2021 Six Nations Championship

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2021 Six Nations Championship
Date6 February – 26 March 2021
Countries
Tournament statistics
Champions Wales (28th title)
Triple Crown Wales (22nd title)
Calcutta Cup Scotland (41st title)
Millennium Trophy Ireland (14th title)
Centenary Quaich Ireland (17th title)
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy France (13th title)
Auld Alliance Trophy Scotland (3rd title)
Doddie Weir Cup Wales (3rd title)
Matches played15
Attendance0 (0 per match)
Tries scored86 (5.73 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Ireland Johnny Sexton (65 points)
Top try scorer(s)Scotland Duhan van der Merwe (5 tries)
Player of the tournamentScotland Hamish Watson[1]
2020 (Previous) (Next) 2022

The 2021 Six Nations Championship (known as the Guinness Six Nations for sponsorship reasons) was the 22nd Six Nations Championship, the annual rugby union competition contested by the national teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales, and the 127th edition of the competition (including all its previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament started just three months after the end of the previous tournament and all matches took place without spectators.

England began the tournament as defending champions, having won the 2020 tournament on points difference,[2] but only managed two wins in this tournament and finished fifth, ahead of only Italy.[3] Wales, having finished fifth in 2020, entered the final weekend with four wins out of four and the possibility of a Grand Slam, but were beaten 32–30 by France in Saint-Denis following a late try.[4]

France's third match, against Scotland, had to be rescheduled after an outbreak of COVID-19 in the French camp; the match was moved to the Friday night following the final round of matches,[5] with France needing to win by at least 21 points with a try-scoring bonus point to overtake Wales at the top of the table. They led by three points going into the final minute, only for Scotland to score a try that gave them the win and Wales the title.[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 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]

Pos Nation Games Points Tries Bonus points Table
points
Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA GS Tries Loser
1  Wales 5 4 0 1 164 103 +61 20 11 0 3 1 20
2  France 5 3 0 2 140 103 +37 18 10 0 2 2 16
3  Ireland 5 3 0 2 136 88 +48 12 10 0 1 2 15
4  Scotland 5 3 0 2 138 91 +47 18 10 0 1 2 15
5  England 5 2 0 3 112 121 −9 12 11 0 1 1 10
6  Italy 5 0 0 5 55 239 −184 6 34 0 0 0 0

Table ranking rules

  • Four points are awarded for a win.
  • Two points are awarded for a draw.
  • Bonus points are awarded to any team that scores four or more tries in a match and/or loses by seven points or fewer.
  • Three bonus points are awarded to a team that wins all five of their matches (a Grand Slam). This ensures that a team that wins a Grand Slam tops the table with at least 23 points, as another team could lose one match while winning two bonus points and win the other four matches while winning four bonus points for a maximum of 22 points.
  • Tiebreakers
    • If two or more teams are tied on table 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 (including penalty tries) in their matches is ranked higher.
    • If two or more teams remain tied after applying the above tiebreakers then those teams will be placed at equal rank; if the tournament has concluded and more than one team is placed first then the title will be shared between them.

Fixtures[edit]

The fixtures were announced on 20 March 2019. As with 2020, no matches were scheduled on a Friday night[a] and the final match of the tournament was scheduled for peak time.[7]

Round 1[edit]

6 February 2021
15:15 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  10–50  France (1 BP)
Try: Sperandio 65' c
Con: Garbisi (1/1) 66'
Pen: Garbisi (1/1) 19'
Report
Match data
Try: Cretin 6' c
Fickou 27' c
Vincent 30' c
Dulin 49' c
Dupont 53' c
Thomas (2) 57' c, 74' m
Con: Jalibert (6/6) 7', 28', 31', 51', 54', 58'
Pen: Jalibert (1/1) 11'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 0
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
FB 15 Jacopo Trulla
RW 14 Luca Sperandio
OC 13 Marco Zanon downward-facing red arrow 44'
IC 12 Ignacio Brex
LW 11 Monty Ioane
FH 10 Paolo Garbisi downward-facing red arrow 36' upward-facing green arrow 41'
SH 9 Stephen Varney
N8 8 Michele Lamaro
OF 7 Johan Meyer downward-facing red arrow 51'
BF 6 Sebastian Negri downward-facing red arrow 59'
RL 5 David Sisi downward-facing red arrow 59'
LL 4 Marco Lazzaroni
TP 3 Marco Riccioni downward-facing red arrow 31'
HK 2 Luca Bigi (c) downward-facing red arrow 59'
LP 1 Daniele Rimpelli downward-facing red arrow 31'
Replacements:
HK 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi upward-facing green arrow 59'
PR 17 Danilo Fischetti upward-facing green arrow 31'
PR 18 Giosuè Zilocchi upward-facing green arrow 31'
LK 19 Niccolò Cannone upward-facing green arrow 59'
LK 20 Federico Ruzza upward-facing green arrow 59'
FL 21 Maxime Mbanda upward-facing green arrow 51' downward-facing red arrow 74'
SH 22 Guglielmo Palazzani upward-facing green arrow 74'
FH 23 Carlo Canna upward-facing green arrow 36' downward-facing red arrow 41' upward-facing green arrow 44'
Coach:
Franco Smith
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FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Teddy Thomas
OC 13 Arthur Vincent
IC 12 Gaël Fickou downward-facing red arrow 59'
LW 11 Gabin Villière
FH 10 Matthieu Jalibert downward-facing red arrow 59'
SH 9 Antoine Dupont downward-facing red arrow 59'
N8 8 Grégory Alldritt downward-facing red arrow 58'
OF 7 Charles Ollivon (c)
BF 6 Dylan Cretin
RL 5 Paul Willemse downward-facing red arrow 58'
LL 4 Bernard Le Roux
TP 3 Mohamed Haouas downward-facing red arrow 53'
HK 2 Julien Marchand downward-facing red arrow 46'
LP 1 Cyril Baille downward-facing red arrow 53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Pierre Bourgarit upward-facing green arrow 46'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros upward-facing green arrow 53'
PR 18 Dorian Aldegheri upward-facing green arrow 53'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua upward-facing green arrow 58'
FL 20 Anthony Jelonch upward-facing green arrow 58'
SH 21 Baptiste Serin upward-facing green arrow 59'
FH 22 Louis Carbonel upward-facing green arrow 59'
WG 23 Damian Penaud upward-facing green arrow 59'
Coach:
Fabien Galthié

Player of the Match:
Antoine Dupont (France)

Touch judges:
Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Christophe Ridley (England)
Television match official:
Karl Dickson (England)

Notes:


6 February 2021
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) England  6–11  Scotland
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 34', 39'
Report
Match data
Try: Van der Merwe 30' m
Pen: Russell (2/3) 6', 49'
FB 15 Elliot Daly
RW 14 Anthony Watson downward-facing red arrow 76'
OC 13 Henry Slade
IC 12 Ollie Lawrence downward-facing red arrow 69'
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 Owen Farrell (c)
SH 9 Ben Youngs downward-facing red arrow 56'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola yellow card 24' to 34' downward-facing red arrow 67'
OF 7 Tom Curry
BF 6 Mark Wilson downward-facing red arrow 53'
RL 5 Jonny Hill
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Will Stuart downward-facing red arrow 62'
HK 2 Jamie George downward-facing red arrow 56'
LP 1 Ellis Genge downward-facing red arrow 72'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie upward-facing green arrow 56'
PR 17 Beno Obano upward-facing green arrow 72'
PR 18 Harry Williams upward-facing green arrow 62'
LK 19 Courtney Lawes upward-facing green arrow 53'
FL 20 Ben Earl upward-facing green arrow 67'
SH 21 Dan Robson upward-facing green arrow 56'
FH 22 George Ford upward-facing green arrow 69'
FB 23 Max Malins upward-facing green arrow 76'
Coach:
Eddie Jones
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FB 15 Stuart Hogg (c)
RW 14 Sean Maitland downward-facing red arrow 72'
OC 13 Chris Harris
IC 12 Cameron Redpath
LW 11 Duhan van der Merwe
FH 10 Finn Russell yellow card 38' to 48'
SH 9 Ali Price downward-facing red arrow 69'
N8 8 Matt Fagerson downward-facing red arrow 64'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 Jamie Ritchie downward-facing red arrow 66'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Scott Cummings
TP 3 Zander Fagerson downward-facing red arrow 64'
HK 2 George Turner downward-facing red arrow 67'
LP 1 Rory Sutherland downward-facing red arrow 64'
Replacements:
HK 16 David Cherry upward-facing green arrow 67'
PR 17 Oli Kebble upward-facing green arrow 64'
PR 18 WP Nel upward-facing green arrow 64'
LK 19 Richie Gray upward-facing green arrow 66'
N8 20 Gary Graham upward-facing green arrow 64'
SH 21 Scott Steele upward-facing green arrow 69'
FH 22 Jaco van der Walt
CE 23 Huw Jones upward-facing green arrow 72'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend

Player of the Match:
Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
Joy Neville (Ireland)

Notes:


7 February 2021
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  21–16  Ireland (1 BP)
Try: North 49' m
Rees-Zammit 59' c
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 60'
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 5', 19', 66'
Report
Match data
Try: Beirne 37' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 39'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 29', 35'
Burns (1/1) 72'
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Louis Rees-Zammit
OC 13 George North
IC 12 Johnny Williams downward-facing red arrow 24'
LW 11 Hallam Amos downward-facing red arrow 66'
FH 10 Dan Biggar
SH 9 Tomos Williams downward-facing red arrow 41'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Dan Lydiate downward-facing red arrow 13'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Adam Beard downward-facing red arrow 66'
TP 3 Tomas Francis downward-facing red arrow 66'
HK 2 Ken Owens
LP 1 Wyn Jones downward-facing red arrow 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee
PR 17 Rhodri Jones upward-facing green arrow 66'
PR 18 Leon Brown upward-facing green arrow 66'
LK 19 Will Rowlands upward-facing green arrow 66'
FL 20 Josh Navidi upward-facing green arrow 13'
SH 21 Gareth Davies upward-facing green arrow 41'
FH 22 Callum Sheedy upward-facing green arrow 66'
CE 23 Nick Tompkins upward-facing green arrow 24'
Coach:
Wayne Pivac
Wales vs Ireland 2021-02-07.svg
FB 15 Hugo Keenan
RW 14 Keith Earls downward-facing red arrow 62'
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw downward-facing red arrow 54' upward-facing green arrow 64'
LW 11 James Lowe
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton (c) downward-facing red arrow 70'
SH 9 Conor Murray downward-facing red arrow 73'
N8 8 CJ Stander
OF 7 Josh van der Flier downward-facing red arrow 60'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Red card 14'
RL 5 James Ryan downward-facing red arrow 24'
LL 4 Tadhg Beirne
TP 3 Andrew Porter downward-facing red arrow 54'
HK 2 Rob Herring downward-facing red arrow 73'
LP 1 Cian Healy downward-facing red arrow 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rónan Kelleher upward-facing green arrow 73'
PR 17 Dave Kilcoyne upward-facing green arrow 52'
PR 18 Tadhg Furlong upward-facing green arrow 54'
LK 19 Iain Henderson upward-facing green arrow 24'
FL 20 Will Connors upward-facing green arrow 60'
SH 21 Jamison Gibson-Park upward-facing green arrow 73'
FH 22 Billy Burns upward-facing green arrow 54' downward-facing red arrow 64' upward-facing green arrow 70'
WG 23 Jordan Larmour upward-facing green arrow 62'
Coach:
Andy Farrell

Player of the Match:
Wyn Jones (Wales)

Touch judges:
Luke Pearce (England)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Tom Foley (England)

Notes:

  • Peter O'Mahony became the first Ireland player to receive a red card in a Six Nations match.[9]

Round 2[edit]

