Wales show military-like discipline as Ireland break Six Nations record in Round Two
2024/02/13

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The second round of the Six Nations provided fans with thrilling rugby matches, including England's close encounter with Wales and Scotland's near victory against France. Planet Rugby, in collaboration with Opta Analyst, has analyzed some intriguing statistics from round two of the prestigious tournament. In a historic turn of events, Wales held a lead of 14-5 at halftime, the first time they have been ahead in the Six Nations era. However, England staged an impressive comeback, resulting in their joint-largest overturn of a halftime deficit. Wales's performance was notable for the fact that they did not concede a penalty until the 42nd minute, a streak of 101 consecutive minutes without penalty. Welsh player, George North, also reached a significant milestone by becoming the fourth Welshman to play 50 Tests in the Six Nations. Additionally, the intense match between Scotland and France saw Duhan van der Merwe fail to beat a defender for the first time in 36 Tests, putting an end to his remarkable streak. Damian Penaud also failed to score on his 50th Test for France, which is only the fourth game since the start of 2023 that he has not crossed the try line. On the other hand, Louis Bielle-Biarrey continues to impress, scoring six tries in seven starts for Les Bleus. In another noteworthy performance, Ireland dominated Italy, securing their 17th home victory and setting a new record for the team. The win also marked their 10th Six Nations victory at home, making them the second team to achieve this feat after England. Ireland demonstrated their defensive prowess by keeping Italy scoreless in the 36-0 win, the seventh time Italy has failed to score in Six Nations history. Calvin Nash showcased his attacking skills by scoring in his first two Six Nations games, becoming the third Irishman to do so. Furthermore, hooker Dan Sheehan has scored five tries in his last three Six Nations games, becoming the first player in his position to score two tries in separate matches. Scotland has requested clarification from World Rugby regarding an "incorrect" TMO call in their match against France.

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