2016 Six Nations Championship

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2016 Six Nations Championship
Date 6 February – 19 March 2016
Countries
Tournament statistics
Champions  England (27th title)
Grand Slam  England (13th title)
Triple Crown  England (25th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  England
Centenary Quaich  Ireland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy  France
Matches played 15
Attendance 1,034,521 (68,968 per match)
Tries scored 71 (4.73 per match)
Top point scorer(s) England Owen Farrell (69)
Top try scorer(s) Wales George North (4)
Player of the tournament Scotland Stuart Hogg
Official website Six Nations Website
2015 (Previous) (Next) 2017

The 2016 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2016 RBS 6 Nations due to the tournament's sponsorship by The Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 17th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

It was contested by England, France, defending champions Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the competition's previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it was the 122nd edition of the tournament.[1]

England won the Championship on 13 March with a game to play, winning their first Championship since 2011.[2][3][4] On 19 March, they earned the Grand Slam for the 13th time, their first since 2003.[5][6][7]

The 2016 Championship was the first time in the Six Nations era that both the champions and the wooden spoon "winners" had been decided before the final day, as Italy were confirmed to finish in sixth place for the 11th time on 13 March with Scotland's victory over France.[8] Italy went on to lose their final match, and were thus whitewashed for the seventh time. The 29 tries conceded by Italy was also a Championship record, exceeding the 25 tries they conceded in 2000 and 2003.

Participants[edit]

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity Location
 England Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London Australia Eddie Jones Dylan Hartley
 France Stade de France 81,338 Saint-Denis France Guy Novès Guilhem Guirado
 Ireland Aviva Stadium 51,700 Dublin New Zealand Joe Schmidt Rory Best
 Italy Stadio Olimpico 73,261 Rome France Jacques Brunel Sergio Parisse
 Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh New Zealand Vern Cotter Greig Laidlaw
 Wales Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff New Zealand Warren Gatland Sam Warburton*

* Except the final match at home against Italy, when Warburton was ruled out due to concussion protocol. Dan Lydiate took his place as captain, with championship vice-captain Alun Wyn Jones also ruled out injured.[9]

Squads[edit]

Story of the tournament[edit]

Round 1 (6–7 February)[edit]

The tournament started with a surprisingly narrow 23–21 win for France over Italy. At one point, Italy had led 18–10 and then 21–20, but a late penalty from Jules Plisson gave France the points.[10] The same day, another tight game saw England retain the Calcutta Cup in a narrow 15–9 win over Scotland, with tries from George Kruis and Jack Nowell.[11] The following day, two of the three tournament favourites, Ireland and Wales, drew 16–16 in Dublin. Ireland had led 13–0 before Wales battled back to lead 16–13. Jonathan Sexton's late penalty gave Ireland a share of the spoils.[12]

Round 2 (13–14 February)[edit]

Ireland's defence of the title was damaged further in Week 2 when they were beaten 10–9 in a second successive narrow victory for France. Ireland had led 9–3 from before half-time, but Maxime Médard's 69th minute converted try proved to be the winner.[13] Another comeback later that day saw Wales beat Scotland 27–23 in Cardiff. Scotland had led 13–10 at half time, but tries from Jamie Roberts and George North gave Wales a 27–16 lead before a late Scotland score.[14] On Sunday, England easily beat Italy 40–9 after a tight first half, with Jonathan Joseph scoring a hat-trick of tries.[15]

Round 3 (26–27 February)[edit]

In the Friday evening kick-off, Wales maintained their title hopes with a 19–10 win over France. Another George North try helped them to a comfortable 19–3 lead before a France try in the last minute.[16] On Saturday, Scotland won their first Six Nations game in 10 attempts, winning 36–20 in Rome with Greig Laidlaw kicking 21 points.[17] Ireland's title hopes were extinguished when they were beaten 21–10 by England at Twickenham; Ireland had led 10–6 early in the second half, but conceded 15 unanswered points in 13 minutes with tries by Anthony Watson and Mike Brown.[18]

