2018 Six Nations Championship

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2018 Six Nations Championship
Date3 February – 17 March 2018
Countries
Tournament statistics
Champions Ireland (14th title)
Grand Slam Ireland (3rd title)
Triple Crown Ireland (11th title)
Matches played15
Attendance991,844 (66,123 per match)
Tries scored78 (5.2 per match)
Top point scorer(s)France Maxime Machenaud (50)
Top try scorer(s)Ireland Jacob Stockdale (7)[a]
Player of the tournamentIreland Jacob Stockdale[2]
Official websitesixnationsrugby.com
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The 2018 Six Nations Championship (known as the Natwest 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) was the 19th Six Nations Championship, the annual international rugby union tournament for the six major European rugby union nations.

The championship was contested by France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales and defending champions England. Including the competition's previous iterations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it was the 124th edition of the tournament.[3]

The Championship was won by Ireland on 10 March 2018, with their four wins (three with try bonus points) from the first four matches sufficient to place them out of reach of the other participants ahead of the final round.[4][5] This was the third tournament running where the championship and Wooden Spoon had been decided by the end of round four. After a 24–15 victory against England on the final day, Ireland secured a Grand Slam, their third ever, alongside a Triple Crown.[6][7][8]

Participants[edit]

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity Location
 England Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London Australia Eddie Jones Dylan Hartley 1
 France Stade de France 81,338 Saint-Denis France Jacques Brunel Guilhem Guirado 3
Stade Vélodrome 67,394 Marseille
 Ireland Aviva Stadium 51,700 Dublin New Zealand Joe Schmidt Rory Best
 Italy Stadio Olimpico 73,261 Rome Ireland Conor O'Shea Sergio Parisse
 Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh Scotland Gregor Townsend John Barclay
 Wales Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff New Zealand Warren Gatland Alun Wyn Jones 2

1 Dylan Hartley was ruled out of round 4 due to injury, and Owen Farrell captained England in his absence.[9]
2 Alun Wyn Jones was dropped from the match-day team to play Italy in round 4, and Taulupe Faletau captained Wales in his absence.[10]
3 Guilhem Guirado was ruled out of round 5 due to injury, and Mathieu Bastareaud captained France in his absence.[11]

Squads[edit]

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Tries Bonus points Match
points
Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA GS Tries Loser
1  Ireland 5 5 0 0 160 82 +78 20 11 3 3 0 26
2  Wales 5 3 0 2 119 83 +36 13 11 0 2 1 15
3  Scotland 5 3 0 2 101 128 −27 11 14 0 1 0 13
4  France 5 2 0 3 108 94 +14 8 6 0 0 3 11
5  England 5 2 0 3 102 92 +10 14 9 0 1 1 10
6  Italy 5 0 0 5 92 203 −111 12 27 0 0 1 1

Table ranking rules

  • Four match points are awarded for a win.
  • Two match points are awarded for a draw.
  • A bonus match point is awarded to a team that scores four or more tries in a match or loses a match by seven points or fewer. If a team scores four tries in a match and loses by seven points or fewer, they are awarded both bonus points.
  • Three bonus match points are awarded to a team that wins all five of their matches (known as a Grand Slam). This ensures that a Grand Slam winning team always ranks over a team who won four matches in which they also were awarded four try bonus points and were also awarded two bonus points in the match that they lost.
  • Tiebreakers –
    • If two or more teams be tied on match points, the team with the better points difference (points scored less points conceded) is ranked higher.
    • If the above tiebreaker fails to separate tied teams, the team that scored the higher number of total tries in their matches is ranked higher.
    • If two or more teams remain tied for first place at the end of the championship after applying the above tiebreakers, the title is shared between them.

Fixtures[edit]

The fixtures were announced on 16 May 2017.[12] France hosted games in more than one venue, with their Friday night game against Italy taking place at the Stade Vélodrome, Marseille.[13]

Round 1[edit]

3 February 2018
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Wales 34–7 Scotland
Try: G. Davies 6' c
Halfpenny (2) 12' c, 61' c
S. Evans 73' c
Con: Halfpenny (4/4) 8', 13', 63', 74'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/2) 44', 49'
ReportTry: Horne 79' c
Con: Russell (1/1) 79'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,169
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Josh Adams
OC 13 Scott Williams downward-facing red arrow 71'
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Steff Evans
FH 10 Rhys Patchell downward-facing red arrow 63'
SH 9 Gareth Davies downward-facing red arrow 66'
N8 8 Ross Moriarty downward-facing red arrow 65'
OF 7 Josh Navidi
BF 6 Aaron Shingler
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Cory Hill downward-facing red arrow 56'
TP 3 Samson Lee downward-facing red arrow 51'
HK 2 Ken Owens downward-facing red arrow 63'
LP 1 Rob Evans downward-facing red arrow 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee upward-facing green arrow 63'
PR 17 Wyn Jones upward-facing green arrow 51'
PR 18 Tomas Francis upward-facing green arrow 51'
LK 19 Bradley Davies upward-facing green arrow 56'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric upward-facing green arrow 65'
SH 21 Aled Davies upward-facing green arrow 66'
FH 22 Gareth Anscombe upward-facing green arrow 63'
CE 23 Owen Watkin upward-facing green arrow 71'
Coach:
Warren Gatland
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FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Chris Harris downward-facing red arrow 55'
IC 12 Huw Jones
LW 11 Byron McGuigan downward-facing red arrow 55'
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Ali Price downward-facing red arrow 49'
N8 8 Cornell du Preez downward-facing red arrow 49'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay (c)
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Ben Toolis downward-facing red arrow 55'
TP 3 Jon Welsh downward-facing red arrow 65'
HK 2 Stuart McInally downward-facing red arrow 70'
LP 1 Gordon Reid downward-facing red arrow 49' upward-facing green arrow 76'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson upward-facing green arrow 70'
PR 17 Jamie Bhatti upward-facing green arrow 49' downward-facing red arrow 76'
PR 18 Murray McCallum upward-facing green arrow 65'
LK 19 Grant Gilchrist upward-facing green arrow 55'
N8 20 Ryan Wilson upward-facing green arrow 49'
SH 21 Greig Laidlaw upward-facing green arrow 49'
FH 22 Peter Horne upward-facing green arrow 55'
WG 23 Sean Maitland upward-facing green arrow 55'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend

Man of the Match:
Aaron Shingler (Wales)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
David Grashoff (England)

Notes:


3 February 2018
17:45 CET (UTC+1)
(1 BP) France 13–15 Ireland
Try: Thomas 72' c
Con: Belleau (1/1) 74'
Pen: Machenaud (2/2) 36', 54'
ReportPen: Sexton (4/5) 3', 22', 39', 47'
Drop: Sexton (1/1) 80+3'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 74,878
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Geoffrey Palis
RW 14 Teddy Thomas
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat
IC 12 Henry Chavancy
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 Matthieu Jalibert downward-facing red arrow 30'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud downward-facing red arrow 67' upward-facing green arrow 76'
N8 8 Kevin Gourdon
OF 7 Yacouba Camara
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret downward-facing red arrow 67'
RL 5 Sébastien Vahaamahina
LL 4 Arthur Iturria downward-facing red arrow 61'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani downward-facing red arrow 55'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) downward-facing red arrow 74'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot downward-facing red arrow 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adrien Pélissié upward-facing green arrow 74'
PR 17 Dany Priso upward-facing green arrow 55'
PR 18 Cedate Gomes Sa upward-facing green arrow 55'
LK 19 Paul Gabrillagues upward-facing green arrow 61'
N8 20 Marco Tauleigne upward-facing green arrow 67'
SH 21 Antoine Dupont upward-facing green arrow 67' downward-facing red arrow 76'
FH 22 Anthony Belleau upward-facing green arrow 30'
WG 23 Benjamin Fall
Coach:
Jacques Brunel
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FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Robbie Henshaw
IC 12 Bundee Aki
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale downward-facing red arrow 75'
FH 10 Johnny Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 CJ Stander
OF 7 Josh van der Flier downward-facing red arrow 37'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 James Ryan downward-facing red arrow 68'
LL 4 Iain Henderson
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong downward-facing red arrow 70'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) downward-facing red arrow 68'
LP 1 Cian Healy downward-facing red arrow 61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin upward-facing green arrow 68'
PR 17 Jack McGrath upward-facing green arrow 61'
PR 18 John Ryan upward-facing green arrow 70'
LK 19 Devin Toner upward-facing green arrow 68'
FL 20 Dan Leavy upward-facing green arrow 37'
SH 21 Luke McGrath
FH 22 Joey Carbery
WG 23 Fergus McFadden upward-facing green arrow 75'
Coach:
Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Guilhem Guirado (France)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:


4 February 2018
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy 15–46 England (1 BP)
Try: Benvenuti 20' c
Bellini 58' m
Con: Allan (1/2) 22'
Pen: Allan (1/1) 39'
ReportTry: Watson (2) 3' m, 11' m
Farrell 26' c
Simmonds (2) 52' c, 75' c
Ford 68' c
Nowell 77' m
Con: Farrell (4/7) 27', 53', 69', 76'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 47'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 61,464
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
FB 15 Matteo Minozzi
RW 14 Tommaso Benvenuti
OC 13 Tommaso Boni downward-facing red arrow 80'
IC 12 Tommaso Castello downward-facing red arrow 73' upward-facing green arrow 80'
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Tommaso Allan downward-facing red arrow 73'
SH 9 Marcello Violi downward-facing red arrow 63'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Renato Giammarioli downward-facing red arrow 50'
BF 6 Sebastian Negri
RL 5 Dean Budd downward-facing red arrow 61'
LL 4 Alessandro Zanni
TP 3 Simone Ferrari downward-facing red arrow 54'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini downward-facing red arrow 54'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti downward-facing red arrow 41'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luca Bigi upward-facing green arrow 54'
PR 17 Nicola Quaglio upward-facing green arrow 41'
PR 18 Tiziano Pasquali upward-facing green arrow 54'
LK 19 George Biagi upward-facing green arrow 61'
FL 20 Maxime Mbanda upward-facing green arrow 50'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori upward-facing green arrow 63'
FH 22 Carlo Canna upward-facing green arrow 73'
FB 23 Jayden Hayward upward-facing green arrow 73'
Coach:
Conor O'Shea
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FB 15 Mike Brown downward-facing red arrow 61'
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Ben Te'o downward-facing red arrow 59'
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs downward-facing red arrow 10'
N8 8 Sam Simmonds
OF 7 Chris Robshaw downward-facing red arrow 67'
BF 6 Courtney Lawes downward-facing red arrow 59'
RL 5 Maro Itoje
LL 4 Joe Launchbury
TP 3 Dan Cole downward-facing red arrow 54'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) downward-facing red arrow 54'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George upward-facing green arrow 54'
PR 17 Alec Hepburn upward-facing green arrow 73'
PR 18 Harry Williams upward-facing green arrow 54'
LK 19 George Kruis upward-facing green arrow 59'
FL 20 Sam Underhill upward-facing green arrow 67'
SH 21 Danny Care upward-facing green arrow 10'
CE 22 Jonathan Joseph upward-facing green arrow 59'
WG 23 Jack Nowell upward-facing green arrow 61'
Coach:
Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Anthony Watson (England)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Nic Berry (Australia)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Alessandro Zanni (Italy) became the seventh Italian international to earn his 100th test cap.
  • Alec Hepburn (England) made his international debut.

