2001 Six Nations Championship

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2001 Six Nations Championship
Date 3 February - 20 October 2001
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  England (24th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  Ireland
Centenary Quaich  Scotland
Matches played 15
Tries scored 75 (5 per match)
Top point scorer(s) England Jonny Wilkinson (89)
Top try scorer(s) England Will Greenwood (6)
2000 (Previous) (Next) 2002

The 2001 Six Nations Championship was the second series of the rugby union Six Nations Championship, and the 107th international championship overall. The tournament was affected by an outbreak of the highly infectious livestock disease foot and mouth in Britain. As a consequence, there were restrictions on travel and Ireland's three fixtures against the home nations were postponed until September and October.

The eventual winners were England for the second year running, although they once again missed out on the Grand Slam at the final hurdle, losing to Ireland in the final match of the tournament in October. Despite their final match defeat, England set new records for points scored (229), tries scored (29) and overall points-difference (+149).

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Clive Woodward
 France Stade de France Saint-Denis Bernard Laporte
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Warren Gatland
 Italy Stadio Flaminio Rome Brad Johnstone
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Ian McGeechan
 Wales Millennium Stadium Cardiff Graham Henry

Squads[edit]

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  England 5 4 0 1 229 80 +149 29 8
2  Ireland 5 4 0 1 129 89 +40 11 8
3  Scotland 5 2 1 2 92 116 −24 8 5
4  Wales 5 2 1 2 125 166 −41 10 5
5  France 5 2 0 3 115 138 −23 9 4
6  Italy 5 0 0 5 106 207 −101 8 0

Results[edit]

3 February 2001
Italy  22 – 41  Ireland
Try: Bergamasco
Checchinato
Pilat
Con: Pez (2/3)
Pen: Pilat (1)
Report Try: Henderson (3)
Horgan
O'Gara
Con: O'Gara (2/5)
Pen: O'Gara (4)

3 February 2001
Wales  15 – 44  England
Try: Howley
Quinnell
Con: Jenkins (1/2)
Pen: Jenkins (1)
Report Try: Greenwood (3)
Dawson (2)
Cohen
Con: Wilkinson (4/6)
Pen: Wilkinson (2)

4 February 2001
France  16 – 6  Scotland
Try: Bernat-Salles
Con: Lamaison (1/1)
Pen: Lamaison (3)
Report Pen: Logan (2)









17 March 2001
Scotland  23–19  Italy
Try:
Tom Smith
Pen:
Duncan Hodge (5)
Drop Goals:
Duncan Hodge
Report Try:
Mauro Bergamasco
Con:
Diego Dominguez
Pen:
Diego Dominguez (4)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: Joel Dume




Delayed autumn games[edit]



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