Sunday, March 20, 2005

Six Nations Rugby Round-Up IV

This weekend was the last round of play in this year's edition of the Six Nations Rugby Tournament and Ireland travelled to Wales, France travelled to Italy and Scotland travelled to England. When the dust had cleared from the playing field, Wales beat Ireland 32 to 20, France had their way with Italy, 56 to 13 and England dominated Scotland 43 to 22. The winner of the tournament was Wales who also won the Grand Slam (no losses) and the Triple Crown (best record against the other anglophone teams). France was next with 4 wins and 1 loss followed by Ireland (3 wins, 2 losses), England (2 wins, 3 losses), Scotland (1 win, 4 losses) and finally bringing up the rear and the winner of the "pretigious" Wooden Spoon, Italy (0 wins, 5 losses). A rather interesting result seeing how over the last few years, the "powers" in European rugby have been France, England and Ireland. It gives Italy something to hope for since joining the Six Nations, Italy has "won" the wooden spoon 3 of 5 years. Maybe they need to find a better coach?


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