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2000 Six Nations Championship

The 2000 Six Nations Championship was the first series of the rugby union Six Nations Championship, following the addition of Italy to the Five Nations. It was the 106th season of the championship overall.

2000 Six Nations Championship
Six Nations trophy.jpg
Six Nations Championship trophy
Date5 February – 2 April 2000
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions England (23rd title)
Calcutta Cup Scotland
Millennium Trophy England
Centenary Quaich Ireland
Matches played15
Tries scored75 (5 per match)
Top point scorer(s)England Jonny Wilkinson (78)
Top try scorer(s)England Ben Cohen (5)
England Austin Healey (5)
Ireland Brian O'Driscoll (5)
1999 (Previous) (Next) 2001

The title was won by England. England won their first four games and met winless Scotland in their final match. Scotland earned a surprising victory and denied England the Grand Slam.

Italy won their first game in the championship with a surprising 34–20 win over Scotland, who had won the previous year's Five Nations. Italy did not win any of their other games, and finished in sixth place.[1]

ParticipantsEdit

SquadsEdit

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1   England 5 4 0 1 183 70 +113 20 8
2   France 5 3 0 2 140 92 +48 12 6
3   Ireland 5 3 0 2 168 133 +35 17 6
4   Wales 5 3 0 2 111 135 −24 8 6
5   Scotland 5 1 0 4 95 145 −50 9 2
6   Italy 5 1 0 4 106 228 −122 9 2

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

5 February 2000
Italy   34–20   Scotland
Try: De Carli
Con: Dominguez
Pen: Dominguez (6)
Drop: Dominguez (3)
Report Try: Bulloch, M. Leslie
Con: Logan, Townsend
Pen: Townsend
Drop: Townsend
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

5 February 2000
England   50–18   Ireland
Try: Cohen (2), Tindall, Healey (2), Back
Con: Wilkinson (4)
Pen: Wilkinson (4)
Report Try: Maggs, Galwey
Con: Humphreys
Pen: Humphreys (2)
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)

5 February 2000
Wales   3–36   France
Pen: Jenkins
Report Try: Castaignède, Magne, Ntamack
Con: Lamaison (3)
Pen: Lamaison (4)
Drop: Lamaison
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 72,500
Referee: Chris White (England)

Round 2Edit

19 February 2000
Wales   47–16   Italy
Try: S. Quinnell, S. Williams, Bateman, Howarth
Con: Jenkins (3)
Pen: Jenkins (7)
Report Try: Visser
Con: Dominguez
Pen: Dominguez (2)
Drop: Dominguez
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 72,500
Referee: Iain Ramage (Scotland)

19 February 2000
France   9–15   England
Pen: Dourthe (3)
Report Pen: Wilkinson (5)

19 February 2000
Ireland   44–22   Scotland
Try: O'Driscoll, Humphreys, Wood, Horgan, O'Kelly
Con: O'Gara (2), Humphreys (3)
Pen: O'Gara (2), Humphreys
Report Try: Logan, Metcalfe, Graham
Con: Logan (2)
Pen: Logan
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Joël Dumé (France)

Round 3Edit

4 March 2000
Scotland   16–28   France
Try: Nicol
Con: Paterson
Pen: Logan, Paterson (2)
Report Try: Magne (2), Castaignède
Con: Merceron (2)
Pen: Merceron (3)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,500
Referee: Steve Lander (England)

4 March 2000
England   46–12   Wales
Try: Cohen, Greening, Hill, Back, Dallaglio
Con: Wilkinson (3)
Pen: Wilkinson (5)
Report Pen: Jenkins (3)
Drop: Jenkins
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 73,500
Referee: Jim Fleming (Scotland)

4 March 2000
Ireland   60–13   Italy
Try: Wood, Dawson, Dempsey, O'Driscoll, Horgan (2)
Con: O'Gara (6)
Pen: O'Gara (6)
Report Try: De Rossi
Con: Dominguez
Pen: Dominguez (2)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Derek Bevan (Wales)

Round 4Edit

18 March 2000
Italy   12–59   England
Try: Martin, Stoica
Con: Dominguez
Report Try: Healey (3), Cohen (2), Dawson (2), Penalty try
Con: Wilkinson (5)
Pen: Wilkinson (2)
Drop: Back
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

18 March 2000
Wales   26–18   Scotland
Try: S. Williams (2)
Con: S. Jones (2)
Pen: S. Jones (4)
Report Try: Townsend, M. Leslie
Con: Hodge
Pen: Hodge (2)
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 72,500
Referee: David McHugh (Ireland)

19 March 2000
France   25–27   Ireland
Try: Laussucq
Con: Merceron
Pen: Merceron (6)
Report Try: O'Driscoll (3)
Con: O'Gara (3)
Pen: Humphreys (2)
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 78,500
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)

Round 5Edit

1 April 2000
France   42–31   Italy
Try: Penaud (2), Castaignède, Pelous, Benazzi
Con: Dourthe (4)
Pen: Dourthe (3)
Report Try: Martin, Troncon (2), Mazzucato
Con: Dominguez (4)
Drop: Dominguez
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 77,000
Referee: Pablo de Luca (Argentina)

1 April 2000
Ireland   19–23   Wales
Try: Horgan
Con: O'Gara
Pen: O'Gara (4)
Report Try: S. Jones, Budgett
Con: S. Jones (2)
Pen: S. Jones, Jenkins (2)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Andrew Cole (Australia)

2 April 2000
Scotland   19–13   England
Try: Hodge
Con: Hodge
Pen: Hodge (4)
Report Try: Dallaglio
Con: Wilkinson
Pen: Wilkinson (2)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 77,000
Referee: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

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