted in 57'
FL 20 Sam Warburton Substituted in 64'
SH 21 Rhys Webb Substituted in 67'
FH 22 James Hook
FB 23 Liam Williams
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
Wales vs Italy 2014-02-01.svg
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Alberto Sgarbi
LW 11 Leonardo Sarto Substituted off 76'
FH 10 Tommaso Allan
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 65'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco Substituted off 57' Substituted in 72'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni Substituted off 72'
RL 5 Marco Bortolami Substituted off 68'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Michele Rizzo Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi Substituted in 55'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 68'
FL 19 Joshua Furno Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Francesco Minto Substituted in 57'
SH 21 Tobias Botes Substituted in 65'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera
WG 23 Tommaso Iannone Substituted in 76'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Italy Michele Campagnaro

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

Notes:


1 February 2014
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  26–24  England
Try: Huget (2) 1' m, 17' m
Fickou 76' c
Con: Doussain (0/2)
Machenaud (1/1) 78'
Pen: Doussain (2/2) 10', 22'
Machenaud (1/1) 69'
Report Try: Brown 36' m
Burrell 47' c
Con: Farrell (1/2) 48'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 5', 42'
Goode (1/1) 72'
Drop: Care (1/1) 56'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,763
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted off 74'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Jules Plisson
SH 9 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted off 57'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 65'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux Substituted off 40'
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga
RL 5 Pascal Papé (c)
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted off 43'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 48'
HK 2 Benjamin Kayser Substituted off 43'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted in 43'
PR 17 Yannick Forestier Substituted in 48'
PR 18 Rabah Slimani Substituted in 48'
LK 19 Yoann Maestri Substituted in 43'
FL 20 Antoine Burban Substituted in 40'
N8 21 Damien Chouly Substituted in 65'
SH 22 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 57'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou Substituted in 74'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
France vs England 2014-02-01.svg
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell Substituted off 65'
OC 13 Luther Burrell
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees
LW 11 Jonny May Substituted off 8'
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Danny Care Substituted off 61'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola Substituted off 65'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood
RL 5 Courtney Lawes Substituted off 67'
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Henry Thomas
LK 19 Dave Attwood Substituted in 67'
N8 20 Ben Morgan Substituted in 65'
SH 21 Lee Dickson Substituted in 61'
CE 22 Brad Barritt Substituted in 65'
FB 23 Alex Goode Substituted in 8'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
France Yoann Huget

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

Notes:


2 February 2014
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  28–6  Scotland
Try: Trimble 40' m
Heaslip 46' c
R. Kearney 70' c
Con: Sexton (2/3) 47', 72'
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 13', 22', 56'
Report Pen: Laidlaw (2/3) 18', 42'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll Substituted off 72'
IC 12 Luke Marshall
LW 11 David Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 72'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Chris Henry
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Substituted off 65'
RL 5 Dan Tuohy
LL 4 Devin Toner Substituted off 73'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Jack McGrath Substituted in 63'
PR 18 Martin Moore Substituted in 62'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 73'
FL 20 Tommy O'Donnell Substituted in 65'
SH 21 Isaac Boss Substituted in 72'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson Substituted in 72'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 72'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Scotland 2014-02-02.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland Substituted off 31'
OC 13 Alex Dunbar
IC 12 Duncan Taylor Substituted off 64'
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw Substituted off 73'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c) Substituted off 56'
BF 6 Ryan Wilson
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 56'
LL 4 Tim Swinson
TP 3 Moray Low Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Ryan Grant Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Pat MacArthur Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Geoff Cross Substituted in 65'
LK 19 Richie Gray Substituted in 56'
N8 20 Johnnie Beattie Substituted in 56'
SH 21 Chris Cusiter Substituted in 73'
CE 22 Matt Scott Substituted in 64'
WG 23 Max Evans Substituted in 31'
Coach:
Australia Scott Johnson

Man of the Match:
Ireland Jamie Heaslip

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

Notes:

  • Paul O'Connell was named at lock for this match, but was ruled out with a chest infection hours before kick-off. He was replaced by Dan Tuohy.[21]
  • Ireland reclaimed the Centenary Quaich after losing it in 2013.
  • Martin Moore made his international debut for Ireland.
  • Brian O'Driscoll made his 129th appearance for Ireland to surpass Ronan O'Gara as Ireland's most-capped player.
  • Rob Kearney earned his 50th test cap.

