2013 Six Nations Championship

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2013 Six Nations Championship
Date 2 February 2013 – 16 March 2013
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (26th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  England
Centenary Quaich  Scotland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy  Italy
Matches played 15
Attendance 1,042,965 (69,531 per match)
Tries scored 37 (2.47 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Wales Leigh Halfpenny (74)
Top try scorer(s) Wales Alex Cuthbert (4)
Player of the tournament Wales Leigh Halfpenny
Official website Official website
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The 2013 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2013 RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 14th 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 119th edition of the tournament. Wales won the tournament for the second time in two years, the first time they had won back-to-back championships since their 1978 and 1979 wins. France collected the wooden spoon by finishing last for the first time since 1999. It was also the first time every team managed to win at least 3 competition points (the equivalent of a win and a draw or three draws) since 1974.

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 Thierry Dusautoir (for Pascal Papé) [N 1]
 Ireland Aviva Stadium 51,700 Dublin Ireland Declan Kidney Jamie Heaslip
 Italy Stadio Olimpico 72,698 Rome France Jacques Brunel Sergio Parisse/Martin Castrogiovanni [N 2]
 Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh Australia Scott Johnson (interim) Kelly Brown
 Wales Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff Wales Rob Howley (caretaker) Sam Warburton/Ryan Jones/Gethin Jenkins [N 3]
  1. ^ Original French captain Pascal Papé was ruled out of the matches against Wales and England in rounds 2 and 3 due to injury. On 1 March, it was officially announced that Papé would miss the remaining matches in the Six Nations and that Thierry Dusautoir would continue as captain.[1]
  2. ^ Italy captain Sergio Parisse was ruled out of the Six Nations from week 3 onwards due to being handed a 40-day ban after being red carded for insulting a referee while playing for his club Stade Francais in the French Top 14.[2] Parisse later returned after Italy appealed his ban, and the FFR agreed to reduce his suspension to 20 days and therefore became eligible to play England and Ireland.[3]
  3. ^ Welsh captain Sam Warburton was ruled out of the French match in week 2 which led to Ryan Jones taking over captaincy for that match. When Warburton returned against Italy, Ryan Jones took over the captaincy for the remaining matches against Italy, Scotland and England. However, a shoulder injury sustained against Scotland meant that Gethin Jenkins was appointed captain for the final game against England.

Squads[edit]

Overview[edit]

At the start of the 2013 Six Nations Championships England were favoured to win by many pundits after they beat the world champion New Zealand team in December 2012.[4] France, enjoying a winning streak prior to the competition, were also considered strong contenders.[4] In contrast defending champions Wales had suffered seven consecutive defeats (4 versus Australia) and were without their regular head coach Warren Gatland.[5] Expectations regarding England and Wales were confirmed in the first round of matches, played on 2 February, with England enjoying a convincing 38–18 victory against Scotland and Wales losing 22–30 against Ireland despite a Welsh comeback from 3-30 down just after half time. [6][7] France however were upset in their first game, going down 23–18 against Italy.[8] The following week both England and Wales won their matches, against Ireland and France respectively.[9][10] Scotland meanwhile beat Italy 34–10 in the other game,[11] their first Six Nations victory since 2011.[12] In week three Wales roundly defeated Italy 9–26 and England beat France 23–13.[13][14] In the remaining match, Scotland defeated Ireland for a second consecutive victory.[15] Wales won their week four clash against Scotland 26-13 and in the process achieved a record fifth consecutive away win in the Six Nations. England remained undefeated after beating Italy 18-11.[16][17] Ireland and France tied 13–13, giving France their first points in the competition.[18]

England having won all four matches to this point (on 8 points) and Wales with three victories (6 points) meant that their match against each other in the final week, on 16 March, would determine the champions. A victory by Wales would give them two points and put them on equal footing with England. If they won by more than seven points they would move ahead on points differential and retain the title.[19] England were slight favourites heading into the game due to their unbeaten run,[20] although Wales had the advantage of a more experienced side and playing at home in the Millennium Stadium.[21] Going into the final round Scotland were on 4 points, Ireland on 3, Italy on 2 and France on 1.[22] Italy ended up beating Ireland and Scotland lost to France, giving Scotland and Italy 4 points each (Scotland finishing ahead on points differential) and Ireland and France 3 points each.[23] France ended up with the wooden spoon, the first time they had finished last in the competition since 1999.[24]

