Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Six Nations - round 3

Six Nations is very interesting this year. After beating France at Twickenham 23:13, England is the only undefeated team in the tournament. The English led by a superb captain Chris Robshaw, took their chances better than their rivals. They showed great composure and made very efficient subs from the bench. Manu Tuilagi deserves a special mention as he injured his ear in the first minutes of the game. Young player refused to leave the pitch and decided to finish the game. He was one of the best players! He needed 19 stitches after the final whistle, though. 
It was the third straight loss for the French. They are at the bottom of the table and their poor performance is a surprise for rugby fans as well as the experts. It’s even more interesting considering the fact that France didn’t win the wooden spoon since 1957. This time, however, the team seems to be in the crisis so everything can happen.

Wales is currently on the second place, after the win over Italy 26:9 and still has a chance to defend the title. Leigh Halfpenny had another great game. He kept the scoreboard ticking by kicking penalties and caused a lot of problems to the rivals’ defense. Italy definetely lacked the leadership of Sergio Parrise. 

Scotland beat strong Irish team in Edinburgh 12:8. It was a surprising win as the visitors’ statistics were much better. They had more possession and territory. Ambitious Scots managed to steal the victory and still have a chance to win the whole Tournament.

Below is the current table: