England crowned 2020 Six Nations champions

England have been crowned Six Nations Champions after the event was postponed earlier this year

Tom Moorcroft
11th November 2020
Image: Wikimedia Commons
After an extremely eventful Saturday, England have been crowned Six Nations champions for the 7th time in the tournament's history.

The win came after a number of tricky fixtures, all leading towards an emphatic France v Ireland in which a number of circumstances would’ve resulted in varying champions.

If Ireland beat France by 6 points or more, they would’ve been crowned champions, finishing on 19 points. A similar result would have occurred if they managed to grab a win and a bonus point.

France could’ve won the tournament if they managed to beat Ireland by a difference of around 31 points, seeing them beat England on point difference.

However, it was the mighty Roses which came up on top after France comfortably beat Ireland 35-27, in a game which saw me grip my seat and shout at my screen more than I ever have in my life (even more than England in the WC Finals last year).

The pressure fell on the result of France v Ireland after England thumped Italy 34-5, securing the bonus point and laying up a confidence point difference to put the pressure on Ireland.

Try scorers included Ben Youngs, who managed to bag a brace on his 100th cap, Tom Curry and Jamie George, among Henry Slade.

In response to the win, hooker Jamie George hoped to keep the nation smiling on his 50th cap for England.  

"We are going to show how much it means for us to play for England. Hopefully we can lift the title and that will bring a lot of smiles to a lot of people across the country."

“People are losing their jobs, people are losing their lives, and we have an opportunity to represent the country and try and put smiles back on people's faces”."As soon as he said that it really struck a chord with me."

After a close but encouraging campaign for England, in the strangest of years and circumstances, one can only hope that we keep up the momentum in next year's Six Nations, starting in about 14 weeks.

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AUTHOR: Tom Moorcroft
Head of Sport for The Courier. Current 3rd year English Literature and History student. Love writing about sports/music, playing the guitar and Everton FC!

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