Round 4 (12–13 March)[edit]

Entering the fourth round of matches, the England-Wales game was touted as a Championship decider,[19] although France – a point behind Wales and two behind England – still had an outside chance of winning it. The first match of the weekend saw Ireland trounce Italy 58–15, running in nine tries.[20] England then beat Wales 25–21 in a thrilling encounter at Twickenham; England had led 25–7 with less than 10 minutes remaining before two converted Wales tries made it a tense ending.[21] England thus won the Triple Crown, and the next day won the Championship outright, as France, needing to win to take the tournament to a final week, lost 29–18 to Scotland in Edinburgh, the Scots' first win over the French in 10 years.[22] In addition to guaranteeing that England would win the tournament, Scotland's victory over France also guaranteed that Italy would finish last and "win" the wooden spoon as a result.

Round 5 (19 March)[edit]

All three matches were played on the same day in the last round, with England needing to win in Paris to complete the Grand Slam for the first time since 2003. In the first match, Wales scored nine tries to easily beat Italy 67–14 in Cardiff, effectively whitewashing Italy; they had lost all five of their matches.[23] Ireland then beat Scotland 35–25 in Dublin in an open game where the sides shared seven tries.[24] In the final game in Paris, England scored two early tries through Danny Care and Dan Cole but the excellent kicking of Maxime Machenaud – who scored all of his side's points with seven penalties – kept France in the game until two late Owen Farrell penalties stretched England's lead to 31–21, enough to win the game and the Grand Slam, and to leave Farrell the leading points scorer in the Championship.[25][26]

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Tries Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1  England 5 5 0 0 132 70 +62 13 10
2  Wales 5 3 1 1 150 88 +62 17 7
3  Ireland 5 2 1 2 128 87 +41 15 5
4  Scotland 5 2 0 3 122 115 +7 11 4
5  France 5 2 0 3 82 109 −27 7 4
6  Italy 5 0 0 5 79 224 −145 8 0
Source: RBS 6 Nations Table (accessed 19 March 2016)

Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

6 February 2016
15:25 CET (UTC+1)
France  23–21  Italy
Try: Vakatawa 13' m
Chouly 32' m
Bonneval 59' c
Con: Plisson (1/1) 59'
Pen: Plisson (2/2) 68', 75'
Report[27] Try: Parisse 25' m
Canna 45' c
Con: Canna (1/2) 46'
Pen: Canna (1/2) 43'
Haimona (1/1) 73'
Drop: Canna (1/1) 7'
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 64,000
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
FB 15 Maxime Médard Substituted off 77'
RW 14 Hugo Bonneval
OC 13 Gaël Fickou Substituted off 56'
IC 12 Jonathan Danty
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 Jules Plisson
SH 9 Sébastien Bézy Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 15'
OF 7 Damien Chouly
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Paul Jedrasiak Substituted off 72'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted off 50'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 50'
PR 18 Jefferson Poirot Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted in 72'
FL 20 Yacouba Camara Substituted in 15'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 68'
FH 22 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted in 77'
CE 23 Maxime Mermoz Substituted in 56'
Coach:
France Guy Novès
France vs Italy 2016-02-06.svg
FB 15 David Odiete Substituted off 55'
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 70'
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Carlo Canna Substituted off 77'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Alessandro Zanni Sent to blood bin 12' to 20' Substituted off 66'
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Marco Fuser
LL 4 George Biagi Substituted off 43'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Ornel Gega Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Matteo Zanusso Substituted in 65'
PR 18 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted in 65'
LK 19 Valerio Bernabò Substituted in 43'
N8 20 Dries Van Schalkwyk Substituted in 12' Substituted off 20' Substituted in 66'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 77'
CE 22 Kelly Haimona Substituted in 70'
FB 23 Luke McLean Substituted in 55'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Virimi Vakatawa (France)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:


6 February 2016
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  9–15  England
Pen: Laidlaw (3/4) 16', 37', 68'
Report[29] Try: Kruis 13' c
Nowell 50' m
Con: Farrell (1/2) 14'
Pen: Farrell (1/2) 62'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tommy Seymour Substituted off 65'
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 John Barclay Substituted off 58'
RL 5 Jonny Gray Substituted off 69'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 WP Nel Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 64'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 64'
PR 17 Gordon Reid Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Zander Fagerson Substituted in 69'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 69'
FL 20 Blair Cowan Substituted in 58'
FH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
FH 22 Duncan Weir
CE 23 Duncan Taylor Substituted in 65'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
Scotland vs England 2016-02-06.svg
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Danny Care Substituted off 54'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 James Haskell
BF 6 Chris Robshaw Substituted off 69'
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Joe Launchbury Substituted off 46'
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 76'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 76'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 48'
PR 18 Paul Hill
LK 19 Courtney Lawes Substituted in 46'
FL 20 Jack Clifford Substituted in 69'
SH 21 Ben Youngs Substituted in 54'
CE 22 Ollie Devoto
FB 23 Alex Goode
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Billy Vunipola (England)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


7 February 2016
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  16–16  Wales
Try: Murray 26' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 27'
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 4', 13', 74'
Report[30] Try: Faletau 37' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 38'
Pen: Priestland (3/3) 31', 46', 72'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Simon Zebo
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Keith Earls Substituted off 71'
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 75'
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Tommy O'Donnell Substituted off 48'
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Mike McCarthy Substituted off 63'
TP 3 Nathan White Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 75'
LP 1 Jack McGrath
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 75'
PR 17 James Cronin
PR 18 Tadhg Furlong Substituted in 63'
LK 19 Donnacha Ryan Substituted in 63'
FL 20 Rhys Ruddock Substituted in 48'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 75'
WG 23 Dave Kearney Substituted in 71'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Wales 2016-02-07.svg
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Tom James
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 21'
SH 9 Gareth Davies Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton (c) Substituted off 72'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Luke Charteris Substituted off 61'
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 63'
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 63'
PR 17 Gethin Jenkins Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Tomas Francis Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Bradley Davies Substituted in 61'
FL 20 Dan Lydiate Substituted in 72'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 71'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 21'
WG 23 Alex Cuthbert
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
CJ Stander (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

Round 2[edit]

13 February 2016
15:25 CET (UTC+1)
France  10–9  Ireland
Try: Médard 69' c
Con: Plisson (1/1) 70'
Pen: Plisson (1/2) 31'
Report[32] Pen: Sexton (3/3) 14', 28', 38'
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Maxime Médard
RW 14 Teddy Thomas Substituted off 44'
OC 13 Maxime Mermoz
IC 12 Jonathan Danty Substituted off 76'
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 Jules Plisson
SH 9 Sébastien Bézy Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Damien Chouly
OF 7 Yacouba Camara Substituted off 67'
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 58'
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart
TP 3 Uini Atonio Substituted off 44'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Sent to blood bin 47' to 57' Substituted off 73'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot Substituted off 44' Substituted in 73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat Substituted in 47' Substituted off 57' Substituted in 73'
PR 17 Rabah Slimani Substituted in 44'
PR 18 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted in 44' Substituted off 73'
LK 19 Paul Jedrasiak Substituted in 58'
N8 20 Loann Goujon Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 56'
FH 22 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted in 76'
WG 23 Hugo Bonneval Substituted in 44'
Coach:
France Guy Novès
France vs Ireland 2016-02-13.svg
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Dave Kearney Substituted off 29'
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 69'
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 19'
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Mike McCarthy Sent to blood bin 34' to 40' Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Nathan White Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richardt Strauss Substituted in 71'
PR 17 James Cronin Substituted in 73'
PR 18 Tadhg Furlong Substituted in 62'
LK 19 Donnacha Ryan Substituted in 34' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 62'
FL 20 Tommy O'Donnell Substituted in 19'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 69'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 29'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Guilhem Guirado (France)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


