2017 Six Nations Championship

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2017 Six Nations Championship
Date 4 February – 18 March 2017
Countries
Tournament statistics
Champions  England (28th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  Ireland
Centenary Quaich  Scotland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy  France
Matches played 15
Attendance 996,662 (66,444 per match)
Tries scored 66 (4.4 per match)
Top point scorer(s) France Camille Lopez (67)
Top try scorer(s)
Player of the tournament Scotland Stuart Hogg[1]
Official website Six Nations Website
2016 (Previous) (Next) 2018

The 2017 Six Nations Championship was the 18th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. The tournament was also known as the RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by The Royal Bank of Scotland.

It was contested by defending champions England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the competition's previous iterations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it was the 123rd edition of the tournament.[2]

For the first time the 2017 tournament used the bonus point system common to most other professional rugby union tournaments.[3] As well as the standard four points for a win and two for a draw, a team scoring four tries in a match received an additional league table point, as did a team losing by seven or fewer points.[3] Additionally, to ensure that a team winning all of its five matches (a Grand Slam) would also win the Championship, three bonus points were to be awarded for this achievement.[3][4]

For the second successive year, the championship was won by England with a round to spare.[5] However, they were denied the Grand Slam and Triple Crown in the final game by a defeat to Ireland in the final round, the fifth time this has happened to England in the Six Nations era (2000, 2001, 2011, 2013 and 2017) and the third time at the hands of the Irish (the other two being 2001 and 2011).[6][7]

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 1
 Italy Stadio Olimpico 73,261 Rome Ireland Conor O'Shea Sergio Parisse
 Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh New Zealand Vern Cotter John Barclay 2
 Wales Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff Wales Rob Howley (caretaker) Alun Wyn Jones

1 Except the round 2 match against Italy, when Best was a late withdrawal due to illness and Jamie Heaslip took over the captaincy.[8]
2 Replaced original captain Greig Laidlaw, who was ruled out of the Championship after sustaining an injury during Scotland's game against France in round 2.[9][10]

Squads[edit]

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Tries Bonus points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff T BP L BP
1  England 5 4 0 1 146 81 +65 16 2 1 19
2  Ireland 5 3 0 2 126 77 +49 14 1 1 14
3  France 5 3 0 2 107 90 +17 8 1 1 14
4  Scotland 5 3 0 2 122 118 +4 14 1 1 14
5  Wales 5 2 0 3 102 86 +16 8 0 2 10
6  Italy 5 0 0 5 50 201 –151 6 0 0 0

Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

4 February 2017
14:25 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  27–22  Ireland (1 BP)
Try: Hogg (2) 8' c, 20' c
Dunbar 28' c
Con: Laidlaw (3/3) 9', 21', 29'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 72', 80'
Report Try: Earls 25' m
Henderson 47' c
Jackson 61' c
Con: Jackson (2/3) 48', 62'
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 33'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Huw Jones Substituted off 59'
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Tommy Seymour
FH 10 Finn Russell Substituted off 45' Substituted in 51'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 Josh Strauss Substituted off 65'
OF 7 Hamish Watson Substituted off 48'
BF 6 Ryan Wilson
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Zander Fagerson
HK 2 Fraser Brown Sent to blood bin 4' to 9' Substituted off 26'
LP 1 Allan Dell Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford Substituted in 4' Substituted off 9' Substituted in 26'
PR 17 Gordon Reid Substituted in 55'
PR 18 Simon Berghan
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 65'
FL 20 John Barclay Substituted in 48'
SH 21 Ali Price
FH 22 Duncan Weir Substituted in 45' Substituted off 51'
CE 23 Mark Bennett Substituted in 59'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
Scotland vs Ireland 2017-02-04.svg
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Keith Earls Substituted off 67'
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Paddy Jackson
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 65'
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Iain Henderson Substituted off 63'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Rory Best (c)
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Niall Scannell
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 55'
PR 18 John Ryan Substituted in 67'
LK 19 Ultan Dillane Substituted in 63'
FL 20 Josh van der Flier Substituted in 65'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion
FH 22 Ian Keatley
WG 23 Tommy Bowe Substituted in 68'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Scotland reclaimed the Centenary Quaich for the first time since 2013, the last time they beat Ireland.[11]
  • Scotland won their opening Six Nations match for the first time since 2006.[12]
  • Ireland lost their opening Six Nations match for the first time since 2012.
  • Stuart Hogg became Scotland's highest try scorer in the Six Nations.
  • Ireland received the first bonus point in the history of the Six Nations.