Week 2[edit]

8 February 2014
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  26–3  Wales
Try: Henry 31' c
Jackson 78' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 33'
Jackson (1/1) 79'
Pen: Sexton (4/5) 7', 16', 45', 55'
Report Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 55'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,045
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble Substituted off 60'
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 David Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 74'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 79'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Chris Henry
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c) Substituted off 54'
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 72'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 72'
PR 17 Jack McGrath Substituted in 67'
PR 18 Martin Moore Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Dan Tuohy Substituted in 54' Substituted off 63'
FL 20 Tommy O'Donnell Substituted in 63'
SH 21 Isaac Boss Substituted in 79'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson Substituted in 74'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 60'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Wales 2014-02-08.svg
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Scott Williams Substituted off 16'
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland
SH 9 Mike Phillips Temporarily suspended from 79' to 80' 79' to 80'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 70'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Andrew Coombs Substituted off 70'
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 60'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Substituted off 70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 70'
PR 18 Rhodri Jones Substituted in 60'
LK 19 Jake Ball Substituted in 70'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 70'
SH 21 Rhys Webb
FH 22 James Hook
FB 23 Liam Williams Substituted in 16'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Ireland Peter O'Mahony

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

Notes:

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

8 February 2014
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  0–20  England
Pen: Laidlaw (0/2)
Report Try: Burrell 14' c
Brown 58' c
Con: Farrell (2/2) 15', 59'
Pen: Farrell (1/4) 28'
Drop: Care (1/1) 5'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour Substituted off 64'
OC 13 Alex Dunbar Temporarily suspended from 51' to 61' 51' to 61'
IC 12 Matt Scott Substituted off 72'
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) Substituted off 64'
N8 8 David Denton Substituted off 52'
OF 7 Chris Fusaro
BF 6 Ryan Wilson
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 69'
LL 4 Tim Swinson
TP 3 Moray Low Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 42'
LP 1 Ryan Grant Substituted off 42'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson Substituted in 42'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted in 42'
PR 18 Geoff Cross Substituted in 69'
LK 19 Jonny Gray Substituted in 69'
N8 20 Johnnie Beattie Substituted in 52'
SH 21 Chris Cusiter Substituted in 64'
CE 22 Duncan Taylor Substituted in 72'
WG 23 Max Evans Substituted in 64'
Coach:
Australia Scott Johnson
Scotland vs England 2014-02-08.svg
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell
OC 13 Luther Burrell Substituted off 73'
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees
LW 11 Jonny May Substituted off 70'
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Danny Care Substituted off 73'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola Substituted off 69'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 75'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 69'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 64'
PR 18 Henry Thomas Substituted in 75'
LK 19 Dave Attwood Substituted in 62'
N8 20 Ben Morgan Substituted in 69'
SH 21 Lee Dickson Substituted in 73'
CE 22 Brad Barritt Substituted in 73'
FB 23 Alex Goode Substituted in 70'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
England Mike Brown

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

Notes:

