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2002 Six Nations Championship

The 2002 Six Nations Championship was the third series of rugby union's Six Nations Championship, the 108th international championship overall. The annual tournament was won by France, who completed a grand slam.

2002 Six Nations Championship
Six Nations trophy.jpg
Six Nations Championship trophy
Date2 February – 7 April 2002
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions France (13th title)
Grand Slam France (7th title)
Triple Crown England (22nd title)
Calcutta Cup England
Millennium Trophy England
Centenary Quaich Ireland
Matches played15
Tries scored75 (5 per match)
Top point scorer(s)France Gerald Merceron (80)
Top try scorer(s)England Will Greenwood (5)
2001 (Previous) (Next) 2003

ParticipantsEdit

SquadsEdit

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1   France 5 5 0 0 156 75 +81 15 10
2   England 5 4 0 1 184 53 +131 23 8
3   Ireland 5 3 0 2 145 138 +7 16 6
4   Scotland 5 2 0 3 91 128 −37 6 4
5   Wales 5 1 0 4 119 188 −69 11 2
6   Italy 5 0 0 5 70 183 −113 4 0

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

2 February 2002
France   33–12   Italy
Try: Traille
Betsen
Con: Merceron
Pen: Merceron (7)
Report Pen: Dominguez (4)
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

2 February 2002
Scotland   3–29   England
Pen: Hodge
Report Try: Robinson (2)
Tindall
Cohen
Con: Wilkinson(2)
Hodgson
Pen: Wilkinson
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,500
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)

3 February 2002
Ireland   54–10   Wales
Try: Murphy (2)
O'Connell
Hickie
Gleeson
O'Gara
Con: Humphreys
O'Gara (2)
Pen: Humphreys (6)
Report Try: S. Jones
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Pablo de Luca (Argentina)

Round 2Edit

16 February 2002
Wales   33–37   France
Try: C. Quinnell
K. Morgan
Budgett
Con: S. Jones (3)
Pen: S. Jones (4)
Report Try: Marsh (2)
Rougerie
Con: Merceron (2)
Pen: Merceron (4)
Traille
Drop: Merceron
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 69,000
Referee: David McHugh (Ireland)

16 February 2002
England   45–11   Ireland
Try: Greenwood (2)
Wilkinson
Cohen
Worsley
Kay
Con: Wilkinson (6)
Pen: Wilkinson
Report Try: O'Gara
Pen: Humphreys (2)
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Peter Marshall (Australia)

16 February 2002
Italy   12–29   Scotland
Pen: Dominguez (4)
Report Try: Townsend
Laney
Con: Laney (2)
Pen: Laney (5)
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)

Round 3Edit

2 March 2002
France   20–15   England
Try: Merceron
Harinordoquy
Con: Merceron (2)
Pen: Merceron (2)
Report Try: Robinson
Cohen
Con: Wilkinson
Pen: Wilkinson

2 March 2002
Ireland   43–22   Scotland
Try: O'Driscoll (3)
Horgan
Easterby
Con: Humphreys (2)
O'Gara
Pen: Humphreys (4)
Report Try: Leslie
Con: Laney
Pen: Laney (5)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

2 March 2002
Wales   44–20   Italy
Try: C. Morgan
James
R. Williams
S. Quinnell
Marinos
Con: S. Jones (5)
Pen: S. Jones (3)
Report Try: Checchinato
Mazzariol
Con: Pez
Peens
Pen: Pez
Peens
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 58,349
Referee: Chris White (England)

Round 4Edit

23 March 2002
Ireland   32–17   Italy
Try: Kelly (2)
Hickie
Con: O'Gara
Pen: Humphreys (4)
O'Gara
Report Try: Ma. Bergamasco
De Carli
Con: Dominguez (2)
Pen: Peens
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Rob Dickson (Scotland)

23 March 2002
England   50–10   Wales
Try: Luger (2)
Greenwood
Wilkinson
Stimpson
Con: Wilkinson (5)
Pen: Wilkinson (4)
Drop: Wilkinson
Report Try: Harris
Con: Harris
Pen: Harris
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Andrew Cole (Australia)

23 March 2002
Scotland   10–22   France
Try: Redpath
Con: Laney
Pen: Laney
Report Try: Marsh (2)
Galthié
Con: Merceron (2)
Pen: Merceron
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 62,500
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

Round 5Edit

6 April 2002
France   44–5   Ireland
Try: Betsen (2)
Brusque (2)
Rougerie
Con: Merceron (2)
Pen: Merceron (4)
Gelez
Report Try: Wood

6 April 2002
Wales   22–27   Scotland
Try: R. Williams
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (5)
Report Try: Bulloch (2)
Con: Laney
Pen: Laney (4)
Hodge
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 68,000
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

7 April 2002
Italy   9–45   England
Pen: Dominguez (3)
Report Try: Greenwood (2)
Cohen
Robinson
Dallaglio
Healey
Con: Wilkinson (5)
Dawson
Pen: Wilkinson
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)

ReferencesEdit