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2016 Six Nations Championship
2016 Six Nations Championship
Date6 February - 19 March 2016
Countries
Tournament statistics
Champions England (27th title)
Grand Slam England (13th title)
Triple Crown England (25th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Millennium Trophy England
Centenary Quaich Ireland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy France
Matches played15
Attendance1,034,521 (68,968 per match)
Tries scored71 (4.73 per match)
Top point scorer(s)England Owen Farrell (69)
Top try scorer(s)Wales George North (4)
Player of the tournamentScotland Stuart Hogg
Official websiteSix Nations Website
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The 2016 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2016 RBS 6 Nations due to the tournament's sponsorship by The Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 17th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

It was contested by England, France, defending champions Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the competition's previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it was the 122nd edition of the tournament.[1]

England won the Championship on 13 March with a game to play, winning their first Championship since 2011.[2][3][4] On 19 March, they earned the Grand Slam for the 13th time, their first since 2003.[5][6][7]

The 2016 Championship was the first time in the Six Nations era that both the champions and the wooden spoon "winners" had been decided before the final day, as Italy were confirmed to finish in sixth place for the 11th time on 13 March with Scotland's victory over France.[8] Italy went on to lose their final match, and were thus whitewashed for the seventh time. The 29 tries conceded by Italy was also a Championship record, exceeding the 25 tries they conceded in 2000 and 2003.

Participants

* Except the final match at home against Italy, when Warburton was ruled out due to concussion protocol. Dan Lydiate took his place as captain, with championship vice-captain Alun Wyn Jones also ruled out injured.[9]

Squads

Story of the tournament

Round 1 (6-7 February)

The tournament started with a surprisingly narrow 23-21 win for France over Italy. At one point, Italy had led 18-10 and then 21-20, but a late penalty from Jules Plisson gave France the points.[10] The same day, another tight game saw England retain the Calcutta Cup in a narrow 15-9 win over Scotland, with tries from George Kruis and Jack Nowell.[11] The following day, two of the three tournament favourites, Ireland and Wales, drew 16-16 in Dublin. Ireland had led 13-0 before Wales battled back to lead 16-13. Jonathan Sexton's late penalty gave Ireland a share of the spoils.[12]

Round 2 (13-14 February)

Ireland's defence of the title was damaged further in Week 2 when they were beaten 10-9 in a second successive narrow victory for France. Ireland had led 9-3 from before half-time, but Maxime Médard's 69th minute converted try proved to be the winner.[13] Another comeback later that day saw Wales beat Scotland 27-23 in Cardiff. Scotland had led 13-10 at half time, but tries from Jamie Roberts and George North gave Wales a 27-16 lead before a late Scotland score.[14] On Sunday, England easily beat Italy 40-9 after a tight first half, with Jonathan Joseph scoring a hat-trick of tries.[15]

Round 3 (26-27 February)

In the Friday evening kick-off, Wales maintained their title hopes with a 19-10 win over France. Another George North try helped them to a comfortable 19-3 lead before a France try in the last minute.[16] On Saturday, Scotland won their first Six Nations game in 10 attempts, winning 36-20 in Rome with Greig Laidlaw kicking 21 points.[17] Ireland's title hopes were extinguished when they were beaten 21-10 by England at Twickenham; Ireland had led 10-6 early in the second half, but conceded 15 unanswered points in 13 minutes with tries by Anthony Watson and Mike Brown.[18]

Round 4 (12-13 March)

Entering the fourth round of matches, the England-Wales game was touted as a Championship decider,[19] although France - a point behind Wales and two behind England - still had an outside chance of winning it. The first match of the weekend saw Ireland trounce Italy 58-15, running in nine tries.[20] England then beat Wales 25-21 in a thrilling encounter at Twickenham; England had led 25-7 with less than 10 minutes remaining before two converted Wales tries made it a tense ending.[21] England thus won the Triple Crown, and the next day won the Championship outright, as France, needing to win to take the tournament to a final week, lost 29-18 to Scotland in Edinburgh, the Scots' first win over the French in 10 years.[22] In addition to guaranteeing that England would win the tournament, Scotland's victory over France also guaranteed that Italy would finish last and "win" the wooden spoon as a result.