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

9 February 2014
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  30–10  Italy
Try: Picamoles 42' c
Fofana 45' c
Bonneval 51' c
Con: Doussain (3/3) 43', 46', 52'
Pen: Doussain (3/5) 26', 33', 38'
Report Try: Iannone 76' c
Con: Orquera (1/1) 77'
Pen: Allan (1/2) 28'
Garcia (0/2)
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,700
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted off 72'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Hugo Bonneval
FH 10 Jules Plisson Substituted off 66'
SH 9 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted off 60'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 57'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux Substituted off 75'
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga Substituted off 74' Substituted in 75'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c) Substituted off 66'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 48' Substituted in 74'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Yannick Forestier Substituted off 48'
PR 18 Rabah Slimani Red card 70' Substituted in 48'
LK 19 Sébastien Vahaamahina Temporarily suspended from 69' to 79' 69' to 79' Substituted in 66'
N8 20 Damien Chouly Substituted in 57'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 60'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 66'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou Substituted in 72'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
France vs Italy 2014-02-09.svg
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Tommaso Iannone
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia
LW 11 Leonardo Sarto
FH 10 Tommaso Allan Substituted off 63'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Mauro Bergamasco Substituted off 74'
BF 6 Francesco Minto Substituted off 51'
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted off 70'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Alberto De Marchi Substituted off 58' Substituted in 74'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Michele Rizzo Red card 70' Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Marco Bortolami Substituted in 70'
FL 20 Alessandro Zanni Substituted in 51'
SH 21 Tobias Botes Substituted in 63'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera Substituted in 63'
WG 23 Angelo Esposito
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
France Wesley Fofana

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

Notes:


Week 3[edit]

21 February 2014
20:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  27–6  France
Try: North 5' m
Warburton 63' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 63'
Pen: Halfpenny (5/6) 2', 9', 19', 34', 40'
Report Pen: Doussain (1/2) 16'
Plisson (1/2) 31'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,086
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny Substituted off 70'
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 George North
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Rhys Priestland Substituted off 70'
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 50' Substituted in 62' Substituted off 70'
RL 5 Jake Ball Substituted off 70'
LL 4 Luke Charteris
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Temporarily suspended from 50' to 60' 50' to 60' Substituted off 70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 50' Substituted off 62' Substituted in 70'
PR 18 Rhodri Jones Substituted in 70'
LK 19 Andrew Coombs Substituted in 70'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 70'
SH 21 Mike Phillips Substituted in 70'
FH 22 Dan Biggar Substituted in 70'
FH 23 James Hook Substituted in 70'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
Wales vs France 2014-02-21.svg
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted off 70'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Hugo Bonneval
FH 10 Jules Plisson Substituted off 63'
SH 9 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted off 40'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Temporarily suspended from 62' to 72' 62' to 72'
OF 7 Wenceslas Lauret
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga Substituted off 50'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 63'
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c)
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Temporarily suspended from 50' to 60' 50' to 60'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 63'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Brice Mach Substituted in 63'
PR 17 Yannick Forestier Substituted in 63'
PR 18 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 50' Substituted off 62'
LK 19 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted in 63'
N8 20 Damien Chouly Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 40'
FH 22 Rémi Talès Substituted in 63'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou Substituted in 70'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
Wales Gethin Jenkins

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

Notes:

  • Brice Mach made his international debut for France.
  • Alun Wyn Jones was named in the Wales starting XV, but was ruled out hours before kick-off due to an injury to his foot. Jake Ball was promoted from the bench, with Andrew Coombs taking his place.[22]

22 February 2014
14:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  20–21  Scotland
Try: Allan 39' c
Furno 70' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 40'
Orquera (1/1) 72'
Pen: Allan (2/3) 13', 31'
Report Try: Dunbar (2) 53' m, 67' c
Con: Laidlaw (0/1)
Weir (1/1) 67'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 22', 45'
Drop: Weir (1/1) 79'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 66,271
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia
LW 11 Leonardo Sarto
FH 10 Tommaso Allan Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Robert Barbieri Substituted off 63'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni Substituted off 73'
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Alberto De Marchi Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Matías Agüero Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Marco Bortolami Substituted in 73'
FL 20 Paul Derbyshire Substituted in 63'
SH 21 Tobias Botes Substituted in 63'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera Substituted in 68'
WG 23 Tommaso Iannone
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
Italy vs Scotland 2014-02-22.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour Substituted off 55'
OC 13 Alex Dunbar Substituted off 72'
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie
OF 7 Chris Fusaro Substituted off 52'
BF 6 Ryan Wilson
RL 5 Jim Hamilton
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Moray Low Substituted off 38'
HK 2 Scott Lawson
LP 1 Ryan Grant Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Geoff Cross Substituted in 38'
LK 19 Tim Swinson
N8 20 David Denton Substituted in 52'
SH 21 Chris Cusiter Substituted in 63'
CE 22 Duncan Taylor Substituted in 72'
WG 23 Max Evans Substituted in 55'
Coach:
Australia Scott Johnson

