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2004–05 Celtic League

The 2004–05 Celtic League was the fourth Celtic League season, and the second following the introduction of regional rugby in Wales. It involved Irish, Scottish and Welsh rugby union clubs. The restructured Celtic League saw the Welsh regional side the Neath-Swansea Ospreys finish top of the table to take the title.

2004–05 Celtic League
CountriesIreland Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
ChampionsWales Neath-Swansea Ospreys (1st title)
Runners-upIreland Munster
Matches played110
Attendance470,446
(average 4,277 per match)
Tries scored462
(average 4.2 per match)
Top point scorerGavin Henson (Neath-Swansea Ospreys)
(175 points)[1]
Top try scorerKevin Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons)
(12 tries)[2]
Official website
pro14rugby.org

TeamsEdit

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD TF TA Try bonus Losing bonus Pts
1   Neath-Swansea Ospreys 20 16 1 3 508 267 +241 53 27 7 3 76
2   Munster 20 15 1 4 470 331 +139 54 33 6 1 69
3   Leinster 20 12 1 7 455 350 +105 46 32 4 3 57
4   Newport Gwent Dragons 20 11 0 9 381 436 −55 39 43 4 2 50
5   Llanelli Scarlets 20 9 0 11 402 446 −44 48 42 7 3 46
6   Glasgow Warriors 20 8 1 11 465 466 −1 40 58 4 7 45
7   Edinburgh 20 9 0 11 409 407 +2 47 40 4 4 44
8   Ulster 20 9 0 11 363 387 −24 37 34 2 5 43
9   Cardiff Blues 20 8 1 11 350 404 −54 35 41 2 4 40
10   Connacht 20 7 1 12 317 407 −90 32 46 2 5 37
11   Borders 20 3 0 17 337 556 −219 31 66 2 4 18

Under the standard bonus point system, points are awarded as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus point for scoring 4 tries (or more) (Try bonus)
  • 1 bonus point for losing by 7 points (or fewer) (Losing bonus)
Source: RaboDirect PRO12

FixturesEdit

Round 1Edit

3 September 2004
19:05
Neath-Swansea Ospreys   34 – 17   Munster
Report
St Helen's
Attendance: 4,052
3 September 2004
19:30
Borders   15 – 26   Llanelli Scarlets
Report
Netherdale
Attendance: 2,000
4 September 2004
14:30
Connacht   31 – 15   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 2,137
4 September 2004
14:30
Edinburgh   16 – 17   Ulster
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 2,609
5 September 2004
17:15
Leinster   9 – 9   Cardiff Blues
Report
Donnybrook
Attendance: 3,256

Round 2Edit

10 September 2004
19:05
Llanelli Scarlets   6 – 23   Neath-Swansea Ospreys
Report
Stradey Park
Attendance: 8,173
11 September 2004
15:00
Borders   7 – 10   Glasgow Warriors
Report
The Greenyards
Attendance: 1,250
11 September 2004
17:15
Ulster   15 – 26   Leinster
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 6,100
11 September 2004
17:30
Cardiff Blues   18 – 8   Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 7,401
11 September 2004
20:05
Munster   27 – 27   Connacht
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 4,200

Round 3Edit

17 September 2004
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons   15 – 0   Llanelli Scarlets
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,182
18 September 2004
14:30
Connacht   13 – 19   Ulster
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,300
18 September 2004
17:15
Leinster   17 – 15   Munster
Report
Donnybrook
Attendance: 6,500
18 September 2004
17:30
Neath-Swansea Ospreys   39 – 3   Cardiff Blues
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 5,174
18 September 2004
19:30
Glasgow Warriors   12 – 10   Edinburgh
Report
Old Anniesland
Attendance: 2,117

Round 4Edit

24 September 2004
19:30
Glasgow Warriors   29 – 38   Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Hughenden
Attendance: 1,918
24 September 2004
19:30
Leinster   50 – 13   Borders
Report
Donnybrook
Attendance: 2,800
24 September 2004
19:35
Cardiff Blues   31 – 6   Connacht
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 3,867
25 September 2004
17:15
Ulster   24 – 37   Neath-Swansea Ospreys
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 5,638
25 September 2004
17:30
Llanelli Scarlets   37 – 16   Edinburgh
Report
Stradey Park
Attendance: 7,648

Round 5Edit

1 October 2004
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons   34 – 13   Leinster
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,262
2 October 2004
14:30
Connacht   29 – 27   Borders
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,650
2 October 2004
15:00
Edinburgh   35 – 16   Cardiff Blues
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 1,657
2 October 2004
17:30
Neath-Swansea Ospreys   40 – 17   Glasgow Warriors
Report
St Helen's
Attendance: 4,086
3 October 2004
17:15
Munster   19 – 13   Llanelli Scarlets
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 9,000