Round 5 (19 March)

All three matches were played on the same day in the last round, with England needing to win in Paris to complete the Grand Slam for the first time since 2003. In the first match, Wales scored nine tries to easily beat Italy 67-14 in Cardiff, effectively whitewashing Italy; they had lost all five of their matches.[23] Ireland then beat Scotland 35-25 in Dublin in an open game where the sides shared seven tries.[24] In the final game in Paris, England scored two early tries through Danny Care and Dan Cole but the excellent kicking of Maxime Machenaud - who scored all of his side's points with seven penalties - kept France in the game until two late Owen Farrell penalties stretched England's lead to 31-21, enough to win the game and the Grand Slam, and to leave Farrell the leading points scorer in the Championship.[25][26]

Table

Position Nation Games Points Tries Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1  England 5 5 0 0 132 70 +62 13 10
2  Wales 5 3 1 1 150 88 +62 17 7
3  Ireland 5 2 1 2 128 87 +41 15 5
4  Scotland 5 2 0 3 122 115 +7 11 4
5  France 5 2 0 3 82 109 -27 7 4
6  Italy 5 0 0 5 79 224 -145 8 0
Source: RBS 6 Nations Table (accessed 19 March 2016)

Fixtures

Round 1

6 February 2016
15:25 CET (UTC+1)
France  23-21  Italy
Try: Vakatawa 13' m
Chouly 32' m
Bonneval 59' c
Con: Plisson (1/1) 59'
Pen: Plisson (2/2) 68', 75'
Report[27] Try: Parisse 25' m
Canna 45' c
Con: Canna (1/2) 46'
Pen: Canna (1/2) 43'
Haimona (1/1) 73'
Drop: Canna (1/1) 7'
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 64,000
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
FB 15 Maxime Médard Substituted off 77
RW 14 Hugo Bonneval
OC 13 Gaël Fickou Substituted off 56
IC 12 Jonathan Danty
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 Jules Plisson
SH 9 Sébastien Bézy Substituted off 68
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 15
OF 7 Damien Chouly
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Paul Jedrasiak Substituted off 72
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 50
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted off 50
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 50
PR 18 Jefferson Poirot Substituted in 50
LK 19 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted in 72
FL 20 Yacouba Camara Substituted in 15
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 68
FH 22 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted in 77
CE 23 Maxime Mermoz Substituted in 56
Coach:
France Guy Novès
France vs Italy 2016-02-06.svg
FB 15 David Odiete Substituted off 55
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 70
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Carlo Canna Substituted off 77
SH 9 Edoardo Gori
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Alessandro Zanni Sent to blood bin 12 to 20 Substituted off 66
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Marco Fuser
LL 4 George Biagi Substituted off 43
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 65
HK 2 Ornel Gega Substituted off 56
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 65
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 56
PR 17 Matteo Zanusso Substituted in 65
PR 18 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted in 65
LK 19 Valerio Bernabò Substituted in 43
N8 20 Dries Van Schalkwyk Substituted in 12 Substituted off 20 Substituted in 66
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 77
CE 22 Kelly Haimona Substituted in 70
FB 23 Luke McLean Substituted in 55
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Virimi Vakatawa (France)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:


6 February 2016
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  9-15  England
Pen: Laidlaw (3/4) 16', 37', 68'
Report[29] Try: Kruis 13' c
Nowell 50' m
Con: Farrell (1/2) 14'
Pen: Farrell (1/2) 62'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,144
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Sean Maitland
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Matt Scott
LW 11 Tommy Seymour Substituted off 65
FH 10 Finn Russell
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 John Barclay Substituted off 58
RL 5 Jonny Gray Substituted off 69
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 WP Nel Substituted off 69
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 64
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 57
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 64
PR 17 Gordon Reid Substituted in 57
PR 18 Zander Fagerson Substituted in 69
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 69
FL 20 Blair Cowan Substituted in 58
FH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
FH 22 Duncan Weir
CE 23 Duncan Taylor Substituted in 65
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
Scotland vs England 2016-02-06.svg
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Danny Care Substituted off 54
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 James Haskell
BF 6 Chris Robshaw Substituted off 69
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Joe Launchbury Substituted off 46
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 76
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 48
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 76
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 48
PR 18 Paul Hill
LK 19 Courtney Lawes Substituted in 46
FL 20 Jack Clifford Substituted in 69
SH 21 Ben Youngs Substituted in 54
CE 22 Ollie Devoto
FB 23 Alex Goode
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Billy Vunipola (England)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


