2002 Six Nations Championship

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2002 Six Nations Championship
Date 2 February 2002 - 7 April 2002
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  France (13th title)
Grand Slam  France (7th title)
Triple Crown  England (22nd title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  England
Centenary Quaich  Ireland
Matches played 15
Tries scored 75 (5 per match)
Top point scorer(s) France Gerald Merceron (80)
Top try scorer(s) England Will Greenwood (5)
2001 (Previous) (Next) 2003

The 2002 Six Nations Championship was the third series of the Six Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the hundred-and-eighth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. The annual tournament was won by France, who completed a tournament grand slam.

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 Eddie O'Sullivan
 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 2002 Six Nations Championship, see 2002 Six Nations Championship squads.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  France 5 5 0 0 156 75 +81 15 10
2  England 5 4 0 1 184 53 +131 23 8
3  Ireland 5 3 0 2 145 138 +7 16 6
4  Scotland 5 2 0 3 91 128 −37 6 4
5  Wales 5 1 0 4 119 188 −69 11 2
6  Italy 5 0 0 5 70 183 −113 4 0

Results[edit]

Week 1[edit]

2002-02-02
Scotland  3 – 29  England
Pen: Hodge Report Tries: Robinson (2)
Tindall
Cohen
Con: Wilkinson(2)
Hodgson
Pen: Wilkinson

2002-02-03
Ireland  54 – 10  Wales
Tries: Murphy (2)
O'Connell
Hickie
Gleeson
O'Gara
Con: Humphreys
O'Gara (2)
Pen: Humphreys (6)
Report Try: S. Jones
Con: S. Jones
Pen S. Jones
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Pablo de Luca Argentina

2002-02-02
France  33 – 12  Italy
Tries: Traille
Betsen
Con: Merceron
Pen: Merceron (7)
Report Pen: Dominguez (4)

Week 2[edit]

2002-02-16
Wales  33 – 37  France
Tries: C. Quinnell
K. Morgan
Budgett
Con: S. Jones (3)
Pen: S. Jones (4)
Report Tries: Marsh (2)
Rougerie
Con: Merceron (2)
Pen: Merceron (4)
Traille
Drop: Merceron
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,500
Referee: David McHugh (Ireland)

2002-02-16
England  45 – 11  Ireland
Tries: Greenwood (2)
Wilkinson
Cohen
Worsley
Kay
Con: Wilkinson (6)
Pen: Wilkinson
Report Tries: O'Gara
Pen: Humphreys (2)

2002-02-16
Italy  12 – 29  Scotland
Pen: Dominguez (4) Report Tries: Townsend
Laney
Con: Laney (2)
Pen: Laney (5)

Week 3[edit]

2002-03-02
Ireland  43 – 22  Scotland
Tries: O'Driscoll (3)
Horgan
Easterby
Con: Humphreys (2)
O'Gara
Pen: Humphreys (4)
Report Try: Leslie
Con: Laney
Pen: Laney (5)


2002-03-02
France  20 – 15  England
Tries: Merceron
Harinordoquy
Con: Merceron (2)
Pen: Merceron (2)
Report Tries: Robinson
Cohen
Con: Wilkinson
Pen: Wilkinson

Week 4[edit]

2002-03-22
Scotland  10 – 22  France
Tries: Redpath
Con: Laney
Pen: Laney
Report Tries: Marsh (2)
Galthié
Con: Merceron (2)
Pen: Merceron

2002-03-23
England  50 – 10  Wales
Tries: Luger (2)
Greenwood
Wilkinson
Stimpson
Con: Wilkinson (5)
Pen: Wilkinson (4)
Drop: Wilkinson
Report Tries: Harris
Con: Harris
Pen: Harris
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Andrew Cole Australia

2002-03-23
Ireland  32 – 17  Italy
Tries: Kelly (2)
Hickie
Con: O'Gara
Pen: Humphreys (4)
O'Gara
Report Tries: Ma. Bergamasco
de Carli
Con: Dominguez (2)
Pen: Peens

Week 5[edit]

2002-04-06
France  44 – 5  Ireland
Tries: Betsen (2)
Brusque (2)
Rougerie
Con: Merceron (2)
Pen: Merceron (4)
Gelez
Report Try: Wood

2002-04-06
Wales  22 – 27  Scotland
Try: R. Williams
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (5)
Report Tries: Bulloch (2)
Con: Laney
Pens: Laney (4)
Hodge
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Joël Jutge France

2002-04-07
Italy  9 – 45  England
Pen: Dominguez (3) Report Tries: Greenwood (2)
Cohen
Robinson
Dallaglio
Healey
Con: Wilkinson (5)
Dawson
Pen: Wilkinson


 2002 Six Nations Champions 

France
Grand slam title

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