Wales defeated England by an emphatic 30–3, their biggest ever win over England.[25] At half time Wales had just a 9-3 lead, with three penalties to fullback Leigh Halfpenny against one from England's Owen Farrell. The first 20 minutes of the second half saw Wales score points through a try to winger Alex Cuthbert, and another penalty goal to Halfpenny. This gave them a comfortable 17-3 lead heading into the last quarter of the game. Wales fly half Dan Biggar dropped a goal, which was then followed by a second try to Cuthbert in the 66th minute to put the game beyond England. Biggar kicked a final penalty with 10 minutes to go to give Wales their 30–3 victory.[26][27] Wales coach Rob Howley described the victory as a better achievement than their 2012 Grand Slam[28] and Welsh captain Sam Warburton described the win as the "best moment" of his career.[29] England coach Stuart Lancaster admitted that his side "didn't turn up" to their final match.[30]

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  Wales 5 4 0 1 122 66 +56 9 8
2  England 5 4 0 1 94 78 +16 5 8
3  Scotland 5 2 0 3 98 107 −9 7 4
4  Italy 5 2 0 3 75 111 −36 5 4
5  Ireland 5 1 1 3 72 81 −9 5 3
6  France 5 1 1 3 73 91 −18 6 3

Fixtures[edit]

As with the 2012 Six Nations Championship, there were no Friday night fixtures.[31]

Week 1[edit]

2 February 2013
13:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  22–30  Ireland
Try: Cuthbert 47' c
Halfpenny 58' m
Mitchell 75' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/3) 49', 76'
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 33'
Report Try: Zebo 10' c
Healy 23' c
O'Driscoll 42' c
Con: Sexton (3/3) 11', 25', 43'
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 20', 28', 40'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 71,254
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 73'
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Aaron Shingler Substituted off 44'
RL 5 Ian Evans Substituted off 73'
LL 4 Andrew Coombs
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Matthew Rees Sent to blood bin 13' to 21' Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Sent to blood bin 38' to 40' Substituted off 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 13' Substituted off 21' Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 38' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 66'
PR 18 Craig Mitchell Substituted in 73'
LK 19 Ollie Kohn Substituted in 73'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 44'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 63'
FH 22 James Hook Substituted in 73'
CE 23 Scott Williams
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Craig Gilroy
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy Substituted off 44'
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray Temporarily suspended from 69' to 79' 69' to 79' Substituted off 79'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Sean O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Substituted off 51'
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan
LL 4 Mike McCarthy Substituted off 73'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Rory Best Temporarily suspended from 57' to 67' 57' to 67'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin
PR 17 David Kilcoyne Substituted in 73'
PR 18 Declan Fitzpatrick Substituted in 68'
LK 19 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted in 73'
FL 20 Chris Henry Substituted in 51'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 79'
FH 22 Ronan O'Gara
CE 23 Keith Earls Substituted in 44'
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney

Man of the Match:
Ireland Brian O'Driscoll

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • This was the first time that Wales had lost five consecutive matches at home in their history after losing four consecutive matches in the 2012 Autumn internationals and this match.

