1894 Home Nations Championship

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1894 Home Nations Championship
Date 6 January 1894 - 17 March 1894
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland (1st title)
Triple Crown  Ireland (1st title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) England Lockwood (12)
Top try scorer(s) Scotland Boswell (2)
England Lockwood (2)
Ireland Lytle (2)
1893 (Previous) (Next) 1895

The 1894 Home Nations Championship was the twelfth series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Six matches were played between 6 January and 17 March. It was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Ireland 3 3 0 0 15 5 +10 6
2  England 3 1 0 2 29 16 +13 2
2  Scotland 3 1 0 2 6 12 −6 2
2  Wales 3 1 0 2 10 27 −17 2

Results[edit]

6 January 1894
England  24–3  Wales
3 February 1894
England  5–7  Ireland
3 February 1894
Wales  7–0  Scotland
24 February 1894
Ireland  5–0  Scotland
10 March 1894
Ireland  3–0  Wales
17 March 1894
Scotland  6–0  England

Scoring system[edit]

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

The matches[edit]

England vs. Wales[edit]

6 January 1894
 England 24 – 3  Wales
Try: Bradshaw
Morfitt
Lockwood
Taylor
Con: Lockwoood (3)
Taylor
GM: Taylor
Try: Parfitt
Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: JA Smith (Scotland)

England: JF Byrne (Moseley), F Firth (Halifax), Charles Hooper (Middlesex Wands.), S Morfitt (West Hartlepool), R E Lockwood (Heckmondwike) capt., EW Taylor (Rockcliff), Cyril Wells (Harlequins), F Soane (Bath), J Hall (North Durham), J Toothill (Bradford), H Bradshaw (Bramley), T Broadley (Bingley), Harry Speed (Castleford), William Eldon Tucker (Cambridge U.), Alfred Allport (Blackheath)

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


England vs. Ireland[edit]

3 February 1894
 England 5 – 7  Ireland
Try: Lockwood
Con: Taylor
Try: John Lytle
DG: Forrest

England: JF Byrne (Moseley), F Firth (Halifax), Charles Hooper (Middlesex Wands.), S Morfitt (West Hartlepool), R E Lockwood (Heckmondwike) capt., EW Taylor (Rockcliff), R Wood (Liversedge), F Soane (Bath), J Hall (North Durham), J Toothill (Bradford), H Bradshaw (Bramley), T Broadley (Bingley), Harry Speed (Castleford), William Eldon Tucker (Cambridge U.), Alfred Allport (Blackheath)

Ireland: W Sparrow (Dublin U.), HG Wells (Bective Rangers), S Lee (NIFC), W Gardiner (NIFC), Lucius Gwynn (Dublin U.), WS Brown (Dublin U.), Benjamin Tuke (Bective Rangers), JN Lytle (NIFC), EG Forrest (Wanderers) capt., H Lindsay (Dublin U.), Thomas Crean (Wanderers), G Walmsley (Bective Rangers), JH O'Conor (Bective Rangers), CV Rooke (Dublin U.), JH Lytle (NIFC)


Wales vs. Scotland[edit]

3 February 1894
 Wales 7 – 0  Scotland
Try: Fitzgerald
Drop: Fitzgerald
Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: EB Holmes (England)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), William Llewellyn Thomas (Newport), Tom Pearson (Oldham), Arthur Gould (Newport) capt., Dai Fitzgerald (Cardiff), Percy Phillips (Newport), Fred Parfitt (Newport), Frank Mills (Swansea), Charles Nicholl (Llanelli), David Daniel (Llanelli), Jim Hannan (Newport), Frank Hill (Cardiff), Harry Day (Newport), Tom Graham (Newport), Wallace Watts (Newport)

Scotland: J Rogerson (Kelvinside Acads.), GT Campbell (London Scottish), Gregor MacGregor (London Scottish) capt., James Gowans (Cambridge U.), Henry Gedge (London Scottish), JW Simpson (Royal HSFP), William Wotherspoon (West of Scotland), HF Menzies (West of Scotland), JB Wright (Watsonians), WMC McEwan (Edinburgh Acads), A Dalgleish (Gala), WR Gibson (Royal HSFP), WB Cownie (Watsonians), GT Neilson (West of Scotland), Robert MacMillan (London Scottish)


