1902 Home Nations Championship

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1902 Home Nations Championship
Date 11 January 1902 - 15 March 1902
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (3rd title)
Triple Crown  Wales (3rd title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) Wales Gabe (9)
Wales Llewellyn (9)
Top try scorer(s) Wales Gabe (3)
Wales Llewellyn (3)
1901 (Previous) (Next) 1903

The 1902 Home Nations Championship was the twentieth series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Six matches were played between 11 January and 15 March. It was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Wales won both the Championship and the Triple Crown, both for the third time in the country's history. After winning the Triple Crown the year before, Scotland disappointed by losing all three games of the 1902 tournament.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 3 3 0 0 38 13 +25 6
2  England 3 2 0 1 20 15 +5 4
3  Ireland 3 1 0 2 8 21 −13 2
4  Scotland 3 0 0 3 8 25 −17 0

Results[edit]

11 January 1902
England  8–9  Wales
1 February 1902
Wales  14–5  Scotland
8 February 1902
England  6–3  Ireland
22 February 1902
Ireland  5–0  Scotland
8 March 1902
Ireland  0–15  Wales
15 March 1902
Scotland  3–6  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]

11 January 1902
 England 8 – 9  Wales
Try: Dobson
Robinson
Con: Alexander
Try: Gabe
Osborne
Con: Strand-Jones (2)
Pen: Bancroft
Rectory Field, Blackheath, London
Referee: RW Jeffares (Ireland)

England: HT Gamlin (Blackheath), Philip Nicholas (Exeter), John Raphael (Oxford Uni.), JT Taylor (West Hartlepool), SF Coopper (Blackheath), B Oughtred (Hartlepool Rovers), PD Kendall (Birkenhead Park), G Fraser (Richmond), JJ Robinson (Headingley), TH Willcocks (Plymouth Albion), LR Tosswill (Exeter), H Alexander (Birkenhead Park) capt., Denys Dobson (Oxford Uni.), J Jewitt (Hartlepool Rovers), SG Williams (Devonport Albion)

Wales: John Strand-Jones (Llanelli), Willie Llewellyn (Llwynypia), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff) capt., Rhys Gabe (Llanelli), Teddy Morgan (London Welsh), Dicky Owen (Swansea), Dick Jones (Swansea), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), Will Joseph (Swansea), Will Osborne (Mountain Ash), Arthur Harding (Cardiff), Alfred Brice (Aberavon), David Jones (Treherbert), George Boots (Newport), Nathaniel Walters (Llanelli)


Wales vs. Scotland[edit]

1 February 1902
 Wales 14 – 5  Scotland
Try: Llewellyn (2)
Gabe (2)
Con: Strand-Jones
Try: Welsh
Con: Gillespie
Cardiff Arms Park Cardiff
Referee: P Gillard (England)

Wales: John Strand-Jones (Llanelli), Willie Llewellyn (Llwynypia), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff) capt., Rhys Gabe (Llanelli), Teddy Morgan (London Welsh), Dicky Owen (Swansea), Llewellyn Lloyd (Newport), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), Will Joseph (Swansea), Will Osborne (Mountain Ash), Arthur Harding (Cardiff), Alfred Brice (Aberavon), David Jones (Treherbert), George Boots (Newport), Harry Jones (Penygraig)

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), WE Kyle (Hawick), David Bedell-Sivright (Cambridge Uni), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP) capt., JV Beddell-Sivright (Cambridge Uni), James Greenlees (Cambridge Uni), JA Bell (Clydesdale)


England vs. Ireland[edit]

8 February 1902
 England 6 – 3  Ireland
Try: Coopper
Williams
Try: F. Gardiner

England: HT Gamlin (Blackheath), R Forrest (Blackheath), John Raphael (Oxford Uni.), JT Taylor (West Hartlepool), SF Coopper (Blackheath), B Oughtred (Hartlepool Rovers), Ernest John Walton (Castleford), G Fraser (Richmond), JJ Robinson (Headingley), John Daniell (Richmond) capt., LR Tosswill (Exeter), H Alexander (Birkenhead Park), Denys Dobson (Oxford Uni.), PF Hardwick (Percy Park), SG Williams (Devonport Albion)

