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2005 Six Nations Championship

The 2005 Six Nations Championship was the sixth Six Nations Championship played since the competition expanded in 2000 to include Italy. Including the Home Nations and Five Nations Championships, this was the 111th season of the tournament.

2005 Six Nations Championship
Six Nations trophy.jpg
Six Nations Championship winners trophy
Date5 February – 19 March 2005
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions Wales (23rd title)
Grand Slam Wales (9th title)
Triple Crown Wales (18th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Millennium Trophy Ireland
Centenary Quaich Ireland
Matches played15
Tries scored71 (4.73 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Ireland Ronan O'Gara (60)
Top try scorer(s)England Mark Cueto (4)
Player of the tournamentWales Martyn Williams
2004 (Previous) (Next) 2006

Wales won the Grand Slam, becoming the first team ever to win a Grand Slam playing more games away than at home.

ParticipantsEdit

SquadsEdit

TableEdit

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

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1   Wales 5 5 0 0 151 77 +74 17 10
2   France 5 4 0 1 134 82 +52 13 8
3   Ireland 5 3 0 2 126 101 +25 12 6
4   England 5 2 0 3 121 77 +44 16 4
5   Scotland 5 1 0 4 84 155 −71 8 2
6   Italy 5 0 0 5 55 179 −124 5 0

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

5 February 2005
14:00 GMT
France   16–9   Scotland
Try: Traille 80+4' c
Con: Michalak
Pen: Delaigue 51', 57'
Drop: Delaigue 78'
Report Pen: Paterson (3) 3', 40', 43'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis, Paris
Attendance: 78,069
Referee: Nigel Williams (Wales)

5 February 2005
17:30 GMT
Wales   11–9   England
Try: S. Williams 11' m
Pen: S. Jones 25'
Henson 77'
Report Pen: Hodgson (3) 16', 50', 74'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
  • This was Wales' first victory against England since 1999.
  • This was England's first defeat in the opening game in the Six Nations.
  • This was England's first defeat in the opening game in the Championship since 1998.
  • This was England's first defeat ever at Millennium Stadium.
  • Shane Williams scored his first try ever against England.

6 February 2005
14:30 GMT
Italy   17–28   Ireland
Try: Castrogiovanni 80+7' m
Pen: Orquera 8'
de Marigny (3) 38', 44', 63'
Report Try: Murphy 29' m
Stringer 50' c
Hickie 80+2' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara (3) 22', 55', 79'
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 24,026
Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)

Round 2Edit

12 February 2005
13:30 GMT
Italy   8–38   Wales
Try: Orquera 11' m
Pen: de Marigny 45'
Report Try: J. Thomas 5' c
Shanklin 22' m
M. Williams 40+4' c
Cockbain 56' c
S. Williams 60' c
Sidoli 77' m
Con: S. Jones (4)
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 24,800
Referee: Andrew Cole (Australia)

12 February 2005
16:00 GMT
Scotland   13–40   Ireland
Try: Southwell 13' m
Petrie 60' m
Pen: Paterson 10'
Report Try: O'Kelly 25' c
O'Connell 40+2' m
Hickie 44' c
Hayes 75' m
Duffy 80+2' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Humphreys
Pen: O'Gara (3) 19', 39', 50'
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 64,826
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

13 February 2005
15:00 GMT
England   17–18   France
Try: Barkley 19' c
Lewsey 36' c
Con: Hodgson (2)
Pen: Hodgson 27'
Report Pen: Yachvili (6) 5', 30', 55', 61', 68', 75'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,000
Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)

Round 3Edit

26 February 2005
14:00 GMT
Scotland   18–10   Italy
Pen: Paterson (6) 5', 33', 51', 54', 76', 80+2'
Report Try: Masi 80+6' c
Con: de Marigny
Pen: de Marigny 23'

26 February 2005
16:00 GMT
France   18–24   Wales
Try: Yachvili 4' c
Rougerie 14' m
Con: Yachvili
Pen: Yachvili 28'
Drop: Michalak 65'
Report Try: M. Williams (2) 42' c, 45' m
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (3) 26', 40+5', 68'
Drop: S. Jones 75'

27 February 2005
15:00 GMT
Ireland   19–13   England
Try: O'Driscoll 59' c
Con: O'Gara
Pen: O'Gara (2) 10', 13'
Drop: O'Gara (2) 4', 35'
Report Try: Corry 7' c
Con: Hodgson
Pen: Hodgson 26'
Drop: Hodgson 57'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
  • This is the first time England lost the first three games in the Championship since 1987.

Round 4Edit

12 March 2005
13:30 GMT
Ireland   19–26   France
Try: O'Driscoll 77' c
Con: O'Gara
Pen: O'Gara (4) 9', 21', 28', 49'
Report Try: Dominici (2) 31' m, 80+3' m
Baby 36' c
Con: Yachvili
Pen: Yachvili (2) 23', 64'
Drop: Delaigue 12'
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 48,452
Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)

12 March 2005
16:00 GMT
England   39–7   Italy
Try: Cueto (3) 10' c, 40+7' m, 69' m
Thompson 40+3' c
Balshaw 65' m
Hazell 80+8' c
Con: Hodgson (2)
Andy Goode
Pen: Hodgson 7'
Report Try: Troncon 46' c
Con: Peens
  • This was the first hat-trick in the Six Nations since Jason Robinson against Italy in 2004.

13 March 2005
15:00 GMT
Scotland   22–46   Wales
Try: Craig 54' c
R. Lamont 71' m
Paterson 74' c
Con: Paterson (2)
Pen: Paterson 24'
Report Try: R. Jones 4' c
R. Williams (2) 10' c, 50' m
S. Williams 14' c
Morgan (2) 29' c, 40+3' c
Con: S. Jones (5)
Pen: S. Jones (2) 19', 78'

Round 5Edit

19 March 2005
13:00 GMT
Italy   13–56   France
Try: Robertson 28' c
Con: Peens
Pen: Peens (2) 3', 43'
Report Try: Nyanga 11' c
Jauzion 18' c
Laharrague 40+2' c
Marty (2) 70' c, 80+2' m
Lamboley 75' c
Mignoni 80+4' c
Con: Yachvili (4)
Michalak (2)
Pen: Yachvili (3) 8', 52', 54'
Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 23,638
Referee: Donal Courtney (Ireland)

19 March 2005
15:30 GMT
Wales   32–20   Ireland
Try: Jenkins 17' c
Morgan 61' c
Con: S. Jones (2)
Pen: Henson 24'
S. Jones (4) 33', 43', 51', 74'
Drop: Henson 13'
Report Try: Horan 69' c
Murphy 77' c
Con: Humphreys (2)
Pen: O'Gara (2) 3', 37'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,376
Referee: Chris White (England)

19 March 2005
18:00 GMT
England   43–22   Scotland
Try: Noon (3) 14' c, 25' c, 78' m
Worsley 29' m
Lewsey 40+1' c
Ellis 49' c
Cueto 72' m
Con: Hodgson (4)
Report Try: S. Lamont 40+8' c
Craig 46' c
Taylor 51' m
Con: Paterson (2)
Pen: Paterson 23'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,000
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

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