1954 Five Nations Championship
The 1954 Five Nations Championship was the twenty-fifth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the sixtieth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 9 January and 10 April. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Wales, England and France shared the championship; this marked France's first title. England won the Triple Crown and the Calcutta Cup.
|1954 Five Nations Championship|
|Date||9 January - 10 April 1954|
|Champions||England, France and Wales|
|Triple Crown||England (12th title)|
The teams involved were:
This was the last Ireland international played at Ravenhill until 2007. Players from the Republic of Ireland threatened not to line out for the UK anthem unless their anthem and flag were also used. The IRFU resolved the issue by moving all future home matches to Dublin.
- "Rugby Union : Ireland 23-20 Italy". BBC Online. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
The 14,000 full house watching Ireland's first Ravenhill international in 53 years
- Cronin, Mike (7 May 2007). "Rugby globalisation and Irish identity". In Maguire, Joseph (ed.). Power and Global Sport: Zones of Prestige, Emulation and Resistance. Routledge. pp. 122–124. ISBN 9781134527274. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
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