2004 Rugby League Tri-Nations
|Number of teams||3|
|Winner||Australia (2nd title)|
|Attendance||182,288 (26,041 per match)|
|Tries scored||47 (6.71 per match)|
|Top scorer||Darren Lockyer (28)|
|Top try scorer||Luke Rooney (6)|
The second Rugby League Tri-Nations tournament (known as the Gillette Tri-Nations due to sponsorship) was played between 16 October and 27 November of 2004. The format of the competition was different from the previous event. In that event the teams played each other twice instead of once before the final.
The tournament final of the tournament was predicted by some to be a close affair. The British team was considered a small favourite after finishing at the top of the league table. Instead, it was a one-sided match as Australia produced their best performance of the tournament. The game was basically over by half-time when Australia led by 38-0.
Results[change | change source]
Tournament matches[change | change source]
||New Zealand||16–16||Australia||North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 19,118 
||Australia||32–12||New Zealand||Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 16,725 
||Australia||12–8||Great Britain||City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Attendance: 38,572 
||Great Britain||22–12||New Zealand||Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 20,372 
||Great Britain||24–12||Australia||JJB Stadium, Wigan
Attendance: 25,004 
||Great Britain||26–24||New Zealand||KC Stadium, Hull
Attendance: 23,377 
Tournament standings[change | change source]
Final[change | change source]
||Great Britain||4–44||Australia||Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 39,120 
|2004 Tri-Nations Champions|
Non-series Tests[change | change source]
During the series, Australia and New Zealand played additional Tests against France.
||France||20–24||New Zealand||Stade d'Albert Domec, Carcassonne
||France||30–52||Australia||Stade Ernest Wellon, Toulouse
Additional Matches[change | change source]
||Cumbria||12–64||ANZAC Combination||Derwent Park, Workington
References[change | change source]
- "Tri-Nations 2004". Rugby League Project. http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/competitions/Tri-Nations_2004.html. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
- "Gillette extend rugby ties". SportBusiness. 2004-09-03. http://www.sportbusiness.com/news/155552/gillette-extend-rugby-ties. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
- Three-Try Heroes Whitehaven News, 29 October 2004. Accessed 2009-08-14. Archived 2009-08-16.
- Fans to meet Anzacs players Allerdale Borough Council, 6 October 2004. Accessed 2009-08-14. Archived 2009-08-16.
- Kimmorley to captain Anzac team AAP, 26 October 2004