13 February 2016
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  27–23  Scotland
Try: G. Davies 6' c
Roberts 64' c
North 70' c
Con: Biggar (3/3) 7', 64', 71'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 34', 46'
Report[33] Try: Seymour 12' c
Taylor 78' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 13'
Weir (1/1) 79'
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 30', 40', 54'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,160
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Tom James Substituted off 65'
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 75'
SH 9 Gareth Davies
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric Substituted off 61'
BF 6 Sam Warburton (c)
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Luke Charteris Substituted off 47'
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 47'
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Gethin Jenkins Substituted in 47'
PR 18 Tomas Francis Substituted in 68'
LK 19 Bradley Davies Substituted in 47'
FL 20 Dan Lydiate Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 75'
FB 23 Gareth Anscombe Substituted in 65'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
Wales vs Scotland 2016-02-13.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg Substituted off 28'
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Duncan Taylor
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Finn Russell Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) Substituted off 77'
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 John Barclay Substituted off 65' Substituted in 75'
RL 5 Jonny Gray Substituted off 68'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 WP Nel
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Gordon Reid Substituted in 65'
PR 18 Zander Fagerson
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Blair Cowan Substituted in 65' Substituted off 75'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Substituted in 77'
FH 22 Duncan Weir Substituted in 68'
FB 23 Ruaridh Jackson Substituted in 28'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Jamie Roberts (Wales)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Jonathan Davies (Wales) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was Scotland's ninth consecutive loss in the competition, their worst run of losses ever in the six-team format.[34]

14 February 2016
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  9–40  England
Pen: Canna (3/4) 8', 18', 35'
Report[35] Try: Ford 24' m
Joseph (3) 52' c, 57' c, 70' m
Farrell 74' c
Con: Farrell (3/5) 53', 58', 75'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 11', 62'
Ford (1/1) 16'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 32'
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Carlo Canna Substituted off 60'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Alessandro Zanni Substituted off 30'
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Marco Fuser Substituted off 14'
LL 4 George Biagi
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Ornel Gega Substituted off 41'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 41'
PR 17 Matteo Zanusso Substituted in 62'
PR 18 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Valerio Bernabò Substituted in 14'
FL 20 Braam Steyn Substituted in 30'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 75'
FH 22 Edoardo Padovani Substituted in 60'
CE 23 Andrea Pratichetti Substituted in 32'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
Italy vs England 2016-02-14.svg
FB 15 Mike Brown Substituted off 69'
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell Substituted off 15' Substituted in 21'
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 49'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 James Haskell Substituted off 54'
BF 6 Chris Robshaw Substituted off 62'
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Courtney Lawes Substituted off 47'
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola Substituted off 47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 69'
PR 17 Joe Marler Substituted in 47'
PR 18 Paul Hill Substituted in 69'
LK 19 Joe Launchbury Substituted in 47'
LK 20 Maro Itoje Substituted in 54'
FL 21 Jack Clifford Substituted in 62'
SH 22 Danny Care Substituted in 49'
FB 23 Alex Goode Substituted in 15' Substituted off 21' Substituted in 69'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Ben Youngs (England)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

Round 3[edit]

