Moon Rugby Union – Six Nations Round 1


Rugby Union

Six Nations

Lucky France get win


France were very fortunate to get the victory in Paris against Italy. In the first half Virimi Vakatawa and Damien Chouly got tries for France but Jules Plisson missed both conversions and Sergio Parisse’s try kept Italy in touch. Parisse’s break but Carlo Canna away to score and put Italy in an unlikely lead. Hugo Bonneval’s try put France one point behind and a monster penalty from Plisson from the half way line put France in front. In the final play Parisse was in perfect position for a winning drop goal, but put the ball horribly wide which handed new French coach Guy Noves his first win, although not deserved.

Eddie Jones gets off to a solid start


England made it eight wins in a row over Scotland as new England coach Eddie Jones got his first win at Murrayfield. England grabbed an early lead with a try from George Kruis converted by Owen Farrell. Two Greg Laidlaw penalties brought it back to 7-6 at the break and Ladilaw should have had Scotland ahead missing a drop goal just before half time. England put the pressure on in the second half with Jack Nowell getting a well worked try to extend England’s lead. Farell landed another penalty to make it 15-6, Laidlaw’s third penalty got Scotland within a converted try into the last 10 minutes butt hey never looked like getting a winning try and England win the Calcutta Cup yet again in a solid display.

All Square in Dublin arm wrestle


Both sides showcased outstanding defence in a game where the draw was a fair result in Dublin. Ireland’s CJ Stander and Wales’ Jamie Roverts were particularly outstanding in their defensive work. Ireland took a 13-0 lead with 2 Jonathan Sexton penalties and a converted try from Connor Murray who sniped through the Wales defence at close range. Wales fought back winning phase after phase and eventually getting a try through Taulupe Faletau, Rhys Presitland also kicked a penalty to make it 13-10 at the break. Defence dominated in the second half. Two more Priestland penalties gave Wales the lead for the first time but Ireland got a 40 meter chance after Wales failed to release the ball on the floor and Sexton made no mistake. Both sides tried to run from deep late on to try and win it but neither could work a position and the game ended in a draw meaning neither side can win the Grand Slam.

Six Nations B

Georgia thrash Germany to remain top

The Six Nations B is played over a two year period with each side playing home and away like in the Six Nations, but the title is played over 10 games over a two year period. Last Year Georgia went unbeaten winning five out of five and they continued their run beating Germany by 59-8 scoring nine tries. Romania remain in touch in 2nd place by beating Portugal 39-14 in Transylvania after trailing at half time. In the other game Russia achieved a narrow 22-20 victory over Spain after surviving a second half comeback from the Spanish after leading 22-7 at one stage.




Six Nations Round 1

France (10) 23 (Tries {3} Vakatawa, Chouley, Bonneval : Con {1} Plisson : Pens {2} Plisson 2) – Italy (8) 21 (Tries {2} Parisse, Canna : Con {1} Canna, Pens {2} Canna, Haimona : DG {1} Canna) – At The Stade De France, Paris

Scotland (6) 9 (Pens {3} Laidlaw 3) – England (7) 15 (Tries {2} Kruis, Nowell : Con {1} Farrell : Pens {1} Farrell) – At Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Ireland (13) 16 (Tries {1} Murray : Con {1} Sexton : Pens {3} Sexton 3) – Wales (10) 16 (Tries {1} Faletau : Con {1} Priestland : Pens {3} Priestland 3) – At The Aviva Stadiu, Dublin

Six Nations B – Round 6

Georgia (26) 59Germany (7) 7 –  At Tblisi, Georgia

Russia (14) 22Spain (7) 20 – At Sotchi, Russia

Romania (10) 39Portugal (14) 14 – At Cluj, Transylvania, Romania

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