Round 6Edit

8 October 2004
19:05
Ulster   21 – 28   Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 8,145
8 October 2004
19:30
Borders   15 – 23   Neath-Swansea Ospreys
Report
Netherdale
Attendance: 1,500
9 October 2004
17:30
Llanelli Scarlets   21 – 29   Connacht
Report
Stradey Park
Attendance: 6,281
9 October 2004
19:30
Glasgow Warriors   26 – 28   Munster
Report
Hughenden
Attendance: 2,625
10 October 2004
17:15
Leinster   35 – 13   Edinburgh
Report
Donnybrook
Attendance: 4,520

Round 7Edit

15 October 2004
19:05
Neath-Swansea Ospreys   11 – 3   Leinster
Report
St Helen's
Attendance: 4,829
15 October 2004
19:30
Borders   6 – 14   Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Netherdale
Attendance: 1,200
16 October 2004
14:30
Connacht   24 – 35   Edinburgh
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,760
16 October 2004
17:15
Munster   49 – 18   Cardiff Blues
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 7,500
16 October 2004
19:15
Glasgow Warriors   34 – 20   Ulster
Report
Hughenden
Attendance: 3,469

Round 8Edit

5 November 2004
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons   33 – 29   Neath-Swansea Ospreys
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,227
5 November 2004
19:30
Glasgow Warriors   36 – 22   Borders
Report
Hughenden
Attendance: 1,765
5 November 2004
19:30
Leinster   18 – 9   Connacht
Report
Donnybrook
Attendance: 5,200
6 November 2004
17:15
Ulster   3 – 24   Munster
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 6,402
7 November 2004
15:00
Cardiff Blues   14 – 10   Llanelli Scarlets
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 4,832

Round 9Edit

12 November 2004
19:30
Edinburgh   15 – 31   Neath-Swansea Ospreys
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 2,342
12 November 2004
19:30
Borders   19 – 20   Ulster
Report
Netherdale
Attendance: 1,500
13 November 2004
17:30
Cardiff Blues   24 – 19   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 2,799
13 November 2004
20:05
Munster   25 – 16   Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 3,850
14 November 2004
17:30
Llanelli Scarlets   24 – 22   Leinster
Report
Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 4,200

Round 10Edit

19 November 2004
18:45
Munster   45 – 8   Borders
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 4,250
19 November 2004
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons   16 – 17   Edinburgh
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,531
19 November 2004
19:30
Glasgow Warriors   40 – 29   Llanelli Scarlets
Report
Hughenden
Attendance: 1,751
19 November 2004
19:30
Ulster   30 – 14   Cardiff Blues
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 5,705
21 November 2004
17:15
Neath-Swansea Ospreys   9 – 10   Connacht
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 3,528

Round 11Edit

26 November 2004
19:30
Edinburgh   0 – 11   Munster
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 2,496
26 November 2004
19:30
Leinster   22 – 16   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Donnybrook
Attendance: 4,370
26 November 2004
19:30
Borders   35 – 25   Cardiff Blues
Report
Netherdale
Attendance: 900
28 November 2004
13:05
Connacht   19 – 14   Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,350
28 November 2004
18:00
Llanelli Scarlets   22 – 9   Ulster
Report
Stradey Park
Attendance: 5,334

Round 12Edit

17 December 2004
19:05
Llanelli Scarlets   39 – 22   Borders
Report
Stradey Park
Attendance: 4,129
17 December 2004
19:30
Glasgow Warriors   35 – 0   Connacht
Report
Hughenden
Attendance: 1,423
17 December 2004
19:30
Ulster   36 – 34   Edinburgh
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 5,858
18 December 2004
17:30
Cardiff Blues   6 – 15   Leinster
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 3,300
18 December 2004
20:05
Munster   13 – 9   Neath-Swansea Ospreys
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 3,500

Round 13Edit

26 December 2004
14:30
Neath-Swansea Ospreys   28 – 7   Llanelli Scarlets
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 10,280
27 December 2004
14:00
Connacht   0 – 3   Munster
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 4,500
27 December 2004
15:00
Edinburgh   18 – 12   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,932
27 December 2004
16:00
Newport Gwent Dragons   25 – 21   Cardiff Blues
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 10,500
27 December 2004
17:05
Leinster   9 – 8   Ulster
Report
Donnybrook
Attendance: 5,500

Round 14Edit

31 December 2004
15:00
Borders   19 – 10   Edinburgh
Report
Netherdale
Attendance: 2,200
1 January 2005
14:30
Cardiff Blues   9 – 15   Neath-Swansea Ospreys
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 8,206
1 January 2005
16:00
Ulster   23 – 14   Connacht
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 7,900
1 January 2005
17:30
Llanelli Scarlets   35 – 26   Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Stradey Park
Attendance: 6,372
1 January 2005
17:30
Munster   19 – 13   Leinster
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 8,000

Round 15Edit

21 January 2005
19:05
Neath-Swansea Ospreys   22 – 21   Ulster
Report
St Helen's
Attendance: 4,142
21 January 2005
19:30
Edinburgh   23 – 0   Llanelli Scarlets
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 1,628
22 January 2005
14:00
Connacht   8 – 18   Cardiff Blues
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,750
22 January 2005
14:30
Newport Gwent Dragons   21 – 16   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,072
22 January 2005
19:30
Borders   29 – 16   Leinster
Report
Netherdale
Attendance: 1,150

