1901 Home Nations Championship

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1901 Home Nations Championship
Date 5 January 1901 - 16 March 1901
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Scotland (5th title)
Triple Crown  Scotland (3rd title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) Scotland Gillespie (22)
Top try scorer(s) Scotland Gillespie (4)
1900 (Previous) (Next) 1902

The 1901 Home Nations Championship was the nineteenth series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Six matches were played between 5 January and 16 March. It was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Scotland won all their three games to take the championship for the fifth time outright (excluding two other titles shared with England) and complete the Triple Crown for the third time.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Scotland 3 3 0 0 45 16 +29 6
2  Wales 3 2 0 1 31 27 +4 4
3  Ireland 3 1 0 2 24 25 −1 2
4  England 3 0 0 3 9 41 −32 0

Results[edit]

1901-01-05
Wales  13–0  England
1901-02-09
Ireland  10–6  England
1901-02-09
Scotland  18–8  Wales
1901-02-23
Scotland  9–5  Ireland
1901-03-09
England  3–18  Scotland
1901-03-16
Wales  10–9  Ireland

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]

Wales vs. England[edit]

5 January 1901
 Wales 13 – 0  England
Try: Hodges
Nicholls
Williams
Con: Bancroft (2)
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Referee: AJ Turnbull (Scotland)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea) capt., Llewellyn (Llwynypia), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), George Davies (Swansea), Billy Trew (Swansea), Llewellyn Lloyd (Newport), Bala Jones (Aberavon), 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)

England: JW Sagar (Cambridge Uni), C Smith (Gloucester), EJ Vivyan (Devonport Albion), JT Taylor (West Hartlepool) capt., Edgar Elliot (Sunderland), Reggie Schwarz (Richmond), EJ Walton (Oxford Uni), A O'Neill (Torquay Athletic), D Graham (Aspatria), CT Scott (Blackheath), AFC Luxmoore (Richmond), H Alexander (Birkenhead Park), NC Fletcher (OMT), COP Gibson (Northern), EW Roberts (RNEC Keyham)


Ireland vs. England[edit]

9 February 1901
 Ireland 10 – 6  England
Try: Davidson
Gardiner
Con: Irwin (2)
Try: Robinson
Pen: Alexander
Landsdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: DG Findlay (Scotland)

Ireland: J Fulton (NIFC), AE Freear (Lansdowne), BRW Doran (Lansdowne), JB Allison (Queen's Uni, Belfast), IG Davidson (NIFC), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers) capt., A Barr (Methodist C. Belfast), AG Heron (Queen's Uni, Belfast), M Ryan (Rockwell College), Samuel Irwin (Queen's Uni, Belfast), CE Allen (Derry), P Healey (Limerick), TJ Little (Bective Rangers), F Gardiner (NIFC), J Ryan (Rockwell College)

England: JW Sagar (Cambridge Uni), GC Robinson (Percy Park), WL Bunting (Moseley) capt., JT Taylor (West Hartlepool), Edgar Elliot (Sunderland), Reggie Schwarz (Richmond), EJ Walton (Oxford Uni), A O'Neill (Torquay Athletic), RD Wood (Liverpool OB), CT Scott (Blackheath), C Hall (Gloucester), H Alexander (Birkenhead Park), NC Fletcher (OMT), S Reynolds (Richmond), EW Roberts (RNEC Keyham)


Scotland vs. Wales[edit]

9 February 1901
 Scotland 18 – 8  Wales
Try: Gillespie (2)
Turnbull
Flett
Con: Gillespie (2)
Flett
Try: Llewellyn Lloyd
Boots
Con Bancroft
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: RW Jeffares (Ireland)

Scotland: AW Duncan (Edinburgh University), WH Welsh (Edinburgh Acads), AN Fell (Edinburgh University), Alec Boswell Timms (Edinburgh University), P Turnbull (Edinburgh Acads), FH Fasson (Edinburgh University), Jimmy Gillespie (Edinburgh Acads), J Ross (London Scottish), AB Flett (Edinburgh University), Alex Frew (Edinburgh University), David Bedell-Sivright (Cambridge Uni), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP) capt., RS Stronarch (Glasgow Acads), JM Dykes (Glasgow HFSP), JA Bell (Clydesdale)

