2006 Six Nations Championship

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2006 Six Nations Championship
France Irlande 02-11-2006-11.jpg
France - Ireland, 11 February 2006
Date 4 February 2006 - 18 March 2006
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  France (15th title)
Triple Crown  Ireland (8th title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Millennium Trophy  Ireland
Centenary Quaich  Ireland
Matches played 15
Tries scored 61 (4.07 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Ireland Ronan O'Gara (72)
Top try scorer(s) Italy Mirco Bergamasco (3)
Ireland Shane Horgan (3)
2005 (Previous) (Next) 2007

The 2006 RBS 6 Nations Championship was the seventh 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 112th series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

This was the last Six Nations to be held before the redevelopment of Lansdowne Road into today's Aviva Stadium. Ireland played their 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Six Nations home fixtures at Croke Park, also in Dublin.

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.

In this year, France won the competition on points difference over Ireland. Ireland received the consolation prize of the Triple Crown Trophy, presented for the first time that year, by winning their matches against the other Home Nations: Wales, Scotland and England. Italy once more collected the Wooden Spoon, but showed considerable improvement over past years, earning a first-ever competition point away from home in a draw against Wales. For the first time since 2000, Scotland won the Calcutta Cup.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Andy Robinson
 France Stade de France Saint-Denis Bernard Laporte
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Eddie O'Sullivan
 Italy Stadio Flaminio Rome Pierre Berbizier
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Frank Hadden
 Wales Millennium Stadium Cardiff Mike Ruddock
Scott Johnson

Squads[edit]

Final table[edit]

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  France 5 4 0 1 148 85 +63 18 8
2  Ireland 5 4 0 1 131 97 +34 12 8
3  Scotland 5 3 0 2 78 81 −3 5 6
4  England 5 2 0 3 120 106 +14 12 4
5  Wales 5 1 1 3 80 135 −55 9 3
6  Italy 5 0 1 4 72 125 −53 5 1

Results[edit]

Week 1[edit]

4 February 2006
13:30 GMT
Ireland  26 – 16  Italy
Tries: Flannery 26' c
Bowe 48' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara (4) 40+2', 60', 70', 80+4'
Report Try: Mi. Bergamasco 30' c
Con: Pez
Pen: Pez (2) 13', 64'
Griffen 45'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,500
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)

4 February 2006
15:30 GMT
England  47 – 13  Wales
Tries: Cueto 15' c
Moody 31' m
Tindall 65' m
Dallaglio 75' c
Dawson 78' c
Voyce 80+7' c
Con: Hodgson (2)
Goode (2)
Pen: Hodgson (3) 28', 45', 55'
Report Try: M. Williams 35' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (2) 21', 53'
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 81,000
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)

5 February 2006
15:00 GMT
Scotland  20 – 16  France
Tries: Lamont (2) 11' c, 46' c
Con: Paterson (2)
Pen: Paterson (2) 22', 33'
Report Tries: Bonnaire 50' m
Bruno 80+2' m
Pen: Élissalde (2) 40+2', 62'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 66,028
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

Week 2[edit]

11 February 2006
13:30 GMT
France  43 – 31  Ireland
Tries: Rougerie 3' m
Magne 8' c
Marty (2) 18' c, 58' c
Heymans (2) 37' c, 45' c
Con: Élissalde (5)
Pen: Élissalde 32'
Report Tries: O'Gara 59' c
D'Arcy 63' c
O'Callaghan 71' c
Trimble 74' c
Con: O'Gara (4)
Pen: O'Gara 30'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)

11 February 2006
16:00 GMT
Italy  16 – 31  England
Try: Mi. Bergamasco 80+4' c
Con: Pez
Pen: Pez 37'
Drop: Pez (2) 40+1', 42'
Report Tries: Tindall 30' c
Hodgson 57' c
Cueto 70' c
Simpson-Daniel 80+9' c
Con: Hodgson (4)
Pen: Hodgson 51'
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 24,973
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)

12 February 2006
15:00 GMT
Wales  28 – 18  Scotland
Tries: Penalty try 7' c
G. Thomas (2) 35' c, 64' c
Sidoli 54' c
Con: S. Jones (4)
Report Tries: Southwell 80+4' m
Paterson 80+7' c
Con: Paterson
Pen: Paterson (2) 19', 39'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,340
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)

Week 3[edit]

25 February 2006
14:00 GMT
France  37 – 12  Italy
Tries: Lièvremont 31' m
Nyanga 59' m
de Villiers 72' c
Rougerie 80+6' c
Michalak 80+10' c
Con: Yachvili (3)
Pen: Élissalde 5'
Yachvili 47'
Report Pen: Pez (3) 10', 20', 28'
Drop: Pez 38'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 73,978
Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)

25 February 2006
17:30 GMT
Scotland  18 – 12  England
Pen: Paterson (5) 3', 43', 48', 75', 80+1'
Drop: Parks 58'
Report Pen: Hodgson (4) 8', 41', 64', 78'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,500
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

26 February 2006
15:00 GMT
Ireland  31 – 5  Wales
Tries: Wallace 29' m
Horgan 44' c
Stringer 80+12' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara (4) 18', 40+1', 48', 59'
Report Try: M. Jones 9' m
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

Week 4[edit]

11 March 2006
13:30 GMT
Wales  18 – 18  Italy
Tries: M. Jones 12' m
S. Jones 29' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (2) 4', 63'
Report Tries: Galon 17' m
Canavosio 40+6' c
Con: Pez
Pen: Pez (2) 40', 47'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

11 March 2006
15:30 GMT
Ireland  15 – 9  Scotland
Pen: O'Gara (5) 3', 10', 24', 38', 58' Report Pen: Paterson (3) 11', 17', 28'

12 March 2006
15:00 GMT
France  31 – 6  England
Tries: Fritz 1' c
Traille 70' m
Dominici 80+3' c
Con: Yachvili (2)
Pen: Yachvili (4) 7', 11', 34', 77'
Report Pen: Hodgson 40+4'
Goode 43'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

Week 5[edit]

18 March 2006
13:30 GMT
Italy  10 – 13  Scotland
Try: Mi. Bergamasco 7' c
Con: Pez
Pen: Pez 58'
Report Try: Paterson 13' c
Con: Paterson
Pen: Paterson 78'
Drop: Ross 40'
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 24,062
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

18 March 2006
15:30 GMT
Wales  16 – 21  France
Try: Luscombe 34' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (2) 5', 27'
Henson 60'
Report Tries: Szarzewski 50' m
Fritz 80' c
Con: Élissalde
Pen: Yachvili (2) 12', 40+2'
Élissalde 80+6'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500
Referee: Chris White (England)

18 March 2006
17:30 GMT
England  24 – 28  Ireland
Tries: Noon 2' m
Borthwick 52' c
Con: Goode
Pen: Goode (4) 38', 44', 69', 75'
Report Tries: Horgan (2) 8' m, 79' c
Leamy 59' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara (3) 17', 37', 43'
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 81,986
Referee: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

Scorers[edit]

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