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1982 Five Nations Championship

The 1982 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-third series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-eighth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 16 January and 20 March. The winner of the championship was Ireland, with three wins and one defeat. It was the team's ninth title (excluding seven previous other titles which were shared). Ireland also won the Triple Crown, its fifth such honour, its first since 1949 and last one until 1985. The team's only defeat came on the final day of the competition, losing 22-9 to France in Paris, denying the Irish what would have been only their second ever Grand Slam.

1982 Five Nations Championship
Date16 January - 20 March 1982
Countries England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions Ireland (9th title)
Triple Crown Ireland (5th title)
Matches played10
Tries scored25 (2.5 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Ireland Ollie Campbell (46)
Top try scorer(s)France Serge Blanco (2)
England John Carleton (2)
England Mike Slemen (2)
Scotland Andy Irvine (2)
Wales Terry Holmes (2)
1981 (Previous) (Next) 1983

Wales's defeat by Scotland was their first loss at home in a Five Nations championship match since France won at Cardiff in March 1968.

The Ireland vs Wales game was delayed by a week due to a frozen pitch in Dublin.

ParticipantsEdit

TableEdit

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1   Ireland 4 3 0 1 66 61 +5 6
2   England 4 2 1 1 68 47 +21 5
2   Scotland 4 2 1 1 68 47 +21 5
4   France 4 1 0 3 56 74 −18 2
4   Wales 4 1 0 3 59 83 −24 2

SquadsEdit

ResultsEdit

1982-01-16
Scotland   9–9   England
Pen.: Irvine (2)
Drops: Rutherford
Pen.: Dodge (2)
Rose
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: K. Rowland (Wales)

1982-01-23
Ireland   20–12   Wales
Tries: Finn (2)
Ringland
Con.: Campbell
Pen.: Campbell (2)
Tries: Holmes
Con.: Evans
Pen.: Evans
Drops: Pearce
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: J. A. Short (Scotland)

1982-02-06
Wales   22–12   France
Tries: Holmes
Pen.: Evans (6)
Tries: Blanco
Con.: Sallefranque
Pen.: Martinez
Sallefranque
National Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: D. I. H. Burnett (Ireland)
1982-02-06
England   15–16   Ireland
Tries: Slemen
Con.: Rose
Pen.: Rose (3)
Tries: McLoughlin
MacNeill
Con.: Campbell
Pen.: Campbell (2)
Twickenham, London
Referee: A. M. Hosie (Scotland)

1982-02-20
France   15–27   England
Tries: Pardo
Con.: Sallefranque
Pen.: Sallefranque (2)
Drops: Lescarboura
Tries: Carleton
Woodward
Con.: Hare (2)
Pen.: Hare (5)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: M. D. M. Rea (Ireland)
1982-02-20
Ireland   21–12   Scotland
Pen.: Campbell (6)
Drops: Campbell
Tries: Rutherford
Con.: Irvine
Pen.: Renwick (2)

1982-03-06
England   17–7   Wales
Tries: Carleton
Slemen
Pen.: Hare (3)
Tries: Lewis
Drops: Davies
Twickenham, London
Referee: F. Palmade (France)
1982-03-06
Scotland   16–7   France
Tries: Rutherford
Pen.: Irvine (3)
Drops: Renwick
Tries: Rives
Pen.: Sallefranque
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: J. A. F. Trigg (England)

1982-03-20
France   22–9   Ireland
Tries: Blanco
Mesny
Con.: Gabernet
Pen.: Blanco (2)
Gabernet (2)
Pen.: Campbell (3)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,238
Referee: A. Welsby (England)
1982-03-20
Wales   18–34   Scotland
Tries: Butler
Con.: Evans
Pen.: Evans (4)
Tries: Calder
Johnston
Pollock
Renwick
White
Con.: Irvine (4)
Drops: Renwick
Rutherford
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: J. P. Bonnet (France)

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