2006 Six Nations Championship: Wikis

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The 2006 RBS 6 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. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the 112th series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

This was the last Six Nations to be held before the redevelopment of Ireland Stadium of Lansdowne Road. Ireland played their 2007, 2008 and 2009 Six Nations home fixtures at Croke Park, also in Dublin.

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.

In this year, France won the competition on points difference over Ireland. Ireland received the consolation prize of the Triple Crown Trophy, presented for the first time that year, by winning their matches against the other Home Nations: Wales, Scotland and England. Italy once more collected the Wooden Spoon, but showed considerable improvement over past years, earning a first-ever competition point away from home in a draw against Wales. For the first time since 2000, Scotland won the Calcutta Cup.

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Participants

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Andy Robinson
 France Stade de France Paris Bernard Laporte
Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Eddie O'Sullivan
 Italy Stadio Flaminio Rome Pierre Berbizier
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Frank Hadden
 Wales Millennium Stadium Cardiff Mike Ruddock
Scott Johnson

Squads

Final table

Place Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  France 5 4 0 1 148 85 +63 18 8
2  Ireland 5 4 0 1 131 97 +34 12 8
3  Scotland 5 3 0 2 78 81 −3 5 6
4  England 5 2 0 3 120 106 +14 12 4
5  Wales 5 1 1 3 80 135 −55 9 3
6  Italy 5 0 1 4 72 125 −53 5 1

Results

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Week 1

4 February 2006
13:30 GMT
Ireland 26 – 16  Italy Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 49,500
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
Tries: Flannery 26' c
Bowe 48' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara (4) 40+2', 60', 70', 80+4'
Try: Mi. Bergamasco 30' c
Con: Pez
Pen: Pez (2) 13', 64'
Griffen 45'

4 February 2006
15:30 GMT
England  47 – 13  Wales Twickenham, London
Attendance: 81,000
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Tries: Cueto 15' c
Moody 31' m
Tindall 65' m
Dallaglio 75' c
Dawson 78' c
Voyce 80+7' c
Con: Hodgson (2)
Goode (2)
Pen: Hodgson (3) 28', 45', 55'
Try: M. Williams 35' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (2) 21', 53'

5 February 2006
15:00 GMT
Scotland  20 – 16  France Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 66,028
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Tries: Lamont (2) 11' c, 46' c
Con: Paterson (2)
Pen: Paterson (2) 22', 33'
Tries: Bonnaire 50' m
Bruno 80+2' m
Pen: Élissalde (2) 40+2', 62'

Week 2

11 February 2006
13:30 GMT
France  43 – 31 Ireland Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Tries: Rougerie 3' m
Magne 8' c
Marty (2) 18' c, 58' c
Heymans (2) 37' c, 45' c
Con: Élissalde (5)
Pen: Élissalde 32'
Tries: O'Gara 59' c
D'Arcy 63' c
O'Callaghan 71' c
Trimble 74' c
Con: O'Gara (4)
Pen: O'Gara 30'

11 February 2006
16:00 GMT
Italy  16 – 31  England Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 24,973
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Try: Mi. Bergamasco 80+4' c
Con: Pez
Pen: Pez 37'
Drop: Pez (2) 40+1', 42'
Tries: Tindall 30' c
Hodgson 57' c
Cueto 70' c
Simpson-Daniel 80+9' c
Con: Hodgson (4)
Pen: Hodgson 51'

12 February 2006
15:00 GMT
Wales  28 – 18  Scotland Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 73,340
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Tries: Penalty try 7' c
G. Thomas (2) 35' c, 64' c
Sidoli 54' c
Con: S. Jones (4)
Tries: Southwell 80+4' m
Paterson 80+7' c
Con: Paterson
Pen: Paterson (2) 19', 39'

Week 3

25 February 2006
14:00 GMT
France  37 – 12  Italy Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 73,978
Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)
Tries: Lièvremont 31' m
Nyanga 59' m
de Villiers 72' c
Rougerie 80+6' c
Michalak 80+10' c
Con: Yachvili (3)
Pen: Élissalde 5'
Yachvili 47'
Pen: Pez (3) 10', 20', 28'
Drop: Pez 38'

25 February 2006
17:30 GMT
Scotland  18 – 12  England Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 67,500
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Pen: Paterson (5) 3', 43', 48', 75', 80+1'
Drop: Parks 58'
Pen: Hodgson (4) 8', 41', 64', 78'

26 February 2006
15:00 GMT
Ireland 31 – 5  Wales Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Tries: Wallace 29' m
Horgan 44' c
Stringer 80+12' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara (4) 18', 40+1', 48', 59'
Try: M. Jones 9' m

Week 4

11 March 2006
13:30 GMT
Wales  18 – 18  Italy Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)
Tries: M. Jones 12' m
S. Jones 29' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (2) 4', 63'
Tries: Galon 17' m
Canavosio 40+6' c
Con: Pez
Pen: Pez (2) 40', 47'

11 March 2006
15:30 GMT
Ireland 15 – 9  Scotland Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Pen: O'Gara (5) 3', 10', 24', 38', 58' Pen: Paterson (3) 11', 17', 28'

12 March 2006
15:00 GMT
France  31 – 6  England Stade de France, Paris
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Tries: Fritz 1' c
Traille 70' m
Dominici 80+3' c
Con: Yachvili (2)
Pen: Yachvili (4) 7', 11', 34', 77'
Pen: Hodgson 40+4'
Goode 43'

Week 5

18 March 2006
13:30 GMT
Italy  10 – 13  Scotland Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Attendance: 24,062
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Try: Mi. Bergamasco 7' c
Con: Pez
Pen: Pez 58'
Try: Paterson 13' c
Con: Paterson
Pen: Paterson 78'
Drop: Ross 40'

18 March 2006
15:30 GMT
Wales  16 – 21  France Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 74,500
Referee: Chris White (England)
Try: Luscombe 34' c
Con: S. Jones
Pen: S. Jones (2) 5', 27'
Henson 60'
Tries: Szarzewski 50' m
Fritz 80' c
Con: Élissalde
Pen: Yachvili (2) 12', 40+2'
Élissalde 80+6'

18 March 2006
17:30 GMT
England  24 – 28 Ireland Twickenham, London
Attendance: 81,986
Referee: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)
Tries: Noon 2' m
Borthwick 52' c
Con: Goode
Pen: Goode (4) 38', 44', 69', 75'
Tries: Horgan (2) 8' m, 79' c
Leamy 59' c
Con: O'Gara (2)
Pen: O'Gara (3) 17', 37', 43'

Scorers

Leading try scorers
Pos Name Tries Pld Team
1 Mirco Bergamasco 3 5  Italy
Shane Horgan 3 5 Ireland
3 Mark Cueto 2 4  England
Florian Fritz 2 4  France
Cédric Heymans 2 4  France
Mark Jones 2 4  Wales
Sean Lamont 2 5  Scotland
David Marty 2 4  France
Aurélien Rougerie 2 4  France
Gareth Thomas 2 2  Wales
Mike Tindall 2 4  England
Chris Paterson 2 5  Scotland
Leading point scorers (Top 3)
Pos Name Points Pld Team
1 Ronan O'Gara 72 5 Ireland
2 Chris Paterson 57 5  Scotland
3 Charlie Hodgson 44 4  England
Ramiro Pez 44 5  Italy

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