Round 2[edit]

10 February 2018
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Ireland 56–19 Italy
Try: Henshaw (2) 11' c, 44' c
Murray 14' c
Aki 21' c
Earls 35' c
Best 53' c
Stockdale (2) 60' c, 70' c
Con: Sexton (5/5) 12', 16', 22', 37', 45'
Carbery (3/3) 54', 61', 71'
ReportTry: Allan 56' c
Gori 66' c
Minozzi 75' m
Con: Allan (2/3) 58', 66'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Robbie Henshaw downward-facing red arrow 45'
IC 12 Bundee Aki
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale
FH 10 Johnny Sexton downward-facing red arrow 51'
SH 9 Conor Murray downward-facing red arrow 51'
N8 8 Jack Conan downward-facing red arrow 41'
OF 7 Dan Leavy
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Iain Henderson downward-facing red arrow 41'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong downward-facing red arrow 4'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) downward-facing red arrow 61'
LP 1 Jack McGrath downward-facing red arrow 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin upward-facing green arrow 61'
PR 17 Cian Healy upward-facing green arrow 68'
PR 18 Andrew Porter upward-facing green arrow 4'
LK 19 Quinn Roux upward-facing green arrow 41'
N8 20 CJ Stander upward-facing green arrow 41'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion upward-facing green arrow 51'
FH 22 Joey Carbery upward-facing green arrow 51'
FB 23 Jordan Larmour upward-facing green arrow 45'
Coach:
Joe Schmidt
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FB 15 Matteo Minozzi
RW 14 Tommaso Benvenuti
OC 13 Tommaso Boni downward-facing red arrow 54'
IC 12 Tommaso Castello
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Tommaso Allan
SH 9 Marcello Violi downward-facing red arrow 58'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Braam Steyn downward-facing red arrow 45'
BF 6 Sebastian Negri downward-facing red arrow 58'
RL 5 Dean Budd
LL 4 Alessandro Zanni
TP 3 Simone Ferrari downward-facing red arrow 54'
HK 2 Luca Bigi downward-facing red arrow 45'
LP 1 Nicola Quaglio downward-facing red arrow 37'
Replacements:
HK 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini upward-facing green arrow 45'
PR 17 Andrea Lovotti upward-facing green arrow 37'
PR 18 Tiziano Pasquali upward-facing green arrow 54'
LK 19 Federico Ruzza upward-facing green arrow 58'
FL 20 Maxime Mbanda upward-facing green arrow 45'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori upward-facing green arrow 58'
FH 22 Carlo Canna
FB 23 Jayden Hayward upward-facing green arrow 54'
Coach:
Conor O'Shea

Man of the Match:
Conor Murray (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
David Grashoff (England)

Notes:

  • Jordan Larmour (Ireland) made his international debut.[16]
  • This was Ireland's 300th Test win.

10 February 2018
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
England 12–6 Wales (1 BP)
Try: May (2) 3' m, 20' c
Con: Farrell (1/2) 21'
ReportPen: Patchell (1/2) 24'
Anscombe (1/1) 77'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,000
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson downward-facing red arrow 45'
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford downward-facing red arrow 68'
SH 9 Danny Care downward-facing red arrow 65'
N8 8 Sam Simmonds downward-facing red arrow 41'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw
BF 6 Courtney Lawes
RL 5 Maro Itoje
LL 4 Joe Launchbury downward-facing red arrow 68'
TP 3 Dan Cole downward-facing red arrow 65'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) downward-facing red arrow 1' upward-facing green arrow 11' downward-facing red arrow 52'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 77'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George upward-facing green arrow 1' downward-facing red arrow 11' upward-facing green arrow 52'
PR 17 Alec Hepburn upward-facing green arrow 77'
PR 18 Harry Williams upward-facing green arrow 65'
LK 19 George Kruis upward-facing green arrow 68'
FL 20 Sam Underhill upward-facing green arrow 41'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth upward-facing green arrow 65'
CE 22 Ben Te'o upward-facing green arrow 68'
WG 23 Jack Nowell upward-facing green arrow 45'
Coach:
Eddie Jones
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FB 15 Gareth Anscombe
RW 14 Josh Adams
OC 13 Scott Williams
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Steff Evans
FH 10 Rhys Patchell downward-facing red arrow 56'
SH 9 Gareth Davies downward-facing red arrow 66'
N8 8 Ross Moriarty downward-facing red arrow 65'
OF 7 Josh Navidi
BF 6 Aaron Shingler
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Cory Hill downward-facing red arrow 74'
TP 3 Samson Lee downward-facing red arrow 58'
HK 2 Ken Owens downward-facing red arrow 65'
LP 1 Rob Evans downward-facing red arrow 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee upward-facing green arrow 65'
PR 17 Wyn Jones upward-facing green arrow 58'
PR 18 Tomas Francis upward-facing green arrow 58'
LK 19 Bradley Davies upward-facing green arrow 73'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric upward-facing green arrow 65'
SH 21 Aled Davies upward-facing green arrow 66'
CE 22 Owen Watkin
WG 23 George North upward-facing green arrow 56'
Coach:
Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Mike Brown (England)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Nic Berry (Australia)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • With this win, England won their 15th consecutive Six Nations home game, breaking their previous record of 14 between 1998–2003.[17]
  • Leigh Halfpenny was originally named in the starting XV but fell ill the night before the match. Gareth Anscombe replaced him in the starting XV, and centre Owen Watkin came onto the bench.
  • This was the lowest aggregate score in a Six Nations match since England beat Ireland 12–6 in 2013.

