On the 11TH of March 2017, England sealed the deal on retaining their RBS 6 national rugby championship after beating Scotland 61 to 21 making this their second RBS 6 national win in a row. With one game to spare they could be on their way to making history should they win their remaining game by being the first team to win 2 consecutive national tittles unbeaten. The team has also equaled New Zealand’s 18 matches winning run.
The RBS 6 national Rugby game
which is an annual international championship that involves six European sides, was this year held from the 4th of February and is scheduled to end on the 18th of March. The six participants are England, France, Wales, Scotland, Italy and Ireland. England dominated the championship from their first game against France winning 19 to 16 making it their 15th consecutive win beating their own record at the time.
They went on to win their match against Wales 21 to 16 making it their 16th consecutive win. Their 36 to 15 win against Italy proved that they were going for nothing but the cup and with just one more game to equal New Zealand’s 18 matches winning streak they didn’t take their chances with their game against Scotland, beating them with a whooping 40 points margin securing the championship as well as the shared record with New Zealand. The game had a total of 7 tries including one from Jonathan Joseph who was operating on one leg after an injury. We can’t wait to see him in action during the finale when he will be fully recovered.The great results by the England team are thanks to their coach Eddie Jones who despite the critic’s warning completely changed up the team’s setup. He took bold chances that could have gone either way and hence the amazing results. England’s player Owen Farrell is also currently the second best scorer with 54 points coming after Camille Lopez of France with 57 points.
With the championship in the bag, the team will be headed to Aviva stadium on the 18th of March to play Ireland with the aim of making history and if the previous games are anything to go by history will indeed be made. Winning the game will mean a lot to the England team as they will not only make history as the first team to win consecutive RBS championship unbeaten but could also beat New Zeeland’s long standing 18 matches win.
With other matches scheduled on the 18th all eyes will be on the England Ireland match as there is a lot riding on it.