13 February 2021
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) England  41–18  Italy
Try: Hill 14' m
Watson (2) 26' c, 50' c
May 40' m
Willis 61' c
Daly 68' c
Con: Farrell (4/6) 27', 50', 62', 69'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 9'
Report
Match data
Try: Ioane 3' m
Allan 66' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 67'
Pen: Garbisi (2/2) 20', 44'
FB 15 Elliot Daly
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Henry Slade
IC 12 Owen Farrell (c)
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs downward-facing red arrow 51'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 59'
OF 7 Tom Curry
BF 6 Courtney Lawes downward-facing red arrow 59'
RL 5 Jonny Hill downward-facing red arrow 51'
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler downward-facing red arrow 74'
HK 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie downward-facing red arrow 52'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George upward-facing green arrow 52'
PR 17 Ellis Genge upward-facing green arrow 52'
PR 18 Will Stuart upward-facing green arrow 74'
LK 19 Charlie Ewels upward-facing green arrow 51'
FL 20 Ben Earl upward-facing green arrow 59'
FL 21 Jack Willis upward-facing green arrow 59' downward-facing red arrow 65'
SH 22 Dan Robson upward-facing green arrow 51'
FB 23 Max Malins upward-facing green arrow 65'
Coach:
Eddie Jones
England vs Italy 2021-02-13.svg
FB 15 Jacopo Trulla
RW 14 Luca Sperandio
OC 13 Ignacio Brex downward-facing red arrow 59'
IC 12 Carlo Canna red cross icon 51' to 59'
LW 11 Monty Ioane
FH 10 Paolo Garbisi downward-facing red arrow 65'
SH 9 Stephen Varney downward-facing red arrow 70'
N8 8 Michele Lamaro downward-facing red arrow 45'
OF 7 Johan Meyer
BF 6 Sebastian Negri red cross icon 25' to 31'
RL 5 David Sisi downward-facing red arrow 79'
LL 4 Marco Lazzaroni
TP 3 Marco Riccioni red cross icon 16' to 25' downward-facing red arrow 41'
HK 2 Luca Bigi (c) downward-facing red arrow 69'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti downward-facing red arrow 31' upward-facing green arrow 54'
Replacements:
HK 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi upward-facing green arrow 69'
PR 17 Danilo Fischetti upward-facing green arrow 31' downward-facing red arrow 54'
PR 18 Giosuè Zilocchi upward-facing green arrow 16' downward-facing red arrow 25' upward-facing green arrow 41'
LK 19 Niccolò Cannone upward-facing green arrow 45'
LK 20 Federico Ruzza upward-facing green arrow 25' downward-facing red arrow 31' upward-facing green arrow 79'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani upward-facing green arrow 70'
FH 22 Tommaso Allan upward-facing green arrow 65'
CE 23 Federico Mori upward-facing green arrow 51'
Coach:
Franco Smith

Player of the Match:
Kyle Sinckler (England)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Ben Blain (Scotland)
Television match official:
Joy Neville (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Mike Adamson became the first Scottish referee to officiate a Six Nations match since Rob Dickson in 2002.[10]

13 February 2021
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Scotland  24–25  Wales (1 BP)
Try: Graham 18' c
Hogg (2) 25' c, 65' c
Con: Russell (3/3) 19', 26', 66'
Pen: Russell (1/1) 11'
Report
Match data
Try: Rees-Zammit (2) 38' m, 70' m
Williams 51' c
W. Jones 55' m
Con: Sheedy (1/3) 52'
Pen: Halfpenny (1/1) 8'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg (c)
RW 14 Darcy Graham downward-facing red arrow 57'
OC 13 Chris Harris
IC 12 James Lang downward-facing red arrow 71'
LW 11 Duhan van der Merwe
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Ali Price
N8 8 Matt Fagerson
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 Blade Thomson downward-facing red arrow 13'
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Scott Cummings
TP 3 Zander Fagerson Red card 54'
HK 2 George Turner downward-facing red arrow 69'
LP 1 Rory Sutherland downward-facing red arrow 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 David Cherry upward-facing green arrow 69'
PR 17 Oli Kebble upward-facing green arrow 69'
PR 18 WP Nel upward-facing green arrow 57'
LK 19 Richie Gray upward-facing green arrow 56'
N8 20 Gary Graham upward-facing green arrow 13' downward-facing red arrow 56'
SH 21 Scott Steele
FH 22 Jaco van der Walt
CE 23 Huw Jones upward-facing green arrow 71'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend
Scotland vs Wales 2021-02-13.svg
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny downward-facing red arrow 33'
RW 14 Louis Rees-Zammit
OC 13 Owen Watkin
IC 12 Nick Tompkins
LW 11 Liam Williams
FH 10 Dan Biggar downward-facing red arrow 49'
SH 9 Gareth Davies downward-facing red arrow 49'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Aaron Wainwright downward-facing red arrow 63'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c) downward-facing red arrow 71'
LL 4 Adam Beard
TP 3 Tomas Francis downward-facing red arrow 63'
HK 2 Ken Owens downward-facing red arrow 71'
LP 1 Wyn Jones downward-facing red arrow 78'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee upward-facing green arrow 71'
PR 17 Rhodri Jones upward-facing green arrow 78'
PR 18 Leon Brown upward-facing green arrow 63'
LK 19 Will Rowlands upward-facing green arrow 71'
FL 20 James Botham upward-facing green arrow 63'
SH 21 Kieran Hardy upward-facing green arrow 49'
FH 22 Callum Sheedy upward-facing green arrow 49'
CE 23 Willis Halaholo upward-facing green arrow 33'
Coach:
Wayne Pivac

Player of the Match:
Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Television match official:
Karl Dickson (England)

Notes:


14 February 2021
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Ireland  13–15  France
Try: Kelleher 57' c
Con: R. Byrne (1/1) 58'
Pen: Burns (1/2) 21'
R. Byrne (1/1) 65'
Report
Match data
Try: Ollivon 29' c
Penaud 55' m
Con: Jalibert (1/2) 31'
Pen: Jalibert (1/3) 39'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 0
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
FB 15 Hugo Keenan
RW 14 Keith Earls downward-facing red arrow 68'
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 James Lowe
FH 10 Billy Burns downward-facing red arrow 42'
SH 9 Jamison Gibson-Park
N8 8 CJ Stander
OF 7 Josh van der Flier downward-facing red arrow 65'
BF 6 Rhys Ruddock
RL 5 Iain Henderson (c) downward-facing red arrow 42' upward-facing green arrow 59'
LL 4 Tadhg Beirne downward-facing red arrow 73'
TP 3 Andrew Porter downward-facing red arrow 53'
HK 2 Rob Herring downward-facing red arrow 54'
LP 1 Cian Healy downward-facing red arrow 42' upward-facing green arrow 57' downward-facing red arrow 70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rónan Kelleher upward-facing green arrow 54'
PR 17 Ed Byrne upward-facing green arrow 42' downward-facing red arrow 57' upward-facing green arrow 70'
PR 18 Tadhg Furlong upward-facing green arrow 53'
LK 19 Ultan Dillane upward-facing green arrow 42' downward-facing red arrow 59' upward-facing green arrow 73'
FL 20 Will Connors upward-facing green arrow 65'
SH 21 Craig Casey
FH 22 Ross Byrne upward-facing green arrow 42'
WG 23 Jordan Larmour upward-facing green arrow 68'
Coach:
Andy Farrell
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FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Damian Penaud downward-facing red arrow 67'
OC 13 Arthur Vincent
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Gabin Villière
FH 10 Matthieu Jalibert
SH 9 Antoine Dupont
N8 8 Grégory Alldritt
OF 7 Charles Ollivon (c)
BF 6 Anthony Jelonch downward-facing red arrow 67'
RL 5 Paul Willemse downward-facing red arrow 70'
LL 4 Bernard Le Roux yellow card 24' to 34'
TP 3 Mohamed Haouas downward-facing red arrow 56'
HK 2 Julien Marchand downward-facing red arrow 76'
LP 1 Cyril Baille downward-facing red arrow 76'
Replacements:
HK 16 Pierre Bourgarit upward-facing green arrow 76'
PR 17 Hassane Kolingar upward-facing green arrow 76'
PR 18 Uini Atonio upward-facing green arrow 56'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua upward-facing green arrow 70'
FL 20 Dylan Cretin upward-facing green arrow 67'
SH 21 Baptiste Serin
FB 22 Anthony Bouthier
WG 23 Teddy Thomas upward-facing green arrow 67'
Coach:
Fabien Galthié

