Wales, England and Ireland win in Six Nations 2019 Round 4

Home nations Wales, England and Ireland have won in Round 4 of the 2019 Six Nations championship. Wales are leading on points table with 16 points after round four. England and Ireland are following closely with 15 and 14 points. Scotland and France are trailing behind with 6 points each. Italy are on bottom with no win and points. Six Nations 2019 is one of the last major mean of preparations for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

Wales overcame Scotland scare in 2019 Six Nations match at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh to retain Doddie Weir Cup. Finn Russell opened scoring for Scotland with a penalty on 11′. Josh Adams hit a try for Wales on 13′ that Gareth Anscombe converted on 14′. Finn Russell smashed his second penalty on 21′. Gareth Anscombe smacked a penalty of his own on 24′. Jonathan Davies kicked a try on 30′. Darcy Graham revived Scottish hopes with a try on 58′. But they could not earn more points afterwards. Gareth Anscombe sealed victory for Welsh team with a penalty on 80′

Wales, England and Ireland are top Contenders for Six Nations 2019
Wales, England and Ireland are top Contenders for Six Nations 2019

England registered a heavy victory over Italy in Six Nations 2019 game at Twickenham Stadium in London. Italy bagged the wooden spoon for 4th consecutive and overall 14th year. Jamie George, Jonny May, Manu Tuilagi, Brad Shields, George Kruis and Dan Robson hit tries for the Red Roses. George Ford and Owen Farrell added conversions, while Farrell kicked a penalty as well. Tommaso Allan and Luca Morisi smacked tries for Italian side, with Allan also smashing two penalties.

Ireland overcame resurgent France in second half of the 2019 Six Nations clash at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Irish captain Rory Best, Jonathan Sexton, Jack Conan and Keith Earls were the try scorers. Jonathan Sexton added three conversions for Ireland. Yoann Huget and Camille Chat hit tries for French team while Baptiste Serin applied a conversion.

Scotland Vs Wales 11-18
9th March 2019 – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland
Scotland: 11
Try: Darcy Graham (58’)
Pen: Finn Russell (11’, 21’)
Wales: 18
Try: Josh Adams (13’), Jonathan Davies (30’)
Con: Gareth Anscombe (14’)
Pen: Gareth Anscombe (24’, 80’)

England Vs Italy 57-14
9th March 2019 – Twickenham Stadium, London
England: 57
Try: Jamie George (8’), Jonny May (15′), Manu Tuilagi (21’, 47′), Brad Shields (32’, 79′), George Kruis (64′), Dan Robson (68’)
Con: Owen Farrell (9′, 16′, 22′, 33’), George Ford (65′, 69′, 80′)
Pen: Owen Farrell (26′)
France: 14
Try: Tommaso Allan (12′), Luca Morisi (54’)
Pen: Tommaso Allan (14’, 56′)

Ireland Vs France 26-14
10 March 2019 – Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Ireland: 26
Try: Rory Best (3′), Jonathan Sexton (30’), Jack Conan (36’), Keith Earls (56’)
Con: Jonathan Sexton (4’, 31’, 58′)
France: 14
Try: Yoann Huget (77′), Camille Chat (80+1’)
Con: Baptiste Serin (77′, 80+4’)

England thrash France 44-8 in 2019 Six Nations

England have continued good run in Six Nations Championship 2019, with 44-8 victory against France on 10th February 2019 at Twickenham Stadium, London. England have won second match in a row in 2019 Six Nations. This is France’s second defeat with largest margin versus England, after their 37-0 loss in 1911. This is second biggest loss for France against any team in Six/Five Nations history since that drubbing. Six Nations Championship offers adequate training for Rugby World Cup 2019 to rugby union teams hailing from northern hemisphere.

England attacked on France right from the start of match. Jonny May opened scoring with a penalty on 2′. English captain Owen Farrell kicked a penalty on 7′. Morgan Parra opened account for France by nailing a penalty on 10′. Farrell smashed his second penalty on 13′. Jonny May booted his second try on 24′. Jonny May completed his hat-trick of penalties on 29′, that Owen Farrell converted on 31′. Damian Penaud registered second and final scoring shot for France with a try on 35′. Henry Slade knocked a try on 40′ that Farrell converted. England were way ahead with 30-8 against France on half time.

England overpowered France in Six Nations 2019
England overpowered France in Six Nations 2019

With a 22 point deficit, chances of revival were bleak for France. A penalty try on 49′ all but sealed the game for England. Owen Farrell hit a penalty on 55′ and did a subsequent conversion himself on 56′. Scoreline read 44-8 in favour of England and remained so till match finish time. France were so devastated that they could not manufacture another scoring shot. Game closed on 44-8 with England emerging as victorious team on the closing time.

England coach Eddie Jones stated: “We weren’t happy at half time; we felt we had gone off the boil a little so I was really pleased with the second half as we shut them out … left a few scoring opportunities out there but certainly our second half was better than our first. It is a difficult game, you get points in front, your natural tendency is to get seduced by the scoreboard and you start doing things you wouldn’t normally do but we kept to our discipline. That’s the way the game is going (the kicking). If teams defend like that (with a high line) then the space is there in the back field and we have the pace. I’m sure teams will start defending us differently and that will create space in other areas.”

France coach Jacques Brunel said: “It was obviously very disappointing, especially the first half. The kicking game created pressure that we were not able to overcome. The same things happened throughout the game. We found ourselves on the line without anyone in behind and we were punished.”

England Vs France 44-8
10th February 2019 – Twickenham Stadium, London
England: 44
Try: Jonny May (2′, 24′, 29′), Henry Slade (40′), Penalty Try (49′), Owen Farrell (55′)
Con: Owen Farrell (31′, 40′, 56′)
Pen: Owen Farrell (7′, 13′)
France: 8
Try: Morgan Parra (10′)
Pen: Damian Penaud (35′)