11 February 2018
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland 32–26 France (1 BP)
Try: Maitland 13' c
Jones 32' c
Con: Laidlaw (2/2) 14', 33'
Pen: Laidlaw (6/6) 44', 49', 61', 65', 71', 77'
ReportTry: Thomas (2) 3' c, 27' c
Con: Machenaud (2/2) 4', 28'
Pen: Machenaud (2/2) 10', 40+2'
Serin (2/2) 47', 58'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Peter Horne
LW 11 Sean Maitland
FH 10 Finn Russell downward-facing red arrow 65'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw
N8 8 Ryan Wilson
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay (c) downward-facing red arrow 65'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Grant Gilchrist downward-facing red arrow 58'
TP 3 Simon Berghan
HK 2 Stuart McInally
LP 1 Gordon Reid downward-facing red arrow 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson
PR 17 Jamie Bhatti upward-facing green arrow 58'
PR 18 Jon Welsh
LK 19 Ben Toolis upward-facing green arrow 58'
N8 20 David Denton upward-facing green arrow 65'
SH 21 Ali Price upward-facing green arrow 65'
CE 22 Chris Harris
FB 23 Blair Kinghorn
Coach:
Gregor Townsend
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FB 15 Geoffrey Palis
RW 14 Teddy Thomas
OC 13 Rémi Lamerat
IC 12 Geoffrey Doumayrou
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa downward-facing red arrow 71'
FH 10 Lionel Beauxis downward-facing red arrow 71'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud downward-facing red arrow 41'
N8 8 Marco Tauleigne downward-facing red arrow 58'
OF 7 Yacouba Camara
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Sébastien Vahaamahina downward-facing red arrow 71'
LL 4 Arthur Iturria
TP 3 Rabah Slimani downward-facing red arrow 58'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) downward-facing red arrow 75'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot downward-facing red arrow 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adrien Pélissié upward-facing green arrow 75'
PR 17 Eddy Ben Arous upward-facing green arrow 58'
PR 18 Cedate Gomes Sa upward-facing green arrow 58'
LK 19 Paul Gabrillagues upward-facing green arrow 71'
N8 20 Louis Picamoles upward-facing green arrow 58'
SH 21 Baptiste Serin upward-facing green arrow 41'
FH 22 Anthony Belleau upward-facing green arrow 71'
WG 23 Benjamin Fall upward-facing green arrow 71'
Coach:
Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

Round 3[edit]

23 February 2018
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
France 34–17 Italy
Try: Gabrillagues 4' m
Bonneval 59' c
Bastareaud 72' c
Con: Machenaud (1/2) 60'
Trinh-Duc (1/1) 73'
Pen: Machenaud (5/5) 28', 39', 45', 64', 70'
ReportTry: Penalty try 9'
Minozzi 78' c
Con: Canna (1/1) 78'
Pen: Allan (1/1) 49'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Hugo Bonneval
RW 14 Benjamin Fall
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud
IC 12 Geoffrey Doumayrou downward-facing red arrow 65'
LW 11 Rémy Grosso
FH 10 Lionel Beauxis downward-facing red arrow 70'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud downward-facing red arrow 70'
N8 8 Marco Tauleigne
OF 7 Yacouba Camara downward-facing red arrow 56'
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Sébastien Vahaamahina downward-facing red arrow 65'
LL 4 Paul Gabrillagues
TP 3 Rabah Slimani downward-facing red arrow 70'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) downward-facing red arrow 38' upward-facing green arrow 40' downward-facing red arrow 70'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot downward-facing red arrow 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adrien Pélissié upward-facing green arrow 38' downward-facing red arrow 40' upward-facing green arrow 70'
PR 17 Dany Priso upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 18 Cedate Gomes Sa upward-facing green arrow 70'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua upward-facing green arrow 65'
N8 20 Kélian Galletier upward-facing green arrow 56'
SH 21 Baptiste Couilloud upward-facing green arrow 70'
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc upward-facing green arrow 70'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou upward-facing green arrow 65'
Coach:
Jacques Brunel
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FB 15 Matteo Minozzi
RW 14 Tommaso Benvenuti
OC 13 Tommaso Boni downward-facing red arrow 62'
IC 12 Tommaso Castello
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Tommaso Allan downward-facing red arrow 70'
SH 9 Marcello Violi
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Maxime Mbanda
BF 6 Sebastian Negri downward-facing red arrow 70'
RL 5 Dean Budd downward-facing red arrow 33'
LL 4 Alessandro Zanni
TP 3 Simone Ferrari downward-facing red arrow 61'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini downward-facing red arrow 67'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti downward-facing red arrow 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luca Bigi upward-facing green arrow 67'
PR 17 Nicola Quaglio upward-facing green arrow 56'
PR 18 Tiziano Pasquali upward-facing green arrow 61'
LK 19 George Biagi yellow card 80+2' to 80' upward-facing green arrow 33'
LK 20 Federico Ruzza upward-facing green arrow 70'
SH 21 Edoardo Gori upward-facing green arrow 48'
FH 22 Carlo Canna upward-facing green arrow 70'
FB 23 Jayden Hayward upward-facing green arrow 62'
Coach:
Conor O'Shea

Man of the Match:
Yacouba Camara (France)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
David Grashoff (England)

Notes:


24 February 2018
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Ireland 37–27 Wales
Try: Stockdale (2) 6' m, 80' c
Aki 40' c
Leavy 44' c
Healy 53' m
Con: Sexton (2/4) 40', 45'
Carbery (1/1) 80'
Pen: Sexton (1/3) 35'
Murray (1/1) 75'
ReportTry: G. Davies 20' c
Shingler 61' c
S. Evans 76' c
Con: Halfpenny (3/3) 21', 63', 77'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/2) 2', 30'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Keith Earls downward-facing red arrow 63'
OC 13 Chris Farrell
IC 12 Bundee Aki
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale
FH 10 Johnny Sexton downward-facing red arrow 76'
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 CJ Stander
OF 7 Dan Leavy
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony downward-facing red arrow 66'
RL 5 Devin Toner downward-facing red arrow 73'
LL 4 James Ryan
TP 3 Andrew Porter downward-facing red arrow 66'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) downward-facing red arrow 70'
LP 1 Cian Healy downward-facing red arrow 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin upward-facing green arrow 70'
PR 17 Jack McGrath upward-facing green arrow 63'
PR 18 John Ryan upward-facing green arrow 66'
LK 19 Quinn Roux upward-facing green arrow 73'
N8 20 Jack Conan upward-facing green arrow 66'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion
FH 22 Joey Carbery upward-facing green arrow 76'
WG 23 Fergus McFadden upward-facing green arrow 63'
Coach:
Joe Schmidt
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FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Liam Williams downward-facing red arrow 63'
OC 13 Scott Williams
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Steff Evans
FH 10 Dan Biggar downward-facing red arrow 63'
SH 9 Gareth Davies
N8 8 Ross Moriarty downward-facing red arrow 63'
OF 7 Josh Navidi
BF 6 Aaron Shingler
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Cory Hill downward-facing red arrow 63'
TP 3 Samson Lee downward-facing red arrow 55'
HK 2 Ken Owens downward-facing red arrow 55'
LP 1 Rob Evans downward-facing red arrow 55' upward-facing green arrow 73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee upward-facing green arrow 55'
PR 17 Wyn Jones upward-facing green arrow 55' downward-facing red arrow 73'
PR 18 Tomas Francis upward-facing green arrow 55'
LK 19 Bradley Davies upward-facing green arrow 63'
FL 20 Justin Tipuric upward-facing green arrow 63'
SH 21 Aled Davies
FH 22 Gareth Anscombe upward-facing green arrow 63'
WG 23 George North upward-facing green arrow 63'
Coach:
Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Chris Farrell (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • This was Warren Gatland's 100th test match in charge of Wales.

24 February 2018
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland 25–13 England
Try: Jones (2) 14' c, 37' c
Maitland 30' m
Con: Laidlaw (2/3) 15', 38'
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 2'
Russell (1/1) 66'
ReportTry: Farrell 43' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 43'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 13', 17'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour downward-facing red arrow 64'
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Peter Horne downward-facing red arrow 71'
LW 11 Sean Maitland
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw downward-facing red arrow 62'
N8 8 Ryan Wilson downward-facing red arrow 68'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay (c)
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Grant Gilchrist downward-facing red arrow 55'
TP 3 Simon Berghan downward-facing red arrow 68'
HK 2 Stuart McInally
LP 1 Gordon Reid downward-facing red arrow 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson
PR 17 Jamie Bhatti upward-facing green arrow 55'
PR 18 WP Nel upward-facing green arrow 68'
LK 19 Tim Swinson upward-facing green arrow 55'
N8 20 David Denton upward-facing green arrow 68'
SH 21 Ali Price upward-facing green arrow 62'
CE 22 Nick Grigg upward-facing green arrow 71'
FB 23 Blair Kinghorn upward-facing green arrow 64'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend
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FB 15 Mike Brown downward-facing red arrow 55'
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford downward-facing red arrow 64'
SH 9 Danny Care downward-facing red arrow 71'
N8 8 Nathan Hughes downward-facing red arrow 54'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw
BF 6 Courtney Lawes
RL 5 Maro Itoje
LL 4 Joe Launchbury downward-facing red arrow 71'
TP 3 Dan Cole downward-facing red arrow 64'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) downward-facing red arrow 55'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George upward-facing green arrow 55'
PR 17 Joe Marler upward-facing green arrow 68'
PR 18 Harry Williams upward-facing green arrow 64'
LK 19 George Kruis upward-facing green arrow 71'
FL 20 Sam Underhill yellow card 65' to 75' upward-facing green arrow 54'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth upward-facing green arrow 71'
CE 22 Ben Te'o upward-facing green arrow 64'
WG 23 Jack Nowell upward-facing green arrow 55'
Coach:
Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Finn Russell (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Blair Kinghorn (Scotland) made his international debut.
  • Joe Launchbury (England) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was Scotland's first victory over England since 2008.
  • Scotland reclaimed the Calcutta Cup for the first time since 2008.
  • Huw Jones' first try was Scotland's first scored against England in Edinburgh since Simon Danielli in 2004.
  • Scotland extended their home winning record in the Six Nations to 6 games, their best ever run in the Six Nations.
  • This was Scotland's largest victory over England in the Six Nations, and their biggest since they won 33–6 in 1986. That match was also the last time that Scotland had scored three tries against England at Murrayfield.

