2005 European Nations Cup

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2005 (2005) European Nations Cup  ()
Number of teams 6
Winner  France (7th title)

Matches played 7
Points scored 349 (49.86 per match)
 < 2004
2009

The 2005 European Nations Cup saw France secure their first win over Wales in 24 years, winning 38-16 and taking the European Nations Cup back to France.

The revamped competition involved six teams competing in two groups of three. Five of the teams: France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Russia qualified automatically for the tournament, whilst new entrant Georgia came through a qualifying tournament.

Qualifying Tournament[edit]

Results[edit]

29 April
Georgia  34–14  Netherlands

18 June
Netherlands  26–10  Serbia

24 July
Georgia  44–12  Serbia

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 Georgia 2 2 0 0 78 26 52 4
 Netherlands 2 1 0 1 40 44 −4 2
 Serbia 2 0 0 2 22 70 −48 0

Georgia advanced to Group 2.

Group 1[edit]

Results[edit]

16 October
Wales  22–14  Scotland
23 October
Scotland  6–12  Ireland
Glasgow Hawks Rugby Football Club, Glasgow
29 October
Ireland  8–31  Wales
Terenure College Rugby Football Club, Dublin

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 Wales 2 2 0 0 53 22 +31 4
 Ireland 2 1 0 1 20 37 −17 2
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 20 34 −14 0

Wales advanced to the final.

Group 2[edit]

Results[edit]

15 October
France  80–0  Russia
23 October
Russia  48–14  Georgia
30 October
Georgia  0–60  France

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 France 2 2 0 0 140 0 +140 4
 Russia 2 1 0 1 48 94 −46 2
 Georgia 2 0 0 2 14 88 −94 0

France advanced to the final.

Final[edit]

5 November
France  38–16  Wales