2020 Six Nations Championship

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2020 Six Nations Championship
Date1 February – 31 October
Countries
Tournament statistics
Triple Crown England (26th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Millennium Trophy England
Centenary Quaich Ireland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy France
Auld Alliance Trophy Scotland
Official websitesixnationsrugby.com
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The 2020 Six Nations Championship (known as the Guinness Six Nations for sponsorship reasons) is the 21st Six Nations Championship, the annual rugby union competition contested by the national teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales, and the 126th edition of the competition (including all the tournament's previous versions as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship). The tournament began on 1 February 2020, and was scheduled to conclude on 14 March; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Italy's penultimate match against Ireland and all three of the final weekend's matches were postponed with the intention of being rescheduled.[1][2] It was the first time any match had been postponed since 2012, and the first time more than one match had been delayed since the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in 2001.[3] In July 2020, a revised fixture schedule was announced, with the last four games being played in October.[4][5]

Wales entered the tournament as defending champions, having beaten Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on the final day of the 2019 tournament to claim their first Grand Slam since 2012.[6]

Participants[edit]

Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity Location
 England Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London Australia Eddie Jones Owen Farrell
 France Stade de France 81,338 Saint-Denis France Fabien Galthié Charles Ollivon
 Ireland Aviva Stadium 51,700 Dublin England Andy Farrell Jonathan Sexton
 Italy Stadio Olimpico 73,261 Rome South Africa Franco Smith (interim) Luca Bigi
 Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh Scotland Gregor Townsend Stuart Hogg
 Wales Millennium Stadium 73,931 Cardiff New Zealand Wayne Pivac Alun Wyn Jones

Squads[edit]

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Tries Bonus points Table
points
Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA GS Tries Loser
1  England 4 3 0 1 87 72 +15 9 8 0 0 1 13
2  France 4 3 0 1 103 90 +13 13 10 0 1 0 13
3  Scotland 4 2 0 2 63 49 +14 6 4 0 0 2 10
4  Ireland 3 2 0 1 55 50 +5 7 5 0 1 0 9
5  Wales 4 1 0 3 109 84 +25 12 9 0 1 2 7
6  Italy 3 0 0 3 22 94 −72 3 10 0 0 0 0

Table ranking rules

  • Four points are awarded for a win.
  • Two points are awarded for a draw.
  • A bonus 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 points are awarded to a team that wins all five of their matches (a Grand Slam). This ensures that a Grand Slam winning team will always top the table with a minimum of 23 points. A team that loses a single match could only achieve a maximum of 22 points – they could win four matches with four try bonus points and lose the remaining match but still win two bonus points while losing that game.
  • Tiebreakers:
    • If two or more teams are 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 scores the higher number of total tries in its 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 will be shared between them.

Fixtures[edit]

The fixtures were announced on 20 March 2019. For the first time since 2013, no matches were scheduled on a Friday night. The final match of the tournament also returned to peak time for the first time since 2016.[7]

Round 1[edit]

1 February 2020
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Wales  42–0  Italy
Try: Adams (3) 18' m, 30' c, 80+2' c
Tompkins 59' c
North 76' c
Con: Biggar (2/3) 31', 61'
Halfpenny (2/2) 77', 80+4'
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 4', 11', 16'
Report
Match data
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 68,582[8]
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Johnny McNicholl Sent to blood bin 11' to 22'
OC 13 George North
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes Substituted off 53'
LW 11 Josh Adams
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 69'
SH 9 Tomos Williams Substituted off 61'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau Substituted off 53'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Aaron Wainwright
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Dillon Lewis Substituted off 61'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 64'
LP 1 Wyn Jones Substituted off 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryan Elias Substituted in 64'
PR 17 Rob Evans Substituted in 56'
PR 18 Leon Brown Substituted in 61'
LK 19 Cory Hill Substituted in 56'
N8 20 Ross Moriarty Substituted in 53'
SH 21 Rhys Webb Substituted in 61'
FH 22 Jarrod Evans Substituted in 69'
CE 23 Nick Tompkins Substituted in 11' Substituted off 22' Substituted in 53'
Coach:
Wayne Pivac
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FB 15 Matteo Minozzi
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto Substituted off 56'
OC 13 Luca Morisi
IC 12 Carlo Canna
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Tommaso Allan
SH 9 Callum Braley Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Braam Steyn
OF 7 Sebastian Negri Substituted off 56'
BF 6 Jake Polledri
RL 5 Niccolò Cannone Substituted off 71'
LL 4 Alessandro Zanni Substituted off 47'
TP 3 Giosuè Zilocchi Substituted off 47'
HK 2 Luca Bigi (c) Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Federico Zani Substituted in 69'
PR 17 Danilo Fischetti Substituted in 47'
PR 18 Marco Riccioni Substituted in 47'
LK 19 Marco Lazzaroni Substituted in 47'
LK 20 Dean Budd Substituted in 71'
FL 21 Giovanni Licata Substituted in 56'
SH 22 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 71'
FB 23 Jayden Hayward Substituted in 56'
Coach:
Franco Smith