Man of the Match:
Italy Joshua Furno

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

Notes:


22 February 2014
16:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  13–10  Ireland
Try: Care 56' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 56'
Pen: Farrell (2/3) 24', 53'
Report Try: R. Kearney 41' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 42'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 49'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,835
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell
OC 13 Luther Burrell
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Danny Care
N8 8 Billy Vunipola Substituted off 36'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood Substituted off 69'
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 David Wilson Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 63'
PR 18 Henry Thomas Substituted in 69'
LK 19 Dave Attwood Substituted in 69'
N8 20 Ben Morgan Substituted in 36'
SH 21 Lee Dickson
FH 22 George Ford
FB 23 Alex Goode
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster
England vs Ireland 2014-02-22.svg
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble Substituted off 65'
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll Substituted off 79'
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 David Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 79'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Chris Henry Substituted off 73'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Substituted off 69'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 61'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 73'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 73'
PR 17 Jack McGrath Substituted in 71'
PR 18 Martin Moore Substituted in 61'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 69'
N8 20 Jordi Murphy Substituted in 73'
SH 21 Isaac Boss Substituted in 79'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson Substituted in 79'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 65'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
England Mike Brown

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

Notes:


Week 4[edit]

8 March 2014
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  46–7  Italy
Try: Sexton (2) 6' c, 59' m
Trimble 37' c
Healy 52' m
Cronin 68' c
McFadden 77' c
McGrath 80' m
Con: Sexton (2/4) 6', 39'
Jackson (2/3) 69', 77'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 31'
Report Try: Sarto 24' c
Con: Orquera (1/1) 25'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll Substituted off 61'
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 David Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 63'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 16'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Chris Henry Substituted off 73'
BF 6 Iain Henderson Substituted off 53'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 56'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Jack McGrath Substituted in 53'
PR 18 Martin Moore Substituted in 56'
FL 19 Rhys Ruddock Substituted in 53'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy Substituted in 73'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 16'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson Substituted in 63'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 61'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Italy 2014-03-08.svg
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 63'
LW 11 Leonardo Sarto
FH 10 Luciano Orquera Substituted off 63'
SH 9 Tito Tebaldi Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Robert Barbieri
OF 7 Paul Derbyshire Substituted off 34' Substituted in 39' Substituted off 56'
BF 6 Joshua Furno
RL 5 Marco Bortolami (c) Substituted off 63'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 7'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Alberto De Marchi Substituted off 56' Substituted in 70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Michele Rizzo Substituted in 56'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 7' Substituted off 70'
LK 19 Antonio Pavanello Substituted in 63'
N8 20 Manoa Vosawai Substituted in 34' Substituted off 39' Substituted in 56'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori Substituted in 70'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan Substituted in 63'
FB 23 Andrea Masi Substituted in 63'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Ireland Brian O'Driscoll

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

Notes:


8 March 2014
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  17–19  France
Try: Hogg 12' c
Seymour 22' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2) 13', 22'
Pen: Laidlaw (0/1)
Weir (1/2) 61'
Report Try: Huget 45' c
Con: Machenaud (1/1) 46'
Pen: Machenaud (3/4) 1', 10', 16'
Doussain (1/1) 78'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Alex Dunbar
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Sean Lamont Substituted off 29'
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)
BF 6 Johnnie Beattie Substituted off 16'
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 68'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Geoff Cross
HK 2 Scott Lawson Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Ryan Grant
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Moray Low
PR 18 Euan Murray
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Ryan Wilson Substituted in 16'
SH 21 Chris Cusiter
CE 22 Duncan Taylor
WG 23 Max Evans Substituted in 29'
Coach:
Australia Scott Johnson
Scotland vs France 2014-03-08.svg
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted off 68'
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Jules Plisson Substituted off 47'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Damien Chouly
OF 7 Alexandre Lapandry
BF 6 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted off 66'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 59'
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c)
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 59'
HK 2 Brice Mach Substituted off 47'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guilhem Guirado Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 68'
PR 18 Rabah Slimani Substituted in 59'
LK 19 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted in 59'
N8 20 Antonie Claassen Substituted in 66'
SH 21 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted in 74'
FH 22 Rémi Talès Substituted in 47'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou Substituted in 68'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
Scotland David Denton

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


9 March 2014
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  29–18  Wales
Try: Care 4' c
Burrell 33' c
Con: Farrell (2/2) 5', 34'
Pen: Farrell (5/5) 18', 26', 45', 54', 58'
Report Pen: Halfpenny (6/6) 8', 22', 30', 37', 40', 56'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,641
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Mike Brown Substituted off 78'
RW 14 Jack Nowell
OC 13 Luther Burrell
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 Owen Farrell Substituted off 78'
SH 9 Danny Care Substituted off 78'
N8 8 Ben Morgan
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood Substituted off 78'
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury Substituted off 72'
TP 3 David Wilson Substituted off 72'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 63'
PR 18 Henry Thomas Substituted in 72'
LK 19 Dave Attwood Substituted in 72'
FL 20 Tom Johnson Substituted in 78'
SH 21 Lee Dickson Substituted in 78'
FH 22 George Ford Substituted in 78'
FB 23 Alex Goode Substituted in 78'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster
England vs Wales 2014-03-09.svg
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny Substituted off 74'
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Rhys Priestland Substituted off 61'
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 52'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 72'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 72'
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 66'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Temporarily suspended from 53' to 63' 53' to 63' Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 63'
PR 18 Rhodri Jones Substituted in 66'
LK 19 Andrew Coombs Substituted in 72'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 72'
SH 21 Mike Phillips Substituted in 52'
FH 22 Dan Biggar Substituted in 61'
FB 23 Liam Williams Substituted in 74'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
England Courtney Lawes

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

Notes:


Week 5[edit]

15 March 2014
13:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  11–52  England
Try: Sarto 68' m
Con: Allan (0/1)
Pen: Orquera (2/2) 6', 22'
Report Try: Brown (2) 12' c, 37' c
Farrell 31' c
Nowell 52' c
Vunipola 60' c
Tuilagi 67' c
Robshaw 80+1' c
Con: Farrell (7/7) 13', 32', 39', 53', 61', 67', 80+2'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 10'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 71,257
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 72'
LW 11 Leonardo Sarto
FH 10 Luciano Orquera Substituted off 43'
SH 9 Tito Tebaldi Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Robert Barbieri
BF 6 Joshua Furno Substituted off 55'
RL 5 Marco Bortolami Temporarily suspended from 50' to 60' 50' to 60'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 46' Substituted in 74'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
LP 1 Matías Agüero Substituted off 46'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon
PR 17 Michele Rizzo Substituted in 46' Substituted off 74'
PR 18 Alberto De Marchi Substituted in 46'
LK 19 George Biagi Substituted in 61'
FL 20 Paul Derbyshire Substituted in 55' Substituted off 61'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori Substituted in 66'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan Substituted in 43'
FB 23 Andrea Masi Substituted in 72'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
Italy vs England 2014-03-15.svg
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell
OC 13 Luther Burrell Substituted off 53'
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees Substituted off 70'
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Danny Care Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Ben Morgan
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood Substituted off 66'
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury Substituted off 70'
TP 3 David Wilson Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 53'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola Substituted off 75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 53'
PR 17 Matt Mullan Substituted in 75'
PR 18 Henry Thomas Substituted in 70'
LK 19 Dave Attwood Substituted in 70'
FL 20 Tom Johnson Substituted in 66'
SH 21 Lee Dickson Substituted in 66'
FH 22 George Ford Substituted in 70'
CE 23 Manu Tuilagi Substituted in 53'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
England Mike Brown