7 February 2016
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  16-16  Wales
Try: Murray 26' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 27'
Pen: Sexton (3/3) 4', 13', 74'
Report[30] Try: Faletau 37' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 38'
Pen: Priestland (3/3) 31', 46', 72'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
FB 15 Simon Zebo
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Keith Earls Substituted off 71
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 75
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Tommy O'Donnell Substituted off 48
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Mike McCarthy Substituted off 63
TP 3 Nathan White Substituted off 63
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 75
LP 1 Jack McGrath
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin Substituted in 75
PR 17 James Cronin
PR 18 Tadhg Furlong Substituted in 63
LK 19 Donnacha Ryan Substituted in 63
FL 20 Rhys Ruddock Substituted in 48
SH 21 Kieran Marmion
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 75
WG 23 Dave Kearney Substituted in 71
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Wales 2016-02-07.svg
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Tom James
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 21
SH 9 Gareth Davies Substituted off 71
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Sam Warburton (c) Substituted off 72
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Luke Charteris Substituted off 61
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 57
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 63
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 52
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 63
PR 17 Gethin Jenkins Substituted in 52
PR 18 Tomas Francis Substituted in 57
LK 19 Bradley Davies Substituted in 61
FL 20 Dan Lydiate Substituted in 72
SH 21 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 71
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 21
WG 23 Alex Cuthbert
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
CJ Stander (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

Round 2

13 February 2016
15:25 CET (UTC+1)
France  10-9  Ireland
Try: Médard 69' c
Con: Plisson (1/1) 70'
Pen: Plisson (1/2) 31'
Report[32] Pen: Sexton (3/3) 14', 28', 38'
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 Maxime Médard
RW 14 Teddy Thomas Substituted off 44
OC 13 Maxime Mermoz
IC 12 Jonathan Danty Substituted off 76
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 Jules Plisson
SH 9 Sébastien Bézy Substituted off 56
N8 8 Damien Chouly
OF 7 Yacouba Camara Substituted off 67
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 58
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart
TP 3 Uini Atonio Substituted off 44
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Sent to blood bin 47 to 57 Substituted off 73
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot Substituted off 44 Substituted in 73
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat Substituted in 47 Substituted off 57 Substituted in 73
PR 17 Rabah Slimani Substituted in 44
PR 18 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted in 44 Substituted off 73
LK 19 Paul Jedrasiak Substituted in 58
N8 20 Loann Goujon Substituted in 67
SH 21 Maxime Machenaud Substituted in 56
FH 22 Jean-Marc Doussain Substituted in 76
WG 23 Hugo Bonneval Substituted in 44
Coach:
France Guy Novès
France vs Ireland 2016-02-13.svg
FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Dave Kearney Substituted off 29
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 69
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 19
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Mike McCarthy Sent to blood bin 34 to 40 Substituted off 62
TP 3 Nathan White Substituted off 62
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 71
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 73
Replacements:
HK 16 Richardt Strauss Substituted in 71
PR 17 James Cronin Substituted in 73
PR 18 Tadhg Furlong Substituted in 62
LK 19 Donnacha Ryan Substituted in 34 Substituted off 40 Substituted in 62
FL 20 Tommy O'Donnell Substituted in 19
SH 21 Eoin Reddan
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 69
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 29
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Guilhem Guirado (France)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


13 February 2016
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  27-23  Scotland
Try: G. Davies 6' c
Roberts 64' c
North 70' c
Con: Biggar (3/3) 7', 64', 71'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 34', 46'
Report[33] Try: Seymour 12' c
Taylor 78' c
Con: Laidlaw (1/1) 13'
Weir (1/1) 79'
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 30', 40', 54'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,160
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Tom James Substituted off 65
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 75
SH 9 Gareth Davies
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric Substituted off 61
BF 6 Sam Warburton (c)
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Luke Charteris Substituted off 47
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 68
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 47
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 47
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 47
PR 17 Gethin Jenkins Substituted in 47
PR 18 Tomas Francis Substituted in 68
LK 19 Bradley Davies Substituted in 47
FL 20 Dan Lydiate Substituted in 61
SH 21 Lloyd Williams
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 75
FB 23 Gareth Anscombe Substituted in 65
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
Wales vs Scotland 2016-02-13.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg Substituted off 28
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Mark Bennett
IC 12 Duncan Taylor
LW 11 Sean Lamont
FH 10 Finn Russell Substituted off 68
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) Substituted off 77
N8 8 David Denton
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 John Barclay Substituted off 65 Substituted in 75
RL 5 Jonny Gray Substituted off 68
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 WP Nel
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 65
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 65
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 65
PR 17 Gordon Reid Substituted in 65
PR 18 Zander Fagerson
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 68
FL 20 Blair Cowan Substituted in 65 Substituted off 75
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne Substituted in 77
FH 22 Duncan Weir Substituted in 68
FB 23 Ruaridh Jackson Substituted in 28
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Jamie Roberts (Wales)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Jonathan Davies (Wales) earned his 50th test cap.
  • This was Scotland's ninth consecutive loss in the competition, their worst run of losses ever in the six-team format.[34]

