1896 Home Nations Championship

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1896 Home Nations Championship
Date 4 January 1896 - 14 March 1896
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland (2nd title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) Wales Gould (7)
Top try scorer(s) England Cattell (2)
England Fookes (2)
England Morfitt (2)
1895 (Previous) (Next) 1897

The 1896 Home Nations Championship was the fourteenth series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Six matches were played between 4 January and 14 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 2 1 0 18 8 +10 5
2  Scotland 3 1 1 1 11 6 +5 3
3  England 3 1 0 2 29 21 +8 2
3  Wales 3 1 0 2 10 33 −23 2

Results[edit]

4 January 1896
England  25–0  Wales
25 January 1896
Wales  6–0  Scotland
1 February 1896
England  4–10  Ireland
15 February 1896
Ireland  0–0  Scotland
14 March 1896
Ireland  8–4  Wales
14 March 1896
Scotland  11–0  England

The matches[edit]

England vs. Wales[edit]

4 January 1896
 England 25 – 0  Wales
Try: Cattell (2)
Fookes (2)
Morfitt (2)
Mitchell
Con: Taylor
Valentine
Rectory Field, Blackheath
Referee: DG Findlay (Scotland)

England S Haughton (Birkenhead Wanderers), S Morfitt (West Hartlepool), Ernest Fookes (Sowerby Bridge), EM Baker (Oxford Uni), James Valentine (Swinton), RHB Cattell (Moseley), EW Taylor (Rockcliff) capt., J Pinch (Lancaster), A Starks (Castleford), LF Giblin (Cambridge Uni), Frank Mitchell (Cambridge Uni), J Rhodes (Castleford), John William Ward (Castleford), GM Carey (Blackheath), W Whiteley (Bramley)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), Cliff Bowen (Llanelli), Owen Badger (Llanelli), Arthur Gould (Newport) capt., Bert Dauncey (Newport), David Morgan (Llanelli), Ben Davies (Llanelli), Albert Jenkin (Swansea), Arthur Boucher (Newport), Ernie George (Pontypridd), Sam Ramsey (Treorchy), Harry Packer (Newport), Charles Nicholl (Llanelli), Frank Mills (Cardiff), Wallace Watts (Newport)


Wales vs. Scotland[edit]

25 January 1896
 Wales 6 – 0  Scotland
Try: Bowen
Gould
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Referee: GH Barnett (England)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), Cliff Bowen (Llanelli), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), Arthur Gould (Newport) capt., Bert Dauncey (Newport), Selwyn Biggs (Cardiff), Fred Parfitt (Newport), Jack Evans (Llanelli), William Cope (Blackheath), Barry Davies (Cardiff), Bill Morris (Llanelli), Harry Packer (Newport), Charles Nicholl (Llanelli), Fred Hutchinson (Neath), Dai Evans (Penygraig)

Scotland: AR Smith (Oxford Uni), Alec Boswell Timms (Edinburgh Wanderers), GT Campbell (London Scottish), T Scott (Langholm), Robin Welsh (Watsonians), JW Simpson (Royal HSFP), WP Donaldson (West of Scotland), Andrew Balfour (Watsonians), JH Dods (London Scottish), D Patterson (Hawick), WMC McEwan (Edinburgh Acads), JH Couper (West of Scotland), GT Nielson (West of Scotland) capt., TM Scott (Hawick), HO Smith (Watsonians)


England vs. Ireland[edit]

1 February 1896
 England 4 – 10  Ireland
DG: Byrne Try: Sealy
Stevenson
Con: Bulger (2)
Meanwood Road, Leeds
Referee: DG Findaly (Scotland)

England J. F. Byrne (Moseley), S Morfitt (West Hartlepool), Ernest Fookes (Sowerby Bridge), EM Baker (Oxford Uni), James Valentine (Swinton), RHB Cattell (Moseley), EW Taylor (Rockcliff) capt., J Pinch (Lancaster), A Starks (Castleford), LF Giblin (Cambridge Uni), Frank Mitchell (Cambridge Uni), J Rhodes (Castleford), John William Ward (Castleford), GM Carey (Blackheath), William Bromet (Richmond)