Ireland: J Fulton (NIFC) capt., CC Fitzgerald (Glasgow University), BRW Doran (Lansdowne), JB Allison (Queen's Uni, Belfast), IG Davidson (NIFC), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), Harry Corley (Dublin University), Thomas Arnold Harvey (Dublin University), GT Hamlet (Old Wesley), Samuel Irwin (Queen's Uni, Belfast), A Tedford (Malone), P Healey (Limerick), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), F Gardiner (NIFC), J Ryan (Rockwell College)


Ireland vs. Scotland[edit]

22 February 1902
 Ireland 5 – 0  Scotland
Try: Gerry Doran
Con: Corley
Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast
Referee: A. Hill (England)

Ireland: J Fulton (NIFC) capt., Gerry Doran (Lansdowne), BRW Doran (Lansdowne), JB Allison (Queen's Uni, Belfast), IG Davidson (NIFC), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), Harry Corley (Dublin University), Thomas Arnold Harvey (Dublin University), GT Hamlet (Old Wesley), Samuel Irwin (Queen's Uni, Belfast), A Tedford (Malone), P Healey (Limerick), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), F Gardiner (NIFC), JC Pringle (NIFC)

Scotland: AW Duncan (Edinburgh University), WH Welsh (Edinburgh Acads), JE Crabbie (Oxford University), AS Dryborough (Edinburgh Wanderers), P Turnbull (Edinburgh Acads), RM Neill (Edinburgh Acads), Jimmy Gillespie (Edinburgh Acads), Herbert Bullmore (Edinburgh University), AB Flett (Edinburgh University), WE Kyle (Hawick), David Bedell-Sivright (Cambridge Uni), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP) capt., WP Scott (West of Scotland), James Greenlees (Cambridge Uni), JA Bell (Clydesdale)


Ireland vs. Wales[edit]

8 March 1902
 Ireland 0 – 15  Wales
Try: Nicholls
Llewellyn
Llewellyn Lloyd
Con: Brice
Drop: Nicholls
Lansdowne Road, Belfast
Referee: JC Findlay (Scotland)

Ireland: J Fulton (NIFC), Gerry Doran (Lansdowne), BRW Doran (Lansdowne), JB Allison (Queen's Uni, Belfast), IG Davidson (NIFC), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers) capt., Harry Corley (Dublin University), Thomas Arnold Harvey (Dublin University), GT Hamlet (Old Wesley), Samuel Irwin (Queen's Uni, Belfast), A Tedford (Malone), P Healey (Limerick), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), F Gardiner (NIFC), JC Pringle (NIFC)

Wales: John Strand-Jones (Llanelli), Willie Llewellyn (Llwynypia), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff) capt., Rhys Gabe (Llanelli), Teddy Morgan (London Welsh), Dicky Owen (Swansea), Llewellyn Lloyd (Newport), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), Will Joseph (Swansea), Will Osborne (Mountain Ash), Arthur Harding (Cardiff), Alfred Brice (Aberavon), David Jones (Treherbert), George Boots (Newport), Harry Jones (Penygraig)


Scotland vs. England[edit]

15 March 1902
 Scotland 3 – 6  England
Try: Fell Try: Williams
Taylor
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: FM Hamilton (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), ED Simson (Edinburgh University), JM Dykes (Glasgow HSFP), HO Smith (Watsonians), WE Kyle (Hawick), David Bedell-Sivright (Cambridge Uni), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP) capt., WP Scott (West of Scotland), James Greenlees (Cambridge Uni), JA Bell (Clydesdale)

England: HT Gamlin (Blackheath), R Forrest (Blackheath), John Raphael (Oxford Uni.), JT Taylor (West Hartlepool), T Simpson (Rockcliff), B Oughtred (Hartlepool Rovers), Ernest John Walton (Castleford), G Fraser (Richmond), JJ Robinson (Headingley), John Daniell (Richmond) capt., LR Tosswill (Exeter), Bernard Charles Hartley (Blackheath), Denys Dobson (Oxford Uni.), PF Hardwick (Percy Park), SG Williams (Devonport Albion)

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
1901 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1902
Succeeded by
1903 Home Nations