Player of the Match:
Brice Dulin (France)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Christophe Ridley (England)
Television match official:
Tom Foley (England)

Notes:

Round 3[edit]

27 February 2021
15:15 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  10–48  Ireland (1 BP)
Try: Meyer 40' c
Con: Garbisi (1/1) 40'
Pen: Garbisi (1/1) 4'
Report
Match data
Try: Ringrose 11' c
Keenan 31' c
Connors (2) 36' c, 66' c
Stander 43' c
Earls 80' c
Con: Sexton (6/6) 12', 33', 37', 44', 67', 80'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 6', 18'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
FB 15 Jacopo Trulla
RW 14 Luca Sperandio downward-facing red arrow 41'
OC 13 Ignacio Brex downward-facing red arrow 67'
IC 12 Carlo Canna
LW 11 Monty Ioane downward-facing red arrow 60' upward-facing green arrow 75'
FH 10 Paolo Garbisi
SH 9 Callum Braley downward-facing red arrow 78'
N8 8 Michele Lamaro
OF 7 Johan Meyer
BF 6 Sebastian Negri downward-facing red arrow 75'
RL 5 David Sisi
LL 4 Marco Lazzaroni downward-facing red arrow 44'
TP 3 Marco Riccioni downward-facing red arrow 44' upward-facing green arrow 60' downward-facing red arrow 70'
HK 2 Luca Bigi (c) yellow card 65' to 75' downward-facing red arrow 75'
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti downward-facing red arrow 44' upward-facing green arrow 69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi upward-facing green arrow 70'
PR 17 Cherif Traorè upward-facing green arrow 44' downward-facing red arrow 69'
PR 18 Giosuè Zilocchi yellow card 59' to 70' upward-facing green arrow 44'
LK 19 Niccolò Cannone upward-facing green arrow 44'
FL 20 Maxime Mbanda upward-facing green arrow 75'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani upward-facing green arrow 78'
CE 22 Federico Mori upward-facing green arrow 67'
WG 23 Mattia Bellini upward-facing green arrow 41'
Coach:
Franco Smith
Italy vs Ireland 2021-02-27.svg
FB 15 Hugo Keenan
RW 14 Jordan Larmour downward-facing red arrow 41'
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw downward-facing red arrow 71'
LW 11 James Lowe
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton (c)
SH 9 Jamison Gibson-Park downward-facing red arrow 63'
N8 8 CJ Stander downward-facing red arrow 63'
OF 7 Will Connors
BF 6 Tadhg Beirne
RL 5 James Ryan
LL 4 Iain Henderson downward-facing red arrow 63'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong downward-facing red arrow 47'
HK 2 Rónan Kelleher downward-facing red arrow 63'
LP 1 Dave Kilcoyne downward-facing red arrow 47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rob Herring upward-facing green arrow 63'
PR 17 Cian Healy upward-facing green arrow 47'
PR 18 Andrew Porter upward-facing green arrow 47'
LK 19 Ryan Baird upward-facing green arrow 63'
N8 20 Jack Conan upward-facing green arrow 63'
SH 21 Craig Casey upward-facing green arrow 63'
FH 22 Billy Burns upward-facing green arrow 71'
WG 23 Keith Earls upward-facing green arrow 41'
Coach:
Andy Farrell

Player of the Match:
Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Craig Evans (Wales)
Television match official:
Romain Poite (France)

Notes:


27 February 2021
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Wales  40–24  England
Try: Adams 16' c
Williams 30' c
Hardy 48' c
Hill 79' c
Con: Biggar (2/2) 17', 31'
Sheedy (2/2) 50', 80'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 6'
Sheedy (3/3) 67', 70', 75'
Report
Match data
Try: Watson 36' m
Youngs 62' c
Con: Farrell (1/2) 63'
Pen: Farrell (4/5) 12', 20', 40', 53'
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 Louis Rees-Zammit
OC 13 George North
IC 12 Jonathan Davies downward-facing red arrow 50'
LW 11 Josh Adams
FH 10 Dan Biggar downward-facing red arrow 45'
SH 9 Kieran Hardy downward-facing red arrow 65'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Josh Navidi downward-facing red arrow 70'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Adam Beard downward-facing red arrow 56'
TP 3 Tomas Francis downward-facing red arrow 67'
HK 2 Ken Owens downward-facing red arrow 63'
LP 1 Wyn Jones downward-facing red arrow 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee upward-facing green arrow 63'
PR 17 Rhodri Jones upward-facing green arrow 63'
PR 18 Leon Brown upward-facing green arrow 67'
LK 19 Cory Hill upward-facing green arrow 56'
FL 20 James Botham upward-facing green arrow 70'
SH 21 Gareth Davies upward-facing green arrow 65'
FH 22 Callum Sheedy upward-facing green arrow 45'
CE 23 Willis Halaholo upward-facing green arrow 50'
Coach:
Wayne Pivac
Wales vs England 2021-02-27.svg
FB 15 Elliot Daly downward-facing red arrow 75'
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Henry Slade
IC 12 Owen Farrell (c)
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs downward-facing red arrow 70'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Tom Curry
BF 6 Mark Wilson downward-facing red arrow 71'
RL 5 Jonny Hill downward-facing red arrow 58'
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler
HK 2 Jamie George downward-facing red arrow 61'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie upward-facing green arrow 61'
PR 17 Ellis Genge upward-facing green arrow 67'
PR 18 Will Stuart
LK 19 Charlie Ewels upward-facing green arrow 58'
FL 20 George Martin
FL 21 Ben Earl upward-facing green arrow 71'
SH 22 Dan Robson upward-facing green arrow 70'
FB 23 Max Malins upward-facing green arrow 75'
Coach:
Eddie Jones