4 February 2017
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
England  19–16  France (1 BP)
Try: Te'o 70'
Con: Farrell (1/1) 71' c
Pen: Farrell (3/4) 9', 22', 54'
Daly (1/1) 37'
Report Try: Slimani 59'
Con: Lopez (1/1) 60' c
Pen: Lopez (3/4) 6', 12', 19'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,902
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jonny May Temporarily suspended from 12' to 22' 12' to 22'
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph Substituted off 68'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 65'
N8 8 Nathan Hughes
OF 7 Tom Wood
BF 6 Maro Itoje
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury Substituted off 63'
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Matt Mullan Substituted in 65'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler
FL 19 Teimana Harrison
FL 20 James Haskell Substituted in 63'
SH 21 Danny Care Substituted in 65'
CE 22 Ben Te'o Substituted in 68'
WG 23 Jack Nowell Substituted in 68'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones
England vs France 2017-02-04.svg
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Noa Nakaitaci
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat Substituted off 71'
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 Camille Lopez Substituted off 71'
SH 9 Baptiste Serin Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Kevin Gourdon
BF 6 Damien Chouly Substituted off 63'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted off 71'
TP 3 Uini Atonio Substituted off 45'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Cyril Baille Substituted off 45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Clément Maynadier Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Rabah Slimani Substituted in 45'
PR 18 Xavier Chiocci Substituted in 45'
LK 19 Arthur Iturria Substituted in 71'
FL 20 Loann Goujon Substituted in 63'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 56'
FH 22 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted in 71'
WG 23 Yoann Huget Substituted in 71'
Coach:
France Guy Novès

Man of the Match:
Louis Picamoles (France)

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Arthur Iturria (France) made his international debut.
  • England won their 15th consecutive match, their longest winning run.[13]

5 February 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  7–33  Wales
Try: Gori 28' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 29'
Report Try: J. Davies 60' c
L. Williams 66' c
North 77' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/3) 61', 68', 78'
Pen: Halfpenny (4/5) 35', 45', 52', 55'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 40,986
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani Substituted off 73'
RW 14 Giulio Bisegni Substituted off 59' Substituted in 70'
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti Substituted off 52'
IC 12 Luke McLean
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Carlo Canna Substituted off 68' Substituted in 73'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Maxime Mbanda
BF 6 Braam Steyn
RL 5 George Biagi Substituted off 52'
LL 4 Marco Fuser Substituted off 34' Substituted in 40' Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Ornel Gega Substituted off 46'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Temporarily suspended from 59' to 69' 59' to 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted in 46'
PR 17 Sami Panico Substituted in 59' Substituted off 70'
PR 18 Pietro Ceccarelli Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Joshua Furno Substituted in 34' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 52'
FL 20 Francesco Minto Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Giorgio Bronzini Substituted in 64'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan Substituted in 68'
CE 23 Michele Campagnaro Substituted in 52'
Coach:
Ireland Conor O'Shea
Italy vs Wales 2017-02-05.svg
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams Substituted off 73'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 40'
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 73'
N8 8 Ross Moriarty Substituted off 73'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c) Substituted off 4' Substituted in 15'
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 49'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Nicky Smith Substituted off 49'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Rob Evans Substituted in 49'
PR 18 Tomas Francis Substituted in 49'
LK 19 Cory Hill Substituted in 4' Substituted off 15' Substituted in 62'
FL 20 James King Substituted in 73'
SH 21 Gareth Davies Substituted in 73'
FH 22 Sam Davies Substituted in 40'
CE 23 Jamie Roberts Substituted in 73'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Craig Maxwell-Keys (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Round 2[edit]