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

Notes:


15 March 2014
14:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  51–3  Scotland
Try: L. Williams 15' c
North (2) 33' c, 41' m
Roberts (2) 38' c, 47' c
Faletau 52' m
R. Williams 73' c
Con: Biggar (4/6) 15', 23', 39', 48'
Hook (1/1) 74'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 8', 23'
Report Pen: Laidlaw (1/3) 3'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,547
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Liam Williams Substituted off 62'
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 62'
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 53'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 53'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Luke Charteris Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Rhodri Jones Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richard Hibbard Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Adam Jones Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Jake Ball Substituted in 62'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 53'
SH 21 Rhodri Williams Substituted in 53'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 62'
FH 23 James Hook Substituted in 62'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
Wales vs Scotland 2014-03-15.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg Red card 22'
RW 14 Dougie Fife Substituted off 66'
OC 13 Alex Dunbar
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Max Evans
FH 10 Duncan Weir
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw Substituted off 61'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c) Substituted off 8'
BF 6 Ryan Wilson
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 54'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Geoff Cross Substituted off 40'
HK 2 Scott Lawson Substituted off 45'
LP 1 Ryan Grant Substituted off 45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford Substituted in 45'
PR 17 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted in 45'
PR 18 Euan Murray Substituted in 40'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 54'
FL 20 Alasdair Strokosch Substituted in 8'
SH 21 Chris Cusiter Substituted in 61'
FH 22 Duncan Taylor Substituted in 66'
FB 23 Jack Cuthbert
Coach:
Australia Scott Johnson

Man of the Match:
Wales Liam Williams

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

Notes


15 March 2014
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  20–22  Ireland
Try: Dulin 30' c
Szarzewski 62' c
Con: Machenaud (2/2) 31', 63'
Pen: Machenaud (2/2) 1', 14'
Doussain (0/1)
Report Try: Sexton (2) 20' m, 46' c
Trimble 25' c
Con: Sexton (2/3) 26', 47'
Pen: Sexton (1/2) 52'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,337
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud
IC 12 Gaël Fickou Substituted off 75'
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Rémi Talès
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Damien Chouly
OF 7 Alexandre Lapandry Substituted off 75'
BF 6 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 66'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 53'
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c)
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 36'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guilhem Guirado Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 40'
PR 18 Rabah Slimani Substituted in 36'
LK 19 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted in 53'
LK 20 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted in 66'
FL 21 Wenceslas Lauret Substituted in 75'
SH 22 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted in 66'
CE 23 Maxime Mermoz Substituted in 75'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
France vs Ireland 2014-03-15.svg
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy Substituted off 66'
LW 11 David Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Chris Henry
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Substituted off 63'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Jack McGrath Substituted in 70'
PR 18 Martin Moore Substituted in 63'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 63'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 63'
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 68'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 66'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Ireland Brian O'Driscoll

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

Notes:

  • This was the final Test match for Brian O'Driscoll, who had previously announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2013–14 season.

Statistics[edit]

Media coverage[edit]

In the United Kingdom, every Six Nations match was broadcast live by the BBC,[26] and Wales matches were also broadcast live in Welsh by S4C. In Ireland, every match was broadcast live on RTÉ.[27] DMAX broadcast the tournament in Italy for the first year of a four-year contract.[28]

Territory Broadcaster Matches Transmission
United Kingdom BBC 15 Live
S4C Wales matches Live
Ireland RTÉ 15 Live
France France Télévisions 15 Live
Italy DMAX 15 Live
Spain Canal+ Deportes 15 Live

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