Rugby Union Six Nations' Tournament 2011: Winning Performances

This year’s Rugby Union Six Nations’ Tournament started on 5 February 2011 and was completed on 19 March 2011. 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 (31 January 2011) of the teams (England, Ireland, France, Scotland, Wales, Italy) in the Tournament  were:

Fifteen games were played in the 2011 Tournament.

Home Advantage

There were nine home wins and six away wins.

Performance Against IRB Ranking

The higher IRB ranked team won ten games and lost five games.

Exceptions

Scotland (7) lost to Wales (9)

Ireland (5) lost to France (6)

France (6) lost to Italy (12)

Ireland (5) lost to Wales (9)

England (4) lost to Ireland (5)

The lower IRB ranked team won five games and lost ten games.

Wales (9) defeated Scotland (7)

France (6) defeated Ireland (5)

Italy (12) defeated France (6)

Wales (9) defeated Ireland (5)

Ireland (5) defeated England (4)

Scoring the First Converted Try

The team scoring the first converted try won eleven games out of fifteen games played. Ireland scored the first converted try in their game against Italy in the second half (no tries were scored in the first half). England scored the first converted try in their game against Scotland in the second half (no tries were scored in the first half). England scored the only try of the game against France in the second half. It was not converted. France scored the first try against Italy. It was not converted.

Exceptions

Ireland scored the first converted try against France and lost.

England did not convert the only try of the game against France.

France scored the first try against Italy and lost.

Ireland scored the first converted try against Wales and lost.

Try Scoring

The team scoring more tries won nine out of the fifteen games played. Ireland and Italy scored one try each (Round 1). Ireland scored more tries than France and lost (Round 2). Wales and Italy scored two tries each (Round 3). France scored more tries than Italy and lost (Round 4). Wales and Ireland scored one try each (Round 4). England and Scotland scored one try each (Round 4).

Converted Tries

The teams scoring more converted tries won ten out of fifteen games.

Exceptions

Ireland scored two converted tries against France (one converted try) but lost the game.

No converted try scored in the England v France game.

All teams scored one converted try each in Round 4.

Discipline

Round 1

England (9 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded) defeated Wales (9 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded).

Ireland (13 penalties and 3 free kicks conceded) defeated Italy (5 penalties and 5 free kicks conceded).

France (7 penalties and 1 free kick conceded) defeated Scotland (9 penalties and 3 free kicks conceded).

Round 2

England (18 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded) defeated Italy (14 penalties and 1 free kick conceded).

Wales (12 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded) defeated Scotland (9 penalties and 3 free kicks conceded).

France (8 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded) defeated Ireland (9 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded).

Round 3

England (7 penalties and 1 free kick conceded) defeated France (8 penalties and 5 free kicks conceded).

Wales (15 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded) defeated Italy (5 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded).

Ireland (12 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded) defeated Scotland (4 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded).

Round 4

Italy (8 penalties and 1 free kick conceded) defeated France (11 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded).

Wales (10 penalties and 1 free kick conceded) defeated Irealnd (8 penalties and 3 free kicks conceded).

England (9 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded) defeated Scotland (10 penalties and 3 free kicks conceded).

Round 5

Scotland (14 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded)  defeated Italy (9 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded).

Ireland (6 penalties and 2 free kicks conceded) defeated England (9 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded).

France (12 penalties and 1 free kick conceded) defeated Wales (13 penalties and 0 free kicks conceded).

Winning Performances

In this Tournament:

The higher IRB ranked team scores the first converted try is leading at half time and wins (England v Wales, France v Scotland, England v Italy, Wales v Italy, Ireland v Scotland).

The higher IRB ranked team scores the first converted try is leading at half time and loses (Ireland v France, Ireland v Wales).

The higher IRB ranked team scores the first try is leading at half time and wins (France v Wales).

The higher IRB ranked team scores the first try is leading at half time and loses (France v Italy).

There are no tries in the first half, a higher IRB ranked team scores the first converted try and wins (Ireland v Italy).

There are no tries in the first half, a higher IRB ranked team scores the first try and wins (England v France, England v Scotland).

The lower IRB ranked team scores the first converted try is leading at half time and wins (Wales v Scotland).

The lower IRB ranked team scores the first try, is leading at half time and wins (Ireland v England).

The lower IRB ranked team scores the first try, is leading at half time and loses (Italy v Scotland).

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