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2004 Six Nations Championship

The 2004 Six Nations Championship was the fifth series of the rugby union Six Nations Championship to be held since the competition expanded in 2000 to include Italy. Overall, this was the hundred-and-tenth series of the international championship.

2004 Six Nations Championship
Lineout-EvW-2004.jpg
Wales lineout at Twickenham
Date14 February – 27 March 2004
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions France (14th title)
Grand Slam France (8th title)
Triple Crown Ireland (7th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Millennium Trophy Ireland
Centenary Quaich Ireland
Matches played15
Tries scored68 (4.53 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Wales Stephen Jones (55)
Top try scorer(s)France Imanol Harinordoquy (4)
Wales Rhys Williams (4)
England Ben Cohen (4)
Player of the tournamentIreland Gordon D'Arcy
2003 (Previous) (Next) 2005

Match winners received two points, with one for a draw and none for a loss. The first tiebreaker was points difference.

France won the competition, also winning the Grand Slam. Ireland won the Triple Crown, sweeping their matches against Wales, England and Scotland. Scotland were whitewashed, earning the wooden spoon as a result.

ParticipantsEdit

SquadsEdit

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1   France 5 5 0 0 144 60 +84 14 10
2   Ireland 5 4 0 1 128 82 +46 17 8
3   England 5 3 0 2 150 86 +64 17 6
4   Wales 5 2 0 3 125 116 +9 14 4
5   Italy 5 1 0 4 42 152 −110 2 2
6   Scotland 5 0 0 5 53 146 −93 4 0

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

14 February 2004
14:00 GMT
France   35–17   Ireland
Try: Clerc 28' m
Pape 51' c
Jauzion 55' c
Élissalde 77' c
Con: Michalak (3)
Pen: Michalak (3) 21', 33', 60'
Report Try: Foley 44' c
Howe 70' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara 6'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 79,547
Referee: Chris White (England)

14 February 2004
16:00 GMT
Wales   23–10   Scotland
Try: R. Williams (2) 3' c, 50' m
A. Jones 15' m
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (2) 25', 40+2'
Report Try: Taylor 80+6' c
Con: Paterson
Drop: Paterson 8'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 72,500
Referee: Donal Courtney (Ireland)

15 February 2004
15:00 GMT
Italy   9–50   England
Pen: Wakarua (2) 22', 29'
Drop: Wakarua 6'
Report Try: Balshaw 16' c
Robinson (3) 23' m, 40+3' m, 64' m
Lewsey 59' c
Grayson 70' c
Jones 80+6' m
Con: Grayson (3)
Pen: Grayson (3) 2', 20', 36'
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 28,500
Referee: Andy Turner (South Africa)

Round 2Edit

21 February 2004
14:00 GMT
France   25–0   Italy
Try: Harinordoquy (2) 25' c, 65' c
Elhorga 75' m
Con: Élissalde (2)
Pen: Élissalde 13'
Traille 42'
Report
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 79,080
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

21 February 2004
17:30 GMT
Scotland   13–35   England
Try: Danielli 58' c
Con: Paterson
Pen: Paterson (2) 3', 26'
Report Try: Cohen 11' c
Balshaw 31' c
Lewsey 48' m
Grewcock 69' c
Con: Grayson (3)
Pen: Grayson (3) 16', 29', 66'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,500
Referee: David McHugh (Ireland)

22 February 2004
15:00 GMT
Ireland   36–15   Wales
Try: Byrne (2) 1' c, 40+2' m
O'Driscoll (2) 15' c, 53' c
O'Gara 31' m
Foley 48' m
Con: O'Gara (3)
Report Try: Shanklin (2) 64' m, 77' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones 6'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

Round 3Edit

6 March 2004
13:30 GMT
Italy   20–14   Scotland
Try: Ongaro 42' m
Pen: De Marigny (5) 3', 12', 40+5', 74', 80+5'
Report Try: Webster 80+7' m
Pen: Paterson (3) 9', 35', 40+2'
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 21,340
Referee: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

6 March 2004
16:00 GMT
England   13–19   Ireland
Try: Dawson 27' c
Con: Grayson
Pen: Grayson (2) 32', 72'
Report Try: Dempsey 52' c
Con: O'Gara
Pen: O'Gara (4) 17', 24', 34', 40+3'
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
  • Ireland won at Twickenham for the first time since 1994.
  • This was England's first defeat at Twickenham since losing 30–16 to New Zealand during the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

7 March 2004
15:00 GMT
Wales   22–29   France
Try: M. Williams 80+5' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (5) 12', 19', 24', 27', 55'
Report Try: Harinordoquy 40+1' c
Élissalde 58' c
Con: Élissalde (2)
Pen: Élissalde (5) 6', 17', 46', 48', 74'

Round 4Edit

20 March 2004
13:30 GMT
Ireland   19–3   Italy
Try: O'Kelly 29' m
O'Driscoll 36' c
Horgan 55' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Report Pen: De Marigny 72'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,250
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)

20 March 2004
16:00 GMT
England   31–21   Wales
Try: Cohen (2) 6' c, 67' c
Worsley 80+4' m
Con: Barkley (2)
Pen: Barkley (4) 19', 23', 40+6', 78'
Report Try: G. Thomas 42' c
Taylor 51' m
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (3) 11', 15', 26'
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 72,200
Referee: Andrew Cole (Australia)

21 March 2004
15:00 GMT
Scotland   0–31   France
Report Try: Magne 7' m
Jauzion (2) 68' c, 79' c
Con: Yachvili (2)
Pen: Yachvili (4) 15', 35', 43', 48'
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 66,324
Referee: Scott Young (Australia)
  • This was the first time since 1961 that France had kept a clean sheet against Scotland.

Round 5Edit

27 March 2004
14:00 GMT
Wales   44–10   Italy
Try: S. Williams (2) 29' m, 69' c
R. Williams (2) 36' m, 72' c
G. Thomas 56' c
Shanklin 61' c
Con: S. Jones (4)
Pen: S. Jones (2) 12', 18'
Report Try: Masi 64' c
Con: Wakarua
Pen: De Marigny 3'

27 March 2004
16:00 GMT
Ireland   37–16   Scotland
Try: D'Arcy (2) 20' m, 79' c
Murphy 40+1' m
Wallace 56' c
Stringer 66' c
Con: O'Gara (3)
Pen: O'Gara (2) 5', 26'
Report Try: Hogg 51' c
Con: Paterson
Pen: Paterson (2) 1', 24'
Drop: Parks 38'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 42,750
Referee: Nigel Williams (Wales)

27 March 2004
20:00 GMT
France   24–21   England
Try: Harinordoquy 26' m
Yachvili 40+2' c
Con: Yachvili
Pen: Yachvili (4) 22', 35', 40', 52'
Report Try: Cohen 53' m
Lewsey 76' c
Con: Barkley
Pen: Barkley (3) 40+1', 49', 73'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 79,906
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
  • England needed to win by eight points to win the Championship.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Poor' England ready to rebuild the chariot". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. 29 March 2004. Retrieved 3 July 2013.