2000 Six Nations Championship

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2000 Six Nations Championship
Date 5 February 2000 - 2 April 2000
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  England (23rd title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Millennium Trophy  England
Centenary Quaich  Ireland
Matches played 15
Tries scored 75 (5 per match)
Top point scorer(s) England Jonny Wilkinson (78)
Top try scorer(s) England Ben Cohen (5)
England Austin Healey (5)
Ireland Brian O'Driscoll (5)
1999 (Previous) (Next) 2001

The 2000 Six Nations Championship was the first series of the Six Nations Championship, following the inclusion of Italy into the Five Nations championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the hundred-and-sixth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

The championship was won by England. England had appeared ready to be the first nation in the expanded Championship to win all its games and complete a 'Grand Slam' - the English side had won its first 4 games and met winless Scotland for its final match. Scotland earned a surprising victory and denied England the Grand Slam. (France, the last winner of a Five Nations slam in 1998, would win the first Six Nations slam in 2002).

Italy won their first game in the championship with a surprising 34-20 win over Scotland, winners of the previous edition, but weren't able to win more games, finishing in last.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Clive Woodward
 France Stade de France Saint-Denis Bernard Laporte
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Warren Gatland
 Italy Stadio Flaminio Rome Brad Johnstone
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Ian McGeechan
 Wales Millennium Stadium Cardiff Graham Henry

Squads[edit]

For each nation's squad for the 2000 Six Nations Championship, see 2000 Six Nations Championship squads.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  England 5 4 0 1 183 70 +113 20 8
2  France 5 3 0 2 140 92 +48 12 6
3  Ireland 5 3 0 2 168 133 +35 17 6
4  Wales 5 3 0 2 111 135 −24 8 6
5  Scotland 5 1 0 4 95 145 −50 9 2
6  Italy 5 1 0 4 106 228 −122 9 2

Results[edit]

5 February 2000
Italy  34–20  Scotland
Try de Carli
Con Dominguez
Pen Dominguez (6)
DG Dominguez (3)
Report Try Bulloch, M.Leslie
Con Logan, Townsend
Pen Townsend
DG Townsend
5 February 2000
England  50–18  Ireland
Try Cohen (2), Tindall, Healey (2), Back
Con Wilkinson (4)
Pen Wilkinson (4)
Report Try Maggs, Galwey
Con Humphreys
Pen Humphreys (2)
5 February 2000
Wales  3–36  France
Pen Jenkins Report Try Castaignède, Magne, Ntamack
Con Lamaison (3)
Pen Lamaison (4)
DG Lamaison

19 February 2000
France  9–15  England
Pen Dourthe (3) Report Pen Wilkinson (5)
19 February 2000
Wales  47–16  Italy
Try Howarth, Bateman, S.Williams, S.Quinell
Con Jenkins (3)
Pen Jenkins (7)
Report Try Visser
Con Dominguez
Pen Dominguez (2)
DG Dominguez
19 February 2000
Ireland  44–22  Scotland
Try O'Driscoll, Humphreys, Wood, Horgan, O'Kelly
Con O'Gara (2), Humphreys (3)
Pen O'Gara (2), Humphreys
Report Try Logan, Metcalfe, Graham
Con Logan (2)
Pen Logan

4 March 2000
Scotland  16–28  France
Try Nicol
Con Paterson
Pen Logan, Paterson (2)
Report Try Magne (2), Castaignède
Con Merceron (2)
Pen Merceron (3)
4 March 2000
England  46–12  Wales
Try Cohen, Greening, Hill, Back, Dallaglio
Con Wilkinson (3)
Pen Wilkinson (5)
Report Pen Jenkins (3)
DG Jenkins
4 March 2000
Ireland  60–13  Italy
Try Wood, Dawson, Dempsey, O'Driscoll, Horgan (2)
Con O'Gara (6)
Pen O'Gara (6)
Report Try de Rossi
Con Dominguez
Pen Dominguez (2)

18 March 2000
Italy  12–59  England
Try Martin, Stoica
Con Dominguez
Report Try Healey (3), Cohen (2), Dawson (2), penalty try
Con Wilkinson (5)
Pen Wilkinson (2)
DG Back
18 March 2000
Wales  26–18  Scotland
Try S.Williams (2)
Con S.Jones (2)
Pen S.Jones (4)
Report Try Townsend, M.Leslie
Con Hodge
Pen Hodge (2)
19 March 2000
France  25–27  Ireland
Try Laussucq
Con Merceron
Pen Merceron (6)
Report Try O'Driscoll (3)
Con O'Gara (3)
Pen Humphreys (2)

1 April 2000
France  42–31  Italy
Try Penaud (2), Castaignède, Pelous, Benazzi
Con Dourthe (4)
Pen Dourthe (3)
Report Try Martin, Troncon (2), Mazzucato
Con Dominguez (4)
DG Dominguez
1 April 2000
Ireland  19–23  Wales
Try Horgan
Con O'Gara
Pen O'Gara (4)
Report Try S.Jones, Budgett
Con S.Jones (2)
Pen S.Jones, Jenkins (2)
2 April 2000
Scotland  19–13  England
Try Hodge
Con Hodge
Pen Hodge (4)
Report Try Dallaglio
Con Wilkinson
Pen Wilkinson (2)


 2000 Six Nations Champions 

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