World News – UA – Six Nations ‘Super Saturday’ looks back at the last hectic day of the 2015 championship


Three teams enter the fifth round of the delayed 2020 Championship with realistic hopes of winning the title, echoing the storyline that produced the biggest final day in Six Nations history

They aren’t much more entertaining than the last day of the 2015 Six Nations Championship Three teams, three games and a trophy at stake produced six hours of gripping and defying logic that ended in a historic day with Ireland claiming the booty

Ireland, England and France start final day of 2020 Six Nations Championship delayed with points on agenda – points make prizes after all Five years ago, one last day record saw 221 points scored via 27 tries, 22 conversions and 13 penalty goals There have never been more points recorded in a single round of the Five or Six Nations, let alone on the same day

Wales set the bar with a 61-20 victory over Italy, with a huge draw of 47 points in the second half taking pole position for the title At a time before bonus points, the ‘Ireland knew they needed 21 point margin of victory over Scotland to pass Welshman They clocked a time of 30 thanks to a 40-10 win at Murrayfield, their biggest away win at the time

England knew what they had to do: beat France by 26 points to win the title.The problem was that they hadn’t achieved that goal in the Six Nations since 2001, and few thought really they would that night They never made it in the end, with France catching them on several occasions, just as Stuart Lancaster’s side might start to think about doing the impossible, but the journey to eventual disappointment was a mountain of emotions. Twelve tries were scored in the lone game as England recorded their best score over France and Les Bleus retaliated with their biggest score at Twickenham in a 55-35 thriller

A lot is expected from this Saturday’s final, but the action certainly can’t match 2015. In the context of a World Cup year, there was a lot more riding on the Six Nations that year only in this post-World Cup edition, where the coronavirus practically eradicated the first four laps from our memory

The only reason he could do this is the exact same factor that was in play five years ago: the points difference

If Ireland can go to France and record a bonus point victory, it becomes a very simple equation as they will reclaim the Six Nations crown that they gave up last year However, they only scored only once four tries in Paris since the turn of the century, and the odds of doing so against a French side who turned Wales upside down last weekend and beat England so convincingly at the start of the championship seem unlikely

But if they do manage to secure a win, the calculators come out Last week’s 50-17 victory over Italy gave Ireland a 23 point advantage over England in points difference , which means England will need to record a bonus point win on the basement side and make sure their margin of victory is categorical

Scoring four tries against Italy shouldn’t be the most difficult task, given that Italy are averaging five tries per game this year, and with a streak of 26 consecutive Six Nations games without a win, the chances of a thwarted victory on Saturday are slim

England’s best hope lies in France’s victory as they are two points away from Fabien Galthie’s side ahead of the final tournament It seems unthinkable that England would record a margin thinner than France can achieve against Ireland, which would see Jones claim his third Six Nations crown in five attempts – the best comeback of any permanent England coach

But the point is whoever wins the title will have to score a lot of points this weekend Six Nations organizers made the decision to win the trophy in Paris with Ireland in the box, but the bookies have installed England as 1/3 favorite over the Irish at 3/1, France underdogs at 12/1 Will it be a mistake? Only points will decide this weekend

The final day of the Six Nations is set to deliver an exciting finish to the delayed championship

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