26 February 2016
20:05 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  19–10  France
Try: North 45'
Con: Biggar (1/1) 47'
Pen: Biggar (4/5) 21', 30', 42', 65'
Report[36] Try: Guirado 78'
Con: Trinh-Duc (1/1) 79'
Pen: Plisson (1/2) 33'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,160
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Liam Williams Substituted off 73'
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 70'
SH 9 Gareth Davies Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 76'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 76'
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 66'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Gethin Jenkins Substituted in 55'
PR 18 Tomas Francis Substituted in 66'
LK 19 Jake Ball Substituted in 76'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 76'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 76'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 70'
FB 23 Gareth Anscombe Substituted in 73'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
Wales vs France 2016-02-26.svg
FB 15 Maxime Médard Substituted off 70'
RW 14 Virimi Vakatawa
OC 13 Maxime Mermoz Substituted off 66'
IC 12 Jonathan Danty
LW 11 Djibril Camara
FH 10 Jules Plisson Substituted off 62'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud
N8 8 Damien Chouly Substituted off 62'
OF 7 Antoine Burban Substituted off 29' Substituted in 33' Substituted off 52'
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Alexandre Flanquart
LL 4 Paul Jedrasiak Substituted off 43'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat Substituted in 62'
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 62'
PR 18 Vincent Pelo Substituted in 62'
LK 19 Yoann Maestri Substituted in 43'
N8 20 Loann Goujon Substituted in 29' Substituted off 33' Substituted in 52'
SH 21 Sébastien Bézy Substituted in 70'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 62'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou Substituted in 66'
Coach:
France Guy Novès

Man of the Match:
Gareth Davies (Wales)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:


27 February 2016
15:25 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  20–36  Scotland
Try: Ghiraldini 29' c
Fuser 62' c
Con: Haimona (2/2) 30', 63'
Pen: Haimona (2/2) 9', 49'
Report[37] Try: Barclay 9' c
Hardie 16' c
Seymour 77'
Con: Laidlaw (3/3) 10', 17', 78'
Pen: Laidlaw (5/6) 25', 45', 53', 58', 65'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 67,721
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 David Odiete
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 75'
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Kelly Haimona Substituted off 72'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 79'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Alessandro Zanni
BF 6 Francesco Minto Substituted off 67'
RL 5 Joshua Furno Substituted off 36'
LL 4 Marco Fuser
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Matteo Zanusso Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Valerio Bernabò Substituted in 36'
N8 20 Dries van Schalkwyk Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 79'
FH 22 Edoardo Padovani Substituted in 72'
CE 23 Andrea Pratichetti Substituted in 75'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
Italy vs Scotland 2016-02-27.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Mark Bennett Substituted off 62'
IC 12 Duncan Taylor
LW 11 Tim Visser Substituted off 72'
FH 10 Finn Russell Temporarily suspended from 61' to 71' 61' to 71'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 Ryan Wilson Substituted off 67'
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 John Barclay Substituted off 79'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray Substituted off 79'
TP 3 WP Nel Temporarily suspended from 75' to 80' 75' to 80'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 63'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 63'
PR 17 Rory Sutherland
PR 18 Moray Low Substituted in 79'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 79'
FL 20 Josh Strauss Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
CE 22 Peter Horne Substituted in 62'
WG 23 Sean Lamont Substituted in 72'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Edoardo Gori (Italy) earned his 50th test cap.
  • The 36 points scored by Scotland was the most they have scored in any Six Nations game.[38]

27 February 2016
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
England  21–10  Ireland
Try: Watson 57' m
Brown 62' c
Con: Farrell (1/2) 63'
Pen: Farrell (3/4) 11', 34', 50'
Report[39] Try: Murray 45' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 46'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 5'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,826
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell Substituted off 65'
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 59'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 James Haskell Temporarily suspended from 44' to 54' 44' to 54' Substituted off 76'
BF 6 Chris Robshaw Substituted off 70'
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Paul Hill
LK 19 Courtney Lawes Substituted in 76'
FL 20 Jack Clifford Substituted in 70'
SH 21 Danny Care Temporarily suspended from 70' to 80' 70' to 80' Substituted in 59'
CE 22 Elliot Daly Substituted in 65'
FB 23 Alex Goode
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones
England vs Ireland 2016-02-27.svg
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Robbie Henshaw
IC 12 Stuart McCloskey Substituted off 63'
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 76'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Josh van der Flier
BF 6 CJ Stander Substituted off 66'
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan Substituted off 65'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 59'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richardt Strauss Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Nathan White Substituted in 59'
LK 19 Ultan Dillane Substituted in 65'
FL 20 Rhys Ruddock Substituted in 66'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 70'
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 76'
WG 23 Simon Zebo Substituted in 63'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Billy Vunipola (England)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