14 February 2016
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  9-40  England
Pen: Canna (3/4) 8', 18', 35'
Report[35] Try: Ford 24' m
Joseph (3) 52' c, 57' c, 70' m
Farrell 74' c
Con: Farrell (3/5) 53', 58', 75'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 11', 62'
Ford (1/1) 16'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 32
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Carlo Canna Substituted off 60
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 75
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Alessandro Zanni Substituted off 30
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Marco Fuser Substituted off 14
LL 4 George Biagi
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 58
HK 2 Ornel Gega Substituted off 41
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 62
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 41
PR 17 Matteo Zanusso Substituted in 62
PR 18 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted in 58
LK 19 Valerio Bernabò Substituted in 14
FL 20 Braam Steyn Substituted in 30
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 75
FH 22 Edoardo Padovani Substituted in 60
CE 23 Andrea Pratichetti Substituted in 32
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
Italy vs England 2016-02-14.svg
FB 15 Mike Brown Substituted off 69
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell Substituted off 15 Substituted in 21
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 49
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 James Haskell Substituted off 54
BF 6 Chris Robshaw Substituted off 62
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Courtney Lawes Substituted off 47
TP 3 Dan Cole Substituted off 69
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 69
LP 1 Mako Vunipola Substituted off 47
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 69
PR 17 Joe Marler Substituted in 47
PR 18 Paul Hill Substituted in 69
LK 19 Joe Launchbury Substituted in 47
LK 20 Maro Itoje Substituted in 54
FL 21 Jack Clifford Substituted in 62
SH 22 Danny Care Substituted in 49
FB 23 Alex Goode Substituted in 15 Substituted off 21 Substituted in 69
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Ben Youngs (England)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

Round 3

26 February 2016
20:05 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  19-10  France
Try: North 45'
Con: Biggar (1/1) 47'
Pen: Biggar (4/5) 21', 30', 42', 65'
Report[36] Try: Guirado 78'
Con: Trinh-Duc (1/1) 79'
Pen: Plisson (1/2) 33'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,160
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Liam Williams Substituted off 73
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 70
SH 9 Gareth Davies Substituted off 76
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c)
BF 6 Dan Lydiate Substituted off 76
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 76
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 66
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 66
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 55
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 66
PR 17 Gethin Jenkins Substituted in 55
PR 18 Tomas Francis Substituted in 66
LK 19 Jake Ball Substituted in 76
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 76
SH 21 Lloyd Williams Substituted in 76
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 70
FB 23 Gareth Anscombe Substituted in 73
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
Wales vs France 2016-02-26.svg
FB 15 Maxime Médard Substituted off 70
RW 14 Virimi Vakatawa
OC 13 Maxime Mermoz Substituted off 66
IC 12 Jonathan Danty
LW 11 Djibril Camara
FH 10 Jules Plisson Substituted off 62
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud
N8 8 Damien Chouly Substituted off 62
OF 7 Antoine Burban Substituted off 29 Substituted in 33 Substituted off 52
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Alexandre Flanquart
LL 4 Paul Jedrasiak Substituted off 43
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 62
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c)
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot Substituted off 62
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat Substituted in 62
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 62
PR 18 Vincent Pelo Substituted in 62
LK 19 Yoann Maestri Substituted in 43
N8 20 Loann Goujon Substituted in 29 Substituted off 33 Substituted in 52
SH 21 Sébastien Bézy Substituted in 70
FH 22 François Trinh-Duc Substituted in 62
CE 23 Gaël Fickou Substituted in 66
Coach:
France Guy Novès

Man of the Match:
Gareth Davies (Wales)

Touch judges:
JP Doyle (England)
Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:


27 February 2016
15:25 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  20-36  Scotland
Try: Ghiraldini 29' c
Fuser 62' c
Con: Haimona (2/2) 30', 63'
Pen: Haimona (2/2) 9', 49'
Report[37] Try: Barclay 9' c
Hardie 16' c
Seymour 77'
Con: Laidlaw (3/3) 10', 17', 78'
Pen: Laidlaw (5/6) 25', 45', 53', 58', 65'
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance: 67,721
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
FB 15 David Odiete
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 75
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Kelly Haimona Substituted off 72
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 79
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Alessandro Zanni
BF 6 Francesco Minto Substituted off 67
RL 5 Joshua Furno Substituted off 36
LL 4 Marco Fuser
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 57
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini Substituted off 57
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 57
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 57
PR 17 Matteo Zanusso Substituted in 57
PR 18 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted in 57
LK 19 Valerio Bernabò Substituted in 36
N8 20 Dries van Schalkwyk Substituted in 67
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 79
FH 22 Edoardo Padovani Substituted in 72
CE 23 Andrea Pratichetti Substituted in 75
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
Italy vs Scotland 2016-02-27.svg
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Mark Bennett Substituted off 62
IC 12 Duncan Taylor
LW 11 Tim Visser Substituted off 72
FH 10 Finn Russell Temporarily suspended from 61' to 71' 61 to 71
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 Ryan Wilson Substituted off 67
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 John Barclay Substituted off 79
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray Substituted off 79
TP 3 WP Nel Temporarily suspended from 75' to 80' 75 to 80
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 63
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 63
PR 17 Rory Sutherland
PR 18 Moray Low Substituted in 79
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 79
FL 20 Josh Strauss Substituted in 67
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
CE 22 Peter Horne Substituted in 62
WG 23 Sean Lamont Substituted in 72
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Edoardo Gori (Italy) earned his 50th test cap.
  • The 36 points scored by Scotland was the most they have scored in any Six Nations game.[38]

27 February 2016
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
England  21-10  Ireland
Try: Watson 57' m
Brown 62' c
Con: Farrell (1/2) 63'
Pen: Farrell (3/4) 11', 34', 50'
Report[39] Try: Murray 45' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 46'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 5'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 81,826
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell Substituted off 65
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 59
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 James Haskell Temporarily suspended from 44' to 54' 44 to 54 Substituted off 76
BF 6 Chris Robshaw Substituted off 70
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 70
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 59
Replacements:
HK 16 Jamie George Substituted in 70
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 59
PR 18 Paul Hill
LK 19 Courtney Lawes Substituted in 76
FL 20 Jack Clifford Substituted in 70
SH 21 Danny Care Temporarily suspended from 70' to 80' 70 to 80 Substituted in 59
CE 22 Elliot Daly Substituted in 65
FB 23 Alex Goode
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones
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FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Robbie Henshaw
IC 12 Stuart McCloskey Substituted off 63
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 76
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 70
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Josh van der Flier
BF 6 CJ Stander Substituted off 66
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan Substituted off 65
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 59
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 70
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 59
Replacements:
HK 16 Richardt Strauss Substituted in 70
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 59
PR 18 Nathan White Substituted in 59
LK 19 Ultan Dillane Substituted in 65
FL 20 Rhys Ruddock Substituted in 66
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 70
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 76
WG 23 Simon Zebo Substituted in 63
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Billy Vunipola (England)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

Round 4

12 March 2016
13:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  58-15  Italy
Try: Trimble 6' m
McGrath 14' c
Stander 29' m
Heaslip (2) 39' m, 48' c
Payne 42' c
Cronin 53' c
Madigan 63' m
McFadden 78' c
Con: Sexton (3/6) 14', 43', 49'
Madigan (2/3) 54', 79'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 26'
Report[40] Try: Odiete 57'
Sarto 74' m
Con: Haimona (1/2) 58'
Pen: Padovani (1/1) 23'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
FB 15 Simon Zebo
RW 14 Andrew Trimble Sent to blood bin 20 to 28
OC 13 Jared Payne Substituted off 71
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw Substituted off 36 Substituted in 40
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 49
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 59
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Josh van der Flier
BF 6 CJ Stander Substituted off 61
RL 5 Devin Toner Substituted off 54
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 54
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 49
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 65
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin Substituted in 49
PR 17 Finlay Bealham Substituted in 65
PR 18 Nathan White Substituted in 54
LK 19 Ultan Dillane Substituted in 54
FL 20 Rhys Ruddock Substituted in 61
SH 21 Kieran Marmion Substituted in 59
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 49
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 20 Substituted off 28 Substituted in 36 Substituted off 40 Substituted in 71
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Italy 2016-03-12.svg
FB 15 David Odiete
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 54
LW 11 Mattia Bellini
FH 10 Edoardo Padovani Substituted off 59
SH 9 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted off 61
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Alessandro Zanni
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Marco Fuser Substituted off 26
LL 4 George Biagi Substituted off 35
TP 3 Dario Chistolini Substituted off 54
HK 2 Davide Giazzon Substituted off 54
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 71
Replacements:
HK 16 Oliviero Fabiani Substituted in 54
PR 17 Matteo Zanusso Substituted in 71
PR 18 Pietro Ceccarelli Substituted in 54
LK 19 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted in 26
FL 20 Braam Steyn Substituted in 35
SH 21 Alberto Lucchese Substituted in 61
CE 22 Kelly Haimona Substituted in 54
FB 23 Luke McLean Substituted in 59
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Donnacha Ryan (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:


12 March 2016
16:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  25-21  Wales
Try: Watson 31' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 32'
Pen: Farrell (6/6) 9', 18', 20', 45', 65', 67'
Report[43] Try: Biggar 53' c
North 73' c
Faletau 76' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 54'
Priestland (2/2) 74', 77'
FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph Substituted off 74
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford Substituted off 63
SH 9 Ben Youngs Substituted off 63
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 James Haskell Substituted off 67
BF 6 Chris Robshaw Substituted off 71
RL 5 George Kruis Substituted off 78
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Dan Cole Temporarily suspended from 71' to 80' 71 to 80
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 71
LP 1 Joe Marler Substituted off 56
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie Substituted in 71
PR 17 Mako Vunipola Substituted in 56
PR 18 Kieran Brookes Substituted in 71
LK 19 Joe Launchbury Substituted in 78
FL 20 Jack Clifford Substituted in 67
SH 21 Danny Care Substituted in 63
CE 22 Manu Tuilagi Substituted in 63
CE 23 Elliot Daly Substituted in 74
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones
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FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 Alex Cuthbert
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 George North
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 73
SH 9 Gareth Davies Substituted off 63
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Sam Warburton (c) Substituted off 56
BF 6 Dan Lydiate
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 63
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 53
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 53
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 53
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 53
PR 17 Paul James Substituted in 53
PR 18 Tomas Francis Substituted in 53
LK 19 Luke Charteris Substituted in 63
FL 20 Justin Tipuric Substituted in 56
SH 21 Rhys Webb Substituted in 63
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 73
FB 23 Gareth Anscombe
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Man of the Match:
Maro Itoje (England)

Touch judges:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:


13 March 2016
15:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  29-18  France
Try: Hogg 32' m
Taylor 35' c
Visser 65' m
Con: Laidlaw (1/3) 37'
Pen: Laidlaw (3/3) 15', 21', 74'
Hogg (1/1) 46'
Report[44] Try: Guirado 4' m
Fickou 40' c
Con: Machenaud (1/1) 40'
Pen: Machenaud (2/2) 51', 57'
FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Duncan Taylor
IC 12 Alex Dunbar
LW 11 Tim Visser
FH 10 Finn Russell Substituted off 5
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 Josh Strauss Substituted off 61
OF 7 John Hardie
BF 6 John Barclay
RL 5 Jonny Gray
LL 4 Richie Gray Substituted off 77
TP 3 WP Nel Substituted off 72
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 67
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 67
PR 17 Rory Sutherland
PR 18 Moray Low Substituted in 72
LK 19 Tim Swinson Substituted in 77
N8 20 Ryan Wilson Substituted in 61
SH 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
CE 22 Peter Horne Substituted in 5
WG 23 Sean Lamont
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter
Scotland vs France 2016-03-13.svg
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Wesley Fofana
OC 13 Gaël Fickou
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz Substituted off 68
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc Substituted off 68
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud Substituted off 74
N8 8 Damien Chouly
OF 7 Yacouba Camara Substituted off 64
BF 6 Wenceslas Lauret
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted off 51
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 61
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Substituted off 69
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot Substituted off 61 Substituted in 64
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat Substituted in 69
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 61
PR 18 Vincent Pelo Substituted in 61 Substituted off 64
LK 19 Sébastien Vahaamahina Substituted in 51
N8 20 Loann Goujon Substituted in 64
SH 21 Sébastien Bézy Substituted in 74
FH 22 Jules Plisson Substituted in 68
WG 23 Maxime Médard Substituted in 68
Coach:
France Guy Novès

Man of the Match:
Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

  • Greig Laidlaw (Scotland) earned his 50th test cap, and equalled David Sole's record of 25 matches as Scottish captain.[45]
  • Scotland beat France for the first time since their 20-16 victory at Murrayfield during the 2006 Six Nations Championship.[46]
  • This was also Scotland's first win at Murrayfield in the Six Nations since they beat Ireland in round three of the 2013 Championship, breaking a 7-game losing streak at home.
  • France's loss guaranteed that England won the championship. This was the first time that a nation has been sure of winning the championship title before their final match during the competition's current six-team format.
  • Scotland's win also guaranteed Italy would win the "wooden spoon" for coming last. This was also the first time that a nation has been confirmed as coming bottom of the Championship table before their final match in the competition's current six-team format.

Round 5

19 March 2016
14:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  67-14  Italy
Try: Webb 4' c
Biggar 28' c
J. Davies 32' c
Roberts 44' m
North 48' c
Williams 56' c
Moriarty (2) 64' c, 78' c
G. Davies 80+2' c
Con: Biggar (5/6) 4', 29', 32', 49', 58'
Priestland (3/3) 65', 79', 80+2'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 14', 20'
Report[47] Try: Palazzani 53' c
Garcia 61' c
Con: Haimona (2/2) 54', 62'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,160
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Jamie Roberts
LW 11 Hallam Amos Substituted off 48
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 58
SH 9 Rhys Webb Substituted off 63
N8 8 Taulupe Faletau
OF 7 Justin Tipuric Substituted off 16
BF 6 Dan Lydiate (c)
RL 5 Luke Charteris
LL 4 Bradley Davies Substituted off 58
TP 3 Samson Lee Substituted off 58
HK 2 Scott Baldwin Substituted off 49
LP 1 Rob Evans Substituted off 49
Replacements:
HK 16 Ken Owens Substituted in 49
PR 17 Gethin Jenkins Substituted in 49
PR 18 Aaron Jarvis Substituted in 58
LK 19 Jake Ball Substituted in 58
FL 20 Ross Moriarty Substituted in 16
SH 21 Gareth Davies Substituted in 63
FH 22 Rhys Priestland Substituted in 58
FB 23 Gareth Anscombe Substituted in 48
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
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FB 15 David Odiete
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Andrea Pratichetti Substituted off 35
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia
LW 11 Mattia Bellini Substituted off 33
FH 10 Tommaso Allan
SH 9 Guglielmo Palazzani Temporarily suspended from 18' to 28' 18 to 28 Substituted off 64
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c)
OF 7 Alessandro Zanni
BF 6 Francesco Minto Substituted off 58
RL 5 Valerio Bernabò Substituted off 46
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 46
HK 2 Davide Giazzon Substituted off 49
LP 1 Andrea Lovotti Substituted off 64
Replacements:
HK 16 Oliviero Fabiani Substituted in 49
PR 17 Matteo Zanusso Substituted in 64
PR 18 Dario Chistolini Substituted in 46
FL 19 Jacopo Sarto Substituted in 46
FL 20 Braam Steyn Substituted in 58
SH 21 Alberto Lucchese Substituted in 64
CE 22 Kelly Haimona Substituted in 35
FB 23 Luke McLean Substituted in 33
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
George North (Wales)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • Jacopo Sarto (Italy) made his international debut.
  • Wales' 53-point margin of victory was their biggest winning margin over Italy, surpassing the previous record of 41 set during last year's tournament.
  • This was Wales' biggest winning margin in a Six Nations match, surpassing the 48-point winning margin set against Scotland in 2014.