Round 16Edit

28 January 2005
19:05
Cardiff Blues   12 – 17   Edinburgh
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 3,200
28 January 2005
19:30
Borders   9 – 18   Connacht
Report
Netherdale
Attendance: 1,176
29 January 2005
17:30
Llanelli Scarlets   32 – 17   Munster
Report
Stradey Park
Attendance: 7,530
29 January 2005
19:45
Glasgow Warriors   27 – 27   Neath-Swansea Ospreys
Report
Hughenden
Attendance: 1,715
30 January 2005
16:45
Leinster   55 – 3   Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 4,600

Round 17Edit

18 February 2005
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons   13 – 11   Ulster
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,452
18 February 2005
19:30
Connacht   11 – 18   Llanelli Scarlets
Report
Dubarry Park
Attendance: 1,200
19 February 2005
17:30
Neath-Swansea Ospreys   34 – 10   Borders
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 4,057
19 February 2005
19:45
Edinburgh   41 – 33   Leinster
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 2,400
20 February 2005
17:00
Munster   25 – 19   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 5,000

Round 18Edit

4 March 2005
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons   42 – 15   Borders
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,147
4 March 2005
19:30
Edinburgh   13 – 16   Connacht
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,046
4 March 2005
19:30
Ulster   30 – 3   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 6,215
5 March 2005
17:30
Cardiff Blues   30 – 20   Munster
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 3,350
6 March 2005
16:45
Leinster   12 – 16   Neath-Swansea Ospreys
Report
Donnybrook
Attendance: 3,500

Round 19Edit

18 March 2005
19:00
Munster   21 – 15   Ulster
Report
Musgrave Park
Attendance: 5,870
18 March 2005
19:05
Neath-Swansea Ospreys   30 – 0   Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
St Helen's
Attendance: 4,113
20 March 2005
14:30
Connacht   21 – 26   Leinster
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 1,100
20 March 2005
15:30
Llanelli Scarlets   25 – 13   Cardiff Blues
Report
Stradey Park
Attendance: 6,116
20 March 2005
19:00
Edinburgh   31 – 18   Borders
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,420

Round 20Edit

25 March 2005
17:00
Leinster   31 – 25   Llanelli Scarlets
Report
Lansdowne Road
Attendance: 3,600
25 March 2005
19:05
Newport Gwent Dragons   8 – 24   Munster
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 5,902
25 March 2005
19:30
Glasgow Warriors   19 – 14   Cardiff Blues
Report
Hughenden
Attendance: 3,787
25 March 2005
19:30
Ulster   17 – 13   Borders
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 7,017
26 March 2005
17:30
Neath-Swansea Ospreys   29 – 12   Edinburgh
Report
The Gnoll
Attendance: 10,280

Round 21Edit

8 April 2005
19:10
Cardiff Blues   22 – 8   Ulster
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 5,600
9 April 2005
17:30
Llanelli Scarlets   30 – 57   Glasgow Warriors
Report
Stradey Park
Attendance: 6,480
9 April 2005
19:30
Edinburgh   33 – 3   Newport Gwent Dragons
Report
Murrayfield
Attendance: 3,656
10 April 2005
16:45
Connacht   13 – 22   Neath-Swansea Ospreys
Report
Sportsground
Attendance: 2,600
10 April 2005
16:45
Borders   23 – 38   Munster
Report
Netherdale
Attendance: 1,646

Round 22Edit

15 April 2005
19:05
Cardiff Blues   33 – 12   Borders
Report
Cardiff Arms Park
Attendance: 4,300
15 April 2005
19:05
Ulster   16 – 3   Llanelli Scarlets
Report
Ravenhill
Attendance: 7,948
16 April 2005
17:30
Newport Gwent Dragons   24 – 19   Connacht
Report
Rodney Parade
Attendance: 4,579
16 April 2005
19:30
Glasgow Warriors   23 – 30   Leinster
Report
Hughenden
Attendance: 4,364
16 April 2005
19:30
Munster   30 – 20   Edinburgh
Report
Thomond Park
Attendance: 5,000

Leading scorersEdit

Note: Flags to the left of player names indicate national team as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules, or primary nationality for players who have not yet earned international senior caps. Players may hold one or more non-IRB nationalities.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Border Reivers also played one home game at The Greenyards.
  2. ^ Connacht also played one of their matches at Dubarry Park in Athlone.
  3. ^ Although Murrayfield's full capacity is 67,800, only the lower section of the West Stand, with a capacity of 12,464, is generally opened for Edinburgh fixtures.
  4. ^ Glasgow Warriors also played one home game at Old Anniesland.
  5. ^ Leinster also played two of their home games at Lansdowne Road.
  6. ^ Llanelli Scarlets played one of their home games at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Leading Points-Scorers". RaboDirect PRO12. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Leading Try-Scorers". RaboDirect PRO12. Retrieved 31 October 2013.