2013 Rugby Union Six Nations’ Championship

2344472875_fdb0522e36_bIntroduction

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:

2013 Ranking

Data from 2012

Fifteen games were played in the 2012 Tournament.

Home Advantage

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 the first converted try won 11 games out of the 15 games played.

Try Scoring

The team scoring more tries won 12 out of the 15 games played.

Converted Tries

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).

Photo Credit

6 Nations Rugby – England v Ireland – 2008 (Bixentro, CC BY 2.0)

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