1905 Home Nations Championship

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1905 Home Nations Championship
Date 14 January 1905 - 18 March 1905
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (4th title)
Triple Crown  Wales (4th title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) Wales Llewellyn (9)
Ireland Moffat (9)
Wales Morgan (9)
Top try scorer(s) Wales Llewellyn (3)
Ireland Moffat (3)
Wales Morgan (3)
1904 (Previous) (Next) 1906

The 1905 Home Nations Championship was the twenty-third series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Six matches were played between 14 January and 18 March. It was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Wales won the Championship and the Triple Crown for the fourth time. Nine months later the 1905 Wales team faced and beat the touring New Zealand team, in a match dubbed 'The Game of the Century'.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 3 3 0 0 41 6 +35 6
2  Ireland 3 2 0 1 31 18 +13 4
3  Scotland 3 1 0 2 16 17 −1 2
4  England 3 0 0 3 3 50 −47 0

Results[edit]

14 January 1905
Wales  25–0  England
4 February 1905
Scotland  3–6  Wales
11 February 1905
Ireland  17–3  England
25 February 1905
Scotland  5–11  Ireland
11 March 1905
Wales  10–3  Ireland
18 March 1905
England  0–8  Scotland

The matches[edit]

Wales vs. England[edit]

14 January 1905
 Wales 25 – 0  England
Try: Morgan (2)
Gabe
Harding
Jones
Llewellyn
Watkins
Con: Davies (2)
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Referee: J Lefevre (Ireland)

Wales: George Davies (Swansea), Teddy Morgan (London Welsh), Dan Rees (Swansea), Rhys Gabe (Llanelli), Willie Llewellyn (Newport) capt., Dicky Owen (Swansea), Dick Jones (Swansea), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), George Travers (Pill Harriers), Billy O'Neill (Cardiff), Arthur Harding (London Welsh), David Jones (Treherbert), Harry Vaughan Watkins (Llanelli), Will Joseph (Swansea), Charlie Pritchard (Newport)

England: SH Irvin (Devonport Albion), SF Coopper (Blackheath), John Raphael (Oxford Uni), FH Palmer (Richmond), EW Dillon (Blackheath) FC Hulme (Birkenhead Park), WV Butcher (Bristol), TA Gibson (Northern), WLY Rogers (Blackheath), BA Hill (Blackheath), JL Mathias (Bristol), Frank Stout (Richmond) capt., Charles Joseph Newbold (Blackheath), Vincent Cartwright (Blackheath), William Cave (Blackheath)


Scotland vs. Wales[edit]

4 February 1905
 Scotland 3 – 6  Wales
Try: Little Try: Llewellyn (2)
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: H Kennedy (Ireland)

Scotland: WT Forrest (Hawick), JE Crabbie (Edinburgh Acads), JL Forbes (Watsonians), LM MacLeod (Cambridge University), JS MacDonald (Edinburgh University), Patrick Munro (Oxford Uni), ED Simson (Edinburgh University), Anthony Little (Hawick), AG Cairns (Watsonians), WE Kyle (Hawick), WM Milne (Glasgow Acads), A Ross (Royal HSFP), WP Scott (West of Scotland) capt., RS Stronach (Glasgow Acads), HN Fletcher (Edinburgh University)

Wales: George Davies (Swansea), Teddy Morgan (London Welsh), Dan Rees (Swansea), Rhys Gabe (Llanelli), Willie Llewellyn (Newport) capt., Dicky Owen (Swansea), Billy Trew (Swansea), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), George Travers (Pill Harriers), Billy O'Neill (Cardiff), Arthur Harding (London Welsh), David Jones (Treherbert), Harry Vaughan Watkins (Llanelli), Will Joseph (Swansea), Charlie Pritchard (Newport)


Ireland vs. England[edit]

11 February 1905
 Ireland 17 – 3  England
Try: Moffatt (2)
Allen
Maclear
Wallace
Con: Maclear
Try: Coopper
Mardyke, Cork
Referee: R Welsh (Scotland)

Ireland: MF Landers (Cork Constitution), Basil Maclear (Cork County), JE Moffatt (Old Wesley), GAD Harvey (Wanderers), HB Thrift (Dublin University), TTH Robinson (Dublin University), ED Caddell (Dublin University), Jos Wallace (Wanderers), Henry Millar (Monkstown), CE Allen (Derry) capt., A Tedford (Malone), HG Wilson (Malone), HJ Knox (Dublin University), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), GT Hamlet (Dublin University)