Ireland vs. Scotland[edit]

24 February 1894
 Ireland 5 – 0  Scotland
Try: Wells
Con: John Lytle
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: HL Ashmore (England)

Ireland: PJ Grant (Bective Rangers), HG Wells (Bective Rangers), S Lee (NIFC), W Gardiner (NIFC), Lucius Gwynn (Dublin U.), WS Brown (Dublin U.), Benjamin Tuke (Bective Rangers), JN Lytle (NIFC), EG Forrest (Wanderers) capt., H Lindsay (Dublin U.), Thomas Crean (Wanderers), ATW Bond (Derry), JH O'Conor (Bective Rangers), CV Rooke (Dublin U.), JH Lytle (NIFC)

Scotland: AWC Cameron (Watsonians), GT Campbell (London Scottish), Gregor MacGregor (London Scottish), William Wotherspoon (West of Scotland), HTS Gedge (London Scottish), JW Simpson (Royal HSFP), WP Donaldson (Oxford U.), HTO Leggatt (Watsonians), JD Boswell (West of Scotland) capt., AH Anderson (Glasgow Acads), A Dagleish (Gala), WR Gibson (Royal HSFP), WB Cownie (Watsonians), GT Nielson (West of Scotland), Robert MacMillan (London Scottish)


Scotland vs. England[edit]

17 March 1894
 Scotland 6 – 0  England
Try: Boswell (2)
Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
Referee: W Wilkins (Wales)

Scotland: Gregor MacGregor (London Scottish), James Gowans (Cambridge U.), Willie Neilson (Cambridge U.), GT Campbell (London Scottish), HTS Gedge (London Scottish), JW Simpson (Royal HSFP), William Wotherspoon (West of Scotland), HTO Leggatt (Watsonians), JD Boswell (West of Scotland) capt., WMC McEwan (Edinburgh Acads), HF Menzies (West of Scotland), WR Gibson (Royal HSFP), WB Cownie (Watsonians), WG Nielson (Merchiston Castle), Robert MacMillan (London Scottish)

England: JF Byrne (Moseley), F Firth (Halifax), Charles Hooper (Middlesex Wands.), S Morfitt (West Hartlepool), Walter Jesse Jackson (Halifax), EW Taylor (Rockcliff) capt., Cyril Wells (Harlequins), F Soane (Bath), J Hall (North Durham), William Walton (Castleford), H Bradshaw (Bramley), T Broadley (Bingley), Harry Speed (Castleford), Albert Elliott (St. Thomas' Hosp.), Alfred Allport (Blackheath)


Ireland vs. Wales[edit]

19 March 1894
 Ireland 3 – 0  Wales
Pen: John Lytle
Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast
Referee: RD Rainie (Scotland)

Ireland: PJ Grant (Bective Rangers), R Dunlop (NIFC), S Lee (NIFC), W Gardiner (NIFC), Lucius Gwynn (Dublin U.), WS Brown (Dublin U.), Benjamin Tuke (Bective Rangers), JN Lytle (NIFC), JH Lytle (NIFC), EG Forrest (Wanderers) capt., H Lindsay (Dublin U.), Thomas Crean (Wanderers), ATW Bond (Derry), JH O'Conor (Bective Rangers), CV Rooke (Dublin U.)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), Norman Biggs (Cardiff), Tom Pearson (Oldham), Jack Elliott (Cardiff), Dai Fitzgerald (Cardiff), Ralph Sweet-Escott (Cardiff), Fred Parfitt (Newport), Frank Mills (Swansea), Fred Hutchinson (Neath), David Daniel (Llanelli), Jim Hannan (Newport), Frank Hill (Cardiff) capt., Harry Day (Newport), David Nicholl (Llanelli), Wallace Watts (Newport)

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1893 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1894
Succeeded by
1895 Home Nations