Player of the Match:
Taulupe Faletau (Wales)

Touch judges:
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Television match official:
Alexandre Ruiz (France)

Notes:

  • George North (Wales) – at the age of 28 and 320 days – became the youngest player to earn 100 caps for his country, surpassing Australia's Michael Hooper by 28 days.
  • Elliot Daly (England) earned his 50th test cap.
  • Owen Farrell scored his 1,000th point for England.
  • Wales' 40 points scored were the most they had ever scored against England, surpassing the 34 points scored in 1967.
  • Wales recorded a bonus point victory over England for the first time since the bonus-point system was introduced in 2017.
  • Wales won the Triple Crown for the 22nd time.

28 February 2021
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  Postponed[b]  Scotland

Round 4[edit]

13 March 2021
15:15 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  7–48  Wales (1 BP)
Try: Ioane 51' c
Con: Garbisi (1/1) 52'
Report
Match data
Try: Adams 8' c
Faletau 14' m
Owens (2) 21' c, 30' m
North 42' c
Sheedy 60' c
Rees-Zammit 64' c
Con: Biggar (3/5) 9', 22', 43'
Sheedy (2/2) 61', 65'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 3'
FB 15 Jacopo Trulla downward-facing red arrow 36'
RW 14 Mattia Bellini
OC 13 Ignacio Brex
IC 12 Carlo Canna
LW 11 Monty Ioane downward-facing red arrow 7' upward-facing green arrow 18' downward-facing red arrow 66' upward-facing green arrow 68'
FH 10 Paolo Garbisi downward-facing red arrow 54'
SH 9 Stephen Varney downward-facing red arrow 63'
N8 8 Michele Lamaro
OF 7 Johan Meyer downward-facing red arrow 18' upward-facing green arrow 36'
BF 6 Sebastian Negri
RL 5 David Sisi
LL 4 Niccolò Cannone downward-facing red arrow 52'
TP 3 Giosuè Zilocchi downward-facing red arrow 26' upward-facing green arrow 66' downward-facing red arrow 68'
HK 2 Luca Bigi (c) yellow card 7' to 18'
LP 1 Danilo Fischetti downward-facing red arrow 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Oliviero Fabiani upward-facing green arrow 7' downward-facing red arrow 18'
PR 17 Andrea Lovotti upward-facing green arrow 65'
PR 18 Marco Riccioni yellow card 57' to 68' upward-facing green arrow 33'
LK 19 Marco Lazzaroni upward-facing green arrow 52' downward-facing red arrow 63'
FL 20 Maxime Mbanda upward-facing green arrow 26' downward-facing red arrow 33' upward-facing green arrow 63'
SH 21 Marcello Violi upward-facing green arrow 63'
CE 22 Federico Mori upward-facing green arrow 54'
FB 23 Edoardo Padovani upward-facing green arrow 43'
Coach:
Franco Smith
Italy vs Wales 2021-03-13.svg
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 Louis Rees-Zammit
OC 13 George North downward-facing red arrow 46'
IC 12 Jonathan Davies
LW 11 Josh Adams
FH 10 Dan Biggar downward-facing red arrow 52'
SH 9 Gareth Davies downward-facing red arrow 52'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau downward-facing red arrow 52'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Josh Navidi
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c) downward-facing red arrow 54'
LL 4 Cory Hill
TP 3 Tomas Francis downward-facing red arrow 45'
HK 2 Ken Owens downward-facing red arrow 54'
LP 1 Wyn Jones downward-facing red arrow 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee upward-facing green arrow 54'
PR 17 Rhys Carré upward-facing green arrow 57'
PR 18 Leon Brown upward-facing green arrow 45'
LK 19 Jake Ball upward-facing green arrow 54'
FL 20 Aaron Wainwright upward-facing green arrow 52'
SH 21 Lloyd Williams upward-facing green arrow 52'
FH 22 Callum Sheedy upward-facing green arrow 52'
CE 23 Willis Halaholo upward-facing green arrow 46'
Coach:
Wayne Pivac

Player of the Match:
Josh Navidi (Wales)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Christophe Ridley (England)
Television match official:
Tom Foley (England)

Notes:

  • Jake Ball (Wales) earned his 50th test cap.
  • George North scored a try in his sixth consecutive Six Nations game against Italy, the best run for a player against a single team in the tournament.[16]
  • Ken Owens was the first hooker to score two or more tries in a Six Nations game since Shane Byrne scored two against Wales for Ireland in 2004.[17]

13 March 2021
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
England  23–20  France (1 BP)
Try: Watson 10' c
Itoje 76' c
Con: Farrell (2/2) 12', 78'
Pen: Farrell (3/3) 15', 20', 54'
Report
Match data
Try: Dupont 2' c
Penaud 32' c
Con: Jalibert (2/2) 3', 33'
Pen: Jalibert (2/2) 29', 50'
FB 15 Max Malins downward-facing red arrow 63'
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Henry Slade downward-facing red arrow 72'
IC 12 Owen Farrell (c)
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs downward-facing red arrow 76'
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 Tom Curry
BF 6 Mark Wilson downward-facing red arrow 63'
RL 5 Charlie Ewels downward-facing red arrow 78'
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler downward-facing red arrow 72'
HK 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie downward-facing red arrow 72'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George upward-facing green arrow 72'
PR 17 Ellis Genge upward-facing green arrow 63'
PR 18 Will Stuart upward-facing green arrow 72'
LK 19 Jonny Hill upward-facing green arrow 78'
FL 20 Ben Earl upward-facing green arrow 63'
SH 21 Dan Robson upward-facing green arrow 76'
CE 22 Ollie Lawrence upward-facing green arrow 72'
FB 23 Elliot Daly upward-facing green arrow 63'
Coach:
Eddie Jones
England vs France 2021-03-13.svg
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Teddy Thomas
OC 13 Virimi Vakatawa
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Damian Penaud
FH 10 Matthieu Jalibert
SH 9 Antoine Dupont
N8 8 Grégory Alldritt
OF 7 Charles Ollivon (c)
BF 6 Dylan Cretin downward-facing red arrow 72'
RL 5 Paul Willemse
LL 4 Romain Taofifénua downward-facing red arrow 59'
TP 3 Mohamed Haouas downward-facing red arrow 59'
HK 2 Julien Marchand downward-facing red arrow 72'
LP 1 Cyril Baille downward-facing red arrow 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat upward-facing green arrow 72'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros upward-facing green arrow 68'
PR 18 Dorian Aldegheri upward-facing green arrow 59'
LK 19 Cyril Cazeaux upward-facing green arrow 59'
FL 20 Cameron Woki upward-facing green arrow 72'
FL 21 Anthony Jelonch
SH 22 Baptiste Serin
FH 23 Romain Ntamack
Coach:
Fabien Galthié

