1893 Home Nations Championship

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1893 Home Nations Championship
Date 17 January 1893 - 11 March 1893
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (1st title)
Triple Crown  Wales (1st title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) Wales Bancroft (9)
Top try scorer(s) England Marshall (3)
1892 (Previous) (Next) 1894

The 1893 Home Nations Championship was the eleventh series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Six matches were played between 17 January and 11 March. It was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In winning all three matches, Wales won the Championship for the first time and also took the Triple Crown.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 3 3 0 0 23 11 +12 6
2  Scotland 3 1 1 1 8 9 −1 3
3  England 3 1 0 2 15 20 −5 2
4  Ireland 3 0 1 2 0 6 −6 1

Results[edit]

7 January 1893
Wales  12–11  England
4 February 1893
Ireland  0–4  England
4 February 1893
Scotland  0–9  Wales
18 February 1893
Ireland  0–0  Scotland
4 March 1893
England  0–8  Scotland
11 March 1893
Wales  2–0  Ireland

Scoring system[edit]

The matches for this season were decided on points scored. A try was worth two points, while converting a kicked goal from the try gave an additional three points. A dropped goal and a goal from mark were both worth four points. Penalty goals were worth three points.

The matches[edit]

Wales vs. England[edit]

January 7, 1893
 Wales 12 – 11  England
Try: Gould (2)
Biggs
Con: Bancroft
Pen: Bancroft
Try: Marshall (3)
Lohden
Con: Stoddart
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: DS Morton (Scotland)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), Norman Biggs (Cardiff), William McCutcheon (Swansea), Arthur Gould (Newport) capt., Conway Rees (Llanelli), Percy Phillips (Newport), Fred Parfitt (Newport), Frank Mills (Swansea), Charles Nicholl (Llanelli), Harry Day (Newport), Jim Hannan (Newport), Frank Hill (Cardiff), Arthur Boucher (Newport), Tom Graham (Newport), Wallace Watts (Newport)

England: Edwin Field (Cambridge U.), Andrew Stoddart (Blackheath) capt., RE Lockwood (Heckmondwike), Frederic Alderson (Hartlepool Rovers), Howard Marshall (Blackheath), FR de Winton (Blackheath), Frank Evershed (Blackheath), JH Greenwell (Rockcliff), Sammy Woods (Wellington), J Toothill (Bradford), H Bradshaw (Bramley), T Broadley (Bingley), Philip Maud (Blackheath), FC Lohden (Blackheath), William Bromet (Tadcaster)


Ireland vs. England[edit]

February 4, 1893
 Ireland 0 – 4  England
Try: Bradshaw
Taylor
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: AR Don-Wauchope (Scotland)

Ireland S Gardiner (Belfast Albion), T Edwards (Limerick), S Lee (NIFC) capt., W Gardiner (NIFC), FE Davies (Lansdowne), T Thornhill (Wanderers), Robert Johnston (Wanderers), TJ Johnston (Queens Uni. Belfast), EJ Walsh (Lansdowne), H Lindsay (Dublin U.), AK Wallis (Wanderers), MS Egan (Garryowen), R Stevenson (Dungannon), CV Rooke (Dublin U.), JH O'Conor (Bective Rangers)

England: Edwin Field (Cambridge U.), RE Lockwood (Heckmondwike), JW Dyson (Huddersfield), T Nicholson (Rockcliff), EW Taylor (Rockcliff), H Duckett (Bradford), Frank Evershed (Blackheath), JH Greenwell (Rockcliff), Sammy Woods (Wellington) capt., J Toothill (Bradford), H Bradshaw (Bramley), Alfred Allport (Blackheath), Philip Maud (Blackheath), William Yiend (Hartlepool Rovers), William Bromet (Tadcaster)


Scotland vs. Wales[edit]

February 4, 1893
 Scotland 0 – 9  Wales
Try: Bert Gould
Biggs
McCutcheon
Con: Bancroft
Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
Referee: WH Humphreys (England)

Scotland: AWC Cameron (Watsonians), DD Robertson (Cambridge U.), Gregor MacGregor (London Scottish), James Gowans (Cambridge U.), RC Greig (Glasgow Acads), William Wotherspoon (West of Scotland), HF Menzies (West of Scotland), TL Hendry (Clydsedale), GT Neilson (West of Scotland), HTO Leggatt (Watsonians), JN Millar (West of Scotland), WR Gibson (Royal HSFP), WB Cownie (Watsonians), A Dalglish (Gala), Robert MacMillan (London Scottish) capt.