2 February 2013
16:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  38–18  Scotland
Try: Ashton 30' c
Twelvetrees 42' c
Parling 53' m
Care 80' c
Con: Farrell (3/4) 31', 43', 80'
Pen: Farrell (4/4) 2', 13', 18', 37'
Report Try: Maitland 9' m
Hogg 70' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/2) 70'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 19', 39'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,347
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Alex Goode Substituted off 67'
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Brad Barritt
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees Substituted off 67'
LW 11 Mike Brown
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 57'
N8 8 Ben Morgan Substituted off 45'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Wood
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Joe Launchbury Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Tom Youngs Substituted off 53'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dylan Hartley Substituted in 53'
PR 17 David Wilson Substituted in 73'
PR 18 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Courtney Lawes Substituted in 64'
FL 20 James Haskell Substituted in 45'
SH 21 Danny Care Substituted in 57'
FH 22 Toby Flood Substituted in 67'
CE 23 David Strettle Substituted in 67'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster
FB 15 Stuart Hogg Substituted off 78'
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Ruaridh Jackson
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw Substituted off 73'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch Substituted off 13'
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 55'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Euan Murray
HK 2 Dougie Hall Substituted off 47'
LP 1 Ryan Grant
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Moray Low
PR 18 Geoff Cross
LK 19 Alastair Kellock Substituted in 55'
FL 20 David Denton Substituted in 13'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos Substituted in 73'
FH 22 Duncan Weir
CE 23 Max Evans Substituted in 78'
Coach:
Australia Scott Johnson

Man of the Match:
England Owen Farrell

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)
Television match official:
Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

Notes:


3 February 2013
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  23–18  France
Try: Parisse 4' c
Castrogiovanni 56' c
Con: Orquera (2/2) 5', 58'
Pen: Orquera (1/1) 17'
Drop: Orquera 14'
Burton 68'
Report Try: Picamoles 11' m
Fall 33' c
Con: Michalak (1/2) 33'
Pen: Michalak (2/3) 27', 49'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 57,547
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Andrea Masi
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti Substituted off 71'
IC 12 Alberto Sgarbi
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Luciano Orquera Substituted off 63'
SH 9 Tobias Botes Substituted off 55'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 63'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Francesco Minto
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted off 71'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 55' Substituted in 79'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Temporarily suspended from 79' to end' 79' to end' Substituted in 55'
PR 17 Alberto de Marchi Substituted in 55'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 62'
LK 19 Antonio Pavanello Substituted in 71'
FL 20 Paul Derbyshire Substituted in 63'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori Substituted in 55'
FH 22 Kristopher Burton Substituted in 63' Substituted off 79'
CE 23 Gonzalo Canale Substituted in 71'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
FB 15 Yoann Huget Substituted off 71'
RW 14 Wesley Fofana
OC 13 Florian Fritz Substituted off 62'
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Benjamin Fall
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud Substituted off 62'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 68'
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir
BF 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé (c) Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 67'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Yannick Forestier Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon Substituted in 66'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua Substituted in 58'
N8 20 Damien Chouly Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Morgan Parra Substituted in 62'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 71'
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted in 62'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
Italy Luciano Orquera

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

Notes:


Week 2[edit]

9 February 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  34–10  Italy
Try: Visser 28' c
Scott 42' c
Hogg 47' c
Lamont 68' c
Con: Laidlaw (4/4) 30', 44', 48', 69'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 15', 24'
Report Try: Zanni 73' c
Con: Burton (1/1) 74'
Pen: Orquera (1/2) 39'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 50,247
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg Substituted off 71'
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Ruaridh Jackson
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c) Substituted off 70'
BF 6 Rob Harley
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 66'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Euan Murray Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Ross Ford
LP 1 Ryan Grant Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Pat MacArthur
PR 17 Moray Low Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Geoff Cross Temporarily suspended from 80' to end' 80' to end' Substituted in 70'
LK 19 Alastair Kellock Substituted in 66'
FL 20 David Denton Substituted in 70'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos Substituted in 75'
FH 22 Duncan Weir
CE 23 Max Evans Substituted in 71'
Coach:
Australia Scott Johnson
FB 15 Andrea Masi
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
IC 12 Gonzalo Canale
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Luciano Orquera Substituted off 47'
SH 9 Tobias Botes Substituted off 47'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 67'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Francesco Minto
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted off 59'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 59'
PR 17 Alberto de Marchi Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 63'
LK 19 Antonio Pavanello Substituted in 59'
FL 20 Paul Derbyshire Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori Substituted in 47'
FH 22 Kristopher Burton Substituted in 47'
CE 23 Gonzalo Garcia
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Scotland Greig Laidlaw

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Notes:


9 February 2013
18:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  6–16  Wales
Pen: Michalak (2/2) 14', 52'
Report Try: North 71' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 73'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 17', 42', 74'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Yoann Huget
RW 14 Wesley Fofana
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz Substituted off 75'
LW 11 Benjamin Fall Substituted off 40'
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud Substituted off 55'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
BF 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo Substituted off 51'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Jocelino Suta Substituted off 65'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 55'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Yannick Forestier Substituted off 50'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 50'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon Substituted in 55'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua Substituted in 65'
N8 20 Damien Chouly Substituted in 51'
SH 21 Morgan Parra Substituted in 55'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 40'
CE 23 Florian Fritz Substituted in 75'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts Substituted off 78'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Ryan Jones (c) Substituted off 78'
RL 5 Ian Evans Substituted off 78'
LL 4 Andrew Coombs
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 78'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Sent to blood bin 38' to 40' Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 55'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 38' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Craig Mitchell Substituted in 78'
LK 19 Lou Reed Substituted in 78'
FL 20 Aaron Shingler Substituted in 78'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 70'
FH 22 James Hook
CE 23 Scott Williams Substituted in 78'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
Wales Leigh Halfpenny

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

Notes:

  • This was Wales' first win since their 16–9 Grand Slam victory over France in the 2012 Six Nations Championship.
  • Wales' first back to back win over France since 1999 and the first time they have won in France since their 2005 Grand Slam triumph.
  • This was the first time that France had lost their opening two matches in the Six Nations Championship since the competition became the Six Nations in 2000. The last time they lost their first two games was in 1982.[32]

10 February 2013
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  6–12  England
Pen: O'Gara (2/3) 44', 57'
Report Pen: Farrell (4/6) 2', 28', 63', 65'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Craig Gilroy
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 Simon Zebo Substituted off 10'
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 31'
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Sean O'Brien Substituted off 65'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan Substituted off 65'
LL 4 Mike McCarthy
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 78'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 74'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 74'
PR 17 David Kilcoyne Substituted in 74'
PR 18 Declan Fitzpatrick Substituted in 78'
LK 19 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted in 65'
FL 20 Chris Henry Substituted in 65'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan
FH 22 Ronan O'Gara Substituted in 31'
CE 23 Keith Earls Substituted in 10'
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney
FB 15 Alex Goode
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Brad Barritt
IC 12 Billy Twelvetrees Substituted off 47'
LW 11 Mike Brown
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Ben Youngs
N8 8 Tom Wood
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Joe Launchbury Substituted off 47'
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 76'
HK 2 Tom Youngs Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dylan Hartley Substituted in 50'
PR 17 David Wilson Substituted in 76'
PR 18 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Courtney Lawes Substituted in 47' Substituted off 70'
N8 20 Thomas Waldrom Substituted in 70'
SH 21 Danny Care
FH 22 Toby Flood
CE 23 Manu Tuilagi Substituted in 47'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
England Chris Robshaw

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Iain Ramage (Scotland)

Notes:

  • This was the lowest scoring match since the competition became the Six Nations in 2000.[33]
  • This win was England's first Six Nations victory in Ireland since their 2003 Grand Slam triumph.[33]

Week 3[edit]

23 February 2013
15:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  9–26  Wales
Pen: Burton (3/3) 9', 29', 49'
Report Try: Davies 44' c
Cuthbert 61' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/2) 45', 61'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/5) 7', 15', 19', 52'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 73,526
Referee: Romain Poite (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
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 65'
N8 8 Manoa Vosawai Substituted off 65' Substituted in 68'
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 69'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Francesco Minto Substituted off 54'
LL 4 Antonio Pavanello
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni (c) Temporarily suspended from 58' to 68' 58' to 68' Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero Substituted off 54'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Alberto de Marchi Substituted in 54'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 65' Substituted off 68' Substituted in 70'
LK 19 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted in 54'
FL 20 Paul Derbyshire Substituted in 69'
SH 21 Tobias Botes Substituted in 65'
FH 22 Luciano Orquera
CE 23 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted in 63'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts Substituted off 70'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Ryan Jones (c) Substituted off 68'
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Andrew Coombs Substituted off 51'
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins Substituted off 45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 45'
PR 18 Craig Mitchell Substituted in 73'
LK 19 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted in 51'
FL 20 Sam Warburton Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 63'
FH 22 James Hook Substituted in 68'
CE 23 Scott Williams Substituted in 70'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
Wales Leigh Halfpenny