Player of the Match:
Anthony Watson (England)

Touch judges:
Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Craig Evans (Wales)
Television match official:
Joy Neville (Ireland)

Notes:


14 March 2021
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Scotland  24–27  Ireland
Try: Russell 28' c
Jones 60' c
Watson 74' c
Con: Russell (1/1) 28'
Hogg (2/2) 61', 74'
Pen: Russell (1/2) 12'
Report
Match data
Try: Henshaw 8' m
Beirne 49' c
Con: Sexton (1/2) 50'
Pen: Sexton (5/5) 4', 35', 40', 55', 77'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg (c)
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Chris Harris downward-facing red arrow 55'
IC 12 Sam Johnson
LW 11 Duhan van der Merwe
FH 10 Finn Russell downward-facing red arrow 63'
SH 9 Ali Price
N8 8 Matt Fagerson
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 Jamie Ritchie downward-facing red arrow 63'
RL 5 Jonny Gray downward-facing red arrow 55'
LL 4 Scott Cummings downward-facing red arrow 66'
TP 3 WP Nel downward-facing red arrow 55'
HK 2 George Turner downward-facing red arrow 64'
LP 1 Rory Sutherland downward-facing red arrow 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 David Cherry upward-facing green arrow 64'
PR 17 Jamie Bhatti upward-facing green arrow 66'
PR 18 Simon Berghan upward-facing green arrow 55'
LK 19 Grant Gilchrist upward-facing green arrow 55'
N8 20 Nick Haining upward-facing green arrow 63'
SH 21 Scott Steele upward-facing green arrow 66'
FH 22 Huw Jones upward-facing green arrow 55'
WG 23 Darcy Graham upward-facing green arrow 63'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend
Scotland vs Ireland 2021-03-14.svg
FB 15 Hugo Keenan
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Garry Ringrose
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 James Lowe downward-facing red arrow 69'
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton (c)
SH 9 Jamison Gibson-Park
N8 8 CJ Stander
OF 7 Will Connors
BF 6 Tadhg Beirne downward-facing red arrow 64'
RL 5 James Ryan downward-facing red arrow 71'
LL 4 Iain Henderson
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong downward-facing red arrow 55'
HK 2 Rob Herring downward-facing red arrow 64'
LP 1 Cian Healy downward-facing red arrow 55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rónan Kelleher upward-facing green arrow 64'
PR 17 Dave Kilcoyne upward-facing green arrow 55'
PR 18 Andrew Porter upward-facing green arrow 55'
LK 19 Ryan Baird upward-facing green arrow 71'
N8 20 Jack Conan upward-facing green arrow 64'
SH 21 Conor Murray
FH 22 Billy Burns
WG 23 Jordan Larmour upward-facing green arrow 69'
Coach:
Andy Farrell

Player of the Match:
Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Television match official:
Alexandre Ruiz (France)

Notes:

  • CJ Stander (Ireland) earned his 50th test cap.
  • Ireland retain the Centenary Quaich.[19]
  • With this victory, Ireland lead their series with Scotland for the first time at 67 wins to 66 Wins

Round 5[edit]

20 March 2021
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Scotland  52–10  Italy
Try: Cherry (2) 11' m, 44' c
Van der Merwe (2) 14' c, 71' c
Graham 21' m
Jones 28' c
Steele 53' c
Johnson 65' c
Con: Hogg (6/8) 14', 29', 46', 54', 66', 72'
Report
Match data
Try: Bigi 6' c
Con: Garbisi (1/1) 7'
Pen: Garbisi (1/1) 17'
FB 15 Sean Maitland downward-facing red arrow 55'
RW 14 Darcy Graham
OC 13 Huw Jones
IC 12 Sam Johnson downward-facing red arrow 66'
LW 11 Duhan van der Merwe
FH 10 Stuart Hogg (c)
SH 9 Scott Steele downward-facing red arrow 55'
N8 8 Matt Fagerson
OF 7 Hamish Watson downward-facing red arrow 66'
BF 6 Jamie Ritchie
RL 5 Grant Gilchrist downward-facing red arrow 62'
LL 4 Sam Skinner
TP 3 Zander Fagerson downward-facing red arrow 49'
HK 2 David Cherry downward-facing red arrow 49'
LP 1 Rory Sutherland downward-facing red arrow 49'
Replacements:
HK 16 George Turner upward-facing green arrow 49'
PR 17 Jamie Bhatti upward-facing green arrow 49'
PR 18 Simon Berghan upward-facing green arrow 49'
LK 19 Alex Craig upward-facing green arrow 62'
N8 20 Nick Haining upward-facing green arrow 66'
SH 21 Ali Price upward-facing green arrow 55'
FH 22 Jaco van der Walt upward-facing green arrow 55'
CE 23 Chris Harris upward-facing green arrow 66'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend
Scotland vs Italy 2021-03-20.svg
FB 15 Edoardo Padovani
RW 14 Mattia Bellini
OC 13 Ignacio Brex
IC 12 Federico Mori yellow card 20' to 30' downward-facing red arrow 54'
LW 11 Monty Ioane yellow card 61' to 72'
FH 10 Paolo Garbisi downward-facing red arrow 54'
SH 9 Stephen Varney downward-facing red arrow 70'
N8 8 Michele Lamaro
OF 7 Johan Meyer downward-facing red arrow 76'
BF 6 Sebastian Negri yellow card 52' to 62'
RL 5 Federico Ruzza downward-facing red arrow 62'
LL 4 Niccolò Cannone
TP 3 Marco Riccioni downward-facing red arrow 33'
HK 2 Luca Bigi (c) downward-facing red arrow 70'
LP 1 Danilo Fischetti downward-facing red arrow 70'
Replacements:
HK 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi upward-facing green arrow 70'
PR 17 Andrea Lovotti upward-facing green arrow 70'
PR 18 Giosuè Zilocchi upward-facing green arrow 33'
LK 19 Riccardo Favretto upward-facing green arrow 76'
FL 20 Maxime Mbanda upward-facing green arrow 62'
SH 21 Marcello Violi upward-facing green arrow 70'
FH 22 Carlo Canna upward-facing green arrow 54'
CE 23 Marco Zanon upward-facing green arrow 54'
Coach:
Franco Smith

