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Encyclopedia > 2006 Six Nations Championship

The 2006 Six Nations Championship was the seventh 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: General phase play in rugby union. ... History The Five Nations Championship, with its predecessor, the Home Championship, was the premier international rugby union tournament in the Northern hemisphere. ... 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 Twickenham, southwest London, is currently the largest stadium in England and the United Kingdom with a capacity of 75,000. ... This article is about the British city. ... 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 Saint-Denis, in the... A DART train passes under the Lansdowne Road Rugby Football Stadium and over a level crossing as it enters the station of the same name. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Croke Park (Irish: Páirc an Chrócaigh) in Dublin, Ireland is the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Irelands biggest sporting organisation. ... Home stadium for the Italy national rugby union team. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,553,873 almost 4,300,000 1. ... 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 second-largest city in Scotland and its capital city. ... The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh rugby union, represent Wales at the national sport of rugby union. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) in Cardiff is the national stadium of Wales, used primarily for rugby union and association football. ... This article is about the city in Wales. ... A year is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Look up March in Wiktionary, the free dictionary March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... A nation is an imagined community of people created by a national ideology, to which certain norms and behavior are usually attributed. ... Rugby may refer to: The sport of Rugby football, in its various forms: Rugby league Rugby union Touch Rugby Tag Rugby Wheelchair Rugby Places: Rugby, Warwickshire, England Rugby borough Rugby Rural District Rugby and Kenilworth constituency Rugby, Cape Town, South Africa Rugby, North Dakota, USA Rugby, Tennessee, USA Rugby, Brooklyn... A tournament is an organized competition in which many participants play each other in individual games. ... Look up Victory on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A Victory is a win. ... 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 on point differential over Ireland, which received the consolation of winning the Triple Crown by sweeping their matches against Wales, Scotland and England. 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. ...

Contents


Standings

Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
France 5 4 0 1 148 85 63 8
Ireland 5 4 0 1 131 97 34 8
Scotland 5 3 0 2 78 81 -3 6
England 5 2 0 3 120 106 -4 4
Wales 5 1 1 3 80 135 -55 3
Italy 5 0 1 4 72 125 -53 1

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. ... The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh rugby union, represent Wales at the national sport of rugby union. ...

Leading try scorers

Top 3 try scorers
Pos Name Tries Pld Team
1 Mirco Bergamasco 3 5 Italy
1 Shane Horgan 3 5 Ireland
3 Mark Cueto 2 4 England
3 Florian Fritz 2 4 France
3 Cédric Heymans 2 4 France
3 Mark Jones 2 4 Wales
3 Sean Lamont 2 5 Scotland
3 David Marty 2 4 France
3 Aurélien Rougerie 2 4 France
3 Gareth Thomas 2 2 Wales
3 Mike Tindall 2 4 England
3 Chris Paterson 2 5 Scotland

Mirco Bergamasco (born 23 February 1983 in Padova) is an Italian rugby union footballer. ... Shane Horgan (born 18 July 1978 in Bellewstown near Drogheda) is a rugby union player who plays wing or centre for Leinster and Ireland. ... Mark John Cueto (born 26 December 1979 in Workington, Cumbria) is an English international rugby union player. ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ... Mark Anthony Jones (born 7 November 1979 in Builth Wells) is a Welsh rugby union footballer who plays on the wing for Llanelli Scarlets and Wales. ... The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh rugby union, represent Wales at the national sport of rugby union. ... Sean Lamont (born 15 January 1981 in Perth) is a rugby union player who plays on the wing for Northampton Saints and Scotland. ... 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. ... Aurélien Rougerie (born 26 September 1980, Clermont-Ferrand) is a rugby union player from France. ... Gareth Alfie Thomas (25 July 1974, Sarn nr. ... The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh rugby union, represent Wales at the national sport of rugby union. ... Michael James Tindall MBE (born 18 October 1978 in Wakefield) is a rugby union footballer who plays inside centre for Gloucester and England. ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ... Chris Paterson celebrates 50 Scottish caps Chris Mossy Paterson was born on March 30, 1978 in Edinburgh. ... 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. ...

Leading point scorers

Top 3 overall point scorers
Pos Name Points Pld Team
1 Ronan O'Gara 74 5 Ireland
2 Chris Paterson 57 5 Scotland
3 Charlie Hodgson 44 4 England
3 Ramiro Pez 44 5 Italy

Ronan John Ross OGara (born 7 March 1977, San Diego, California, USA) is an Irish rugby union player, occupying the fly-half position (usually called out half in Ireland) for both Munster and Ireland. ... Chris Paterson celebrates 50 Scottish caps Chris Mossy Paterson was born on March 30, 1978 in Edinburgh. ... 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. ... Charles Christopher Hodgson (born 12 November 1980 in Halifax) is a current England and Sale fly-half. ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ...