England: CF Stanger-Leathes (Northern), SF Coopper (Blackheath), HE Shewring (Bristol), T Simpson (Rockcliff), AT Brettargh (Liverpool OB) FC Hulme (Birkenhead Park), WV Butcher (Bristol), J Green (Skipton), WLY Rogers (Blackheath), G Vickery (Aberavon), JL Mathias (Bristol), Frank Stout (Richmond) capt., Charles Joseph Newbold (Blackheath), Vincent Cartwright (Blackheath), WM Grylls (Redruth)


Scotland vs. Ireland[edit]

25 February 1905
 Scotland 5 – 11  Ireland
Try: Timms
Con: Forrest
Try: Tedford
Wallace
Moffat
Con: Maclear
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: Percival Coles (England)

Scotland: WT Forrest (Hawick), WT Ritchie (Cambridge University), Alec Boswell Timms (Cardiff), LM MacLeod (Cambridge University), Rh McCowat (Glasgow Acads), Patrick Munro (Oxford Uni), ED Simson (Edinburgh University), L West (Carlisle), AG Cairns (Watsonians), WE Kyle (Hawick), WM Milne (Glasgow Acads), A Ross (Royal HSFP), WP Scott (West of Scotland) capt., RS Stronach (Glasgow Acads), MR Dickson (Edinburgh University)

Ireland: MF Landers (Cork Constitution), Basil Maclear (Cork County), JE Moffatt (Old Wesley), GAD Harvey (Wanderers), HB Thrift (Dublin University), TTH Robinson (Dublin University), ED Caddell (Dublin University), Jos Wallace (Wanderers), Henry Millar (Monkstown), CE Allen (Derry) capt., A Tedford (Malone), HG Wilson (Malone), HJ Knox (Dublin University), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), GT Hamlet (Dublin University)


Wales vs. Ireland[edit]

11 March 1905
 Wales 10 – 3  Ireland
Try: Windham Jones
Teddy Morgan
Con: Davies (2)
Try: Robinson
St Helens, Swansea
Referee: W Williams (England)

Wales: George Davies (Swansea), Teddy Morgan (London Welsh), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), Rhys Gabe (Llanelli), Willie Llewellyn (Newport) capt., Dicky Owen (Swansea), Anthony Windham Jones (Mountain Ash), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), George Travers (Pill Harriers), Billy O'Neill (Cardiff), Arthur Harding (London Welsh), David Jones (Treherbert), Harry Vaughan Watkins (Llanelli), Will Joseph (Swansea), Jack Williams (London Welsh)

Ireland: MF Landers (Cork Constitution), Basil Maclear (Cork County), JE Moffatt (Old Wesley), James Cecil Parke (Dublin University), HB Thrift (Dublin University), TTH Robinson (Dublin University), ED Caddell (Dublin University), Jos Wallace (Wanderers), Henry Millar (Monkstown), CE Allen (Derry) capt., A Tedford (Malone), HG Wilson (Malone), HJ Knox (Dublin University), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), GT Hamlet (Dublin University)


England vs. Scotland[edit]

18 March 1905
 England 0 – 8  Scotland
Try: Simson
Stronach
Con: Scott

England: JT Taylor (West Hartlepool), SF Coopper (Blackheath), John Raphael (Oxford Uni), T Simpson (Rockcliff), AT Brettargh (Liverpool OB) AD Stoop (Oxford Uni), WV Butcher (Bristol), TA Gibson (Northern), Jumbo Milton (Camborne School of Mines), SH Osborne (Harlequins), JL Mathias (Bristol), Frank Stout (Richmond) capt., Charles Joseph Newbold (Blackheath), Vincent Cartwright (Blackheath), CEL Hammond (Harlequins)

Scotland: DG Schulze (London Scottish), WT Ritchie (Cambridge University), Alec Boswell Timms (Cardiff) capt., GAW Lamond (Bristol), T Elliot (Gala), Patrick Munro (Oxford Uni), ED Simson (Edinburgh University), L West (Carlisle), AG Cairns (Watsonians), WE Kyle (Hawick), JC MacCallum (Glasgow Acads), A Ross (Royal HSFP), WP Scott (West of Scotland), RS Stronach (Glasgow Acads), HG Monteith (Cambridge University)


External links[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Godwin, Terry (1984). The International Rugby Championship 1883-1983. London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218060-X. 
  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3. 
Preceded by
1904 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1905
Succeeded by
1906 Home Nations