Man of the Match:
Justin Tipuric (Wales)

Touch judges:
Matthew Carley (England)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
James Leckie (Australia)

Notes:


1 February 2020
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  19–12  Scotland (1 BP)
Try: Sexton 10' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 12'
Pen: Sexton (4/5) 35', 45', 57', 73'
Report
Match data
Pen: Hastings (4/5) 5', 16', 52', 66'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000[9]
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
FB 15 Jordan Larmour
RW 14 Andrew Conway
OC 13 Garry Ringrose Substituted off 41'
IC 12 Bundee Aki
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton (c) Substituted off 73'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 61'
N8 8 Caelan Doris Substituted off 5'
OF 7 Josh van der Flier
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 James Ryan
LL 4 Iain Henderson Substituted off 67'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong Substituted off 78'
HK 2 Rob Herring Substituted off 73'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 50' Substituted in 51' Substituted off 66' Substituted in 78'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rónan Kelleher Substituted in 73'
PR 17 Dave Kilcoyne Substituted in 50' Substituted off 51'
PR 18 Andrew Porter Substituted in 66'
LK 19 Devin Toner Substituted in 67'
FL 20 Peter O'Mahony Substituted in 5'
SH 21 John Cooney Substituted in 61'
FH 22 Ross Byrne Substituted in 73'
CE 23 Robbie Henshaw Substituted in 41'
Coach:
Andy Farrell
Ireland vs Scotland 2020-02-01.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg (c)
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Huw Jones Substituted off 65'
IC 12 Sam Johnson Substituted off 73'
LW 11 Blair Kinghorn
FH 10 Adam Hastings
SH 9 Ali Price Substituted off 65'
N8 8 Nick Haining Substituted off 73'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 Jamie Ritchie
RL 5 Jonny Gray Substituted off 65'
LL 4 Scott Cummings
TP 3 Zander Fagerson Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Fraser Brown Sent to blood bin 47' to 51' Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Rory Sutherland Substituted off 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 47' Substituted off 51' Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Allan Dell Substituted in 65'
PR 18 W. P. Nel Substituted in 73'
LK 19 Ben Toolis Substituted in 65'
N8 20 Cornell du Preez Substituted in 73'
SH 21 George Horne Substituted in 65'
CE 22 Rory Hutchinson Substituted in 73'
CE 23 Chris Harris Substituted in 65'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend

Man of the Match:
CJ Stander (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:


2 February 2020
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  24–17  England (1 BP)
Try: Rattez 6' c
Ollivon (2) 20' c, 55' c
Con: Ntamack (3/3) 7', 21', 56'
Pen: Ntamack (1/1) 16'
Report
Match data
Try: May (2) 57' c, 65' c
Con: Farrell (2/2) 58', 65'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 80+2'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 79,310[12]
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Anthony Bouthier
RW 14 Teddy Thomas
OC 13 Virimi Vakatawa Substituted off 80'
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Vincent Rattez
FH 10 Romain Ntamack Substituted off 77'
SH 9 Antoine Dupont
N8 8 Grégory Alldritt
OF 7 Charles Ollivon (c)
BF 6 François Cros Substituted off 57'
RL 5 Paul Willemse Substituted off 57'
LL 4 Bernard Le Roux
TP 3 Mohamed Haouas Substituted off 49'
HK 2 Julien Marchand Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Cyril Baille Substituted off 49'
Replacements:
HK 16 Peato Mauvaka Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Jefferson Poirot Substituted in 49'
PR 18 Demba Bamba Substituted in 49'
LK 19 Boris Palu Substituted in 57'
FL 20 Cameron Woki Substituted in 57'
SH 21 Baptiste Serin
FH 22 Matthieu Jalibert Substituted in 77'
CE 23 Arthur Vincent Substituted in 80'
Coach:
Fabien Galthié
France vs England 2020-02-02.svg
FB 15 George Furbank
RW 14 Jonny May
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi Substituted off 16'
IC 12 Owen Farrell (c)
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford Substituted off 76'
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 62'
N8 8 Tom Curry
OF 7 Sam Underhill
BF 6 Courtney Lawes Substituted off 55'
RL 5 Charlie Ewels Substituted off 56'
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Jamie George Substituted off 49'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Ellis Genge Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Will Stuart Substituted in 73'
LK 19 George Kruis Substituted in 56'
FL 20 Lewis Ludlam Substituted in 55'
SH 21 Willi Heinz Substituted in 62'
CE 22 Ollie Devoto Substituted in 76'
CE 23 Jonathan Joseph Substituted in 16'
Coach:
Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Grégory Alldritt (France)

Touch judges:
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Notes:

Round 2[edit]

8 February 2020
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Ireland  24–14  Wales
Try: Larmour 19' m
Furlong 32' c
Van der Flier 47' c
Conway 75' m
Con: Sexton (2/4) 33', 48'
Report
Match data
Try: T. Williams 27' c
Tipuric 80+1' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 28'
Halfpenny (1/1) 80+2'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,000[16]
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Jordan Larmour
RW 14 Andrew Conway
OC 13 Robbie Henshaw Substituted off 45'
IC 12 Bundee Aki
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton (c) Substituted off 71'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 73'
N8 8 CJ Stander Temporarily suspended from 80' to end' 80' to end'
OF 7 Josh van der Flier
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Substituted off 71'
RL 5 James Ryan
LL 4 Iain Henderson Substituted off 67'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong Substituted off 67'
HK 2 Rob Herring Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rónan Kelleher Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Dave Kilcoyne Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Andrew Porter Substituted in 67'
LK 19 Devin Toner Substituted in 67'
FL 20 Max Deegan Substituted in 71'
SH 21 John Cooney Substituted in 73'
FH 22 Ross Byrne Substituted in 71'
WG 23 Keith Earls Substituted in 45'
Coach:
Andy Farrell
Ireland vs Wales 2020-02-08.svg
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Nick Tompkins
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Josh Adams Substituted off 25'
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 45'
SH 9 Tomos Williams Substituted off 49'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Aaron Wainwright Substituted off 49'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 71'
TP 3 Dillon Lewis Substituted off 67'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Wyn Jones Substituted off 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryan Elias Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Rhys Carré Substituted in 64'
PR 18 Leon Brown Substituted in 67'
LK 19 Adam Beard Substituted in 71'
N8 20 Ross Moriarty Substituted in 49'
SH 21 Gareth Davies Substituted in 49'
FH 22 Jarrod Evans Substituted in 45'
WG 23 Johnny McNicholl Substituted in 25'
Coach:
Wayne Pivac

Man of the Match:
CJ Stander (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Luke Pearce (England)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Notes:


8 February 2020
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Scotland  6–13  England
Pen: Hastings (2/2) 46', 78'
Report
Match data
Try: Genge 70' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 71'
Pen: Farrell (2/5) 11', 77'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg (c)
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Huw Jones Substituted off 56'
IC 12 Sam Johnson
LW 11 Blair Kinghorn
FH 10 Adam Hastings
SH 9 Ali Price
N8 8 Magnus Bradbury Substituted off 75'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 Jamie Ritchie
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Scott Cummings Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Zander Fagerson Substituted off 60'
HK 2 Fraser Brown Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Rory Sutherland Substituted off 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Allan Dell Substituted in 60'
PR 18 Simon Berghan Substituted in 60'
LK 19 Ben Toolis Substituted in 56'
N8 20 Nick Haining Substituted in 75'
SH 21 George Horne
CE 22 Rory Hutchinson
CE 23 Chris Harris Substituted in 56'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend
Scotland vs England 2020-02-08.svg
FB 15 George Furbank
RW 14 Jonny May
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell (c)
LW 11 Elliot Daly
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Willi Heinz Substituted off 59'
N8 8 Tom Curry
OF 7 Sam Underhill Substituted off 66'
BF 6 Lewis Ludlam Substituted off 52'
RL 5 George Kruis Substituted off 71'
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler
HK 2 Jamie George
LP 1 Mako Vunipola Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Tom Dunn
PR 17 Ellis Genge Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Will Stuart
LK 19 Joe Launchbury Substituted in 71'
LK 20 Courtney Lawes Substituted in 52'
FL 21 Ben Earl Substituted in 66'
SH 22 Ben Youngs Substituted in 59'
CE 23 Ollie Devoto
Coach:
Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Sam Underhill (England)

Touch judges:
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
James Leckie (Australia)

Notes:


9 February 2020
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
(1 BP) France  35–22  Italy
Try: Thomas 7' m
Ollivon 18' m
Alldritt 39' c
Ntamack 59' m
Serin 74' c
Con: Ntamack (1/4) 40'
Jalibert (1/1) 75'
Pen: Ntamack (2/3) 3', 32'
Report
Match data
Try: Minozzi 24' c
Zani 65' c
Bellini 80' m
Con: Allan (2/2) 26', 66'
Pen: Allan (1/2) 29'
FB 15 Anthony Bouthier
RW 14 Teddy Thomas
OC 13 Arthur Vincent
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Vincent Rattez Substituted off 77'
FH 10 Romain Ntamack Substituted off 70' Substituted in 77'
SH 9 Antoine Dupont Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Grégory Alldritt
OF 7 Charles Ollivon (c)
BF 6 François Cros Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Paul Willemse Substituted off 44'
LL 4 Bernard Le Roux Substituted off 70'
TP 3 Mohamed Haouas Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Julien Marchand Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Cyril Baille Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Peato Mauvaka Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Jefferson Poirot Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Demba Bamba Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua Substituted in 44'
LK 20 Boris Palu Substituted in 70'
FL 21 Cameron Woki Substituted in 61'
SH 22 Baptiste Serin Substituted in 72'
FH 23 Matthieu Jalibert Substituted in 70'
Coach:
Fabien Galthié
France vs Italy 2020-02-09.svg
FB 15 Jayden Hayward
RW 14 Mattia Bellini
OC 13 Luca Morisi
IC 12 Carlo Canna
LW 11 Matteo Minozzi
FH 10 Tommaso Allan Substituted off 75'
SH 9 Callum Braley Substituted off 61'
N8 8 Braam Steyn
OF 7 Jake Polledri Substituted off 61'
BF 6 Sebastian Negri Substituted off 52'
RL 5 Niccolò Cannone
LL 4 Dean Budd Substituted off 77'
TP 3 Giosuè Zilocchi Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Luca Bigi (c) Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Federico Zani Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Danilo Fischetti Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Marco Riccioni Substituted in 52'
LK 19 Jimmy Tuivaiti Substituted in 61'
LK 20 Federico Ruzza Substituted in 77'
FL 21 Giovanni Licata Substituted in 52'
SH 22 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 61'
CE 23 Giulio Bisegni Substituted in 75'
Coach:
Franco Smith

Man of the Match:
Grégory Alldritt (France)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Notes:

Round 3[edit]

