1953 Five Nations Championship

The 1953 Five Nations Championship was the twenty-fourth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the fifty-ninth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 10 January and 28 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. England won its 14th title.

1953 Five Nations Championship
Date10 January - 28 March 1953
Countries England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions England (14th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Matches played10
1952 (Previous) (Next) 1954

ParticipantsEdit

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Captain
  England Twickenham London Nim Hall
  France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Jean Prat
  Ireland Lansdowne Road/Ravenhill Dublin/Belfast Jackie Kyle
  Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Arthur Dorward/Angus Cameron
  Wales National Stadium/St. Helens Cardiff/Swansea John Gwilliam/Bleddyn Williams

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1   England 4 3 1 0 54 20 +38 7
2   Wales 4 3 0 1 26 14 +12 6
3   Ireland 4 2 1 1 54 25 +29 5
4   France 4 1 0 3 17 38 −21 2
5   Scotland 4 0 0 4 21 75 −54 0

ResultsEdit

1953-01-10
France   11–5   Scotland
1953-01-17
Wales   3–8   England
1953-01-24
Ireland   16–3   France
1953-02-07
Scotland   0–12   Wales
1953-02-14
Ireland   9–9   England
1953-02-28
England   11–0   France
1953-02-28
Scotland   8–26   Ireland
1953-03-14
Wales   5–3   Ireland
1953-03-21
England   26–8   Scotland
1953-03-28
France   3–6   Wales

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1952 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1953
Succeeded by
1954 Five Nations