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Six Nations Fixtures 2007

September 13th, 2006

The 2007 Six Nations schedule has been released. Italy start off the 2007 season by hosting defending champions France at Stadio Flaminio.

Irish stadium Croke Park will host Ireland’s games with France (February 11) and England (February 24), while Lansdowne Road is being renovated.
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2006 Six Nations Schedule

March 24th, 2005

Just as the 2005 Six Nations tournament comes to end, the schedule for next years competition is released. Defending champs, Wales, will start their defence by taking on England at Twickenham.

Ireland, Wales and France have the benefit of three home games, while the others will only have two home games.
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6 Nations round-up

March 22nd, 2005

The 6 Nations is over for another year, with Wales the deserved winners.

Due to their win over Ireland, Wales jump to 5th spot in the latest IRB World Rankings.

Reuters name their Team of the Six Nations, not surprisingly France and Wales dominate the team.

In a BBC online poll Wales flanker Martyn Williams is named Six Nations Player of the Championship. Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll finished second in the poll, with another Welshman, wing Shane Williams, in third place.

Scotland coach Matt Williams looks like he will be losing his job. While Italy coach John Kirwan is also under pressure to go, but wants to stay until the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Looking forward to the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, the 6 Nations results will have effected selection possibilities for coach Sir Clive Woodward. Most significantly how will the poor performance of England and the win by Wales effect the make-up of the team. Although he still seems to be hopeful that Jonny Wilkinson will tour.


Wales grab Grand Slam

March 20th, 2005

Wales defeated Ireland 32-20 to grab the Grand Slam at Cardiff on Saturday.

This Grand Slam (defeating all 6 Nations opponents) is the first by Wales since 1978.

Wales led going into half time 16-6 through a try from Gethin Jenkins and Gavin Henson kicking a drop goal and a long-range penalty.

A second half try to Kevin Morgan try put Wales 29-6 up. Ireland staged a comeback with tries from Marcus Horan and Geordan Murphy.

Wales were able to hold on, thanks to the boot of fly-half Stephen Jones who added 16 points, to come away with with the historic victory.

Wales - Tries: Gethin Jenkins, Kevin Morgan; Conversions: Stephen Jones (2); Penalties: Gavin Henson, Stephen Jones (4); Drop Goal: Henson

Ireland - Tries: Marcus Horan, Geordan Murphy; Conversions: David Humphreys (2); Penalties: Ronan O’Gara (2)


Wales keep same team for Ireland game

March 17th, 2005

There will be no changes to the Wales team to play Ireland at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

The naming of the team was delayed because injuries to Rhys Williams, Mefin Davies and Hal Luscombe. All three players recovered and are fit to play.

If Wales win the game it will be their first grand slam since 1978, first Triple Crown since 1988 and first European title in 11 years.

If Ireland win by more than 13 points they take the Six Nations championship on points differential.

Wales - Kevin Morgan, Rhys Williams, Tom Shanklin, Gavin Henson, Shane Williams, Stephen Jones, Dwayne Peel, Michael Owen (captain), Martyn Williams, Ryan Jones, Robert Sidoli, Brent Cockbain, Adam Jones, Mefin Davies, Gethin Jenkins.

Replacements: Robin McBryde, John Yapp, Jonathan Thomas, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Gareth Cooper/Michael Phillips, Ceri Sweeney, Hal Luscombe.


Wales beat Scotland, on track for grandslam

March 14th, 2005

Wales kept their hopes of achieving 6 Nations grandslam alive when they defeat Scotland 46-22 in Edinburgh

Wales started well with tries being scored by Ryan Jones, Rhys Williams, Shane Williams and two from Kevin Morgan, which gave Wales a 38-3 lead at half-time.

Scotland fought back hard in the second half, but the Welsh teams’ lead was too much to peg back.

Wales - Tries: Ryan Jones, Kevin Morgan (2), Rhys Williams (2), Shane Williams; Conversions: Stephen Jones (5); Penalties Stephen Jones (2)

Scotland - Tries: Chris Paterson, Rory Lamont, Andy Craig; Conversions: Paterson (2); Penalty: Paterson


Wales comeback to beat France

February 27th, 2005

Wales cameback to defeat France 24-18 at Stade de France, Paris on Saturday. Wales are on track to record their first 6 Nations grand slam since 1978.

France lead 15-6 going into half-time after tries through scrumhalf Dimitri Yachvili and winger Aurelien Rougerie.

Welsh flanker Martyn Williams scored two tries in 6 minutes after the break. This gave Wales an 18-15 lead.
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6 Nations 2005 Schedule

January 1st, 2005

The schedule for the 2005 Six Nations competition has been released. All times listed are UTC.
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Boks beat woeful Wales 53 - 18

June 27th, 2004

Springboks beat Wales in a one-off rugby test match. The Welsh defense was no match for the attacking flair of South Africa.

South Africa - Tries: Brent Russell (2), John Smit, Breyton Paulse, Wayne Julies, Bolla Conradie, Schalk Burger. Conversions: Percy Montgomery (6). Penalties: Montgomery (2).

Wales - Tries: Dwayne Peel, Shane Williams. Conversion: Gavin Henson. Penalties: Henson (2).


Wales defeat Argentina 35 - 20

June 19th, 2004

A much improved Welsh team was able to turn around from last weeks loss and win convincingly against the Pumas. The star player for the Welsh was Shane Williams who scored three first half trys.

The Welsh victory was the only win by a northern hemisphere team over the past two weekends.

Argentina - Tries: Martin Aramburu, Omar Hasan, Lucas Borges. Conversion: Hernan Senillosa. Penalty: Senillosa.

Wales - Tries: Shane Williams (3), Jamie Robinson. Conversions: Gavin Henson (3). Penalties: Henson (3).