1949 Five Nations Championship

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1949 Five Nations Championship
Date 15 January - 26 March 1949
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland (6th title)
Triple Crown  Ireland (4th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
1948 (Previous) (Next) 1950

The 1949 Five Nations Championship was the twentieth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the fifty-fifth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 15 January and 26 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Ireland won his 6th title and the Triple Crown.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Captain
 England Twickenham London Nim Hall/Ivor Preece
 France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Guy Basquet
 Ireland Lansdowne Road/Ravenhill Dublin/Belfast Karl Mullen
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Doug Keller
 Wales National Stadium/St. Helens Cardiff/Swansea Haydn Tanner

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Ireland 4 3 0 1 41 24 +17 6
2  England 4 2 0 2 35 29 +6 4
2  France 4 2 0 2 24 28 −4 4
2  Scotland 4 2 0 2 20 37 −17 4
5  Wales 4 1 0 3 17 19 −2 2

Results[edit]

1949-01-15
France  0–8  Scotland
1949-01-15
 Wales 9–3  England
1949-01-29
Ireland  9–16  France
1949-02-05
Scotland  6–5  Wales
1949-02-12
Ireland  14–5  England
1949-02-26
England  8–3  France
1949-02-26
Scotland  3–13  Ireland
1949-03-12
 Wales 0–5  Ireland
1949-03-19
England  19–3  Scotland
1949-03-26
France  5–3  Wales

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1948 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1949
Succeeded by
1950 Five Nations