6N 2015 – Spoiler alert

Ireland’s 19-9 victory over England in the Six Nations provoked many effusive and merited reviews, but it came despite Ireland’s lowest winning possession efficiency figure (0.32) in Six Nations matches since the 2011 World Cup. Ireland’s previous lowest winning efficiency rating in that period was 0.42 against France in the match that gave them the 2014 title, and they have lost and drawn a Six Nations match with higher efficiency ratings over the last three seasons, so exactly what happened in Dublin this year? Continue reading