2004 European Nations Cup

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2004 (2004) European Nations Cup  ()
Number of teams 6
Winner  England (14th title)
Matches played 7
 < 2003
2005

Under the same format as the 2003 European Nations Cup, six nations participated in two groups of three, each playing a total of two games.

England were crowned European champions for the third successive time, defeating Ireland in the final.

Group 1[edit]

Results[edit]

17 October
Ireland  25–12  Wales

24 October
Scotland  30–22  Wales

29 October
Ireland  43–10  Scotland

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 Ireland 2 2 0 0 68 22 +46 4
 Scotland 2 1 0 1 40 65 −25 2
 Wales 2 0 0 2 34 55 −21 0

Ireland advanced to the final.

Group 2[edit]

Results[edit]

16 October
France  58–10  Russia

24 October
England  98–4  Russia

30 October
England  42–2  France

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 England 2 2 0 0 140 6 +134 4
 France 2 1 0 1 60 52 +8 2
 Russia 2 0 0 2 14 156 −142 0

England advanced to the final.

Final[edit]

7 November
England  36–12  Ireland

England's Paul Reilly, who scored two tries in the first seventeen minutes of the game was named man-of-the-match.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland plan to give it a go" (5 November 2004) bbc.co.uk
  2. ^ "Powell proud of Irish" (8 November 2004) dailymail.co.uk