1913 Five Nations Championship

The 1913 Five Nations Championship was the fourth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship following the inclusion of France into the Home Nations Championship. Including the previous Home Nations Championships, this was the thirty-first series of the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 1 January and 24 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

1913 Five Nations Championship
Date1 January - 24 March 1913
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions England (5th title)
Grand Slam England (1st title)
Triple Crown England (4th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Matches played10
1912 (Previous) (Next) 1914

England won the Grand Slam for the first time, and the Triple Crown for the fourth time. They conceded only one score during the tournament, a dropped goal scored by Ireland, and as of 2014 this remains a record for a Grand Slam-winning team.[1]

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1   England 4 4 0 0 50 4 +46 8
2   Wales 4 3 0 1 35 33 +2 6
3   Scotland 4 2 0 2 50 28 +22 4
4   Ireland 4 1 0 3 55 60 −5 2
5   France 4 0 0 4 11 76 −65 0

ResultsEdit

1913-01-01
France   3–21   Scotland
1913-01-18
Wales   0–12   England
1913-01-25
England   20–0   France
1913-02-01
Scotland   0–8   Wales
1913-02-08
Ireland   4–15   England
1913-02-22
Scotland   29–14   Ireland
1913-02-27
France   8–11   Wales
1913-03-08
Wales   16–13   Ireland
1913-03-15
England   3–0   Scotland
1913-03-24
Ireland   24–0   France

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Griffiths, John. "A watertight defence". espn.co.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2014.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1912 Five Nations
Home Nations Championship
1913
Succeeded by
1914 Five Nations