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Now the dust has settled, some Six Nations 2015 charts

Well, the Six Nations rugby tournament is over for another year: Ireland lifted the trophy again and England were runners up for the fourth time in a row.

As with 2014 it all came down to points difference. However, this time it was a three-way points difference, with each of tied teams winning their matches.

Whilst England scored an impressive 157 points throughout the competition and Wales clocked up 146, this bar chart shows it was Ireland with 119 who still enjoyed the best points difference:

Team Points scored Points difference
England 157 57
France 103 4
Ireland 119 63
Italy 62 -120
Scotland 73 -54
Wales 146 53

The final day of the Six Nations saw three matches. In the line charts below you can see each of the winning teams racing away from their opponents.

Italy v Wales:

Minute Italy Wales
0 0 0
1 0 0
2 3 0
3 3 0
4 3 0
5 3 0
6 3 0
7 3 0
8 3 3
9 3 3
10 3 3
11 6 3
12 6 3
13 6 6
14 6 6
15 6 6
16 6 6
17 6 6
18 6 6
19 6 11
20 6 11
21 6 11
22 6 11
23 6 11
24 11 11
25 11 11
26 11 11
27 13 11
28 13 11
29 13 11
30 13 11
31 13 11
32 13 11
33 13 11
34 13 11
35 13 11
36 13 11
37 13 11
38 13 11
39 13 11
40 13 14
41 13 14
42 13 14
43 13 14
44 13 14
45 13 14
46 13 14
47 13 14
48 13 19
49 13 21
50 13 26
51 13 28
52 13 28
53 13 28
54 13 28
55 13 33
56 13 35
57 13 35
58 13 35
59 13 35
60 13 40
61 13 42
62 13 42
63 13 42
64 13 42
65 13 42
66 13 42
67 13 47
68 13 47
69 13 52
70 13 54
71 13 54
72 13 54
73 13 54
74 13 61
75 13 61
76 13 61
77 13 61
78 13 61
79 13 61
80 20 61

Scotland v Ireland:

Minute Scotland Ireland
0 0 0
1 0 0
2 0 0
3 0 0
4 0 0
5 0 7
6 0 7
7 0 7
8 0 7
9 0 10
10 0 10
11 0 10
12 0 10
13 0 10
14 0 10
15 0 10
16 0 10
17 0 10
18 3 10
19 3 10
20 3 10
21 3 10
22 3 10
23 3 10
24 3 17
25 3 17
26 3 17
27 3 17
28 3 17
29 3 17
30 10 17
31 10 17
32 10 17
33 10 17
34 10 20
35 10 20
36 10 20
37 10 20
38 10 20
39 10 20
40 10 20
41 10 20
42 10 20
43 10 20
44 10 20
45 10 23
46 10 23
47 10 23
48 10 23
49 10 30
50 10 30
51 10 30
52 10 30
53 10 30
54 10 30
55 10 30
56 10 30
57 10 30
58 10 30
59 10 30
60 10 30
61 10 30
62 10 33
63 10 33
64 10 33
65 10 33
66 10 33
67 10 33
68 10 33
69 10 33
70 10 33
71 10 33
72 10 40
73 10 40
74 10 40
75 10 40
76 10 40
77 10 40
78 10 40
79 10 40
80 10 40

England v France:

Minute England France
0 0 0
1 5 0
2 5 0
3 7 0
4 7 0
5 7 0
6 7 0
7 7 0
8 7 0
9 7 0
10 7 0
11 7 0
12 7 3
13 7 3
14 7 8
15 7 8
16 7 8
17 7 8
18 7 13
19 7 15
20 7 15
21 7 15
22 7 15
23 7 15
24 7 15
25 7 15
26 7 15
27 10 15
28 10 15
29 10 15
30 15 15
31 17 15
32 17 15
33 17 15
34 17 15
35 17 15
36 22 15
37 24 15
38 24 15
39 24 15
40 27 15
41 27 15
42 27 15
43 27 20
44 27 22
45 27 22
46 32 22
47 34 22
48 34 22
49 34 22
50 34 22
51 34 22
52 34 25
53 34 25
54 39 25
55 41 25
56 41 25
57 41 25
58 41 25
59 41 25
60 41 30
61 41 30
62 41 30
63 41 30
64 48 30
65 48 30
66 48 35
67 48 35
68 48 35
69 48 35
70 48 35
71 48 35
72 48 35
73 48 35
74 48 35
75 53 35
76 55 35
77 55 35
78 55 35
79 55 35
80 55 35

But how did the rampant point scoring affect each team’s points difference?

We’ve plotted a line chart showing each team’s points difference as if all three matches were played concurrently: you can see by the proximity of the lines from around 69 minutes just how close it was!

Minute England Ireland Wales
0 37 33 12
1 42 33 12
2 42 33 9
3 44 33 9
4 44 33 9
5 44 40 9
6 44 40 9
7 44 40 9
8 44 40 12
9 44 43 12
10 44 43 12
11 44 43 9
12 41 43 9
13 41 43 12
14 36 43 12
15 36 43 12
16 36 43 12
17 36 43 12
18 31 40 12
19 29 40 17
20 29 40 17
21 29 40 17
22 29 40 17
23 29 40 17
24 29 47 12
25 29 47 12
26 29 47 12
27 32 47 10
28 32 47 10
29 32 47 10
30 37 40 10
31 39 40 10
32 39 40 10
33 39 40 10
34 39 43 10
35 39 43 10
36 44 43 10
37 46 43 10
38 46 43 10
39 46 43 10
40 49 43 13
41 49 43 13
42 49 43 13
43 44 43 13
44 42 43 13
45 42 46 13
46 47 46 13
47 49 46 13
48 49 46 18
49 49 53 20
50 49 53 25
51 49 53 27
52 46 53 27
53 46 53 27
54 51 53 27
55 53 53 32
56 53 53 34
57 53 53 34
58 53 53 34
59 53 53 34
60 48 53 39
61 48 53 41
62 48 56 41
63 48 56 41
64 55 56 41
65 55 56 41
66 50 56 41
67 50 56 46
68 50 56 46
69 50 56 51
70 50 56 53
71 50 56 53
72 50 63 53
73 50 63 53
74 50 63 60
75 55 63 60
76 57 63 60
77 57 63 60
78 57 63 60
79 57 63 60
80 57 63 53