Ireland J Fulton (NIFC), W Gardiner (NIFC), S Lee (NIFC) capt., Lawrence Bulger (Dublin Uni.), TH Stevenson (Queen's Uni, Belfast), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), GG Allen (Derry), JH O'Conor (Bective Rangers), JH Lytle (Lansdowne), WG Byron (NIFC), H Lindsay (Wanderers), Jim Sealy (Dublin Uni.), Thomas Crean (Wanderers), Andrew Clinch (Wanderers), CV Rooke (Monkstown)


Ireland vs. Scotland[edit]

15 February 1896
 Ireland 0 – 0  Scotland
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: EB Holmes (England)

Ireland GH McAllen (Dungannon), W Gardiner (NIFC), S Lee (NIFC) capt., Lawrence Bulger (Dublin Uni.), TH Stevenson (Queen's Uni, Belfast), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), GG Allen (Derry), JH O'Conor (Bective Rangers), JH Lytle (Lansdowne), WG Byron (NIFC), H Lindsay (Wanderers), Jim Sealy (Dublin Uni.), Thomas Crean (Wanderers), Andrew Clinch (Wanderers), CV Rooke (Monkstown)

Scotland: AR Smith (Oxford Uni), James Gowans (London Scottish), GT Campbell (London Scottish), CJN Fleming (Edinburgh Wanderers), W Neilson (London Scottish), JW Simpson (Royal HSFP), WP Donaldson (West of Scotland), Andrew Balfour (Watsonians), JH Dods (London Scottish), MC Morrison (Royal HSFP), WMC McEwan (Edinburgh Acads), JH Couper (West of Scotland), GT Nielson (West of Scotland) capt., GO Turnbull (West of Scotland), HO Smith (Watsonians)


Ireland vs. Wales[edit]

14 March 1896
 Ireland 8 – 4  Wales
Try: Crean
Lytle
Con: Bulger
Drop: Gould
Ballynafeigh, Belfast
Referee: EB Holmes (England)

Ireland GH McAllen (Dungannon), W Gardiner (NIFC), S Lee (NIFC) capt., Lawrence Bulger (Dublin Uni.), TH Stevenson (Queen's Uni, Belfast), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), GG Allen (Derry), JH O'Conor (Bective Rangers), JH Lytle (Lansdowne), WG Byron (NIFC), H Lindsay (Wanderers), Jim Sealy (Dublin Uni.), Thomas Crean (Wanderers), Andrew Clinch (Wanderers), CV Rooke (Monkstown)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), Cliff Bowen (Llanelli), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), Arthur Gould (Newport) capt., Bert Dauncey (Newport), Llewellyn Lloyd (Newport), Fred Parfitt (Newport), Jack Evans (Llanelli), Arthur Boucher (Newport), Fred Miller (Mountain Ash), Bill Morris (Llanelli), Harry Packer (Newport), Charles Nicholl (Llanelli), Fred Hutchinson (Neath), Dai Evans (Penygraig)


Scotland vs. England[edit]

14 March 1896
 Scotland 11 – 0  England
Try: Fleming
Gedge
Gowans
Con: Scott
Old Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: WM Douglas (Wales)

Scotland: Gregor MacGregor (London Scottish), James Gowans (London Scottish), GT Campbell (London Scottish), CJN Fleming (Edinburgh Wanderers), HTS Gedge (London Scottish), M Elliot (Hawick), WP Donaldson (West of Scotland), Andrew Balfour (Watsonians), JH Dods (London Scottish), MC Morrison (Royal HSFP), WMC McEwan (Edinburgh Acads), TM Scott (Hawick), GT Nielson (West of Scotland) capt., GO Turnbull (West of Scotland), HO Smith (Watsonians)

England RW Poole (Hartlepool Rovers), S Morfitt (West Hartlepool), Ernest Fookes (Sowerby Bridge), EM Baker (Oxford Uni), James Valentine (Swinton), RHB Cattell (Moseley), Cyril Wells (Harlequins), JH Baron (Bingley), E Knowles (Millom), Harry Speed (Castleford), Frank Mitchell (Blackheath) capt., J Rhodes (Castleford), John William Ward (Castleford), GE Hughes (Barrow), T Broadley (Bingley)

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1895 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1896
Succeeded by
1897 Home Nations