Wales Wales trounced England by a score of 30–3, their largest ever victory against England. Wales led England 9-3 at halftime, thanks to three penalties from fullback Leigh Halfpenny and one from England's Owen Farrell. The win gave Wales qualification into next year's World Cup in Japan.
England England suffered their second consecutive loss to Wales, this time by a score of 15–6. The match was tied 3-3 at halftime before Wales outscored England 12-3 in the second half. Fullback Leigh Halfpenny scored four times for Wales while flyhalf George North had two tries and a conversion score. For England, captain Chris Robshaw had two tries with a conversion score and a penalty goal.
France France beat Scotland 26-13 in the last game of the tournament. With the win, France qualified for the World Cup while Scotland fell to 0-4 all time vs. France. In the first half, both countries were held scoreless as partie de joué. But after the break, France took control as center Mathieu Bastareaud scored twice while fullback Benjamin Fall is credited with the other try. For Scotland, lock Adam Thomson scored two times.
Final Standings: Wales +41 points, England +36 points, France +33 points, Scotland +26 points.
Wales won the championship for the second season in a row, a record twenty-first outright victory. They had previously shared the championship nine times. By defeating Scotland, Ireland, and England, they also won the Triple Crown for the fourth consecutive season, bringing their total to sixteen. France finished in third place.
The Welsh team was captained by John Dawes who was responsible for introducing a number of changes to his squad during the season. His experience and knowledge of his players proved vital as Wales went into the closing stages of the campaign with a chance of beating England at Twickenham. However, despite taking an early lead through Phil Bennett, Wales failed to score again and lost 16-15. This remains their only defeat of the 1978/79 season.
In conclusion, Wales won the championship for the second consecutive year and eighth time overall. They also completed a unique quadruple (winning all five matches against each opponent) and became the first country to do so since 1974 when Australia did so. The table below shows the final standings.
Wales claimed the Grand Slam for the second time in four years. England finished second in the table after defeating France by more over three points, their greatest Six Nations finish since 2003. Wales allowed just two tries throughout the competition, the tightest defense in Six Nations history. However, it was their inability to score enough points against quality opposition that cost them the title.
England began their campaign with a victory over Scotland at Hampden Park. The match ended in a draw after both teams were held back by rain showers. In their next game, England defeated France at Twickenham Stadium. This was followed by a match against Ireland at Lansdowne Road. Despite leading 13-3 at one stage in the first half, England lost through some poor goal-kicking from John Hayes and then missed opportunities later on when they had scoring chances. In the final round of games, England played Wales at Stade de France. It was an intense match with both sides fighting hard until the end but Wales won 19-13 thanks to some great individual performances from Scott Williams and Gavin Henson as well as some terrible mistakes by England's defense.
At the end of the tournament, England finished second behind Wales who claimed their second consecutive Grand Slam. They are the first team to do so since France in 1998 and 1999.
The 2008 Championship was also the last one to be decided over five matches instead of six.
Martyn Williams (2005), Shane Williams (2008), Dan Lydiate (2012), Leigh Halfpenny (2013), and Alun Wyn Jones (2019) have all received the award. Mike Brown of England (2014) and Andrea Masi of Italy (2011) have also been voted the Championship's top players.
The Six Nations has become the most popular tournament in rugby union, both in Britain and around the world. It is played annually between six European nations—England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales—and is the only worldwide event that each nation's national team plays every year. The championship was founded by Sir John Anderson, who was president of the IRB from 1905 to 1906, and initially consisted of just England and Wales. In 1908, France joined the league, followed by Ireland in 1949. Italy made its debut in 2017, and Scotland will join them for the 2019 season after being awarded independence from England, Scotland, and Wales on 1 May 2014.
The Six Nations starts on about 5 January and ends on about 2 March. The winner of the championship is decided based on how many points they earn during the course of the season. If a match is tied at the end of normal time, then there is a 10-minute period of extra time, followed by another 10-minute period if the scores still remain tied.
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Recent events Wales established themselves on the Six Nations scene with back-to-back victories in 2012 and 2013. While they had previously won the event in 2005 and 2008, their victory in 2012 was really historic. It was the first time that any team other than England or Ireland had won the title since 2006 when France beat Scotland.
Wales' victory also meant that they became only the second country after France to win the title three times (2005, 2008 and 2012). The last time that England wasn't victorious was in 2001 when France took out the title.
Welsh rugby fans should be proud of their national side. They have been successful on the international stage, producing several high-profile players including former Wales captain Sam Warburton and current coach Joe Schmidt. In addition, there are currently four Welsh teams playing in the Premiership - the most of any country other than England - and two more in the Pro D2 league. There are also six Welsh clubs playing in the English Championship.
Wales has been a member of the Six Nations Conference since 1995 but it wasn't until 1997 that they played their first official game against Italy at Stade de France in Paris. The Italians won that match 23-13 but it was enough for Wales to claim their first victory in the tournament.