22 February 2020
15:15 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  0–17  Scotland
Report
Match data
Try: Hogg 23' m
Harris 47' m
Hastings 79' c
Con: Hastings (1/3) 80'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 54,349
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
FB 15 Jayden Hayward
RW 14 Mattia Bellini Substituted off 74' Substituted in 80+1'
OC 13 Luca Morisi
IC 12 Carlo Canna
LW 11 Matteo Minozzi Substituted off 80'
FH 10 Tommaso Allan Substituted off 74' Substituted in 80'
SH 9 Callum Braley Substituted off 59'
N8 8 Braam Steyn
OF 7 Sebastian Negri Substituted off 44'
BF 6 Jake Polledri
RL 5 Niccolò Cannone Substituted off 68'
LL 4 Alessandro Zanni Substituted off 44'
TP 3 Giosuè Zilocchi Substituted off 31' Substituted in 54'
HK 2 Luca Bigi (c) Substituted off 60' Substituted in 74' Substituted off 80+1'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Federico Zani Temporarily suspended from 70' to 80+1' 70' to 80+1' Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Danilo Fischetti Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Marco Riccioni Substituted in 31' Substituted off 54'
LK 19 Marco Lazzaroni Substituted in 68'
LK 20 Dean Budd Substituted in 44'
FL 21 Giovanni Licata Substituted in 44'
SH 22 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 59'
CE 23 Giulio Bisegni Substituted in 74'
Coach:
Franco Smith
Italy vs Scotland 2020-02-22.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg (c)
RW 14 Sean Maitland Substituted off 68'
OC 13 Chris Harris Substituted off 60'
IC 12 Sam Johnson
LW 11 Blair Kinghorn
FH 10 Adam Hastings
SH 9 Ali Price Substituted off 55'
N8 8 Magnus Bradbury Substituted off 55'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 Jamie Ritchie
RL 5 Scott Cummings Substituted off 68'
LL 4 Ben Toolis
TP 3 Zander Fagerson Substituted off 55'
HK 2 Stuart McInally Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Rory Sutherland Substituted off 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Fraser Brown Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Allan Dell Substituted in 55'
PR 18 W. P. Nel Substituted in 55'
LK 19 Grant Gilchrist Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Matt Fagerson Substituted in 55'
SH 21 George Horne Substituted in 55'
CE 22 Rory Hutchinson Substituted in 60'
WG 23 Byron McGuigan Substituted in 68'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend

Man of the Match:
Hamish Watson (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)


22 February 2020
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Wales  23–27  France
Try: Lewis 48' c
Biggar 75' c
Con: Biggar (2/2) 49', 75'
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 4', 26', 35'
Report
Match data
Try: Bouthier 7' c
Willemse 30' c
Ntamack 52' c
Con: Ntamack (3/3) 8', 31', 53'
Pen: Ntamack (2/2) 19', 63'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,931
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North Substituted off 11'
OC 13 Nick Tompkins
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Josh Adams Substituted off 70'
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Gareth Davies Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau Substituted off 65'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Ross Moriarty
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 66'
TP 3 Dillon Lewis Substituted off 70'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 73'
LP 1 Wyn Jones Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryan Elias Substituted in 73'
PR 17 Rob Evans Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Leon Brown Substituted in 70'
LK 19 Will Rowlands Substituted in 66'
FL 20 Aaron Wainwright Substituted in 65'
SH 21 Tomos Williams Substituted in 56'
FH 22 Jarrod Evans Substituted in 70'
WG 23 Johnny McNicholl Substituted in 11'
Coach:
Wayne Pivac
Wales vs France 2020-02-22.svg
FB 15 Anthony Bouthier
RW 14 Teddy Thomas Substituted off 66'
OC 13 Virimi Vakatawa
IC 12 Arthur Vincent
LW 11 Gaël Fickou
FH 10 Romain Ntamack Substituted off 74'
SH 9 Antoine Dupont Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Gregory Alldritt Temporarily suspended from 40' to 46' 40' to 46'
OF 7 Charles Ollivon (c)
BF 6 François Cros Substituted off 69'
RL 5 Paul Willemse
LL 4 Bernard Le Roux Substituted off 65'
TP 3 Mohamed Haouas Temporarily suspended from 69' to 79' 69' to 79' Substituted off 79'
HK 2 Julien Marchand Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Cyril Baille Substituted off 41'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros Substituted in 41'
PR 18 Demba Bamba Substituted in 69'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua Substituted in 65'
FL 20 Dylan Cretin Substituted in 79'
SH 21 Baptiste Serin Substituted in 75'
FH 22 Matthieu Jalibert Substituted in 66'
FB 23 Thomas Ramos Substituted in 75'
Coach:
Fabien Galthié