11 February 2017
15:25 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  10–63  Ireland (1 BP)
Try: Penalty try 31' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 31'
Pen: Canna (1/1) 15'
Report Try: Earls (2) 11' c, 25' c
Stander (3) 17' c, 34' c, 45' c
Gilroy (3) 67' c, 77' c, 80' c
Ringrose 71' c
Con: Jackson (9/9) 13', 19', 27', 35', 56', 68', 72', 78', 80'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 50,197
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti Substituted off 48'
IC 12 Luke McLean
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Carlo Canna Substituted off 70'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 60'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 56'
BF 6 Maxime Mbanda
RL 5 Dries van Schalkwyk Substituted off 46'
LL 4 Marco Fuser
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 41' Substituted in 58'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 46'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ornel Gega Substituted in 46'
PR 17 Sami Panico Substituted in 63'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini Substituted in 41' Substituted off 58'
LK 19 George Biagi Substituted in 46'
N8 20 Braam Steyn Substituted in 56'
SH 21 Giorgio Bronzini Substituted in 60'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan Substituted in 70'
CE 23 Michele Campagnaro Substituted in 48'
Coach:
Ireland Conor O'Shea
Italy vs Ireland 2017-02-11.svg
FB 15 Rob Kearney Substituted off 78'
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw Substituted off 47'
LW 11 Simon Zebo Substituted off 74'
FH 10 Paddy Jackson
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c)
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 68'
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner Substituted off 59'
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan Temporarily suspended from 31' to 41' 31' to 41'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong Substituted off 53'
HK 2 Niall Scannell Substituted off 62'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 50'
Replacements:
HK 16 James Tracy Substituted in 62'
PR 17 Jack McGrath Substituted in 50'
PR 18 John Ryan Substituted in 53'
LK 19 Ultan Dillane Substituted in 59'
FL 20 Josh van der Flier Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion Substituted in 68'
FH 22 Ian Keatley Substituted in 74'
WG 23 Craig Gilroy Substituted in 47'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
CJ Stander (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • Niall Scannell (Ireland) made his test debut.
  • Ireland captain Rory Best was named to start but was withdrawn from the team due to illness on the day of the match.[14]
  • CJ Stander became the first forward to score a hat-trick in the Six Nations.[15]
  • Ireland earned the first try bonus point in the history of the Six Nations.[16]
  • This was Ireland's largest victory in the tournament.[15]

11 February 2017
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Wales  16–21  England
Try: L. Williams 37' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 38'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 2', 22', 60'
Report Try: Youngs 17' m
Daly 75' c
Con: Farrell (1/2) 77'
Pen: Farrell (3/3) 10', 55', 70'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams Substituted off 70'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Ross Moriarty Substituted off 52'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric Substituted off 77'
BF 6 Sam Warburton
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball
TP 3 Tomas Francis Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Nicky Smith Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Samson Lee Substituted in 52'
LK 19 Cory Hill Substituted in 77'
N8 20 Taulupe Faletau Substituted in 52'
SH 21 Gareth Davies Substituted in 64'
FH 22 Sam Davies
CE 23 Jamie Roberts Substituted in 70'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley
Wales vs England 2017-02-11.svg
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell Substituted off 70'
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph Substituted off 64'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Nathan Hughes Substituted off 77'
OF 7 Jack Clifford Substituted off 48'
BF 6 Maro Itoje
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 46'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 46'
PR 17 Matt Mullan Substituted in 70'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler Substituted in 70'
FL 19 Tom Wood Substituted in 77'
FL 20 James Haskell Substituted in 48'
SH 21 Danny Care Substituted in 64'
CE 22 Ben Te'o Substituted in 64'
WG 23 Jonny May Substituted in 70'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Joe Launchbury (England)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:


12 February 2017
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  22–16  Scotland (1 BP)
Try: Fickou 30' c
Con: Lopez (1/1) 31'
Pen: Lopez (5/6) 6', 19', 46', 71', 76'
Report Try: Hogg 16' m
Swinson 43' m
Pen: Russell (2/2) 35', 38'
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 75,283
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Noa Nakaitaci
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa Substituted off 52'
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Baptiste Serin Substituted off 55'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Kevin Gourdon
BF 6 Loann Goujon Substituted off 44' Substituted in 47' Substituted off 59'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 58'
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina
TP 3 Uini Atonio Substituted off 44'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Cyril Baille Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Christopher Tolofua Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Rabah Slimani Substituted in 44'
PR 18 Xavier Chiocci Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Julien Le Devedec Substituted in 58'
N8 20 Damien Chouly Substituted in 44' Substituted off 47' Substituted in 59'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 55'
FH 22 Jean-Marc Doussain
WG 23 Yoann Huget Substituted in 52'
Coach:
France Guy Novès
France vs Scotland 2017-02-12.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Alex Dunbar Substituted off 56' Substituted in 61'
LW 11 Tommy Seymour
FH 10 Finn Russell Substituted off 74'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) Substituted off 24'
N8 8 Josh Strauss
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay Substituted off 35'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Zander Fagerson Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Fraser Brown Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Allan Dell Substituted off 44'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Gordon Reid Substituted in 44'
PR 18 Simon Berghan Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 41'
FL 20 John Hardie Substituted in 35' Substituted off 41'
SH 21 Ali Price Substituted in 24'
FH 22 Duncan Weir Substituted in 74'
CE 23 Mark Bennett Substituted in 56' Substituted off 61'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Kevin Gourdon (France)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

Notes:

Round 3[edit]

25 February 2017
14:25 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  29–13  Wales
Try: Seymour 43' c
Visser 66' c
Con: Russell (2/2) 44', 67'
Pen: Russell (5/5) 6', 29', 40', 54', 72'
Report Try: L. Williams 22' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/1) 24'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/3) 11', 33'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Ali Price Substituted off 54'
N8 8 Ryan Wilson
OF 7 John Hardie Substituted off 24'
BF 6 John Barclay (c)
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Zander Fagerson
HK 2 Fraser Brown Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Gordon Reid Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Allan Dell Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Simon Berghan
LK 19 Tim Swinson
FL 20 Hamish Watson Substituted in 24'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos Substituted in 54'
FH 22 Duncan Weir
CE 23 Mark Bennett
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
Scotland vs Wales 2017-02-25.svg
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams Substituted off 62'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Rhys Webb
N8 8 Ross Moriarty Substituted off 62'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Tomas Francis Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Nicky Smith Substituted in 68'
PR 18 Samson Lee Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Luke Charteris Substituted in 56'
N8 20 Taulupe Faletau Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Gareth Davies
FH 22 Sam Davies Substituted in 68'
CE 23 Jamie Roberts Substituted in 62'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
Finn Russell (Scotland)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • Scotland ended a record nine-match losing streak against Wales by winning for the first time since their 21–9 victory in 2007.[17]
  • With this victory, Scotland climbed from seventh to fifth in the World Rugby Rankings, their highest position since the rankings were introduced in 2003, overtaking South Africa and Wales.[18]

25 February 2017
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  19–9  France
Try: Murray 29' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 30'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 45', 54'
Jackson (1/1) 75'
Drop: Sexton (1/1) 49'
Report Pen: Lopez (3/3) 11', 18', 73'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Rob Kearney Substituted off 50'
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 78'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 67'
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan Substituted off 59'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Niall Scannell Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 59'
PR 18 John Ryan Substituted in 73'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 59'
FL 20 Peter O'Mahony Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion Substituted in 78'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson Substituted in 68'
WG 23 Andrew Trimble Substituted in 50'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs France 2017-02-25.svg
FB 15 Scott Spedding Substituted off 73'
RW 14 Yoann Huget
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat Substituted off 59'
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Noa Nakaitaci
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Baptiste Serin Substituted off 61'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Kevin Gourdon
BF 6 Bernard Le Roux Substituted off 59'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted off 50'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Cyril Baille Substituted off 50'
Replacements:
HK 16 Christopher Tolofua Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 50'
PR 18 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Julien Le Devedec Substituted in 50'
FL 20 Charles Ollivon Substituted in 59'
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 61'
CE 22 Henry Chavancy Substituted in 59'
WG 23 Djibril Camara Substituted in 73'
Coach:
France Guy Novès

