1903 Home Nations Championship

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1903 Home Nations Championship
Date 10 January 1903 - 21 March 1903
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Scotland (6th title)
Triple Crown  Scotland (4th title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) Wales Hodges (9)
Top try scorer(s) Wales Hodges (3)
1902 (Previous) (Next) 1904

The 1903 Home Nations Championship was the twenty-first series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Six matches were played between 10 January and 21 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  Scotland 3 3 0 0 19 6 +13 6
2  Wales 3 2 0 1 39 11 +28 4
3  Ireland 3 1 0 2 6 21 −15 2
4  England 3 0 0 3 11 37 −26 0

Results[edit]

10 January 1903
Wales  21–5  England
7 February 1903
Scotland  6–0  Wales
14 February 1903
Ireland  6–0  England
28 February 1903
Scotland  3–0  Ireland
14 March 1903
Wales  18–0  Ireland
21 March 1903
England  6–10  Scotland

The matches[edit]

Wales vs. England[edit]

10 January 1903
 Wales 21 – 5  England
Try: Hodges (3)
Owen
Pearson
Con: Bancroft (3)
Try: Dobson
Con: Taylor
St. Helen's, Swansea
Referee: R Welsh (Scotland)

Wales: John Strand-Jones (Llanelli), Fred Jowett (Swansea), Dan Rees (Swansea), Rhys Gabe (Llanelli), Tom Pearson (Newport) capt., 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), George Travers (Pill Harriers)

England: HT Gamlin (Blackheath), JH Miles (Leicester), RH Spooner (Liverpool), JT Taylor (West Hartlepool), T Simpson (Rockcliff), B Oughtred (Hartlepool Rovers) capt., Frank Croft Hulme (Birkenhead Park), G Fraser (Richmond), Vincent Cartwright (Oxford Uni.), R Bradley (West Hartlepool), J Duthie (West Hartlepool), RFA Hobbs (Blackheath), Denys Dobson (Oxford Uni.), PF Hardwick (Percy Park), RD Wood (Liverpool OB)


Scotland vs. Wales[edit]

7 February 1903
 Scotland 6 – 0  Wales
Try: Kyle
Pen: Timms
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: A Martelli (Ireland)

Scotland: WT Forrest (Hawick), HJ Orr (London Scottish), AN Fell (Edinburgh University), Alec Boswell Timms (Edinburgh University), JE Crabbie (Oxford Uni.), J Knox (Kelvinside Acads), ED Simson (Edinburgh University), L West (Edinburgh University), AG Cairns (Watsonians), WE Kyle (Hawick), David Bedell-Sivright (Cambridge Uni), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP) capt., WP Scott (West of Scotland), James Greenlees (Kelvinside Acads.), N Kennedy (West of Scotland)

Wales: John Strand-Jones (Llanelli), William Richard Arnold (Swansea), Dan Rees (Swansea), Rhys Gabe (Llanelli), Billy Trew (Swansea), Dicky Owen (Swansea), Llewellyn Lloyd (Newport) capt., Jehoida Hodges (Newport), Will Joseph (Swansea), Will Osborne (Mountain Ash), Arthur Harding (Cardiff), Alfred Brice (Aberavon), David Jones (Treherbert), George Boots (Newport), George Travers (Pill Harriers)


Ireland vs. England[edit]

14 February 1903
 Ireland 6 – 0  England
Try: Ryan
Pen: Corley
Landsdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: JC Findlay (Scotland)

Ireland: J Fulton (NIFC), HJ Anderson (Old Wesley), DR Taylor (Queen's Uni, Belfast), GAD Harvey (Wanderers), CC Fitzgerald (Dungannon), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), Harry Corley (Dublin University) capt., Thomas Arnold Harvey (Dublin University), GT Hamlet (Old Wesley), M Ryan (Rockwell College), A Tedford (Malone), P Healey (Limerick), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), F Gardiner (NIFC), RS Smyth (Dublin University)

England: HT Gamlin (Blackheath), R Forrest (Blackheath), AT Brettargh (Liverpool OB), JT Taylor (West Hartlepool), T Simpson (Rockcliff), B Oughtred (Hartlepool Rovers) capt., FC Hulme (Birkenhead Park), G Fraser (Richmond), Vincent Cartwright (Oxford Uni.), BA Hill (Blackheath), SG Williams (Devonport Albion), WG Heppell (Devonport Albion), Denys Dobson (Oxford Uni.), PF Hardwick (Percy Park), RD Wood (Liverpool OB)


Scotland vs. Ireland[edit]

28 February 1903
 Scotland 3 – 0  Ireland
Try: Crabbie
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: FHR Alderson (England)

Scotland: WT Forrest (Hawick), HJ Orr (London Scottish), C France (Kelvinside Acads), AS Drybrough (Edinburgh Wanderers), JE Crabbie (Oxford Uni.), J Knox (Kelvinside Acads), ED Simson (Edinburgh University), L West (Edinburgh University), AG Cairns (Watsonians), WE Kyle (Hawick), David Bedell-Sivright (Cambridge Uni), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP) capt., WP Scott (West of Scotland), James Greenlees (Kelvinside Acads.), N Kennedy (West of Scotland)

Ireland: J Fulton (NIFC), HJ Anderson (Old Wesley), JB Allison (Edinburgh University), GAD Harvey (Wanderers), CC Fitzgerald (Dungannon), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), Harry Corley (Dublin University) capt., Jos Wallace (Wanderers), GT Hamlet (Old Wesley), CE Allen (Derry), A Tedford (Malone), P Healey (Limerick), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), Samuel Irwin (NIFC), RS Smyth (Dublin University)


Wales vs. Ireland[edit]

14 March 1903
 Wales 18 – 0  Ireland
Try: Llewellyn (2)
Gabe
Morgan (2)
Brice

Wales: Bert Winfield (Cardiff), Willie Llewellyn (London Welsh), 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), George Travers (Pill Harriers)

Ireland: J Fulton (NIFC), G Bradshaw (Belfast Collegians), James Cecil Parke (Dublin University), C Reid (NIFC), Gerry Doran (Lansdowne), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), Harry Corley (Dublin University) capt., Jos Wallace (Wanderers), GT Hamlet (Old Wesley), CE Allen (Derry), A Tedford (Malone), P Healey (Limerick), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), F Gardiner (NIFC), TA Harvey (Monkstown)


England vs. Scotland[edit]

21 March 1903
 England 6 – 10  Scotland
Try: Dobson
Forrest
Try: Dallas
Simson
Drop: Timms

England: HT Gamlin(Blackheath), T Simpson (Rockcliff), AT Brettargh (Liverpool OB), EIM Barrett (Lennox), R Forrest (Blackheath) WV Butcher (Streatham & Croydon), PD Kendall (Birkenhead Park) capt., NC Fletcher (OMT), Vincent Cartwright (Oxford Uni.), BA Hill (Blackheath), SG Williams (Devonport Albion), Frank Stout (Richmond), Denys Dobson (Oxford Uni.), PF Hardwick (Percy Park), R Pierce (Liverpool)

Scotland: WT Forrest (Hawick), HJ Orr (London Scottish), AN Fell (Edinburgh University), Alec Boswell Timms (Edinburgh University), JS MacDonald (Edinburgh University), J Knox (Kelvinside Acads), ED Simson (Edinburgh University), L West (Edinburgh University), AG Cairns (Watsonians), WE Kyle (Hawick), J Ross (London Scottish), John Dallas (Watsonians), WP Scott (West of Scotland), James Greenlees (Kelvinside Acads.) capt., N Kennedy (West of Scotland)

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
1902 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1903
Succeeded by
1904 Home Nations