RWC 2015: What Did the Six Nations Mean For the Wallabies? Part 1

by Paul Cook - The last day drama that brought the curtain down on this year’s Six Nations, saw an unprecedented 221pts and 27 tries across the final three games. Ireland, England and Wales all finished with four wins from their five matches with only points differential meaning the trophy remained in Dublin for another year. But was that final flurry of attacking rugby enough to unduly concern their counterparts in the Southern Hemisphere ahead of the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in just five months time? The Wallabies face both England and Wales in Pool A’s ‘pool of death’ and should they emerge unscathed, there is a strong chance they may meet either Ireland or France in the knockout stages. (see graphic) With that in mind, Rugby News runs the rule over Europe’s best, reflecting on their Six Nations efforts, how they are placed ahead of the World Cup and what challenges they may present the Wallabies if/when they meet at the game’s showpiece event. ************
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