Round 4[edit]

10 March 2018
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Ireland 28–8 Scotland
Try: Stockdale (2) 22' c, 40+2' c
Murray 46' c
Cronin 69' c
Con: Sexton (4/4) 24', 40+3', 47', 71'
ReportTry: Kinghorn 52' m
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 13'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Rob Kearney downward-facing red arrow 75'
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Bundee Aki
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale
FH 10 Johnny Sexton downward-facing red arrow 73'
SH 9 Conor Murray downward-facing red arrow 71'
N8 8 CJ Stander
OF 7 Dan Leavy
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony downward-facing red arrow 55'
RL 5 Devin Toner downward-facing red arrow 55'
LL 4 James Ryan
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong downward-facing red arrow 62'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) downward-facing red arrow 66'
LP 1 Cian Healy downward-facing red arrow 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin upward-facing green arrow 66'
PR 17 Jack McGrath upward-facing green arrow 51'
PR 18 Andrew Porter upward-facing green arrow 62'
LK 19 Iain Henderson upward-facing green arrow 55'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy upward-facing green arrow 55'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion upward-facing green arrow 71'
FH 22 Joey Carbery upward-facing green arrow 73'
WG 23 Jordan Larmour upward-facing green arrow 75'
Coach:
Joe Schmidt
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FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Blair Kinghorn downward-facing red arrow 29' upward-facing green arrow 37'
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Peter Horne downward-facing red arrow 73'
LW 11 Sean Maitland
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw downward-facing red arrow 67'
N8 8 Ryan Wilson downward-facing red arrow 18'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay (c)
RL 5 Jonny Gray downward-facing red arrow 71'
LL 4 Grant Gilchrist
TP 3 Simon Berghan downward-facing red arrow 55'
HK 2 Stuart McInally downward-facing red arrow 60'
LP 1 Gordon Reid downward-facing red arrow 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 17 Jamie Bhatti upward-facing green arrow 55'
PR 18 WP Nel upward-facing green arrow 55'
LK 19 Tim Swinson upward-facing green arrow 71'
N8 20 David Denton upward-facing green arrow 18'
SH 21 Ali Price upward-facing green arrow 67'
CE 22 Nick Grigg upward-facing green arrow 73'
WG 23 Lee Jones upward-facing green arrow 29' downward-facing red arrow 37'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend

Man of the Match:
Rob Kearney (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


10 March 2018
17:45 CET (UTC+1)
France 22–16 England (1 BP)
Try: Penalty try 49'
Pen: Machenaud (4/4) 25', 33', 37', 63'
Beauxis (1/1) 78'
ReportTry: May 74' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 75'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 4', 29'
Daly (1/1) 21'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,060
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Hugo Bonneval downward-facing red arrow 15' upward-facing green arrow 24' downward-facing red arrow 41'
RW 14 Benjamin Fall
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud
IC 12 Geoffrey Doumayrou
LW 11 Rémy Grosso
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc downward-facing red arrow 71'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud downward-facing red arrow 71'
N8 8 Marco Tauleigne
OF 7 Yacouba Camara
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret downward-facing red arrow 66'
RL 5 Sébastien Vahaamahina downward-facing red arrow 66'
LL 4 Paul Gabrillagues
TP 3 Rabah Slimani downward-facing red arrow 59'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) downward-facing red arrow 66'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot downward-facing red arrow 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adrien Pélissié upward-facing green arrow 66'
PR 17 Dany Priso upward-facing green arrow 66'
PR 18 Cedate Gomes Sa upward-facing green arrow 59'
FL 19 Bernard Le Roux upward-facing green arrow 66'
N8 20 Kélian Galletier upward-facing green arrow 66'
SH 21 Baptiste Couilloud upward-facing green arrow 71'
FH 22 Lionel Beauxis upward-facing green arrow 71'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou upward-facing green arrow 15' downward-facing red arrow 24' upward-facing green arrow 41'
Coach:
Jacques Brunel
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FB 15 Anthony Watson yellow card 49' to 59' downward-facing red arrow 68'
RW 14 Jonny May
OC 13 Ben Te'o
IC 12 Owen Farrell (c)
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford downward-facing red arrow 60'
SH 9 Danny Care downward-facing red arrow 68'
N8 8 Nathan Hughes downward-facing red arrow 24'
OF 7 Chris Robshaw
BF 6 Courtney Lawes
RL 5 Maro Itoje
LL 4 Joe Launchbury downward-facing red arrow 52'
TP 3 Dan Cole downward-facing red arrow 58'
HK 2 Jamie George downward-facing red arrow 64'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie upward-facing green arrow 64'
PR 17 Joe Marler upward-facing green arrow 64'
PR 18 Kyle Sinckler upward-facing green arrow 58'
FL 19 James Haskell upward-facing green arrow 52'
N8 20 Sam Simmonds upward-facing green arrow 24'
SH 21 Richard Wigglesworth upward-facing green arrow 68'
CE 22 Jonathan Joseph upward-facing green arrow 60'
FB 23 Mike Brown upward-facing green arrow 68'
Coach:
Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Rémy Grosso (France)

Touch judges:
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • With this English loss, Ireland claimed the Championship with the final round yet to be played.
  • This was the first time since 2015 that England lost two consecutive games; 2015 was also the last time France beat England.
  • This was the first time since 2010 England lost multiple games in a single Six Nations tournament.
  • With Dylan Hartley's injury, Owen Farrell captained England for the first time.

