1900 Home Nations Championship

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1900 Home Nations Championship
Date 6 January 1900 - 17 March 1900
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (2nd title)
Triple Crown  Wales (2nd title)
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) Wales Bancroft (7)
England Gordon Smith (7)
Top try scorer(s) Wales Llewellyn (2)
England Robinson (2)
1899 (Previous) (Next) 1901

The 1900 Home Nations Championship was the eighteenth 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  Wales 3 3 0 0 28 6 +22 6
2  England 3 1 1 1 18 17 +1 3
3  Scotland 3 0 2 1 3 12 −9 2
4  Ireland 3 0 1 2 4 18 −14 1

Results[edit]

6 January 1900
England  3–13  Wales
27 January 1900
Wales  12–3  Scotland
3 February 1900
England  15–4  Ireland
24 February 1900
Ireland  0–0  Scotland
10 March 1900
Scotland  0–0  England
17 March 1900
Ireland  0–3  Wales

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 1900
 England 3 – 13  Wales
Try: Nicholson Try: Hellings
Trew
Con: Bancroft (2)
Pen: Bancroft
Kingsholm, Gloucester
Referee: AJ Turnbull (Scotland)

England: Gamlin (Devonport Albion), SF Coopper (Blackheath), GW Gordon-Smith (Blackheath), AT Brettargh (Liverpool OB), Elliot Nicholson (Birkenhead Park), RHB Cattell (Moseley) capt., GH Marsden (Morley), James Baxter (Birkenhead Park), A Cockerham (Bradford Olicana), Wallace Jarman (Bristol), CT Scott (Cambridge Uni), FJ Bell (Northern), Robert William Bell (Cambridge Uni), S Reynolds (Richmond), W Cobby (Hull)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea) capt., Llewellyn (Llwynypia), Dan Rees (Swansea), George Davies (Swansea), Billy Trew (Swansea), Lou Phillips (Newport), Llewellyn Lloyd (Newport), Bob Thomas (Swansea), Jere Blake (Cardiff), William Williams (Pontymister), Fred Miller (Mountain Ash), Alfred Brice (Aberavon), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), George Boots (Newport), Dick Hellings (Llwynypia)


Wales vs. Scotland[edit]

27 January 1900
 Wales 12 – 3  Scotland
Try: Llewellyn (2)
Nicholls
Williams
Try: Dykes
St Helen's, Swansea
Referee: A Hartley (England)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea) capt., Llewellyn (Llwynypia), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), George Davies (Swansea), Billy Trew (Swansea), Lou Phillips (Newport), Llewellyn Lloyd (Newport), Bob Thomas (Swansea), Jere Blake (Cardiff), William Williams (Pontymister), Fred Miller (Mountain Ash), Alfred Brice (Aberavon), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), George Boots (Newport), George Dobson (Cardiff)

Scotland: H Rottenburg (London Scottish), JE Crabbie (Edinburgh Acads), WH Morrison (Edinburgh Acads), Alec Boswell Timms (Edinburgh Uni), T Scott (Langholm), Jimmy Gillespie (Edinburgh Acads), FH Fasson (London Scottish), JM Dykes (London Scottish), GC Kerr (Edingburugh Wands), WMC McEwan (Edinburgh Acads) TM Scott (Hawick), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP) capt., FW Henderson (London Scottish), WJ Thomson (West of Scotland), David Bedell-Sivright (Cambridge Uni)


England vs. Ireland[edit]

3 February 1900
 England 15 – 4  Ireland
Try: Robinson (2)
Gordon-Smith
Con: Alexander
Drop: Gordon Smith
Drop: Allison
Athletic Ground, Richmond
Referee: DG Findaly (Scotland)

England: Gamlin (Devonport Albion), GC Robinson (Percy Park), GW Gordon-Smith (Blackheath), JT Taylor (Castleford), Elliot Nicholson (Birkenhead Park), JC Marquis (Birkenhead Park), GH Marsden (Morley), James Baxter(Birkenhead Park), JH Shooter (Morley), John Daniell (Cambridge Uni) capt., CT Scott (Cambridge Uni), H Alexander (Birkenhead Park), Robert William Bell (Cambridge Uni), S Reynolds (Richmond), Alexander Todd (Blackheath)