Round 4[edit]

12 March 2016
13:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  58–15  Italy
Try: Trimble 6' m
McGrath 14' c
Stander 29' m
Heaslip (2) 39' m, 48' c
Payne 42' c
Cronin 53' c
Madigan 63' m
McFadden 78' c
Con: Sexton (3/6) 14', 43', 49'
Madigan (2/3) 54', 79'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 26'
Report[40] Try: Odiete 57'
Sarto 74' m
Con: Haimona (1/2) 58'
Pen: Padovani (1/1) 23'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
FB 15 Simon Zebo
RW 14 Andrew Trimble Sent to blood bin 20' to 28'
OC 13 Jared Payne Substituted off 71'
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw Substituted off 36' Substituted in 40'
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 49'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 59'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Josh van der Flier
BF 6 CJ Stander Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Devin Toner Substituted off 54'
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 49'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Finlay Bealham Substituted in 65'
PR 18 Nathan White Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Ultan Dillane Substituted in 54'
FL 20 Rhys Ruddock Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion Substituted in 59'
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 49'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 20' Substituted off 28' Substituted in 36' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 71'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Italy 2016-03-12.svg
FB 15 David Odiete
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 54'
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Edoardo Padovani Substituted off 59'
SH 9 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted off 61'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Alessandro Zanni
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Marco Fuser Substituted off 26'
LL 4 George Biagi Substituted off 35'
TP 3 Dario Chistolini Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Davide Giazzon Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Oliviero Fabiani Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Matteo Zanusso Substituted in 71'
PR 18 Pietro Ceccarelli Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted in 26'
FL 20 Braam Steyn Substituted in 35'
SH 21 Alberto Lucchese Substituted in 61'
CE 22 Kelly Haimona Substituted in 54'
FB 23 Luke McLean Substituted in 59'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Donnacha Ryan (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


12 March 2016
16:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  25–21  Wales
Try: Watson 31' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 32'
Pen: Farrell (6/6) 9', 18', 20', 45', 65', 67'
Report[43] Try: Biggar 53' c
North 73' c
Faletau 76' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 54'
Priestland (2/2) 74', 77'
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph Substituted off 74'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford Substituted off 63'
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 James Haskell Substituted off 67'
BF 6 Chris Robshaw Substituted off 71'
RL 5 George Kruis Substituted off 78'
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Dan Cole Temporarily suspended from 71' to 80' 71' to 80'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 56'
PR 18 Kieran Brookes Substituted in 71'
LK 19 Joe Launchbury Substituted in 78'
FL 20 Jack Clifford Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Danny Care Substituted in 63'
CE 22 Manu Tuilagi Substituted in 63'
CE 23 Elliot Daly Substituted in 74'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones
England vs Wales 2016-03-12.svg
FB 15 Liam Williams
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 Gareth Davies Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c) Substituted off 56'
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 63'
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 53'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 53'
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 53'
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 53'
PR 18 Tomas Francis Substituted in 53'
LK 19 Luke Charteris Substituted in 63'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 56'
SH 21 Rhys Webb Substituted in 63'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 73'
FB 23 Gareth Anscombe
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Maro Itoje (England)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:


13 March 2016
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  29–18  France
Try: Hogg 32' m
Taylor 35' c
Visser 65' m
Con: Laidlaw (1/3) 37'
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 15', 21', 74'
Hogg (1/1) 46'
Report[44] Try: Guirado 4' m
Fickou 40' c
Con: Machenaud (1/1) 40'
Pen: Machenaud (2/2) 51', 57'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Duncan Taylor
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell Substituted off 5'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 Josh Strauss Substituted off 61'
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 John Barclay
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray Substituted off 77'
TP 3 WP Nel Substituted off 72'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Rory Sutherland
PR 18 Moray Low Substituted in 72'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 77'
N8 20 Ryan Wilson Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
CE 22 Peter Horne Substituted in 5'
WG 23 Sean Lamont
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
Scotland vs France 2016-03-13.svg
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Wesley Fofana
OC 13 Gaël Fickou
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz Substituted off 68'
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Damien Chouly
OF 7 Yacouba Camara Substituted off 64'
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted off 51'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 61'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot Substituted off 61' Substituted in 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat Substituted in 69'
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 61'
PR 18 Vincent Pelo Substituted in 61' Substituted off 64'
LK 19 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted in 51'
N8 20 Loann Goujon Substituted in 64'
SH 21 Sébastien Bézy Substituted in 74'
FH 22 Jules Plisson Substituted in 68'
WG 23 Maxime Médard Substituted in 68'
Coach:
France Guy Novès

Man of the Match:
Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Greig Laidlaw (Scotland) earned his 50th test cap, and equalled David Sole's record of 25 matches as Scottish captain.[45]
  • Scotland beat France for the first time since their 20–16 victory at Murrayfield during the 2006 Six Nations Championship.[46]
  • This was also Scotland's first win at Murrayfield in the Six Nations since they beat Ireland in round three of the 2013 Championship, breaking a 7 game losing streak at home.
  • France's loss guaranteed that England won the championship. This was the first time that a nation has been sure of winning the championship title before their final match during the competition's current six-team format.
  • Scotland's win also guaranteed Italy would win the "wooden spoon" for coming last. This was also the first time that a nation has been confirmed as coming bottom of the Championship table before their final match in the competition's current six-team format.

Round 5[edit]

19 March 2016
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  67–14  Italy
Try: Webb 4' c
Biggar 28' c
J. Davies 32' c
Roberts 44' m
North 48' c
Williams 56' c
Moriarty (2) 64' c, 78' c
G. Davies 80+2' c
Con: Biggar (5/6) 4', 29', 32', 49', 58'
Priestland (3/3) 65', 79', 80+2'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 14', 20'
Report[47] Try: Palazzani 53' c
Garcia 61' c
Con: Haimona (2/2) 54', 62'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,160
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Hallam Amos Substituted off 48'
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 58'
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 63'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric Substituted off 16'
BF 6 Dan Lydiate (c)
RL 5 Luke Charteris
LL 4 Bradley Davies Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 49'
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 49'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Gethin Jenkins Substituted in 49'
PR 18 Aaron Jarvis Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Jake Ball Substituted in 58'
FL 20 Ross Moriarty Substituted in 16'
SH 21 Gareth Davies Substituted in 63'
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 58'
FB 23 Gareth Anscombe Substituted in 48'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
Wales vs Italy 2016-03-19.svg
FB 15 David Odiete
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Andrea Pratichetti Substituted off 35'
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia
LW 11 Mattia Bellini Substituted off 33'
FH 10 Tommaso Allan
SH 9 Guglielmo Palazzani Temporarily suspended from 18' to 28' 18' to 28' Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Alessandro Zanni
BF 6 Francesco Minto Substituted off 58'
RL 5 Valerio Bernabò Substituted off 46'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 46'
HK 2 Davide Giazzon Substituted off 49'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Oliviero Fabiani Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Matteo Zanusso Substituted in 64'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini Substituted in 46'
FL 19 Jacopo Sarto Substituted in 46'
FL 20 Braam Steyn Substituted in 58'
SH 21 Alberto Lucchese Substituted in 64'
CE 22 Kelly Haimona Substituted in 35'
FB 23 Luke McLean Substituted in 33'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
George North (Wales)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Jacopo Sarto (Italy) made his international debut.
  • Wales' 53-point margin of victory was their biggest winning margin over Italy, surpassing the previous record of 41 set during last year's tournament.
  • This was Wales' biggest winning margin in a Six Nations match, surpassing the 48-point winning margin set against Scotland in 2014.