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


Scotland vs. Ireland[edit]

23 February 1901
 Scotland 9 – 5  Ireland
Try: Gillespie
Welsh (2)
Try: Doran
Con: Sealy
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: G Harnett (England)

Scotland: AW Duncan (Edinburgh University), WH Welsh (Edinburgh Acads), AN Fell (Edinburgh University), Alec Boswell Timms (Edinburgh University), P Turnbull (Edinburgh Acads), FH Fasson (Edinburgh University), Jimmy Gillespie (Edinburgh Acads), J Ross (London Scottish), AB Flett (Edinburgh University), Alex Frew (Edinburgh University), David Bedell-Sivright (Fettesian-Lorettonian), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP) capt., FP Dods (Edinburgh Acads), JM Dykes (Glasgow HFSP), JA Bell (Clydesdale)

Ireland: Cecil Boyd (Wanderers), AE Freear (Lansdowne), BRW Doran (Lansdowne), JB Allison (Queen's Uni, Belfast), IG Davidson (NIFC), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers) capt., A Barr (Methodist C. Belfast), Thomas Arnold Harvey (Dublin University), M Ryan (Rockwell College), HAS Irvine (Belfast Collegians), CE Allen (Derry), P Healey (Limerick), TJ Little (Bective Rangers), Tom McGown (NIFC), J Ryan (Rockwell College)


England vs. Scotland[edit]

9 March 1901
 England 3 – 18  Scotland
Try: Robinson Try: Gillespie
Welsh
Timms
Fell
Con Gillespie (3)
Rectory Field, Blackheath
Referee: RW Jeffares (Ireland)

England: HT Gamlin (Blackheath), GC Robinson (Percy Park), WL Bunting (Moseley) capt., NS Cox (Sunderland), Edgar Elliot (Sunderland), B Oughtred (Hartlepool Rovers), PD Kendall (Birkenhead Park), A O'Neill (Torquay Athletic), George Ralph Gibson (Northern), HTF Weston (Northampton), C Hall (Gloucester), H Alexander (Birkenhead Park), NC Fletcher (OMT), CS Edgar (Birkenhead Park), Bernard Charles Hartley (Blackheath)

Scotland: AW Duncan (Edinburgh University), WH Welsh (Edinburgh Acads), AN Fell (Edinburgh University), Alec Boswell Timms (Edinburgh University), P Turnbull (Edinburgh Acads), RM Neill (Edinburgh Acads), Jimmy Gillespie (Edinburgh Acads), J Ross (London Scottish), AB Flett (Edinburgh University), Alex Frew (Edinburgh University), David Bedell-Sivright (Fettesian-Lorettonian), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP) capt., RS Stronarch (Glasgow Acads), JM Dykes (Glasgow HFSP), JA Bell (Clydesdale)


Wales vs. Ireland[edit]

16 March 1901
 Wales 10 – 9  Ireland
Try: Alexander (2)
Con Bancroft (2)
Try: Jim Ryan
Freear
Davidson
St. Helen's, Swansea
Referee: AJ Turnbull (Scotland)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea) capt., Llewellyn (Llwynypia), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), George Davies (Swansea), Rhys Gabe (Llanelli), Dicky Owen (Swansea), Dick Jones (Swansea), Hopkin Davies (Swansea), Jere Blake (Cardiff), William Alexander (Llwynypia), Fred Miller (Mountain Ash), Alfred Brice (Aberavon), Bob Jones (Llwynypia), George Boots (Newport), Fred Scrine (Swansea)

Ireland: Cecil Boyd (Wanderers), AE Freear (Lansdowne), BRW Doran (Lansdowne), JB Allison (Queen's Uni, Belfast), IG Davidson (NIFC), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers) capt., HH Ferris (Queen's Uni, Belfast), Thomas Arnold Harvey (Dublin University), M Ryan (Rockwell College), Samuel Irwin (Queen's Uni, Belfast), CE Allen (Derry), P Healey (Limerick), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), F Gardiner (NIFC), J Ryan (Rockwell College)


External links[edit]

Bibliography[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
1900 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1901
Succeeded by
1902 Home Nations