Ireland: PE O'Brien-Butler (Monkstown), Gerry Doran (Lansdowne), C Reid (NIFC), JB Allison (Queen's Uni, Belfast), Edward Fitzhardinge Campbell (Monkstown), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers) capt., JH Ferris (Queen's Uni, Belfast), F Gardiner (NIFC), M Ryan (Rockwell College), Samuel Irwin (Queen's Uni, Belfast), CE Allen (Derry), PC Nicholson (Dublin U), Arthur Meares (Dublin U), Jim Sealy (Dublin U), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne)


Ireland vs. Scotland[edit]

24 February 1900
 Ireland 0 – 0  Scotland
Lansdowne Road, Belfast
Referee: Dr. Badger (England)

Ireland: Cecil Boyd (Dublin U), Gerry Doran (Lansdowne), BRW Doran (Lansdowne), JB Allison (Queen's Uni, Belfast), IG Davidson (NIFC), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers) capt., JH Ferris (Queen's Uni, Belfast), F Gardiner (NIFC), M Ryan (Rockwell College), HAS Irvine (?), CE Allen (Derry), PC Nicholson (Dublin U), TJ Little (Bective Rangers), Jim Sealy (Dublin U), J Ryan (Rockwell College)

Scotland: H Rottenburg (London Scottish), WH Welsh (Edinburgh Acads), AR Smith (London Scottish), Alec Boswell Timms (Edinburgh Uni), T Scott (Langholm), RT Nielson (West of Scotland), JT Mabon (Jed-Forest), JM Dykes (London Scottish), GC Kerr (Edingburugh Wands), James Greenlees (Cambridge Uni), TM Scott (Hawick) capt., JA Campbell (Cambridge Uni), FW Henderson (London Scottish), WP Scott (West of Scotland), R Scott (Hawick)


Scotland vs. England[edit]

10 March 1900
 Scotland 0 – 0  England
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: MG Delaney (Ireland)

Scotland: H Rottenburg (London Scottish), WH Welsh (Edinburgh Acads), AR Smith (London Scottish), GT Campbell (London Scottish), T Scott (Langholm), RT Nielson (West of Scotland), Jimmy Gillespie (Edinburgh Acads), LHI Bell (Edinburgh Acads), GC Kerr (Edinburgh Wands), WMC McEwan (Edinburgh Acads), A MacKinnon (London Scottish), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP) capt., HO Smith (Watsonians), WP Scott (West of Scotland), R Scott (Hawick)

England: HT Gamlin (Devonport Albion), GC Robinson (Percy Park), GW Gordon-Smith (Blackheath), WL Bunting (Moseley), R Forrest (Wellington), JC Marquis (Birkenhead Park), GH Marsden (Morley), James Baxter (Birkenhead Park), JH Shooter (Morley), John Daniell (Cambridge Uni) capt., AFC Luxmoore (Richmond), H Alexander (Birkenhead Park), Robert William Bell (Cambridge Uni), S Reynolds (Richmond), Alexander Todd (Blackheath)


Ireland vs. Wales[edit]

17 March 1900
 Ireland 0 – 3  Wales
Try: Davies
Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast
Referee: AJ Turnbull (Scotland)

Ireland: J Fulton (NIFC), EF Campbell (Monkstown), BRW Doran (Lansdowne), JB Allison (Queen's Uni, Belfast), IG Davidson (NIFC), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers) capt., JH Ferris (Queen's Uni, Belfast), Arthur Meares (Wanderers), M Ryan (Rockwell College), Samuel Irwin (Queen's Uni, Belfast), CE Allen (Derry), PC Nicholson (Dublin U), TJ Little (Bective Rangers), Thomas Arnold Harvey (Dublin U), J Ryan (Rockwell College)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea) capt., Llewellyn (Llwynypia), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), George Davies (Swansea), Billy Trew (Swansea), Lou Phillips (Newport), Selwyn Biggs (Cardiff), Bob Thomas (Swansea), Jere Blake (Cardiff), William Williams (Pontymister), Fred Miller (Mountain Ash), Alfred Brice (Aberavon), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), George Boots (Newport), Dick Hellings (Penygraig)


External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Godwin, Terry (1984). The International Rugby Championship 1883-1983. London: Willows Books. ISBN 0-00-218060-X. 
  • Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: Phoenix House. ISBN 0-460-07003-7. 
Preceded by
1899 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1900
Succeeded by
1901 Home Nations