Player of the Match:
Hamish Watson (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Karl Dickson (England)
Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Television match official:
Alexandre Ruiz (France)

Notes:

  • Alex Craig (Scotland) and Riccardo Favretto (Italy) made their international debuts.
  • Scotland recorded their biggest win in any of the Six Nations, Five Nations or Home Nations tournaments, surpassing their previous record of 29 points, set against Italy in 2017.[20]

20 March 2021
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  32–18  England
Try: Earls 22' c
Conan 37' c
Con: Sexton (2/2) 24', 38'
Pen: Sexton (6/6) 18', 30', 51', 62', 69', 74'
Report
Match data
Try: Youngs 64' m
May 79' c
Con: Daly (1/2) 79'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 9', 27'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
FB 15 Hugo Keenan
RW 14 Keith Earls
OC 13 Robbie Henshaw downward-facing red arrow 79'
IC 12 Bundee Aki Red card 64'
LW 11 Jacob Stockdale downward-facing red arrow 78'
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton (c)
SH 9 Conor Murray yellow card 78' to 80'
N8 8 Jack Conan
OF 7 Josh van der Flier downward-facing red arrow 64'
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Tadhg Beirne
LL 4 Iain Henderson downward-facing red arrow 64'
TP 3 Tadhg Furlong downward-facing red arrow 64'
HK 2 Rob Herring downward-facing red arrow 71'
LP 1 Dave Kilcoyne downward-facing red arrow 20'
Replacements:
HK 16 Rónan Kelleher upward-facing green arrow 71'
PR 17 Cian Healy upward-facing green arrow 20'
PR 18 Andrew Porter upward-facing green arrow 64'
LK 19 Ryan Baird upward-facing green arrow 64'
FL 20 Peter O'Mahony upward-facing green arrow 64'
SH 21 Jamison Gibson-Park
FH 22 Ross Byrne upward-facing green arrow 79'
WG 23 Jordan Larmour upward-facing green arrow 78'
Coach:
Andy Farrell
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FB 15 Elliot Daly
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Ollie Lawrence
IC 12 Owen Farrell (c) downward-facing red arrow 56'
LW 11 Jonny May
FH 10 George Ford downward-facing red arrow 51'
SH 9 Ben Youngs
N8 8 Billy Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 64'
OF 7 Tom Curry
BF 6 Mark Wilson downward-facing red arrow 51'
RL 5 Charlie Ewels downward-facing red arrow 56'
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Kyle Sinckler downward-facing red arrow 64'
HK 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie downward-facing red arrow 41'
LP 1 Mako Vunipola downward-facing red arrow 41'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George upward-facing green arrow 41'
PR 17 Ellis Genge upward-facing green arrow 41'
PR 18 Will Stuart upward-facing green arrow 64'
LK 19 Jonny Hill upward-facing green arrow 56'
FL 20 Ben Earl upward-facing green arrow 51'
LK 21 George Martin upward-facing green arrow 64'
SH 22 Dan Robson upward-facing green arrow 56'
CE 23 Joe Marchant upward-facing green arrow 51'
Coach:
Eddie Jones

Player of the Match:
Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Craig Evans (Wales)
Television match official:
Romain Poite (France)

Notes:

  • Billy Burns (Ireland) had been named on the bench, but was ruled out ahead of kick off through injury and replaced by Ross Byrne.
  • Max Malins (England) had been named to start at fullback, but was ruled out ahead of kick-off through injury; Elliot Daly moved to fullback from centre, Ollie Lawrence replaced him at 13 and George Martin came onto the bench.
  • Ireland reclaimed the Millennium Trophy.[21]
  • England lost to Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the same championship for the first time since 1976.[22]

20 March 2021
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
(1 BP) France  32–30  Wales (1 BP)
Try: Taofifénua 6' c
Dupont 14' c
Ollivon 77' c
Dulin 80' m
Con: Jalibert (2/2) 7', 15'
Ntamack (1/2) 77'
Pen: Ntamack (2/2) 34', 54'
Report
Match data
Try: Biggar 12' c
Navidi 18' c
Adams 50' c
Con: Biggar (3/3) 12', 20', 51'
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 25', 46', 59'
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Teddy Thomas downward-facing red arrow 57'
OC 13 Virimi Vakatawa
IC 12 Gaël Fickou
LW 11 Damian Penaud
FH 10 Matthieu Jalibert downward-facing red arrow 30'
SH 9 Antoine Dupont downward-facing red arrow 74'
N8 8 Grégory Alldritt downward-facing red arrow 60' upward-facing green arrow 69'
OF 7 Charles Ollivon (c)
BF 6 Dylan Cretin downward-facing red arrow 51'
RL 5 Paul Willemse Red card 68'
LL 4 Romain Taofifénua downward-facing red arrow 22'
TP 3 Mohamed Haouas yellow card 59' to 69' downward-facing red arrow 69'
HK 2 Julien Marchand downward-facing red arrow 69'
LP 1 Cyril Baille downward-facing red arrow 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat upward-facing green arrow 69'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros upward-facing green arrow 59'
PR 18 Uini Atonio upward-facing green arrow 60'
LK 19 Swan Rebbadj upward-facing green arrow 22'
FL 20 Anthony Jelonch upward-facing green arrow 51'
SH 21 Baptiste Serin upward-facing green arrow 74'
FH 22 Romain Ntamack upward-facing green arrow 30'
CE 23 Arthur Vincent upward-facing green arrow 57'
Coach:
Fabien Galthié
France vs Wales 2021-03-20.svg
FB 15 Liam Williams yellow card 73' to 80'
RW 14 Louis Rees-Zammit
OC 13 George North
IC 12 Jonathan Davies downward-facing red arrow 68'
LW 11 Josh Adams
FH 10 Dan Biggar downward-facing red arrow 68'
SH 9 Gareth Davies downward-facing red arrow 49'
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau yellow card 72' to 80'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Josh Navidi downward-facing red arrow 77'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Adam Beard downward-facing red arrow 57'
TP 3 Tomas Francis downward-facing red arrow 68'
HK 2 Ken Owens downward-facing red arrow 68'
LP 1 Wyn Jones downward-facing red arrow 77'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee upward-facing green arrow 68'
PR 17 Nicky Smith upward-facing green arrow 77'
PR 18 Leon Brown upward-facing green arrow 68'
LK 19 Cory Hill upward-facing green arrow 57'
FL 20 James Botham upward-facing green arrow 77'
SH 21 Tomos Williams upward-facing green arrow 49'
FH 22 Callum Sheedy upward-facing green arrow 68'
CE 23 Willis Halaholo upward-facing green arrow 68'
Coach:
Wayne Pivac

