2001 Six Nations Championship

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2001 Six Nations Championship
Date 3 February 2001 - 20 October 2001
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  England (24th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  Ireland
Centenary Quaich  Scotland
Matches played 15
Tries scored 75 (5 per match)
Top point scorer(s) England Jonny Wilkinson (89)
Top try scorer(s) England Will Greenwood (6)
2000 (Previous) (Next) 2002

The 2001 Six Nations Championship was the second series of the Six Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the hundred-and-seventh series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. The tournament was marred by an outbreak of the highly infectious livestock disease Foot and mouth disease in Britain. As a consequence, there were severe restrictions on travel especially between Britain and Ireland and thus it was decided to postpone Ireland's three fixtures against the home nations until the outbreak was contained. These games were then played in September and October. The eventual winners were England for the second year running, although they once again missed out on the Grand Slam at the final hurdle, losing to Ireland at the final match of the tournament in October.

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 2001 Six Nations Championship, see 2001 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 1 229 80 +149 29 8
2  Ireland 5 4 0 1 129 89 +40 11 8
3  Scotland 5 2 1 2 92 116 −24 8 5
4  Wales 5 2 1 2 125 166 −41 10 5
5  France 5 2 0 3 115 138 −23 9 4
6  Italy 5 0 0 5 106 207 −101 8 0

Results[edit]

Week One[edit]

3 February 2001
Italy  22 – 41  Ireland
Try: Bergamasco
Checchinato
Pilat
Con: Pez (2/3)
Pen: Pilat (1)
Report Try: Henderson (3)
Horgan
O'Gara
Con: O'Gara (2/5)
Pen: O'Gara (4)

3 February 2001
Wales  15 – 44  England
Try: Howley
Quinnell
Con: Jenkins (1/2)
Pen: Jenkins (1)
Report Try: Greenwood (3)
Dawson (2)
Cohen
Con: Wilkinson (4/6)
Pen: Wilkinson (2)

4 February 2001
France  16 – 6  Scotland
Try: Bernat-Salles
Con: Lamaison (1/1)
Pen: Lamaison (3)
Report Pen: Logan (2)

Week Two[edit]



17 February 2001
Scotland  28–28  Wales
Tries:
James McLaren, Tom Smith, Chris Paterson
Con:
Kenny Logan, Duncan Hodge
Pen:
Kenny Logan (3)
Report Try:
Mark Taylor
Con:
Neil Jenkins
Pen:
Neil Jenkins (4)
Drop Goals:
Neil Jenkins (3)

Week Three[edit]



Week Four[edit]


17 March 2001
Scotland  23–19  Italy
Try:
Tom Smith
Pen:
Duncan Hodge (6)
Report Try:
Mauro Bergamasco
Con:
Diego Dominguez
Pen:
Diego Dominguez (4)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: Joel Dume

Week Five[edit]


8 April 2001
Italy  23–33  Wales
Try:
Carlo Checchinato
Pen:
Diego Dominguez (5)
Drop Goal:
Diego Dominguez
Report Tries:
Gareth Cooper (2), Scott Gibbs
Con:
Neil Jenkins (3)
Pen:
Neil Jenkins (4)

Delayed autumn games[edit]



20 October 2001
Ireland  20–14  England
Try:
Keith Wood
Pen:
David Humphreys (3), Ronan O'Gara (2)
Report Try:
Austin Healey
Pen:
Jonny Wilkinson (3)


 2001 Six Nations Champions 

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