11 March 2018
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Wales 38–14 Italy
Try: Parkes 3' c
North (2) 5' c, 65' c
Hill 42' c
Tipuric 70' c
Con: Anscombe (3/3) 4', 7', 43'
Halfpenny (2/2) 67', 71'
Pen: Anscombe (1/1) 36'
ReportTry: Minozzi 9' c
Bellini 75' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 11'
Canna (1/1) 76'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 65,242
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Liam Williams yellow card 40+3' to 51' downward-facing red arrow 50'
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Owen Watkin
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Steff Evans
FH 10 Gareth Anscombe downward-facing red arrow 60'
SH 9 Gareth Davies yellow card 48' to 58' downward-facing red arrow 60'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau (c)
OF 7 James Davies downward-facing red arrow 65'
BF 6 Justin Tipuric
RL 5 Bradley Davies
LL 4 Cory Hill downward-facing red arrow 65'
TP 3 Tomas Francis downward-facing red arrow 67'
HK 2 Elliot Dee downward-facing red arrow 60'
LP 1 Nicky Smith downward-facing red arrow 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 17 Rob Evans upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 18 Rhodri Jones upward-facing green arrow 67'
LK 19 Seb Davies upward-facing green arrow 65'
FL 20 Ellis Jenkins upward-facing green arrow 65'
SH 21 Aled Davies upward-facing green arrow 60'
FH 22 Rhys Patchell upward-facing green arrow 60'
FB 23 Leigh Halfpenny upward-facing green arrow 50'
Coach:
Warren Gatland
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FB 15 Matteo Minozzi
RW 14 Tommaso Benvenuti yellow card 77' to 80'
OC 13 Giulio Bisegni
IC 12 Tommaso Castello downward-facing red arrow 4'
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Tommaso Allan downward-facing red arrow 68'
SH 9 Marcello Violi downward-facing red arrow 63'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Maxime Mbanda downward-facing red arrow 14'
BF 6 Sebastian Negri downward-facing red arrow 67'
RL 5 Dean Budd
LL 4 Alessandro Zanni
TP 3 Simone Ferrari downward-facing red arrow 63'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini downward-facing red arrow 68'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti downward-facing red arrow 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Oliviero Fabiani upward-facing green arrow 68'
PR 17 Nicola Quaglio upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 18 Tiziano Pasquali upward-facing green arrow 63'
LK 19 Federico Ruzza upward-facing green arrow 67'
FL 20 Giovanni Licata upward-facing green arrow 14'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani upward-facing green arrow 63'
FH 22 Carlo Canna upward-facing green arrow 68'
FB 23 Jayden Hayward upward-facing green arrow 4'
Coach:
Conor O'Shea

Man of the Match:
Hadleigh Parkes (Wales)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

  • James Davies (Wales) made his international debut.
  • Samson Lee was named on the bench, but withdrew from the squad due to illness on match-day. He was replaced with Rhodri Jones.
  • Wales's win guaranteed Italy would win the "wooden spoon" for coming last.

Round 5[edit]

17 March 2018
13:30 CET (UTC+1)
(1 BP) Italy 27–29 Scotland (1 BP)
Try: Allan (2) 14' c, 45' c
Minozzi 21' c
Con: Allan (3/3) 15', 22', 46'
Pen: Allan (2/2) 7', 76'
ReportTry: Brown 10' m
Barclay 25' c
Maitland 61' c
Hogg 71' c
Con: Laidlaw (3/4) 26', 62', 72'
Pen: Laidlaw (1/1) 79'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 60,412
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
FB 15 Matteo Minozzi
RW 14 Tommaso Benvenuti downward-facing red arrow 59'
OC 13 Giulio Bisegni
IC 12 Tommaso Castello downward-facing red arrow 74'
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Tommaso Allan
SH 9 Marcello Violi downward-facing red arrow 67'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Jake Polledri downward-facing red arrow 67'
BF 6 Sebastian Negri
RL 5 Dean Budd
LL 4 Alessandro Zanni downward-facing red arrow 53'
TP 3 Simone Ferrari downward-facing red arrow 60'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini downward-facing red arrow 77'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti downward-facing red arrow 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Oliviero Fabiani upward-facing green arrow 77'
PR 17 Nicola Quaglio upward-facing green arrow 59'
PR 18 Tiziano Pasquali upward-facing green arrow 60'
N8 19 Braam Steyn upward-facing green arrow 53'
FL 20 Giovanni Licata upward-facing green arrow 67'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani upward-facing green arrow 67'
FH 22 Carlo Canna upward-facing green arrow 74'
FB 23 Jayden Hayward upward-facing green arrow 59'
Coach:
Conor O'Shea
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FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Huw Jones downward-facing red arrow 53'
IC 12 Nick Grigg
LW 11 Sean Maitland
FH 10 Finn Russell downward-facing red arrow 54'
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw
N8 8 Ryan Wilson downward-facing red arrow 67'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 John Barclay (c)
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Tim Swinson downward-facing red arrow 53'
TP 3 WP Nel downward-facing red arrow 40'
HK 2 Fraser Brown downward-facing red arrow 40'
LP 1 Gordon Reid downward-facing red arrow 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally upward-facing green arrow 40'
PR 17 Jamie Bhatti upward-facing green arrow 40'
PR 18 Zander Fagerson upward-facing green arrow 40'
LK 19 Richie Gray upward-facing green arrow 53'
N8 20 David Denton upward-facing green arrow 67'
SH 21 Ali Price upward-facing green arrow 54'
FH 22 Peter Horne upward-facing green arrow 53'
FB 23 Blair Kinghorn
Coach:
Gregor Townsend

Man of the Match:
Tommaso Allan (Italy)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

  • Jake Polledri (Italy) made his international debut.
  • Tommaso Benvenuti (Italy) earned his 50th test cap.
  • The losing bonus point obtained by Italy was their first point under the new points structure introduced in 2017.
  • This loss was Sergio Parisse's 100th test loss, the first time the figure has been reached.