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Television match official:
Geoff Warren (England)


23 February 2013
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  23–13  France
Try: Tuilagi 54' m
Pen: Farrell (4/5) 1', 27', 33', 47'
Flood (2/2) 72', 76'
Report Try: Fofana 29' c
Con: Parra (1/1) 31'
Pen: Parra (1/3) 4'
Michalak (1/1) 56'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,000
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Alex Goode
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 Brad Barritt
LW 11 Mike Brown
FH 10 Owen Farrell Substituted off 61'
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Tom Wood
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Courtney Lawes Substituted off 51'
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole Temporarily suspended from 79' to end' 79' to end'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Youngs Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Dave Wilson
PR 18 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 51'
FL 19 James Haskell Substituted in 51'
N8 20 Thomas Waldrom
SH 21 Danny Care Substituted in 58'
FH 22 Toby Flood Substituted in 61'
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster
FB 15 Yoann Huget
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted off 73'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Benjamin Fall
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc Substituted off 52'
SH 9 Morgan Parra Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga Substituted off 68'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Christophe Samson Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Benjamin Kayser Substituted off 55'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted in 55'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 55'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon Substituted in 64'
LK 19 Jocelino Suta Substituted in 64'
FL 20 Antonie Claassen Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 66'
FH 22 Frédéric Michalak Substituted in 52'
CE 23 Florian Fritz Substituted in 73'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
England Chris Robshaw

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Jim Yuille (Scotland)


24 February 2013
14:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  12–8  Ireland
Pen: Laidlaw (4/4) 52', 59', 63', 73'
Report Try: Gilroy 43' m
Pen: Jackson (1/3) 35'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,006
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Ruaridh Jackson Substituted off 59'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie Substituted off 71'
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c) Sent to blood bin 45' to 50'
BF 6 Rob Harley Substituted off 18' Substituted in 25'
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 71'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Geoff Cross Substituted off 75'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 45'
LP 1 Ryan Grant Temporarily suspended from 15' to 25' 15' to 25'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dougie Hall Substituted in 45'
PR 17 Moray Low Substituted in 18' Substituted off 25' Substituted in 75'
PR 18 Jon Welsh
LK 19 Alastair Kellock Substituted in 71'
FL 20 David Denton Substituted in 45' Substituted off 50' Substituted in 71'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos
FH 22 Duncan Weir Substituted in 59'
CE 23 Max Evans
Coach:
Australia Scott Johnson
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Craig Gilroy Substituted off 59'
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll
IC 12 Luke Marshall
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Paddy Jackson Substituted off 64'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 69'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Sean O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Substituted off 71'
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted off 71'
TP 3 Mike Ross
HK 2 Rory Best
LP 1 Tom Court Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin
PR 17 David Kilcoyne Substituted in 55'
PR 18 Declan Fitzpatrick
LK 19 Devin Toner Substituted in 71'
FL 20 Iain Henderson Substituted in 71'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 69'
FH 22 Ronan O'Gara Substituted in 64'
WG 23 Luke Fitzgerald Substituted in 59'
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney

Man of the Match:
Scotland Jim Hamilton

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Greg Garner (England)
Television match official:
Eric Gauzins (France)

Notes:

  • This was the first time Scotland had won consecutive matches within the tournament since 2001 after beating Italy then Ireland.

