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The Six Nations Update: We’re halfway through!

Allegra Penny

Allegra Penny

01-Mar-2017

 

IRELAND v FRANCE 19 – 9 

SCOTLAND v WALES 29 – 13

ENGLAND v ITALY 36 – 15

We have past the mid-point now in the Six Nations and with two more rounds left to go we are well into the last leg of this drama filled tournament.

On Saturday, we saw two fixtures take place; Ireland v France and Scotland v Wales. First, we saw Scotland take on Wales at home for a nail biting match. The Scots really held their own and with the pace and skill of Stuart Hogg they were able to secure a 13-9 lead by half time. It was the final quarter that saw Scotland excel with a magnificent try by Tim Vissner in the final ten minutes. The win puts the Scots in serious contention for the title and ready to take on England at Twickenham on the 11th March.

Saturday also saw Ireland take on France for another tight game. Following a strong first quarter from France to bring a lead of 6-0, we then saw Ireland battle it back with sheer determination. Following injury, Johnny Sexton had a huge comeback scoring eleven points for Ireland proving he is a vital component to the Irish team. Ireland will now go on to play Wales next Friday for their penultimate game of the tournament and we can’t wait!

Moving onto Sunday we saw Italy travel to Twickenham to take on England for the third round of the Six Nations. With a slow start to the game it became apparent Italy had prepared for their show down with England and produced a tactic rarely seen in international rugby. With the Italian side not committing players to the ruck, the pressure was instantly put on to England’s Danny Care to react quickly to the unique tactic. The strategy threw off the England team and saw Italy thrive in the first half. After the game, Jones commented saying that the tactic used ‘wasn’t rugby’, however some may argue that it demonstrated England’s inability to think on their feet. Do you think this was an innovative decision by the Italian squad?

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