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Rugby Union Six Nations’ Tournament 2012: Winning Performances

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This year’s Rugby Union Six Nations’ Tournament started on 4 February 2012.

The official website for the tournament is provided by RBS. The site provides detailed match data and video highlights.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) rankings (30 January 2012) of the teams (France, England, Ireland,Wales, Scotland, Italy) in the Tournament  were:

Fifteen games have been played in the 2012 Tournament.

Home Advantage

There have been eight home wins, six away wins and one draw.

Away Wins

England v Scotland, Wales v Ireland, England v Italy, Wales v England, France v Scotland, England v France. (Away team winner in bold.)

Draw

France v Ireland

Performance Against IRB Ranking

The higher IRB ranked team has won nine games out of the fifteen games played.

Exceptions

Wales (IRB ranking 8) defeated Ireland (IRB Ranking 6).

Wales (IRB ranking 8) defeated England (IRB Ranking 5).

France (IRB Ranking 3) drew with Ireland (IRB Ranking 6)

England (IRB Ranking 5) defeated France (IRB Ranking 3)

Wales (IRB Ranking 8) defeated France (IRB Ranking 3)

Italy (IRB ranking 12 ) defeated Scotland (IRB Ranking 10)

Scoring the First Converted Try

The team scoring the first converted try has won 11 games out of the 15 games played.

Exceptions

Ireland scored the first converted try and lost v Wales. Italy scored the first converted try and lost v England. Scotland scored the first converted try and lost v France. Ireland scored the first converted try and drew with France.

Try Scoring

The team scoring more tries has won 12 out of the 15 games played.

Exceptions

Italy scored two tries to England’s one and lost.

Scotland and France scored two tries each in their game.

Ireland scored two tries to France’s one and drew.

Converted Tries

The teams scoring more converted tries has won 11 out of 15 games played.

Exceptions

Wales converted 1 of 3 tries against Ireland (1 conversion out of 2 tries).

England converted the 1 try they scored against Italy (1 conversion out of 2 tries).

Scotland and France scored two converted tries each in their game.

Ireland scored two converted tries against France and drew.

Discipline

Round 1

France (7 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded) defeated Italy (6 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

England (9 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded) defeated Scotland (9 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

Wales (7 penalties and 1 free kick conceded) defeated Ireland (6 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

Round 2

England (9 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded) defeated Italy (10 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

Wales (13 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded) defeated Scotland (9 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

France (4 penalties and 1 free kick conceded) drew with Ireland (11 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded)

Round 3

Wales (12 penalties and 1 free kick conceded) defeated England (13 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

Ireland (11 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded) defeated Italy (12 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

France (5 penalties and 3 free kicks conceded) defeated Scotland (10 penalties and 3 free kicks conceded).

Round 4

Wales (13 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded) defeated Italy (12 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

Ireland (14 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded) defeated Scotland (11 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded).

England (11 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded) defeated France (4 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

Round 5

England (6 penalties and 1 free kick conceded) defeated Ireland (12 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded).

Italy (9 penalties and 3 free kicks conceded) defeated Scotland (13 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

Wales (10 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded) defeated France (13 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

Winning Performances

In the 2012 Tournament:

The higher IRB ranked team scores the first converted try, is leading at half time and wins (France v Italy, Ireland v Italy, Ireland v Scotland).

The higher IRB ranked team does not score the first converted try is drawing at half time, and wins (France v Scotland).

The higher IRB ranked team is leading at half time, no tries scored, scores the first converted try of the second half and wins (Wales v Italy, England v Ireland).

The higher IRB ranked team is drawing at half time, no tries scored, concedes the only converted try of the second half and loses (Scotland v Italy).

The higher IRB ranked team is drawing at half time, no tries scored, scores the first converted try of the second half and wins (Wales v Scotland).

The higher IRB ranked team scores the first converted try, is leading at half time and loses (Ireland v Wales).

The higher IRB ranked team is leading at half time, no tries scored, conceded the only converted try of the game in the second half and loses (England v Wales).

The higher IRB ranked team is losing at half time, no tries are scored in the first half, scores the first (and only) converted try of the second half and wins (England v Scotland).

The higher ranked IRB team is losing at half time (the lower ranked team scores the only converted try of the game in the first half) and loses (France v Wales).

The higher ranked IRB team is losing at half time (the lower ranked team scores two converted tries in the first half) and draws (France v Ireland).

The higher ranked IRB team is losing at half time (the lower ranked team scores two tries (one converted) in the first half) and wins (England v Italy).

Coming From Behind To Win

In the 2012 Tournament teams have overcome these deficits to win:

10 France v Scotland (Round 3)

9 England v Italy (Round 2)

8 Wales v Ireland (Round 1)

6 Wales v England (Round 3)

6 Ireland v Scotland (Round 4)

3 England v Scotland (Round 1), Ireland v Italy (Round 3)

To draw

11 France v Ireland (Round 2)

Photo Credits

Italia v Scozia

O’Gara Try

Author: Keith Lyons

Clyde Street has been my WordPress blog since June 2008. I write about learning, teaching and performing.

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