Man of the Match:
Romain Ntamack (France)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:


23 February 2020
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  24–12  Ireland
Try: Ford 8' c
Daly 25' c
Cowan-Dickie 62' c
Con: Farrell (3/3) 9', 25', 64'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 40'
Report
Match data
Try: Henshaw 50' m
Porter 80+2' c
Con: Cooney (1/1) 80+3'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,476
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Elliot Daly
RW 14 Jonny May
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi Substituted off 74'
IC 12 Owen Farrell (c)
LW 11 Jonathan Joseph
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Tom Curry Substituted off 66'
OF 7 Sam Underhill
BF 6 Courtney Lawes Substituted off 58'
RL 5 George Kruis Substituted off 60'
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Jamie George Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Ellis Genge Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Will Stuart Substituted in 69'
LK 19 Joe Launchbury Substituted in 60'
LK 20 Charlie Ewels Substituted in 58'
FL 21 Ben Earl Substituted in 66'
SH 22 Willi Heinz Substituted in 58'
CE 23 Henry Slade Substituted in 74'
Coach:
Eddie Jones
England vs Ireland 2020-02-23.svg
FB 15 Jordan Larmour Substituted off 64'
RW 14 Andrew Conway Substituted off 66'
OC 13 Robbie Henshaw
IC 12 Bundee Aki
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton (c)
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 55'
N8 8 CJ Stander
OF 7 Josh van der Flier Substituted off 60'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 James Ryan
LL 4 Devin Toner Substituted off 60'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Rob Herring Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 26'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rónan Kelleher Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Dave Kilcoyne Substituted in 26'
PR 18 Andrew Porter Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Ultan Dillane Substituted in 60'
N8 20 Caelan Doris Substituted in 60'
SH 21 John Cooney Substituted in 55'
FH 22 Ross Byrne Substituted in 66'
WG 23 Keith Earls Substituted in 64'
Coach:
Andy Farrell

Man of the Match:
Courtney Lawes (England)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

Round 4[edit]

7 March 2020
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
England  33–30  Wales (1 BP)
Try: Watson 4' c
Daly 32' c
Tuilagi 61' c
Con: Farrell (3/3) 6', 34', 62'
Pen: Farrell (3/3) 16', 39', 45'
Ford (1/1) 52'
Report
Match data
Try: Tipuric (2) 41' c, 80+1' c
Biggar 78' c
Con: Biggar (3/3) 42', 78', 80+1'
Pen: Halfpenny (2/2) 9', 21'
Biggar (1/1) 40+1'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,522
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
FB 15 Elliot Daly
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Manu Tuilagi Red card 75'
IC 12 Owen Farrell (c)
LW 11 Jonny May Substituted off 8'
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Tom Curry
OF 7 Mark Wilson Substituted off 76'
BF 6 Courtney Lawes Substituted off 66'
RL 5 George Kruis Substituted off 58'
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler Substituted off 77'
HK 2 Jamie George Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 66' Substituted in 76'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Ellis Genge Temporarily suspended from 73' to end' 73' to end' Substituted in 66'
PR 18 Will Stuart Substituted in 77'
LK 19 Joe Launchbury Substituted in 58'
LK 20 Charlie Ewels Substituted in 66' Substituted off 76'
FL 21 Ben Earl Substituted in 76'
SH 22 Willi Heinz Substituted in 70'
CE 23 Henry Slade Substituted in 8'
Coach:
Eddie Jones
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FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Nick Tompkins
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Liam Williams Substituted off 66'
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Tomos Williams Substituted off 46'
N8 8 Josh Navidi
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Ross Moriarty Substituted off 58'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Dillon Lewis Substituted off 41'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 75'
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryan Elias Substituted in 75'
PR 17 Rhys Carré Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Leon Brown Substituted in 41'
FL 19 Aaron Shingler Substituted in 58'
N8 20 Taulupe Faletau Substituted in 58'
SH 21 Rhys Webb Substituted in 46'
FH 22 Jarrod Evans
WG 23 Johnny McNicholl Substituted in 66'
Coach:
Wayne Pivac