Week 4[edit]

9 March 2013
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  18–28  Wales
Pen: Laidlaw (6/8) 6', 12', 26', 37', 48', 60'
Report Try: Hibbard 23' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 23'
Pen: Halfpenny (7/10) 4', 40', 46', 55', 58', 67', 71'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Duncan Weir Substituted off 78'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie Substituted off 68'
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)
BF 6 Rob Harley
RL 5 Jim Hamilton
LL 4 Richie Gray Substituted off 29'
TP 3 Euan Murray Substituted off 76'
HK 2 Ross Ford
LP 1 Ryan Grant
Replacements:
HK 16 Dougie Hall
PR 17 Moray Low
PR 18 Geoff Cross Substituted in 76'
LK 19 Alastair Kellock Substituted in 29'
N8 20 Ryan Wilson Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos
FH 22 Ruaridh Jackson Substituted in 78'
CE 23 Max Evans
Coach:
Australia Scott Johnson
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts Substituted off 72'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau Substituted off 80+1'
OF 7 Sam Warburton
BF 6 Ryan Jones (c) Substituted off 48'
RL 5 Ian Evans
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones
TP 3 Adam Jones
HK 2 Richard Hibbard Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Paul James Temporarily suspended from 77' to end' 77' to end'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Ryan Bevington Substituted in 80+1'
PR 18 Scott Andrews
LK 19 Andrew Coombs
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 48'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 72'
FH 22 James Hook
CE 23 Scott Williams Substituted in 72'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
Wales Sam Warburton

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

Notes:

  • 18 penalties were attempted in this match, a record for an international match.
  • This was Wales' fifth consecutive away victory in the Six Nations, a national and tournament record.

9 March 2013
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  13–13  France
Try: Heaslip 10' c
Con: Jackson (1/1) 11'
Pen: Jackson (2/4) 29', 32'
Report Try: Picamoles 73' c
Con: Michalak (1/1) 74'
Pen: Michalak (1/3) 26'
Parra (1/2) 53'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Fergus McFadden Substituted off 62'
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll Substituted off 71' Substituted in 75'
IC 12 Luke Marshall Substituted off 71'
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Paddy Jackson
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 62' Substituted in 71' Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Sean O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Substituted off 76'
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan Substituted off 67'
LL 4 Mike McCarthy
TP 3 Mike Ross
HK 2 Rory Best
LP 1 Cian Healy
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 80'
PR 17 David Kilcoyne
PR 18 Stephen Archer
LK 19 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted in 67'
FL 20 Iain Henderson Substituted in 76'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 62' Substituted off 80'
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 71'
WG 23 Luke Fitzgerald Substituted in 62'
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney
FB 15 Yoann Huget
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Florian Fritz Sent to blood bin 51' to 57' Substituted off 67'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak
SH 9 Morgan Parra
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga Substituted off 65'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 50'
LL 4 Christophe Samson
TP 3 Nicolas Mas
HK 2 Benjamin Kayser Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guilhem Guirado Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 65'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon
LK 19 Sebastien Vahaamahina Substituted in 50'
FL 20 Antonie Claassen Substituted in 65'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted in 51' Substituted off 57' Substituted in 67'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André

Man of the Match:
Ireland Conor Murray

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Greg Garner (England)
Television match official:
Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

Notes:

  • This is the first time France and Ireland have drawn two consecutive matches against each other, the first time this has happened since England and France drew three consecutive matches in 1959, 1960 and 1961.

10 March 2013
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  18–11  Italy
Pen: Flood (6/6) 3', 15', 37', 40', 43', 61'
Report Try: McLean 48' m
Pen: Orquera (2/3) 17', 47'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,458
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Alex Goode
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 Brad Barritt Substituted off 66'
LW 11 Mike Brown
FH 10 Toby Flood
SH 9 Danny Care Substituted off 57'
N8 8 Tom Wood
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 James Haskell Substituted off 50'
RL 5 Geoff Parling Substituted off 45'
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 75'
HK 2 Tom Youngs Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dylan Hartley Substituted in 71'
PR 17 David Wilson Substituted in 75'
PR 18 Joe Marler Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Courtney Lawes Substituted in 45'
FL 20 Tom Croft Substituted in 50'
SH 21 Ben Youngs Substituted in 57'
FH 22 Freddie Burns
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees Substituted in 66'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster
FB 15 Andrea Masi Sent to blood bin 34' to 40'
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Gonzalo Canale
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia
LW 11 Luke McLean Substituted off 71'
FH 10 Luciano Orquera
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Temporarily suspended from 30' to 40' 30' to 40' Substituted off 57'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Robert Barbieri Substituted off 62'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Joshua Furno Substituted off 62'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 28'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Alberto de Marchi Substituted off 75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Andrea Lo Cicero Substituted in 75'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 28'
LK 19 Antonio Pavanello Substituted in 62'
LK 20 Francesco Minto Substituted in 62'
FL 21 Simone Favaro Substituted in 62'
SH 22 Tobias Botes Substituted in 34' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 57'
CE 23 Tommaso Benvenuti Substituted in 71'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Italy Andrea Masi

