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Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Six Nations 2013 Highlights Montage

As we head towards another jampacked international season that includes a Lions tour amongst other things, here's our fast-paced take on some of the most memorable moments from the 2013 Six Nations Championship. We've also got some stats for you. 

Despite early predictions, Wales surprised everyone as they came from behind to find their feet, culminating with a thrilling victory over England in Cardiff. While they weren't able to repeat their Grand Slam feats of a year ago, they showed that when it comes together, they're a serious force.

As Scotland head coach Scott Johnson said, "Statistics are a bit like a bikini - it shows a lot but not the whole thing." With that in mind, here are some random stats from the tournament.

Points - Top points scorer, and most people's pick for Lions fullback, Leigh Halfpenny. He scored 74 points in the five matches he played, averaging a very handy 14.8 per match.

Age -The Youngest Player in the tournament was up-and-coming French star Gael Fickou, who made his debut at just 18-years-old. Stuart Hogg, another solid performer, is still just 20, while George North, believe it or not, was also only 20 at the start of the tournament.

Tries - As games seem to be more evenly matched now than in the past, try-scoring has been on a steady decline. A total of 37 tries were scored, the lowest in 18 years. In the opening round of this year 16 tries were scored, but the last three rounds combined amounted to less than that.

Wales scored the most tries in the tournament with 9, wing Alex Cuthbert scoring 4 of them. Scotland, who in the past have struggled to cross the whitewash, scored the second highest with 7 tries. They also conceded the most tries though, 9.

France, while winning just one game, scored the third highest number of tries, crossing 6 times. 

Discipline - Despite struggling, France were actually the most disciplined side in terms of cards, as they didn't have a player sinbinned the entire tournament. Ireland had the most sent to the sideline, as they received 5 yellow cards. There we no red cards dished out in any of the matches though.

You can view a comprehensive tournament stats analysis by the IRB here.

Enjoy the video, and you can share your thoughts on the stats as a comment below

Time: 2:32
Thanks again to Tim Freudenthal for the great work

Posted at 2:42 pm | 16 comments

The Rugby Championship 2012 Highlights montage

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Ithilsul April 25, 2013 7:51 pm

Nice montage, but too bad the video is so "blurred". Too much video compression?

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beerholder April 25, 2013 8:49 pm

The transitions were too fast and a bit too much. My head hurts

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Jack April 25, 2013 10:10 pm

Really? England finish second, yet not a single one of their tries are shown?

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IntemperateYank April 26, 2013 2:54 am

Did England score any tries?

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matt April 26, 2013 12:10 pm

I was going to say it is quite telling how we had almost nothing to contribute to that video

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Mish April 26, 2013 1:15 am

Highlights of the 6nations which does not include one second of Stuart Hogg with ball in hand?

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Tom April 26, 2013 1:25 am

try finding one of the 5 English trys that would be considered a highlight and send it in then!

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dave April 27, 2013 11:24 pm

yes because geoff parling's try against scotland was a very crappy team try
and the way billy twelvetrees tricked scotland's defence with the line he ran could easily be replicated by a 5 year old girl
you obviously have your head up your ass

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Dimitri April 26, 2013 1:46 pm

France had some pretty amazing plays. They have amazing players, just didn't manage to play as a collective

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sam April 26, 2013 5:37 pm

anyone know the name of the song?

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Jules April 28, 2013 6:01 pm

Prodigy - Vodoo People (not original version though)

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WithoutRemorse April 26, 2013 9:48 pm

England biggest highlights in this clip were Tualagi bobbling the ball and Toby Flood getting held up on the line..... completely unbiased vid for sure.

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poccio April 26, 2013 10:16 pm

nice vid but this one is better imo http://vimeo.com/62998227

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Canadian content April 27, 2013 1:29 am

Just watched it, absolutely, much better video, more highlights, less choppy, appropriate over the top dramatic music score, well done Guetteba, you make a good rugby video.

Lions featured:
BOD, Cuthbert, Hogg, Youngs, Phillip, Tipuric,

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Matt April 27, 2013 12:29 am

where the heck was Mike Brown's tap tackle?

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Todd April 29, 2013 5:56 am

As a kiwi I thought this was a great vid, if u complain just spend hours editing yourself to see how easy it all is it do. Nice one editor

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