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), Norman Biggs (Cardiff), William McCutcheon (Swansea), Arthur Gould (Newport) capt., Bert Gould (Newport), Percy Phillips (Newport), Fred Parfitt (Newport), Frank Mills (Swansea), Charles Nicholl (Llanelli), Harry Day (Newport), Jim Hannan (Newport), Frank Hill (Cardiff), Arthur Boucher (Newport), Tom Graham (Newport), Wallace Watts (Newport)


Ireland vs. Scotland[edit]

February 20, 1893
 Ireland 0 – 0  Scotland
Ballynafeigh, Belfast
Referee: George Rowland Hill (England)

Ireland S Gardiner (Belfast Albion), LH Gwynne (Dublin U.), S Lee (NIFC) capt., W Gardiner (NIFC), FE Davies (Lansdowne), WS Brown (Dublin U.), B O'Brien (Derry), TJ Johnston (Queens Uni. Belfast), EG Forrest (Wanderers), H Lindsay (Dublin U.), H Forrest (Wanderers), JS Jameson (Lansdowne), R Stevenson (Dungannon), CV Rooke (Dublin U.), JH O'Conor (Bective Rangers)

Scotland: Henry Stevenson (Edinburgh Acads), GT Campbell (London Scottish), Gregor MacGregor (London Scottish), Willie Neilson (Cambridge U.), JW Simposn (Royal HSFP), WP Donaldson (Oxford U,), HF Menzies (West of Scotland), TL Hendry (Clydsedale), JM Bishop (Glasgow Acads), JD Boswell (West of Scotland) capt., D Fisher (West of Scotland), WR Gibson (Royal HSFP), WB Cownie (Watsonians), JE Orr (West of Scotland), JR Ford (Gala)


England vs. Scotland[edit]

March 4, 1893
 England 0 – 8  Scotland
Drop: Boswell
Campbell
Headingley Stadium, Leeds
Referee: W Williams (Wales)

England: William Grant Mitchell (Richmond), JW Dyson (Huddersfield), Andrew Stoddart (Blackheath) capt., FP Jones (New Brighton), Cyril Wells (Cambridge U.), H Duckett (Bradford), Frank Evershed (Blackheath), F Soane (Bath), JJ Robinson (Cambridge U.), J Toothill (Bradford), H Bradshaw (Bramley), T Broadley (Bingley), Launcelot Percival (Rugby), William Yiend (Hartlepool Rovers), William Bromet (Tadcaster)

Scotland: Henry Stevenson (Edinburgh Acads), GT Campbell (London Scottish), Gregor MacGregor (London Scottish), Willie Neilson (Cambridge U.), JW Simpson (Royal HSFP), William Wotherspoon (West of Scotland), HTO Leggatt (Watsonians), TL Hendry (Clydsedale), RS Davidson (Royal HSFP), JD Boswell (West of Scotland) capt., TM Scott (Melrose), WR Gibson (Royal HSFP), WB Cownie (Watsonians), JE Orr (West of Scotland), Robert MacMillan (London Scottish)


Wales vs. Ireland[edit]

March 11, 1893
 Wales 2 – 0  Ireland
Try: Bert Gould
Stradey Park, Llanelli
Referee: WE Humphreys (England)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), Norman Biggs (Cardiff), William McCutcheon (Swansea), Arthur Gould (Newport) capt., Bert Gould (Newport), Percy Phillips (Newport), Fred Parfitt (Newport), Frank Mills (Swansea), Charles Nicholl (Llanelli), David Samuel (Newport), Jim Hannan (Newport), Frank Hill (Cardiff), Arthur Boucher (Newport), Tom Graham (Newport), Wallace Watts (Newport)

Ireland W Sparrow (Dublin U.), RW Dunlop (NIFC), S Lee (NIFC) capt., W Gardiner (NIFC), FE Davies (Lansdowne), WS Brown (Dublin U.), B O'Brien (Derry), TJ Johnston (Queens Uni. Belfast), EG Forrest (Wanderers), H Lindsay (Dublin U.), AK Wallis (Wanderers), RW Hamilton (Wanderers), R Stevenson (Dungannon), CV Rooke (Dublin U.), Andrew Clinch (Dublin U.)

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1892 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1893
Succeeded by
1894 Home Nations