2004 European Nations Cup

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2004 (2004) European Nations Cup  ()
Number of teams6
Winner England (14th title)
Matches played7
 < 2003
2005

Under the same format as the 2003 European Nations Cup, six nations participated in two groups of three, each playing a total of two games.

England were crowned European champions for the third successive time after they defeated Ireland in the final.

Group 1[edit]

Results[edit]

17 October
Wales  12 – 25  Ireland
Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot
Attendance: 1,296
Referee: Ian Smith England
24 October
Scotland  30 – 22  Wales
Old Anniesland, Glasgow
Attendance: 1,047
Referee: Thierry Alibert France
29 October
Ireland  43 – 10  Scotland
Balreask Old, Dublin
Attendance: 600
Referee: Ashley Klein Australia

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 Ireland 2 2 0 0 68 22 +46 4
 Scotland 2 1 0 1 40 65 −25 2
 Wales 2 0 0 2 34 55 −21 0

Ireland advanced to the final.

Group 2[edit]

Results[edit]

16 October
Russia  10 – 58  France
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Ashley Klein Australia
24 October
Russia  4 – 98  England
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Jean-Pierre Boulagnon France
30 October
France  2 – 42  England
Parc des Sports, Avignon
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Tim Mander Australia

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 England 2 2 0 0 140 6 +134 4
 France 2 1 0 1 60 52 +8 2
 Russia 2 0 0 2 14 156 −142 0

England advanced to the final.

Final[edit]

Saturday, 8 November
England  36 – 12  Ireland
Tries
Paul Reilly (2)
Rob Burrow
Mark Calderwood
Rob Parker
Nick Scruton
Goals
Rob Burrow (6/6)
Report Tries
David Bates
Barrie McDermott



Goals
Pat Weisner (2/2)
Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington [1]
Attendance: 3,582
Referee: Richard Frileux France
Man of the Match: Paul Reilly England colours.svg [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland plan to give it a go" (5 November 2004) bbc.co.uk
  2. ^ "Powell proud of Irish" (8 November 2004) dailymail.co.uk