The Rugby Union Six Nations’ Championship starts in Europe today.
I have monitored winning performances in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. I am looking forward to the 2013 games.
The official website for the tournament is provided by RBS. The site provides detailed match data and video highlights.
The International Rugby Board (IRB) rankings (28 January 2013) of the teams (France, England, Ireland,Wales, Scotland, Italy) in the Tournament were:
Data from 2012
Fifteen games were played in the 2012 Tournament.
There were eight home wins, six away wins and one draw.
Performance Against IRB Ranking
The higher IRB ranked team won nine games out of the fifteen games played.
Scoring the First Converted Try
The team scoring more tries won 12 out of the 15 games played.
The teams scoring more converted tries won 11 out of 15 games played.
Coming From Behind To Win
In the 2012 Tournament, there were seven occasions when teams overcame deficits to win. One team (France) overcame an eleven point deficit to draw against Ireland (in Round Two).