Sunday, 10 February 2013

2013 Six Nations - Week 2 Review

Here is my review of Week 2 in the 2013 RBS 6 Nations Championship.

Scotland 34-10 Italy:

Over confident Italy get pummelled as Scott's bounce back with record win 

After a woeful 11-match (almost 2 years) long wait, Scottish Rugby fans see their side win in the Six Nations 34-10 over Italy. With tries from Visser, Scott, Hogg and Lamont, Scotland claimed their biggest win since their 42-0 win over Romania in the 2007 Rugby World Cup. This result relieves the pressure off of interim coach Scott Johnson. The pick of the bunch was unquestionably when Stuart Hogg intercepted a pass which if completed would have certainly resulted in a try for the Azzuri, he then ran up the pitch and had the pace from 80 yards to score a try.

France 6-16 Wales:

France Slump to second defeat in a row as, Wales up North they go.

France go bottom of this years Six Nations as they are defeated by reining champions Wales in a freezing Parisian night at the Stade de France. A try-free match until George North's match winning converted try in the 71st minute and a  74th minute Halfpenny penalty really putting pressure on French coach Philippe Saint-Andere. This result leaves the French bottom of the Six Nations on as the French say nil points and the Welsh 2nd equal on as they say in Wales ddau bwynt.

Ireland 6-12 England:

England's Farrell makes Ireland pay for their mistakes and missed opportunities

England take the lead in this years Six Nations with a kicking master class from Owen Farrell. Four penalties from Owen Farrell despite a sin bin for James Haskell. During the sin bin, England extended their lead from 3-6 to 6-12. This was due to several mistakes by the Irish backs including dropped balls and Knock-ons. This result leaves Ireland 3rd before they travel to Murrayfield in two weeks time  after the English have a home tie to France.

Table

 TeamPWDLFAPTS
1England220050244
2Scotland210152482
3Wales210138362
4Ireland210136342
5Italy210133522
6France200224390
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