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Six Nations Championship team guide 2016

Ireland begin their campaign for a third successive Six Nations title against Wales in Dublin – no team has retained the trophy more than twice since France claimed four titles in a row from 1986-89

WALES

IRELAND

IRB rank 4

IRB rank 6

Coach

Coach

Warren Gatland

Joe Schmidt

NZL

NZL

Captain

Captain

Sam Warburton

Rory Best

2015 results

2015 results

W

L

W

L

Six Nations record

Six Nations record

Slams:

11

Slams:

2

Titles:

W242-L189-D25

26

Titles:

W195-L238-D25

13

2015:

3rd

2014:

3rd

2013:

1st

2015:

1st

2014:

1st

2013:

5th

FRANCE

ENGLAND

IRB rank 7

IRB rank 8

Coach

Coach

Guy Noves

Eddie Jones

AUS

Captain

Captain

Guilhem Guirado

Dylan Hartley

2015 results

2015 results

W

L

W

L

Six Nations record

Six Nations record

Slams:

9

Titles:

W185-L155-D19

17

Slams:

12

Titles:

W247-L172-D39

26

2015:

4th

2014:

4th

2013:

6th

2015:

2nd

2014:

2nd

2013:

2nd

ITALY

SCOTLAND

IRB rank 12

IRB rank 9

Coach

Coach

Jacques Brunel

Vern Cotter

NZL

FRA

Captain

Captain

Sergio Parisse

Greig Laidlaw

2015 results

2015 results

W

L

W

L

Six Nations record

Six Nations record

Slams:

0

Slams:

3

Titles:

W12-L67-D1

0

Titles:

W188-L248-D23

14

2015:

6th

2014:

5th

2013:

3rd

2015:

5th

2014:

6th

2013:

4th

New coaches Guy Noves and

COACHES:

Eddie Jones take charge of first matches for

France and England respectively after both

teams suffered early Rugby World Cup exits

Gatland

Schmidt

Novès

Jones

Cotter

Brunel

George

Ford

Ireland retained title

on points difference

last year, after tying

with England and

Wales on 8 points

England

Top scorer in

2015 tournament

with 75 points

RIVAL NATIONS:

All-time head-to-head records*

Win

Loss

Draw

France

Ireland

Italy

Scotland

Wales

England

55

39

7

75

47

8

21

0

0

73

42

18

58

57

12

Wales

47

43

3

67

50

6

20

2

1

69

48

3

Scotland

34

52

3

66

60

5

17

8

0

*Win/loss/draw reads horizontally,

e.g. England have 55 wins v France

Italy

3

34

0

4

21

0

Pictures: Getty Images

Ireland

32

56

7

Sources: IRB, Scrum.com

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Six Nations Championship team guide 2016

Ireland begin their campaign for a third successive Six Nations title against Wales in Dublin – no team has retained the trophy more than twice since France claimed four titles in a row from 1986-89

WALES

IRB rank 4

Coach:

Warren Gatland

NZL

Captain:

Sam Warburton

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Grand Slams:

11

Titles:

W242-L189-D25

26

2015:

3rd

2014:

3rd

2013:

1st

IRELAND

IRB rank 6

Coach:

Joe Schmidt

NZL

Captain:

Rory Best

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Grand Slams:

2

Titles:

W195-L238-D25

13

2015:

1st

2014:

1st

2013:

5th

FRANCE

IRB rank 7

Coach:

Guy Noves

Captain:

Guilhem Guirado

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Grand Slams:

9

Titles:

W185-L155-D19

17

2015:

4th

2014:

4th

2013:

6th

New coaches Guy Noves and Eddie Jones

COACHES:

take charge of first matches for France and England

respectively after both teams suffered

early Rugby World Cup exits

Gatland

Schmidt

Novès

Jones

Cotter

Brunel

Ireland retained title

on points difference

last year, after

tying with

England

and Wales

on 8 points

George

Ford

England

ENGLAND

IRB rank 8

Coach:

Eddie Jones

AUS

Captain:

Dylan Hartley

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Grand Slams:

12

Titles:

W247-L172-D39

26

2015:

2nd

2014:

2nd

2013:

2nd

SCOTLAND

IRB rank 9

Coach:

Vern Cotter

NZL

Captain:

Greig Laidlaw

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Grand Slams:

3

Titles:

W188-L248-D23

14

2015:

6th

2014:

5th

2013:

3rd

ITALY

IRB rank 12

Coach:

Jacques Brunel

FRA

Captain:

Sergio Parisse

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Grand Slams:

0

Titles:

W12-L67-D1

0

2015:

5th

2014:

6th

2013:

4th

Sources: IRB, Scrum.com

Pictures: Getty Images

© GRAPHIC NEWS

Six Nations Championship team guide 2016

Ireland begin their campaign for a third successive Six Nations title against Wales in Dublin – no team has retained the trophy more than twice since France claimed four titles in a row from 1986-89

WALES

IRB rank 4

Coach

Warren Gatland

NZL

Captain

Sam Warburton

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Slams:

11

Titles:

W242-L189-D25

26

2015:

3rd

2014:

3rd

2013:

1st

IRELAND

IRB rank 6

Coach

Joe Schmidt

NZL

Captain

Rory Best

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Slams:

2

Titles:

W195-L238-D25

13

2015:

1st

2014:

1st

2013:

5th

FRANCE

IRB rank 7

Coach

Guy Noves

Captain

Guilhem Guirado

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Slams:

9

Titles:

W185-L155-D19

17

2015:

4th

2014:

4th

2013:

6th

Guy Noves and

COACHES:

Eddie Jones take charge of first

matches for France and England

respectively after both teams

suffered early World Cup exits

Gatland

Schmidt

Novès

Jones

Cotter

Brunel

Ireland retained title

on points difference

last year, after tying

with England and

Wales on 8 points

George Ford

England

Top scorer

in 2015

tournament

with 75 points

ENGLAND

IRB rank 8

Coach

Eddie Jones

AUS

Captain

Dylan Hartley

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Slams:

12

Titles:

W247-L172-D39

26

2015:

2nd

2014:

2nd

2013:

2nd

SCOTLAND

IRB rank 9

Coach

Vern Cotter

NZL

Captain

Greig Laidlaw

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Slams:

3

Titles:

W188-L248-D23

14

2015:

6th

2014:

5th

2013:

3rd

ITALY

IRB rank 12

Coach

Jacques Brunel

FRA

Captain

Sergio Parisse

2015 results

W

L

Six Nations record

Slams:

0

Titles:

W12-L67-D1

0

2015:

5th

2014:

6th

2013:

4th

Sources: IRB, Scrum.com

Picture: Getty Images

© GRAPHIC NEWS

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February 6-March 19, 2016 -- The Six Nations Championship, the northern hemisphere’s premier rugby union tournament, gets underway. Ireland begin their campaign for a third successive Six Nations title against Wales in Dublin -- no team has retained the trophy more than twice since France claimed four titles in a row from 1986-89.


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