Scorelines

February 4, 2006
Ireland 26–16 Italy Lansdowne Road, Dublin
(HT: 10–10) Ref: Dave Pearson (England)
Tries:
Flannery, Bowe
Tries:
Mirco Bergamasco
Conversions:
O'Gara
Conversions:
Pez
Penalties:
O'Gara (4)
Penalties:
Pez (3)
February 4, 2006
England 47–13 Wales Twickenham, London
(HT: 15–10) Ref: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Tries:
Cueto, Moody, Tindall, Dallaglio, Dawson, Voyce
Tries:
M. Williams
Conversions:
Hodgson (2), Goode (2)
Conversions:
S. Jones
Penalties:
Hodgson (3)
Penalties:
S. Jones (2)
February 5, 2006
Scotland 20–16 France Murrayfield, Edinburgh
(HT: 13–3) Ref: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Tries:
Lamont (2)
Tries:
Bonnaire, Bruno
Conversions:
Paterson (2)
Penalties:
Paterson (2)
Penalties:
Elissalde (2)
February 11, 2006
France 43–31 Ireland Stade de France, Saint-Denis
(HT: 29–3) Ref: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Tries:
Rougerie, Magne, Marty (2), Heymans (2)
Tries:
O'Gara, D'Arcy, O'Callaghan, Trimble
Conversions:
Elissalde (5)
Conversions:
O'Gara (4)
Penalties:
Elissalde
Penalties:
O'Gara
February 11, 2006
Italy 16–31 England Stadio Flaminio, Rome
(HT: 6–7) Ref: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Tries:
Mirco Bergamasco
Tries:
Tindall, Hodgson, Cueto, Simpson-Daniel
Conversions:
Pez
Conversions:
Hodgson (4)
Penalties:
Pez
Penalties:
Hodgson
Drop goals:
Pez (2)
February 12, 2006
Wales 28–18 Scotland Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
(HT: 14–6) Ref: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Tries:
Penalty try, G. Thomas (2), Sidoli
Tries:
Southwell, Paterson
Conversions:
S. Jones (4)
Conversions:
Paterson
Penalties:
Paterson (2)
February 25, 2006
France 37–12 Italy Stade de France, Saint-Denis
(HT: 8–12) Ref: Tony Spreadbury (England)
Tries:
Lièvremont, Nyanga, de Villiers, Rougerie, Michalak
Conversions:
Yachvili (3)
Penalties:
Yachvili, Elissalde
Penalties:
Pez (3)
Drop goals:
Pez
February 25, 2006
Scotland 18–12 England Murrayfield, Edinburgh
(HT: 3–3) Ref: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Penalties:
Paterson (5)
Penalties:
Hodgson (4)
Drop goals:
Parks
February 26, 2006
Ireland 31–5 Wales Lansdowne Road, Dublin
(HT: 11–5) Ref: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Tries:
Leamy, Horgan, Stringer
Tries:
M. Jones
Conversions:
O'Gara (2)
Penalties:
O'Gara (4)
March 11, 2006
Wales 18–18 Italy Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
(HT: 15–15) Ref: Joël Jutge (France)
Tries:
M. Jones, S. Jones
Tries:
Galon, Canavosio
Conversions:
S. Jones
Conversions:
Pez
Penalties:
S. Jones
Penalties:
Pez
March 11, 2006
Ireland 15–9 Scotland Lansdowne Road, Dublin
(HT: 12–9) Ref: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Penalties:
O'Gara (5)
Penalties:
Paterson (3)
March 12, 2006
France 31–6 England Stade de France, Saint-Denis
(HT: 16–3) Ref: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Tries:
Fritz, Traille, Dominici
Conversions:
Yachvili (2)
Penalties:
Yachvili (4)
Penalties:
Hodgson, Goode
March 18, 2006
Italy 10–13 Scotland Stadio Flaminio, Rome
(HT: 7–10) Ref: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Tries:
Mirco Bergamasco
Tries:
Paterson
Conversions:
Pez
Conversions:
Paterson
Penalties:
Pez
Penalties:
Paterson
Drop goals:
Ross
March 18, 2006
Wales 16–21 France Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
(HT: 13–6) Ref: Chris White (England)
Tries:
Luscombe
Tries:
Szarzewski, Fritz
Conversions:
S. Jones
Conversions:
Elissalde
Penalties:
S. Jones (2), Henson
Penalties:
Yachvili (2), Elissalde
March 18, 2006
England 24–28 Ireland Twickenham, London
(HT: 8–11) Ref: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)
Tries:
Noon, Borthwick
Tries:
Horgan (2), Leamy
Conversions:
Goode
Conversions:
O'Gara (2)
Penalties:
Goode (4)
Penalties:
O'Gara (3)

 
 

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