2004 Six Nations Championship

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2004 Six Nations Championship
Lineout-EvW-2004.jpg
Wales lineout at Twickenham
Date 14 February 2004 - 27 March 2004
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  France (14th title)
Grand Slam  France (8th title)
Triple Crown  Ireland (7th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  Ireland
Centenary Quaich  Ireland
Matches played 15
Tries scored 68 (4.53 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Wales Stephen Jones (55)
Top try scorer(s) France Imanol Harinordoquy (4)
Wales Rhys Williams (4)
England Ben Cohen (4)
2003 (Previous) (Next) 2005

The 2004 Six Nations Championship was the fifth series of the rugby union Six Nations Championship to be held since the competition expanded in 2000 to include Italy. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the hundred-and-tenth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Before 1910 the competition was the Home Nations and was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Unlike most rugby union competitions, the Six Nations has not adopted a bonus point system. Match winners receive two points, with one for a draw and none for a loss. The first tiebreaker is point differential.

France won the competition through their winning of the Grand Slam, with Ireland receiving the consolation of winning the Triple Crown by sweeping their matches against Wales, England and Scotland.

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 John Kirwan
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Matt Williams
 Wales Millennium Stadium Cardiff Steve Hansen

Squads[edit]

For each nation's squad for the 2004 Six Nations Championship, see 2004 Six Nations Championship squads.

Final table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  France 5 5 0 0 144 60 +84 14 10
2  Ireland 5 4 0 1 128 82 +46 17 8
3  England 5 3 0 2 150 86 +64 17 6
4  Wales 5 2 0 3 125 116 +9 14 4
5  Italy 5 1 0 4 42 152 -110 2 2
6  Scotland 5 0 0 5 53 146 -93 4 0

Results[edit]

Week 1[edit]

2004-02-14
14:00 GMT
France  35 – 17  Ireland
Tries: Clerc 28' m
Pape 51' c
Jauzion 55' c
Élissalde 77' c
Con: Michalak (3)
Pen: Michalak (3) 21', 33', 60'
Report Tries: Foley 44' c
Howe 70' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara 6'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Referee: Chris White

2004-02-14
16:00 GMT
Wales  23 – 10  Scotland
Tries: R. Williams (2) 3' c, 50' m
A. Jones 15' m
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (2) 25', 40+2'
Report Try: Taylor 80+6' c
Con: Paterson
Drop: Paterson 8'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: Donal Courtney (Ireland)

2004-02-15
15:00 GMT
Italy  9 – 50  England
Pen: Wakarua (2) 22', 29'
Drop: Wakarua 6'
Report Tries: Balshaw 16' c
Robinson (3) 23' m, 40+3' m, 64' m
Lewsey 59' c
Grayson 70' c
Jones 80+6' m
Con: Grayson (3)
Pen: Grayson (3) 2', 20', 36'
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Referee: Andy Turner

Week 2[edit]

2004-02-21
14:00 GMT
France  25 – 0  Italy
Tries: Harinordoquy (2) 25' c, 65' c
Elhorga 75' m
Con: Élissalde (2)
Pen: Élissalde 13'
Traille 42'
Report

2004-02-21
17:30 GMT
Scotland  13 – 35  England
Try: Danielli 58' c
Con: Paterson
Pen: Paterson (2) 3', 26'
Report Tries: Cohen 11' c
Balshaw 31' c
Lewsey 48' m
Grewcock 69' c
Con: Grayson (3)
Pen: Grayson (3) 16', 29', 66'

2004-02-22
15:00 GMT
Ireland  36 – 15  Wales
Tries: Byrne (2) 1' c, 40+2' m
O'Driscoll (2) 15' c, 53' c
O'Gara 31' m
Foley 48' m
Con: O'Gara (3)
Report Tries: Shanklin (2) 64' m, 77' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones 6'

Week 3[edit]

2004-03-06
13:30 GMT
Italy  20 – 14  Scotland
Try: Ongaro 42' m
Pen: de Marigny (5) 3', 12', 40+5', 74', 80+5'
Report Try: Webster 80+7' m
Pen: Paterson (3) 9', 35', 40+2'

2004-03-06
16:00 GMT
England  13 – 19  Ireland
Try: Dawson 27' c
Con: Grayson
Pen: Grayson (2) 32', 72'
Report Try: Dempsey 52' c
Con: O'Gara
Pen: O'Gara (4) 17', 24', 34', 40+3'

2004-03-07
15:00 GMT
Wales  22 – 29  France
Try: M. Williams 80+5' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (5) 12', 19', 24', 27', 55'
Report Tries: Harinordoquy 40+1' c
Élissalde 58' c
Con: Élissalde (2)
Pen: Élissalde (5) 6', 17', 46', 48', 74'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 72,500
Referee: Stuart Dickinson Australia

Week 4[edit]

2004-03-20
13:30 GMT
Ireland  19 – 3  Italy
Tries: O'Kelly 29' m
O'Driscoll 36' c
Horgan 55' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Report Pen: de Marigny 72'

2004-03-20
16:00 GMT
England  31 – 21  Wales
Tries: Cohen (2) 6' c, 67' c
Worsley 80+4' m
Con: Barkley (2)
Pen: Barkley (4) 19', 23', 40+6', 78'
Report Tries: G. Thomas 42' c
Taylor 51' m
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (3) 11', 15', 26'
Twickenham, London
Referee: Andrew Cole Australia

2004-03-21
15:00 GMT
Scotland  0 – 31  France
Report Tries: Magne 7' m
Jauzion (2) 68' c, 79' c
Con: Yachvili (2)
Pen: Yachvili (4) 15', 35', 43', 48'

Week 5[edit]

2004-03-27
14:00 GMT
Wales  44 – 10  Italy
Tries: S. Williams (2) 29' m, 69' c
R. Williams (2) 36' m, 72' c
G. Thomas 56' c
Shanklin 61' c
Con: S. Jones (4)
Pen: S. Jones (2) 12', 18'
Report Try: Masi 64' c
Con: Wakarua
Pen: de Marigny 3'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 72,500
Referee: Mark Lawrence South Africa

2004-03-27
16:00 GMT
Ireland  37 – 16  Scotland
Tries: D'Arcy (2) 20' m, 79' c
Murphy 40+1' m
Wallace 56' c
Stringer 66' c
Con: O'Gara (3)
Pen: O'Gara (2) 5', 26'
Report Try: Hogg 51' c
Con: Paterson
Pen: Paterson (2) 1', 24'
Drop: Parks 38'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 42,750

2004-03-27
20:00 GMT
France  24 – 21  England
Tries: Harinordoquy 26' m
Yachvili 40+2' c
Con: Yachvili
Pen: Yachvili (4) 22', 35', 40', 52'
Report Tries: Cohen 53' m
Lewsey 76' c
Con: Barkley
Pen: Barkley (3) 40+1', 49', 73'
  • England needed to win by 8 points to win the Championship.[1]


 2004 Six Nations Champions 

France
Grand slam title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Poor' England ready to rebuild the chariot". Guardian. 29 March 2004. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 

External links[edit]