1952 Five Nations Championship

The 1952 Five Nations Championship was the twenty-third series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the fifty-eighth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 12 January and 5 April. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Wales won their 5th title and a 9th Triple Crown.

1952 Five Nations Championship
Date12 January - 5 April 1952
Countries England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions Wales (12th title)
Grand Slam Wales (5th title)
Triple Crown Wales (9th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Matches played10
1951 (Previous) (Next) 1953

ParticipantsEdit

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Captain
  England Twickenham London Nim Hall
  France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Guy Basquet
  Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Des O'Brien
  Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Peter Kininmonth/Arthur Dorward
  Wales National Stadium/St. Helens Cardiff/Swansea John Gwilliam

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1   Wales 4 4 0 0 42 14 +28 8
2   England 4 3 0 1 34 14 +20 6
3   Ireland 4 2 0 2 26 33 −7 4
4   France 4 1 0 3 29 37 −8 2
5   Scotland 4 0 0 4 22 55 −33 0

ResultsEdit

1952-01-12
Scotland   11–13   France
1952-01-19
England   6–8   Wales
1952-02-02
  Wales 11–0   Scotland
1952-02-23
Ireland   12–8   Scotland
1952-03-08
Ireland   3–14   Wales
1952-03-15
Scotland   3–19   England
1952-03-29
England   3–0   Ireland

Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "(1952 Five Nations)". ESPN. Retrieved 12 February 2016.