Man of the Match:
Ben Youngs (England)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:


8 March 2020
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  28–17  France
Try: Maitland (2) 40+1' m, 45' c
McInally 64' c
Con: Hastings (2/3) 46', 66'
Pen: Hastings (3/3) 11', 19', 37'
Report
Match data
Try: Penaud 33' c
Ollivon 76' c
Con: Jalibert (2/2) 34', 76'
Pen: Jalibert (1/1) 61'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg (c)
RW 14 Sean Maitland Substituted off 67'
OC 13 Chris Harris
IC 12 Sam Johnson Substituted off 79'
LW 11 Blair Kinghorn
FH 10 Adam Hastings
SH 9 Ali Price Substituted off 59'
N8 8 Nick Haining Substituted off 59'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 Jamie Ritchie
RL 5 Grant Gilchrist
LL 4 Scott Cummings Substituted off 71'
TP 3 Zander Fagerson Substituted off 67'
HK 2 Fraser Brown Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Rory Sutherland Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 59'
PR 17 Allan Dell Substituted in 59'
PR 18 W. P. Nel Substituted in 67'
LK 19 Sam Skinner Substituted in 71'
N8 20 Magnus Bradbury Substituted in 59'
SH 21 George Horne Substituted in 59'
FH 22 Duncan Weir Substituted in 79'
WG 23 Kyle Steyn Substituted in 67'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend
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FB 15 Anthony Bouthier Substituted off 71'
RW 14 Damian Penaud Substituted off 59'
OC 13 Virimi Vakatawa
IC 12 Arthur Vincent
LW 11 Gaël Fickou
FH 10 Romain Ntamack Substituted off 8'
SH 9 Antoine Dupont Substituted off 77'
N8 8 Gregory Alldritt
OF 7 Charles Ollivon (c)
BF 6 François Cros Temporarily suspended from 5' to 15' 5' to 15' Substituted off 48'
RL 5 Paul Willemse Substituted off 48'
LL 4 Bernard Le Roux
TP 3 Mohamed Haouas Red card 37'
HK 2 Julien Marchand Substituted off 64'
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Peato Mauvaka Substituted in 64'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Demba Bamba Substituted in 48'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua Substituted in 48'
FL 20 Dylan Cretin Substituted in 59'
SH 21 Baptiste Serin Substituted in 77'
FH 22 Matthieu Jalibert Substituted in 8'
FB 23 Thomas Ramos Substituted in 71'
Coach:
Fabien Galthié

Man of the Match:
Jamie Ritchie (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Television match official:
Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Kyle Steyn (Scotland) made his international debut.
  • Fraser Brown (Scotland) earned his 50th test cap.
  • With France's defeat, no team could win the Grand Slam.
  • Scotland reclaimed the Auld Alliance Trophy.
  • This was Scotland's 200th win in the Six Nations, including Home Nations and Five Nations tournaments.
  • Scotland won back-to-back matches against France, after also defeating them in August 2019, for the first time since 1964.
  • Camille Chat was named on the bench for France as hooker, but withdrew in the warm-up ahead of the game due to a hamstring injury, with Peato Mauvaka replacing him.

24 October 2020
IST (UTC+01)
Ireland  v  Italy
  • Initially scheduled for 7 March 2020.[22]

Round 5[edit]

31 October 2020
14:15 GMT
Wales  v  Scotland
  • Despite initially set to go ahead, and teams announced, this game was later postponed on 13 March.[23]
  1. ^ Millenium Stadium unavailable as being used as Dragon's Heart Hospital.

31 October 2020
17:45 CET
Italy  v  England
  • Due to the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, this game was first arranged to be played behind closed doors on 14 March, but was postponed the following day with the intention to be rescheduled.[24]

31 October 2020
21:00 CET
France  v  Ireland
  • The match between France and Ireland, initially set for 14 March, was postponed on 9 March due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.[25]

Player statistics[edit]

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