Sunday, 18 March 2012

Wales won Grand Slam

Wales winning Grand Slam photo: http://www.planetrugby.com
Six Nations 2012 tournament is now over. Wales became the champion, winning all games, and in the last one beating France 16:9. This is the third Grand Slam for this team in the last seven years. Young Welsh team was playing good rugby during the whole competition. Although they had a few injuries they managed to successfully replace missing players. Congratulations to Warren Gatland and his team as they proved their potential once again.

Second place went to England after they won with Ireland 30:9 in London. Stuart Lancaster's team won four out of five games and definetely can be happy with their performance. Good result will surely work to the coach's advantage, after he took over the team from Martin Johnson who resigned. Lancaster is one of the candidates to full-time job.

Wooden Spoon decider was played again between Italy and Scotland. This time it was Italians who were better winning 13:6 in Rome. It was seventh defeat in a row for the Scots.

Every year the Six Nations tournament stirs up many emotions. This year, we had a chance to watch very good, high level rugby. Now, the supporters can direct their attention to clubs competitions such as Aviva Premiership RaboPro12 or Heineken Cup.

Final table of Six Nations 2012:
1. Wales
2. England
3. Ireland
4. France
5. Italy
6. Scotland