History

Llanelli Scarlets first Welsh Regional winners

Scott Quinnell celebrates the Scarlets title win in 2004

Wales introduce regional rugby, with their five new regions taking up their places in a 12 team league, playing each other home and away for the first time in a 22 week League lasting the entire season which begins on 5 September 2003.

A 12 team Celtic Cup competition is also intoduced with Ulster taking the spoils, beating Edinburgh 27-21 in the final at Murrayfield on 20 December.

The League title is won by Llanelli Scarlets on 14 May 2004 with a 23-16 victory over Ulster at Stradey Park taking the Welshmen four points clear at the top, the first time the champions are decided this way.

2003-2004 Final Table

Team
Pld
Pts
Llanelli ScarletsScarlets2276
Ulster RugbyUlster2272
Newport Gwent DragonsDragons2272
Celtic WarriorsWarriors2265
OspreysOspreys2255
Cardiff BluesBlues2254
Munster RugbyMunster2251
Leinster RugbyLeinster2247
ConnachtConnacht2244
Edinburgh RugbyEdinburgh2244
Glasgow RugbyGlasgow2232
The BordersBorders2222
How the Title was Won....
2003-2004 Top Try Scorers
Jamie Robinson12
Conor McPhillips11
Jason Forster9
2003-2004 Top Points scorers
Neil Jenkins273
Gavin Henson265
Gareth Bowen240
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