19 March 2016
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  35–25  Scotland
Try: Stander 27' c
Earls 30' m
Murray 47' c
Toner 68' c
Con: Sexton (3/4) 28', 49', 68'
Pen: Sexton (3/4) 5', 12', 17'
Report[48] Try: Hogg 19' c
Gray 55' c
Dunbar 77' m
Con: Laidlaw (2/3) 20', 55'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 14', 40'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
FB 15 Simon Zebo
RW 14 Andrew Trimble Substituted off 78'
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Temporarily suspended from 76' to 80' 76' to 80'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 78'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Tommy O'Donnell Substituted off 68'
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan Substituted off 68'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richardt Strauss Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 67'
PR 18 Nathan White Substituted in 62'
LK 19 Ultan Dillane Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Rhys Ruddock Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 78'
FH 22 Ian Madigan
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 78'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Scotland 2016-03-19.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Duncan Taylor
IC 12 Alex Dunbar Temporarily suspended from 67' to 77' 67' to 77'
LW 11 Tim Visser Substituted off 68'
FH 10 Duncan Weir Substituted off 62'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 Ryan Wilson
OF 7 John Hardie Substituted off 52'
BF 6 John Barclay Temporarily suspended from 24' to 34' 24' to 34'
RL 5 Tim Swinson Substituted off 62'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 WP Nel Substituted off 67'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Rory Sutherland Substituted in 66'
PR 18 Moray Low Substituted in 67'
FL 19 Rob Harley Substituted in 62'
FL 20 Josh Strauss Substituted in 52'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos
CE 22 Peter Horne Substituted in 62'
WG 23 Sean Lamont Substituted in 68'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:


19 March 2016
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  21–31  England
Pen: Machenaud (7/7) 2', 15', 28', 39', 43', 50', 58'
Report[49] Try: Care 11' c
Cole 19' c
Watson 55' m
Con: Farrell (2/3) 12', 20'
Pen: Farrell (4/5) 4', 44', 71', 77'
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 78,750
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Wesley Fofana
OC 13 Gaël Fickou
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz Substituted off 69'
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc Substituted off 13'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud Substituted off 75'
N8 8 Loann Goujon Substituted off 69'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux Substituted off 79'
BF 6 Damien Chouly
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted off 57'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot Substituted off 57' Substituted in 79'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Xavier Chiocci Temporarily suspended from 76' to 80' 76' to 80' Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Paul Jedrasiak Substituted in 57'
FL 20 Wenceslas Lauret Substituted in 69'
SH 21 Sébastien Bezy Substituted in 75'
FH 22 Jules Plisson Substituted in 13'
WG 23 Maxime Médard Substituted in 69'
Coach:
France Guy Novès
France vs England 2016-03-19.svg
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Danny Care Substituted off 43'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 James Haskell
BF 6 Chris Robshaw Substituted off 75'
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Joe Marler Substituted in 40'
PR 18 Kieran Brookes
LK 19 Joe Launchbury
FL 20 Jack Clifford Substituted in 75'
SH 21 Ben Youngs Substituted in 43'
CE 22 Manu Tuilagi
CE 23 Elliot Daly
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Billy Vunipola (England)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Statistics[edit]

Broadcasting[edit]

In the United Kingdom, 2016 marked the first year that the tournament was broadcast across both the BBC and ITV, with the BBC broadcasting France, Scotland and Wales home matches and ITV screening England, Ireland and Italy home fixtures. In this first year of the split UK TV deal, the BBC covered eight matches from the tournament, and ITV the other seven. This arrangement will alternate every year for the remainder of the deal to 2021. S4C in Wales will also broadcast every Wales game in Welsh for the remainder of this contract.[50]

In France, all of the matches were broadcast on France 2, the traditional French channel for rugby.[51] In the Republic of Ireland, matches are being broadcast by RTÉ.[52] In Italy, all of the matches are being broadcast live on DMAX.

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