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Notes

  • Closest winning margin between the sides at Twickenham.

Week 5[edit]

16 March 2013
15:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  22–15  Ireland
Try: Venditti 48' c
Con: Orquera (1/1) 49'
Pen: Orquera (4/5) 13', 21', 69', 80'
Garcia (1/2) 35'
Report Pen: Jackson (5/6) 5', 40', 52', 57', 63'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 74,174
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Andrea Masi Substituted off 65'
RW 14 Giovanbattista Venditti
OC 13 Gonzalo Canale
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia
LW 11 Luke McLean
FH 10 Luciano Orquera
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c) Temporarily suspended from 51' to 61' 51' to 61'
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 57'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Joshua Furno Substituted off 57'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 74'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Andrea Lo Cicero Substituted off 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Michele Rizzo Substituted in 64'
PR 18 Alberto de Marchi Substituted in 74'
LK 19 Antonio Pavanello Substituted in 64'
LK 20 Francesco Minto Substituted in 57'
FL 21 Paul Derbyshire Substituted in 57'
SH 22 Tobias Botes Substituted in 74'
CE 23 Tommaso Benvenuti Substituted in 65'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Craig Gilroy
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll Temporarily suspended from 29' to 39' 29' to 39'
IC 12 Luke Marshall Substituted off 27'
LW 11 Keith Earls Substituted off 24'
FH 10 Paddy Jackson
SH 9 Conor Murray Temporarily suspended from 79' to end' 79' to end'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Sean O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Donnacha Ryan Temporarily suspended from 68' to 78' 68' to 78' Substituted off 79'
LL 4 Mike McCarthy Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 66'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 69'
PR 17 David Kilcoyne Substituted in 69'
PR 18 Stephen Archer Substituted in 66'
LK 19 Devin Toner Substituted in 64'
FL 20 Iain Henderson Substituted in 36'
SH 21 Paul Marshall Substituted in 79'
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 27'
WG 23 Luke Fitzgerald Substituted in 24' Substituted off 36'
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney

Man of the Match:
Italy Alessandro Zanni

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Jim Yuille (Scotland)

Notes:

  • Worst run of defeats for Ireland ever in the Six Nations.
  • This is Italy's first double win in the Six Nations since 2007.
  • First Italian win against Ireland in the Six Nations and since 1997.
  • With this defeat, Ireland dropped to 9th in the IRB World Rankings, their lowest position since the rankings began.

16 March 2013
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  30–3  England
Try: Cuthbert (2) 56' m, 65' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 66'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/4) 10', 17', 23', 51'
Biggar (1/1) 70'
Drop: Biggar 64'
Report Pen: Farrell (1/3) 20'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,104
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts Substituted off 75'
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 75'
SH 9 Mike Phillips Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton Substituted off 75'
RL 5 Ian Evans Substituted off 70'
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Richard Hibbard Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins (c) Substituted off 61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 61'
PR 18 Scott Andrews Substituted in 73'
LK 19 Andrew Coombs Substituted in 70'
FL 20 Aaron Shingler Substituted in 75'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 75'
FH 22 James Hook Substituted in 75'
CE 23 Scott Williams Substituted in 75'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley
FB 15 Alex Goode Substituted off 64'
RW 14 Chris Ashton
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 Brad Barritt
LW 11 Mike Brown
FH 10 Owen Farrell Substituted off 67'
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Tom Wood Substituted off 67'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Tom Croft
RL 5 Geoff Parling
LL 4 Joe Launchbury Substituted off 52'
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 72'
HK 2 Tom Youngs Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 44'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dylan Hartley Substituted in 52'
PR 17 David Wilson Substituted in 72'
PR 18 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 44'
LK 19 Courtney Lawes Substituted in 52'
FL 20 James Haskell Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Danny Care Substituted in 64'
FH 22 Toby Flood Substituted in 67'
CE 23 Billy Twelvetrees Substituted in 64'
Coach:
England Stuart Lancaster

