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Encyclopedia > 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. Before 1910 the competition was the Home Nations and was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The teams competing, along with their home venues, are: A scrum Rugby union (often referred to as rugby, union or football) is one of the two codes of rugby football, the other being rugby league. ... RBS Six Nations trophy The Six Nations Championship (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons), known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides; England, France (since 1910), Ireland, Italy (since 2000), Scotland and Wales. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

The six nations championship is played annually over seven weekends predominantly in February and March. Each of the six participating nations plays each other which results in 15 rugby matches over the tournament, with home advantage alternating each year. If a team wins all five matches on their way to tournament victory then that team is also allocated the ‘Grand Slam’ title as well as the championship. England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ... Twickenham Stadium, located in the Twickenham district of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, is the third largest stadium in the United Kingdom with a capacity of 75,000, bettered only by Old Trafford Football Stadium and, when it eventually opens in 2007, the new Wembley Stadium. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Stade de France and the district of La Plaine The Stade de France (the English translation Stadium of France is not used) is a stadium in an inner suburb of Paris, and the national stadium of France, built for the 1998 Football World Cup. ... Saint Denis can refer to: a Christian saint: see Denis Seine-Saint-Denis a département of France Several communes in France: Saint-Denis,in the Aude département Saint-Denis, in the Gard département Saint-Denis, in the Seine-Saint-Denis département, home of Saint Denis Basilica... A DART train passes under the Lansdowne Road Rugby Football Stadium and over the level crossing as it enters the station of the same name. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Home stadium for the Italy national rugby union team. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Location within Province of Rome in the Region of Lazio Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,285 km²  (496. ... Rugby union in Scotland is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union, a founder member of the International Rugby Board in 1886 with fellow Celtic nations Ireland and Wales. ... Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh (capacity 67,500) is the home of Scottish Rugby and a name known throughout the rugby world. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city. ... First International England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) in Cardiff is the national stadium of Wales, used primarily for rugby union and association football. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital of Wales and its largest city. ... A year is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... A nation is an imagined community of people created by a national ideology, to which certain norms and behavior are usually attributed. ... Rugby football, often just referred to as rugby, refers to sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School in England. ... A tournament is an organized competition in which many participants play each other in individual games. ... Look up Victory in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Grand Slam is a general sports term applied when achieving something special. ...


Unlike most rugby union competitions, the Six Nations has not adopted a bonus point system. Match winners receive two points, with one for a draw and none for a loss. The first tiebreaker is point differential.


France won the competition through their winning of the Grand Slam, with Ireland receiving the consolation of winning the Triple Crown by sweeping their matches against Wales, England and Scotland. In rugby union, the Triple Crown is an honour contested annually by the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (also known as the Home Nations) as part of the Six Nations Championship. ...


Table

P W D L PF PA Pts
France 5 5 0 0 144 60 10
Ireland 5 4 0 1 128 82 8
England 5 3 0 2 150 86 6
Wales 5 2 0 3 125 116 4
Italy 5 1 0 4 42 152 2
Scotland 5 0 0 5 53 146 0

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Results

  • Week One:
14 February : France 35 - 17 Ireland
14 February : Wales 23 - 10 Scotland
15 February : Italy 9 - 50 England




February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... First International England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh... Rugby union in Scotland is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union, a founder member of the International Rugby Board in 1886 with fellow Celtic nations Ireland and Wales. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ...

  • Week Two
21 February : France 25 - 0 Italy
21 February : Scotland 13 - 35 England
22 February : Ireland 36 - 15 Wales




February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Rugby union in Scotland is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union, a founder member of the International Rugby Board in 1886 with fellow Celtic nations Ireland and Wales. ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... First International England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh...

  • Week Three
6 March : England 13 - 19 Ireland
6 March : Italy 20 - 14 Scotland
7 March : Wales 22 - 29 France




March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... Rugby union in Scotland is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union, a founder member of the International Rugby Board in 1886 with fellow Celtic nations Ireland and Wales. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... First International England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh...

  • Week Four
20 March : England 31 - 21 Wales
20 March : Ireland 19 - 3 Italy
21 March : Scotland 0 - 31 France




March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ... First International England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Rugby union in Scotland is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union, a founder member of the International Rugby Board in 1886 with fellow Celtic nations Ireland and Wales. ...

  • Week Five :
27 March : France 24 - 21 England
27 March : Ireland 37 - 16 Scotland
27 March : Wales 44 - 10 Italy




March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... Rugby union in Scotland is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union, a founder member of the International Rugby Board in 1886 with fellow Celtic nations Ireland and Wales. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... First International England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh...

External links

  • The Official Six Nations Site

 
 

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