Man of the Match:
Conor Murray (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Luke Pearce (England)
Dan Jones (Wales)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


26 February 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+0)
(1 BP) England  36–15  Italy
Try: Cole 23' m
Care 43' m
Daly 46' c
Nowell (2) 69' m, 79' c
Te'o 72' c
Con: Farrell (3/6) 47', 73', 79'
Report Try: Venditti 39' c
Campagnaro 59' m
Con: Allan (1/1) 40'
Drop: Allan (1/1) 32'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,904
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jonny May Substituted off 55'
OC 13 Ben Te'o Substituted off 75'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Danny Care Substituted off 51'
N8 8 Nathan Hughes Substituted off 71'
OF 7 James Haskell Substituted off 71'
BF 6 Maro Itoje
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 71'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 55'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 55'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 55'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler Substituted in 71'
FL 19 Tom Wood Substituted in 71'
FL 20 Jack Clifford Substituted in 71'
SH 21 Ben Youngs Substituted in 51'
CE 22 Henry Slade Substituted in 75'
WG 23 Jack Nowell Substituted in 55'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones
England vs Italy 2017-02-26.svg
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani
RW 14 Giulio Bisegni Substituted off 51'
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Luke McLean
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Tommaso Allan Substituted off 61'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 35'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 57'
BF 6 Braam Steyn
RL 5 Dries van Schalkwyk
LL 4 Marco Fuser Substituted off 74'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 51'
HK 2 Ornel Gega Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tommaso D'Apice Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Michele Rizzo Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Pietro Ceccarelli Substituted in 51'
LK 19 George Biagi Substituted in 74'
FL 20 Maxime Mbanda Substituted in 57'
SH 21 Giorgio Bronzini Substituted in 35'
FH 22 Carlo Canna Substituted in 61'
CE 23 Tommaso Benvenuti Substituted in 51'
Coach:
Ireland Conor O'Shea

Man of the Match:
Joe Launchbury (England)

Touch judges:
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

  • Leonardo Ghiraldini was named in Italy's starting XV, but was ruled out before kick-off due to injury.
  • Owen Farrell (England) earned his 50th cap.[20]
  • Michele Campagnaro scored Italy's 900th try in tests.[21]
  • Italy made the unorthodox tactical decision not to commit any players to rucks after tacking an English ball carrier. Under the laws at the time, this meant that no offside line formed and the Italians were free to position themselves among the English formation, threatening interceptions.[22] In reaction, the rules regarding rucks were changed later that year.[23][24]

Round 4[edit]

10 March 2017
20:05 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  22–9  Ireland
Try: North (2) 19' m, 43' c
Roberts 77' c
Con: Halfpenny (2/3) 45', 78'
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 38'
Report Pen: Sexton (2/2) 6', 56'
Jackson (1/1) 26'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams Substituted off 66'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 79'
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Ross Moriarty Substituted off 66'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Tomas Francis Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Nicky Smith Substituted in 66'
PR 18 Samson Lee Substituted in 69'
LK 19 Luke Charteris Substituted in 62'
N8 20 Taulupe Faletau Substituted in 66'
SH 21 Gareth Davies Substituted in 66'
FH 22 Sam Davies Substituted in 79'
CE 23 Jamie Roberts Substituted in 66'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley
Wales vs Ireland 2017-03-10.svg
FB 15 Rob Kearney Substituted off 79'
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Temporarily suspended from 37' to 47' 37' to 47' Substituted off 18' Substituted in 26' Substituted off 79'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 45'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien
BF 6 CJ Stander Substituted off 62'
RL 5 Devin Toner Substituted off 62'
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong Substituted off 79'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 79'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Niall Scannell Substituted in 79'
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 58'
PR 18 John Ryan Substituted in 79'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 62'
FL 20 Peter O'Mahony Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion Substituted in 45'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson Substituted in 18' Substituted off 26' Substituted in 79'
WG 23 Tommy Bowe Substituted in 79'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Rhys Webb (Wales)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:


11 March 2017
14:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  18–40  France (1 BP)
Try: Parisse 2' m
Esposito 80' c
Con: Canna (1/2) 80'
Pen: Canna (2/2) 16', 27'
Report Try: Fickou 20' c
Vakatawa 47' c
Picamoles 66' c
Dulin 76' c
Con: Lopez (4/4) 21', 48', 71', 77'
Pen: Lopez (4/4) 8', 18', 33', 42'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 51,770
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani Substituted off 72'
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro Substituted off 64'
IC 12 Luke McLean
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Carlo Canna
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 50'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 50'
BF 6 Braam Steyn
RL 5 Dries van Schalkwyk
LL 4 Marco Fuser Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 40'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tommaso D'Apice Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Sami Panico Substituted in 66'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini Substituted in 40'
LK 19 George Biagi Substituted in 56'
FL 20 Maxime Mbanda Substituted in 50'
SH 21 Giorgio Bronzini Substituted in 50'
CE 22 Tommaso Benvenuti Substituted in 64'
WG 23 Luca Sperandio Substituted in 72'
Coach:
Ireland Conor O'Shea
Italy vs France 2017-03-11.svg
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Noa Nakaitaci
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat Substituted off 69'
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa Substituted off 63'
FH 10 Camille Lopez
SH 9 Baptiste Serin Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 72'
OF 7 Kevin Gourdon
BF 6 Fabien Sanconnie
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Julien Le Devedec Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 53'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Cyril Baille Substituted off 53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Christopher Tolofua Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 53'
PR 18 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted in 53'
LK 19 Paul Jedrasiak Substituted in 58'
FL 20 Bernard Le Roux Substituted in 72'
SH 21 Antoine Dupont Substituted in 72'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 69'
WG 23 Yoann Huget Substituted in 63'
Coach:
France Guy Novès

Man of the Match:
Baptiste Serin (France)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
JP Doyle (England)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:


11 March 2017
16:00 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) England  61–21  Scotland
Try: Joseph (3) 2' c, 24' c, 42' c
Watson 34' c
B. Vunipola 56' c
Care (2) 71' c, 80' c
Con: Farrell (7/7) 3', 24', 36', 43', 57', 72', 80'
Pen: Farrell (4/5) 6', 14', 31', 46'
Report Try: Reid 28' c
Jones (2) 49' c, 68' c
Con: Russell (3/3) 29', 50', 69'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,100
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Jack Nowell
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph Substituted off 57'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Elliot Daly Substituted off 1' Substituted in 9' Substituted off 15'
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 60'
N8 8 Nathan Hughes Substituted off 51'
OF 7 James Haskell
BF 6 Maro Itoje
RL 5 Courtney Lawes Substituted off 66'
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 60'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 51' Substituted in 61' Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 51' Substituted off 61' Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler Substituted in 60'
FL 19 Tom Wood Substituted in 66'
N8 20 Billy Vunipola Substituted in 51'
SH 21 Danny Care Substituted in 60'
CE 22 Ben Te'o Substituted in 57'
WG 23 Anthony Watson Substituted in 1' Substituted off 9' Substituted in 15'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones
England vs Scotland 2017-03-11.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg Substituted off 17'
RW 14 Tommy Seymour Substituted off 44'
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Ali Price
N8 8 Ryan Wilson Substituted off 61'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay (c)
RL 5 Jonny Gray Substituted off 74'
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 Zander Fagerson Substituted off 60'
HK 2 Fraser Brown Temporarily suspended from 1' to 11' 1' to 11' Substituted off 43'
LP 1 Gordon Reid Substituted off 43'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ross Ford Substituted in 43'
PR 17 Allan Dell Substituted in 43'
PR 18 Simon Berghan Substituted in 60'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 74'
FL 20 Cornell du Preez Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos Substituted in 21'
FH 22 Duncan Weir Substituted in 44'
CE 23 Mark Bennett Substituted in 17' Substituted off 21'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Jonathan Joseph (England)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Joe Marler (England) earned his 50th test cap.
  • Cornell du Preez (Scotland) made his international debut.
  • For a second consecutive season, England claimed the Six Nations title prior to the final round.[25]
  • The 61 points scored by England is the most scored against Scotland, and the 40-point margin equalled their previous largest winning margin set in 2001 (43–3).[citation needed]
  • England matched New Zealand's record of 18 consecutive wins set between August 2015 and October 2016.[26]
  • England won their 11th consecutive Six Nations match, a championship record.[27]
  • England retained the Calcutta Cup.