Player of the Match:
Brice Dulin (France)

Touch judges:
Matthew Carley (England)
Christophe Ridley (England)
Television match official:
Wayne Barnes (England)

Notes:

  • Wales' three tries took them to a total of 20 for the tournament, the most they have scored in a single Six Nations.[23]

Rescheduled Round 3 match[edit]

26 March 2021
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
(1 BP) France  23–27  Scotland
Try: Dulin 36' c
Penaud 46' m
Rebbadj 66' m
Con: Ntamack (1/3) 37'
Pen: Ntamack (2/2) 9', 28'
Report
Match data
Try: Van der Merwe (2) 15' c, 80' c
Cherry 61' c
Con: Russell (2/2) 15', 62'
Hastings (1/1) 80'
Pen: Russell (2/2) 19', 53'
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Damian Penaud
OC 13 Virimi Vakatawa downward-facing red arrow 60'
IC 12 Arthur Vincent
LW 11 Gaël Fickou
FH 10 Romain Ntamack
SH 9 Antoine Dupont downward-facing red arrow 71'
N8 8 Grégory Alldritt
OF 7 Charles Ollivon (c)
BF 6 Anthony Jelonch downward-facing red arrow 63'
RL 5 Swan Rebbadj
LL 4 Bernard Le Roux downward-facing red arrow 50'
TP 3 Mohamed Haouas downward-facing red arrow 61'
HK 2 Julien Marchand downward-facing red arrow 56'
LP 1 Cyril Baille downward-facing red arrow 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat upward-facing green arrow 56'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros upward-facing green arrow 56'
PR 18 Uini Atonio upward-facing green arrow 61'
LK 19 Romain Taofifénua upward-facing green arrow 50'
FL 20 Dylan Cretin upward-facing green arrow 63'
SH 21 Baptiste Serin yellow card 74' to 80' upward-facing green arrow 71'
FB 22 Anthony Bouthier
WG 23 Teddy Thomas upward-facing green arrow 60'
Coach:
Fabien Galthié
France vs Scotland 2021-03-26.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg (c) yellow card 40' to 50'
RW 14 Darcy Graham downward-facing red arrow 67'
OC 13 Chris Harris
IC 12 Sam Johnson downward-facing red arrow 73'
LW 11 Duhan van der Merwe
FH 10 Finn Russell Red card 71'
SH 9 Ali Price
N8 8 Nick Haining downward-facing red arrow 67'
OF 7 Hamish Watson
BF 6 Jamie Ritchie
RL 5 Grant Gilchrist
LL 4 Sam Skinner downward-facing red arrow 75'
TP 3 Zander Fagerson downward-facing red arrow 63' upward-facing green arrow 70'
HK 2 George Turner downward-facing red arrow 59'
LP 1 Rory Sutherland downward-facing red arrow 49'
Replacements:
HK 16 David Cherry upward-facing green arrow 59'
PR 17 Oli Kebble upward-facing green arrow 49'
PR 18 Simon Berghan upward-facing green arrow 63' downward-facing red arrow 70'
LK 19 Alex Craig upward-facing green arrow 75'
N8 20 Ryan Wilson upward-facing green arrow 67'
SH 21 Scott Steele
FH 22 Adam Hastings upward-facing green arrow 73'
CE 23 Huw Jones upward-facing green arrow 67'
Coach:
Gregor Townsend

Player of the Match:
Gaël Fickou (France)

Touch judges:
Matthew Carley (England)
Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Television match official:
Tom Foley (England)

Notes:

  • Matt Fagerson was originally named at number 8 for Scotland, but suffered an injury in training and was replaced by Nick Haining; Ryan Wilson replaced Haining among the substitutes.[24]
  • Ryan Wilson (Scotland) earned his 50th test cap.
  • Scotland won in Paris for the first time since a 36–22 victory in 1999.
  • With this victory, Scotland beat both England and France away from home for the first time in the tournament since 1926 and only the second time in 45 attempts.
  • Scotland retained the Auld Alliance Trophy.

Player statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The postponed round 3 match between France and Scotland was ultimately played on a Friday.
  2. ^ Postponed to 26 March 2021 due to a number of positive COVID-19, tests in the France camp.[14][15]
  3. ^ Andrew Brace was originally appointed to this fixture, but was moved to officiate the England v France game with Jaco Peyper unable to travel due to travel restrictions.
  4. ^ Andrew Brace replaces Jaco Peyper, who was unable to travel due to travel restrictions.
  5. ^ Pascal Gaüzère replaced Jaco Peyper, who was unable to travel due to travel restrictions.

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  4. ^ Griffiths, Gareth (20 March 2021). "France 32-30 Wales: Late drama as hosts deny Wales Grand Slam at death". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
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  7. ^ "Fixtures announced for 2020 and 2021 Championships". Six Nations Rugby. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Referee amendments confirmed for Rounds 4 & 5". Six Nations Rugby. 23 February 2021. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  9. ^ Griffiths, Gareth (7 February 2021). "Six Nations: Wales beat 14-man Ireland 21-16 in tense opener". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
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  13. ^ Andy Farrell hopes history doesn't repeat as Ireland play the Blues
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