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RBS 6 Nations round up
England claimed the Triple Crown on Saturday with a win over Wales. And with Scotland winning against France at Murrayfield on Sunday, England has guaranteed their overall victory, as they can’t be caught at the top of the RBS 6 Nations table.
Ireland 58–15 Italy
Ireland broke their own Six Nations try-scoring record by putting nine past Italy on Saturday. Trimble, Mcgrath, Stander and Heaslip all crossed the line in the first half for Ireland. The pressure didn’t stop there with the home side winning four more tries in the second half and guaranteeing the Wooden Spoon for Italy.
England 25–21 Wales
England will travel to Paris next weekend with the RBS 6 Nations already in the bag and with the first Grand Slam in sight since 2003. A well worked first half try from winger, Anthony Watson, and three penalties from Owen Farrell gave the home side a 16–0 lead at half-time.
A charge-down from Dan Biggar early on in the second half gave Wales hope. But it was too little too late and they lost 25–21. It was an outstanding performance from England’s 21-year-old second row, Maro Itoje, with crucial line out steals and turnovers throughout the game.
Scotland 29–18 France
Scotland ended their 10-year winless streak against France on Sunday and, in doing so, recorded back to back Six Nations victories, the first time a Scotland side has done so in three years. The hosts recovered from an early France try to lead18–12 at half time with outstanding tries from Stuart Hogg and Duncan Taylor. The second half was a similar story with Scotland getting the edge on France around the pitch; it was full back, Stuart Hogg, who crafted a well-executed pass to allow Tim Visser to score in the corner and put the hosts well out of reach of Les Bleus.