19 March 2016
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  35-25  Scotland
Try: Stander 27' c
Earls 30' m
Murray 47' c
Toner 68' c
Con: Sexton (3/4) 28', 49', 68'
Pen: Sexton (3/4) 5', 12', 17'
Report[48] Try: Hogg 19' c
Gray 55' c
Dunbar 77' m
Con: Laidlaw (2/3) 20', 55'
Pen: Laidlaw (2/2) 14', 40'
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Attendance: 51,700
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
FB 15 Simon Zebo
RW 14 Andrew Trimble Substituted off 78
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Temporarily suspended from 76' to 80' 76 to 80
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 78
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Tommy O'Donnell Substituted off 68
BF 6 CJ Stander
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan Substituted off 68
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 62
HK 2 Rory Best (c) Substituted off 67
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 67
Replacements:
HK 16 Richardt Strauss Substituted in 67
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 67
PR 18 Nathan White Substituted in 62
LK 19 Ultan Dillane Substituted in 68
FL 20 Rhys Ruddock Substituted in 68
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 78
FH 22 Ian Madigan
WG 23 Fergus McFadden Substituted in 78
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
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FB 15 Stuart Hogg
RW 14 Tommy Seymour
OC 13 Duncan Taylor
IC 12 Alex Dunbar Temporarily suspended from 67' to 77' 67 to 77
LW 11 Tim Visser Substituted off 68
FH 10 Duncan Weir Substituted off 62
SH 9 Greig Laidlaw (c)
N8 8 Ryan Wilson
OF 7 John Hardie Substituted off 52
BF 6 John Barclay Temporarily suspended from 24' to 34' 24 to 34
RL 5 Tim Swinson Substituted off 62
LL 4 Richie Gray
TP 3 WP Nel Substituted off 67
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 50
LP 1 Alasdair Dickinson Substituted off 66
Replacements:
HK 16 Stuart McInally Substituted in 50
PR 17 Rory Sutherland Substituted in 66
PR 18 Moray Low Substituted in 67
LK 19 Rob Harley Substituted in 62
FL 20 Josh Strauss Substituted in 52
SH 21 Henry Pyrgos
CE 22 Peter Horne Substituted in 62
WG 23 Sean Lamont Substituted in 68
Coach:
New Zealand Vern Cotter

Man of the Match:
Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:


19 March 2016
21:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  21-31  England
Pen: Machenaud (7/7) 2', 15', 28', 39', 43', 50', 58'
Report[49] Try: Care 11' c
Cole 19' c
Watson 55' m
Con: Farrell (2/3) 12', 20'
Pen: Farrell (4/5) 4', 44', 71', 77'
Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 78,750
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Wesley Fofana
OC 13 Gaël Fickou
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz Substituted off 69
LW 11 Virimi Vakatawa
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc Substituted off 13
SH 9 Maxime Machenaud Substituted off 75
N8 8 Loann Goujon Substituted off 69
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux Substituted off 79
BF 6 Damien Chouly
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted off 57
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 57
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) Substituted off 66
LP 1 Jefferson Poirot Substituted off 57 Substituted in 79
Replacements:
HK 16 Camille Chat Substituted in 66
PR 17 Uini Atonio Substituted in 57
PR 18 Xavier Chiocci Temporarily suspended from 76' to 80' 76 to 80 Substituted in 57
LK 19 Paul Jedrasiak Substituted in 57
FL 20 Wenceslas Lauret Substituted in 69
SH 21 Sébastien Bezy Substituted in 75
FH 22 Jules Plisson Substituted in 13
WG 23 Maxime Médard Substituted in 69
Coach:
France Guy Novès
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FB 15 Mike Brown
RW 14 Anthony Watson
OC 13 Jonathan Joseph
IC 12 Owen Farrell
LW 11 Jack Nowell
FH 10 George Ford
SH 9 Danny Care Substituted off 43
N8 8 Billy Vunipola
OF 7 James Haskell
BF 6 Chris Robshaw Substituted off 75
RL 5 George Kruis
LL 4 Maro Itoje
TP 3 Dan Cole
HK 2 Dylan Hartley (c) Substituted off 67
LP 1 Mako Vunipola Substituted off 40
Replacements:
HK 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie Substituted in 67
PR 17 Joe Marler Substituted in 40
PR 18 Kieran Brookes
LK 19 Joe Launchbury
FL 20 Jack Clifford Substituted in 75
SH 21 Ben Youngs Substituted in 43
CE 22 Manu Tuilagi
CE 23 Elliot Daly
Coach:
Australia Eddie Jones

Man of the Match:
Billy Vunipola (England)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Statistics

Broadcasting

In the United Kingdom, 2016 marked the first year that the tournament was broadcast across both the BBC and ITV, with the BBC broadcasting France, Scotland and Wales home matches and ITV screening England, Ireland and Italy home fixtures. In this first year of the split UK TV deal, the BBC covered eight matches from the tournament, and ITV the other seven. This arrangement will alternate every year for the remainder of the deal to 2021. S4C in Wales will also broadcast every Wales game in Welsh for the remainder of this contract.[50]

In France, all of the matches were broadcast on France 2, the traditional French channel for rugby.[51] In the Republic of Ireland, matches are being broadcast by RTÉ.[52] In Italy, all of the matches are being broadcast live on DMAX.

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