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Millennium Trophy

Millennium Trophy
SportRugby union
Instituted1988
Number of teams2
Country England
 Ireland
Holders England (20th title)
Most titles England (20 titles)

The Millennium Trophy (Irish: Corn na Mílaoise) is a rugby union award contested annually by England and Ireland as part of the Six Nations Championship. It was initiated in 1988 as part of Dublin's millennial celebrations. The trophy has the shape of a horned Viking helmet.[1] As of 2020, England have won it 20 times, and Ireland 13 times.

England are the current holders after beating Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on 23 February 2020.

Overview

Host Matches Won by
 England
Won by
 Ireland
Draws England
points
Ireland
points
England 16 11 5 0 420 225
Ireland 17 9 8 0 314 250
Overall 33 20 13 0 734 475

Results

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition Match report
1 23 April 1988[n 1] Lansdowne Road, Dublin 10–21  England
2 18 February 1989 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3–16  England 1989 Five Nations Championship
3 20 January 1990 Twickenham Stadium, London 23–0  England 1990 Five Nations Championship
4 2 March 1991 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 7–16  England 1991 Five Nations Championship
5 1 February 1992 Twickenham Stadium, London 38–9  England 1992 Five Nations Championship
6 20 March 1993 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 17–3  Ireland 1993 Five Nations Championship IT
7 19 February 1994 Twickenham Stadium, London 12–13  Ireland 1994 Five Nations Championship
8 21 January 1995 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 8–20  England 1995 Five Nations Championship
9 16 March 1996 Twickenham Stadium, London 28–15  England 1996 Five Nations Championship
10 15 February 1997 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6–46  England 1997 Five Nations Championship
11 4 April 1998 Twickenham Stadium, London 35–17  England 1998 Five Nations Championship [2]
12 6 March 1999 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 15–27  England 1999 Five Nations Championship [3]
13 5 February 2000 Twickenham Stadium, London 50–18  England 2000 Six Nations Championship [4]
14 20 October 2001 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 20–14  Ireland 2001 Six Nations Championship [5]
15 16 February 2002 Twickenham Stadium, London 45–11  England 2002 Six Nations Championship [6]
16 30 March 2003 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6–42  England 2003 Six Nations Championship [7]
17 6 March 2004 Twickenham Stadium, London 13–19  Ireland 2004 Six Nations Championship [8]
18 27 February 2005 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 19–13  Ireland 2005 Six Nations Championship [9]
19 18 March 2006 Twickenham Stadium, London 24–28  Ireland 2006 Six Nations Championship [10]
20 24 February 2007 Croke Park, Dublin 43–13  Ireland 2007 Six Nations Championship [11]
21 15 March 2008 Twickenham Stadium, London 33–10  England 2008 Six Nations Championship [12]
22 28 February 2009 Croke Park, Dublin 14–13  Ireland 2009 Six Nations Championship [13]
23 27 February 2010 Twickenham Stadium, London 16–20  Ireland 2010 Six Nations Championship [14]
24 19 March 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24–8  Ireland 2011 Six Nations Championship [15]
25 17 March 2012 Twickenham Stadium, London 30–9  England 2012 Six Nations Championship [16]
26 10 February 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6–12  England 2013 Six Nations Championship [17]
27 22 February 2014 Twickenham Stadium, London 13–10  England 2014 Six Nations Championship [18]
28 1 March 2015 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19–9  Ireland 2015 Six Nations Championship [19]
29 27 February 2016 Twickenham Stadium, London 21–10  England 2016 Six Nations Championship [20]
30 18 March 2017 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 13–9  Ireland 2017 Six Nations Championship [21]
31 17 March 2018 Twickenham Stadium, London 15–24  Ireland 2018 Six Nations Championship [22]
32 2 February 2019 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 20–32  England 2019 Six Nations Championship [23]
33 23 February 2020 Twickenham Stadium, London 24–12  England 2020 Six Nations Championship [24]
  1. ^ This was the only Millennium Trophy match not to be part of the Five/Six Nations Championship.

Records

Team Wins Years
 England 20 1988–1992, 1995–2000, 2002–2003, 2008, 2012–2014, 2016, 2019–2020
 Ireland 13 1993–1994, 2001, 2004–2007, 2009–2011, 2015, 2017–2018
  • Longest winning streak: 6 – England, 1995–2000
  • Biggest winning margin: 40 points – Ireland 6–46 England, 1997
  • Smallest winning margin: 1 point – England 12–13 Ireland, 1994; Ireland 14–13 England, 2009
  • Highest aggregate: 68 points – England 50–18 Ireland, 2000
  • Lowest aggregate: 18 points – Ireland 6–12 England, 2013

References

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