Round 5[edit]

18 March 2017
12:30 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Scotland  29–0  Italy
Try: Russell 27' c
Scott 37' m
Visser 61' c
Seymour 72' c
Con: Russell (3/4) 28', 62', 73'
Pen: Hogg (1/1) 5'
Report
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Huw Jones Substituted off 26'
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Ali Price Substituted off 53'
N8 8 Ryan Wilson Substituted off 48'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay (c) Temporarily suspended from 48' to 58' 48' to 58'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Grant Gilchrist Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Zander Fagerson Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Gordon Reid Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Allan Dell Substituted in 55'
PR 18 Simon Berghan Substituted in 65'
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 56'
FL 20 Cornell du Preez Substituted in 48'
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos Substituted in 53'
FH 22 Duncan Weir Substituted in 74'
CE 23 Matt Scott Substituted in 26' Substituted off 74'
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
Scotland vs Italy 2017-03-18.svg
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani
RW 14 Angelo Esposito
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti
IC 12 Luke McLean
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Carlo Canna Substituted off 62'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 52'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Maxime Mbanda Substituted off 52'
BF 6 Braam Steyn
RL 5 George Biagi Substituted off 74'
LL 4 Marco Fuser Substituted off 52'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 40'
HK 2 Ornel Gega Substituted off 40'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted in 40'
PR 17 Sami Panico Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini Substituted in 40'
LK 19 Dries van Schalkwyk Substituted in 52'
LK 20 Federico Ruzza Substituted in 74'
FL 21 Francesco Minto Substituted in 52'
SH 22 Marcello Violi Substituted in 52'
FB 23 Luca Sperandio Substituted in 62'
Coach:
Ireland Conor O'Shea

Man of the Match:
Finn Russell (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

  • Federico Ruzza (Italy) made his international debut.
  • This was Vern Cotter's last game as Head Coach.
  • This was the first time Scotland has kept Italy scoreless.
  • This was the first time, since beating Canada 41–0 in 2008, that Scotland kept their opponent scoreless.
  • This was Scotland's first match in the Six Nations where they kept their opponent scoreless.
  • The match concluded Scotland's most successful Six Nations tournament since they won 3 games in 2006.