Man of the Match:
Wales Justin Tipuric

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
John Lacey (Ireland)
Television match official:
Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Notes:

  • This was Wales' biggest ever win over England.
  • This was Wales' first back-to-back titles since they won the Five Nations Championship in 1978 and 1979.

16 March 2013
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  23–16  Scotland
Try: Fofana 65' c
Médard 70' c
Con: Michalak (1/1) 66'
Machenaud (1/1) 71'
Pen: Michalak (3/3) 44', 49', 53'
Report Try: Visser 75' c
Con: Jackson (1/1) 75'
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 8', 14', 58'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 81,158
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Yoann Huget
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted off 74'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak Substituted off 70'
SH 9 Morgan Parra Substituted off 40'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c) Sent to blood bin 63' to 67'
BF 6 Antonie Claassen Substituted off 68'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina Substituted off 70'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Benjamin Kayser Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Thomas Domingo Substituted off 54'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guilhem Guirado Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 54'
PR 18 Luc Ducalcon Substituted in 63'
LK 19 Christophe Samson Substituted in 70'
FL 20 Yannick Nyanga Substituted in 63' Substituted off 67' Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 40'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 70'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou Substituted in 74'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland Substituted off 30'
OC 13 Sean Lamont
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Duncan Weir Substituted off 67'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Johnnie Beattie Substituted off 70'
OF 7 Kelly Brown (c)
BF 6 Alasdair Strokosch
RL 5 Jim Hamilton
LL 4 Grant Gilchrist Substituted off 53'
TP 3 Euan Murray Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Ryan Grant Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dougie Hall Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Moray Low Substituted in 63'
PR 18 Geoff Cross Substituted in 64'
LK 19 Alastair Kellock Substituted in 53'
N8 20 Ryan Wilson Substituted in 70'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos Substituted in 74'
FH 22 Ruaridh Jackson Substituted in 67'
CE 23 Max Evans Substituted in 30'
Coach:
Australia Scott Johnson

Man of the Match:
France Wesley Fofana

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official:
Carlo Damasco (Italy)

Despite winning this match, France finished last in the table for the first time since 1999.

Statistics[edit]

Media coverage[edit]

In the United Kingdom, every Six Nations match was broadcast live by the BBC,[34] and Wales matches were also broadcast live in Welsh by S4C. In Ireland, every match was broadcast live on RTÉ.[35] In the United States, one match from each week was broadcast live by BBC America, and every match was broadcast on a delay by Universal Sports.[36][37] ESPN broadcast matches throughout Australia and New Zealand and ESPN+ on Latin America. In Southeast Asia, all the matches were broadcast live by Setanta Sports Asia.

Territory Broadcaster Matches Transmission
United Kingdom BBC 15 Live
S4C Wales matches Live
Ireland RTÉ 15 Live
France France Télévisions 15 Live
Italy Sky Italia 15 Live
Australia ESPN 15 Live
New Zealand 15 Live
Pacific Islands 15 Live
Japan 15 Live
South Africa SuperSport 15 Live
Latin America ESPN+ 15 Live
Brazil ESPN Brasil 15 Live
United States BBC America 5 1 live per week
Universal Sports 15 Delayed
Canada Sportsnet World 15 Delayed
Asia Setanta Sports Asia 15 Live
Europe Dolce Sport 15 Live
Nova Sports 15 Live
Sport TV 15 Live
Sport 1 15 Live
Channel 9[disambiguation needed] 15 Live
Arena Sport TV 15 Live
Canal+ 15 Live

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External links[edit]