This weekend Broadcast RF travelled to Cardiff, Paris and Rome as the opening fixtures of the RBS Six Nations Championship 2015 got underway.
As six of the most reputable teams in world rugby locked horns for one of the last time in advance of the Rugby World Cup, Broadcast RF we’re on site bringing you live pictures from all three of the matches.
Broadcast were commissioned to provide all host broadcast wireless camera facilities to England, Wales and Scotland for the BBC, Ireland for the RTE, and Italy for DMAX, which amounted to a total of nine HD wireless radio camera systems this weekend. Additionally, working in conjunction with Versatile Broadcast, a chest mounted Ref Cam system was supplied and utilised on Wales v England at the Millennium Stadium and France v Scotland in the Stade De France. Gearhouse Actis were on hand to supply local French engineering support in the Stade De France for France TV.
On Friday 6th February the first match took place as Wales hosted England. The home nation took the upper hand early on and held on to their advantage through until half time. England looked a defeated team at the break, but in the second half things all changed. Three penalties and a conversion from George Ford added to tries from Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph to give England a 16-21 victory.
On Saturday 7th February Italy faced Ireland in the early kick off, where reigning champions Ireland proved to their opponents why they’re now ranked the #3 team in world rugby. At half time the score was relatively close at 3-9, but this match was all about the second half, which saw Ireland score 15 points and earn themselves a final score of 3-26 .
The final match of the weekend saw France host Scotland in the late kick off, also on Saturday 7th February. The game saw just one try from Scottish winger Dougie Fife in the first half, but Camille Lopez was the star of the show, converting 5 penalties and scoring all 15 points for his team. Scotland’s first half heroics we’re not enough to see off their opponents, and the final score was 15-8.
Next weekend Broadcast RF will be travelling to Twickenham Stadium, Aviva Stadium and Murrayfield Stadium, bringing you live pictures from all three fixtures again as the Six Nations continue.