Six Nations 2013 - End of Week 3

The Italy-Wales game went much as I expected, a Welsh win. It was a fairly tight affair for much of the first half, but then Wales started to pull away.

Team P W D L F A PTS
1 England 2 2 0 0 50 24 4
2 Wales 3 2 0 1 64 45 4
3 Scotland 2 1 0 1 52 48 2
4 Ireland 2 1 0 1 36 34 2
5 Italy 3 1 0 2 42 78 2
6 France 2 0 0 2 24 39 0
Table Built : 2013, February 23 (Saturday) at 17:02pm GMT

Then it was on to the real business of the weekend, England vs. France. After losing their first two games, France came from the hiatus with a determination to do well, as I thought they might. There was a great effort for a French try from Fofana, shaking off several England players, and the French went into half time a point up on England, 9-10.

The second half was scrappy, at one point I thought that England were 'flocking' a little bit, though they held onto the ball at this point. Tuilagi got across the line, that was nerve-wracking, as the camera shot made it look as if he'd be caught.

With time to spare, there was a try in hand, and another penalty took England 10 points ahead at 23-13. Phew!

The shots in the locker-room of a dejected France told the whole tail, three losses from three in the six nations.... though I can't help thinking that the locker-room cam is a little... pervy. I hope it's obvious to them, and they can easily disable it!

Next up for England is Italy. This one should be more straightforward - and England vs. Wales should decide the grand slam. It's Scotland vs Ireland tomorrow.

Team P W D L F A PTS
1 England 3 3 0 0 73 37 6
2 Wales 3 2 0 1 64 45 4
3 Scotland 2 1 0 1 52 48 2
4 Ireland 2 1 0 1 36 34 2
5 Italy 3 1 0 2 42 78 2
6 France 3 0 0 3 37 62 0
Table Built : 2013, February 23 (Saturday) at 19:02pm GMT

Update: The Ireland/Scotland game was a close run affair, with Scotland up against it for much of the game, but nonetheless, they ground out a 12-8 win, somehow.

Team P W D L F A PTS
1 England 3 3 0 0 73 37 6
2 Wales 3 2 0 1 64 45 4
3 Scotland 3 2 0 1 64 56 4
4 Ireland 3 1 0 2 44 46 2
5 Italy 3 1 0 2 42 78 2
6 France 3 0 0 3 37 62 0
Table Built : 2013, February 24 (Sunday) at 15:02pm GMT