18 March 2017
15:45 CET (UTC+1)
France  20–18  Wales (1 BP)
Try: Lamerat 6' c
Chouly 80+19' c
Con: Lopez (2/2) 7', 80+20'
Pen: Lopez (2/3) 15', 66'
Report Pen: Halfpenny (6/6) 19', 27', 39', 53', 64', 71'
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 78,688
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Noa Nakaitaci
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat Substituted off 65'
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa Temporarily suspended from 18' to 28' 18' to 28' Substituted off 53'
FH 10 Camille Lopez Substituted off 32' Substituted in 39'
SH 9 Baptiste Serin Substituted off 18' Substituted in 24' Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Kevin Gourdon
BF 6 Fabien Sanconnie Substituted off 54'
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted off 77'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 54' Substituted in 80'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Cyril Baille Substituted off 54'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 54' Substituted off 80'
PR 18 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Julien Le Devedec Substituted in 77'
N8 20 Damien Chouly Substituted in 54'
SH 21 Antoine Dupont Substituted in 18' Substituted off 24' Substituted in 71'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 32' Substituted off 39' Substituted in 65'
WG 23 Yoann Huget Substituted in 53'
Coach:
France Guy Novès
France vs Wales 2017-03-18.svg
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny Substituted off 80+5' Substituted in 80+12'
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Scott Williams Substituted off 53'
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Rhys Webb
N8 8 Ross Moriarty Substituted off 53' Substituted in 71'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c) Substituted off 51'
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 59'
TP 3 Tomas Francis Substituted off 59' Substituted in 80+5' Substituted off 80+12'
HK 2 Ken Owens
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 80+16'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Baldwin Substituted in 59' Substituted off 71'
PR 17 Nicky Smith Substituted in 80+16'
PR 18 Samson Lee Temporarily suspended from 80+1' to 80+11' 80+1' to 80+11' Substituted in 59'
LK 19 Luke Charteris Substituted in 51'
N8 20 Taulupe Faletau Substituted in 53'
SH 21 Gareth Davies
FH 22 Sam Davies
CE 23 Jamie Roberts Substituted in 53'
Coach:
Wales Rob Howley

Man of the Match:
Brice Dulin (France)

Touch judges:
Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Ken Owens (Wales) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was France's first win over Wales since their 9–8 victory during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
  • France finished in the top half of the table for the first time since 2011 and Wales finished in the bottom half for the first time since that same year, with fifth their lowest position since 2007.
  • The winning points were scored in the 100th minute of the match[28] in one of the longest games on record.[29]

18 March 2017
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  13–9  England (1 BP)
Try: Henderson 23' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 23'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 10', 62'
Report Pen: Farrell (3/3) 17', 50', 66'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Jared Payne
RW 14 Keith Earls Substituted off 40'
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Simon Zebo
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Kieran Marmion Substituted off 68'
N8 8 CJ Stander
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 65'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Iain Henderson
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong Substituted off 75'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Sent to blood bin 9' to 17' Substituted off 72'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted in 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Niall Scannell Substituted in 9' Substituted off 17' Substituted in 72'
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 59'
PR 18 John Ryan Substituted in 75'
LK 19 Devin Toner Substituted in 64'
FL 20 Dan Leavy Substituted in 65'
SH 21 Luke McGrath Substituted in 68'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson
WG 23 Andrew Conway Substituted in 40'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs England 2017-03-18.svg
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph Substituted off 67'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford Substituted off 62' Substituted in 69'
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 62'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola Substituted off 62'
OF 7 James Haskell Substituted off 59'
BF 6 Maro Itoje
RL 5 Courtney Lawes
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 77'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 54'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 54'
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 40'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler Substituted in 77'
FL 19 Tom Wood Substituted in 59'
N8 20 Nathan Hughes Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Danny Care Substituted in 62'
CE 22 Ben Te'o Substituted in 62' Substituted off 69'
WG 23 Jack Nowell Substituted in 67'
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

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

Touch judges:
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Jamie Heaslip withdrew from the team after suffering an injury during the pre-match warm-up. He never recovered from the injury or played again and retired in February 2018.
  • Andrew Conway (Ireland) made his international debut.
  • Tom Wood (England) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was Eddie Jones's first loss as England coach, and England's first since losing 33–13 to Australia in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[30]
  • Ireland reclaimed the Millennium Trophy.
  • This was the second time in six months that Ireland had beaten a team with 18 straight wins, having also ended New Zealand's winning streak in November 2016.

Statistics[edit]

A record eight players were joint top try scorers, with Ireland flanker CJ Stander the first forward in the Six Nations era to score a hat-trick in a single match, against Italy. Stander's compatriot Craig Gilroy's own hat-trick in the same game set a new record – a replacement scoring three tries despite playing only 33 minutes in the entire tournament.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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