17 March 2018
14:45 GMT (UTC+0)
England 15–24 Ireland (3 BP)
Try: Daly (2) 32' m, 65' m
May 80+2' m
ReportTry: Ringrose 6' c
Stander 24' c
Stockdale 40+2' c
Con: Sexton (2/2) 7', 24'
Carbery (1/1) 40+5'
Pen: Murray (1/1) 60'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,062
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
FB 15 Anthony Watson downward-facing red arrow 34'
RW 14 Jonny May
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph downward-facing red arrow 56'
IC 12 Ben Te'o
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 Owen Farrell
SH 9 Richard Wigglesworth downward-facing red arrow 61'
N8 8 Sam Simmonds downward-facing red arrow 67'
OF 7 James Haskell
BF 6 Chris Robshaw
RL 5 George Kruis downward-facing red arrow 71'
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler downward-facing red arrow 53'
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) downward-facing red arrow 58'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George upward-facing green arrow 58'
PR 17 Joe Marler upward-facing green arrow 53'
PR 18 Dan Cole upward-facing green arrow 53'
LK 19 Joe Launchbury upward-facing green arrow 71'
FL 20 Don Armand upward-facing green arrow 67'
SH 21 Danny Care upward-facing green arrow 61'
FH 22 George Ford upward-facing green arrow 56'
FB 23 Mike Brown upward-facing green arrow 34'
Coach:
Eddie Jones
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FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Keith Earls downward-facing red arrow 74'
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Bundee Aki downward-facing red arrow 56'
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale
FH 10 Johnny Sexton downward-facing red arrow 34' upward-facing green arrow 41' downward-facing red arrow 67'
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 CJ Stander
OF 7 Dan Leavy
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony yellow card 29' to 39' downward-facing red arrow 74'
RL 5 Iain Henderson
LL 4 James Ryan downward-facing red arrow 67'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong downward-facing red arrow 65'
HK 2 Rory Best (c) downward-facing red arrow 65'
LP 1 Cian Healy downward-facing red arrow 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin upward-facing green arrow 65'
PR 17 Jack McGrath upward-facing green arrow 51'
PR 18 Andrew Porter upward-facing green arrow 65'
LK 19 Devin Toner upward-facing green arrow 67'
FL 20 Jordi Murphy upward-facing green arrow 74'
SH 21 Kieran Marmion upward-facing green arrow 74'
FH 22 Joey Carbery upward-facing green arrow 34' downward-facing red arrow 41' upward-facing green arrow 67'
WG 23 Jordan Larmour upward-facing green arrow 56'
Coach:
Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Marius van der Westhuizen was originally named as a touch judge, but was replaced with Nigel Owens by World Rugby, after attending an England training session in midweek.[19]
  • England's defeat was their first loss at Twickenham in the Six Nations since 2012 (a run of 15 matches), their first loss at home overall since 2015 (a run of 14 games), and Ireland's first win against England at Twickenham since 2010.[20]
  • Ireland retained the Millennium Trophy for the first time since their three consecutive victories over England between 2009 and 2011.[21]
  • Ireland won their third Grand Slam and their eleventh Triple Crown; the first time they had won either since 2009.[22]
  • Rob Kearney and Rory Best share the distinction of being Ireland's only players to have won multiple Grand Slams, having both played in the 2009 Six Nations.[23]
  • With this win, Ireland became the first team to earn the three-point bonus for completing a Grand Slam.

17 March 2018
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales 14–13 France (1 BP)
Try: L. Williams 4' m
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 10', 16', 32'
ReportTry: Fickou 21' c
Con: Machenaud (1/1) 22'
Pen: Machenaud (1/2) 49'
Drop: Trinh-Duc (1/1) 4'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,169
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Scott Williams
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Gareth Davies
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Josh Navidi
BF 6 Justin Tipuric downward-facing red arrow 56'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Cory Hill downward-facing red arrow 69'
TP 3 Tomas Francis downward-facing red arrow 64'
HK 2 Ken Owens downward-facing red arrow 69'
LP 1 Rob Evans downward-facing red arrow 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee upward-facing green arrow 69'
PR 17 Nicky Smith upward-facing green arrow 64'
PR 18 Samson Lee upward-facing green arrow 64'
LK 19 Bradley Davies upward-facing green arrow 69'
FL 20 Aaron Shingler upward-facing green arrow 56'
SH 21 Aled Davies
FH 22 Gareth Anscombe
WG 23 Steff Evans
Coach:
Warren Gatland
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FB 15 Benjamin Fall
RW 14 Gaël Fickou
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud (c)
IC 12 Geoffrey Doumayrou
LW 11 Rémy Grosso
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc downward-facing red arrow 71'
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud downward-facing red arrow 62'
N8 8 Marco Tauleigne
OF 7 Yacouba Camara downward-facing red arrow 26'
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret downward-facing red arrow 77'
RL 5 Sébastien Vahaamahina
LL 4 Paul Gabrillagues downward-facing red arrow 71' upward-facing green arrow 77'
TP 3 Cedate Gomes Sa downward-facing red arrow 51'
HK 2 Adrien Pélissié downward-facing red arrow 51'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot downward-facing red arrow 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat upward-facing green arrow 51'
PR 17 Dany Priso upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 18 Rabah Slimani upward-facing green arrow 51'
FL 19 Bernard Le Roux upward-facing green arrow 71'
FL 20 Mathieu Babillot upward-facing green arrow 26'
SH 21 Baptiste Couilloud upward-facing green arrow 62'
FH 22 Lionel Beauxis upward-facing green arrow 71'
FB 23 Geoffrey Palis
Coach:
Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

  • Mathieu Babillot (France) made his international debut.
  • The losing bonus point secured by France ensured that England finished 5th outright for the first time since 1983.

Statistics[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b This is a record for the most tries scored in a single Championship in the Six Nations era.[1] The overall record is 8 by Cyril Lowe in 1914 and  Ian Smith in 1925.

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