1907 Home Nations Championship

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1907 Home Nations Championship
Date 12 January 1907 - 16 March 1907
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Scotland (8th title)
Triple Crown  Scotland (5th title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) Wales Williams (15)
Top try scorer(s) Wales Williams (5)
1906 (Previous) (Next) 1908

The 1907 Home Nations Championship was the twenty-fifth series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Six matches were played between 12 January and 16 March. It was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Although not officially part of the tournament until 1910, a match were arranged with the French national team which was played during the Championship against England. This was a repeat of England's first encounter with France which had been played during the 1905/06 season, but on this occasion hosting France on British soil for the first time in the national team's history.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Scotland 3 3 0 0 29 9 +20 6
2  Wales 3 2 0 1 54 6 +48 4
3  Ireland 3 1 0 2 20 53 −33 2
4  England 3 0 0 3 12 47 −35 0

Results[edit]

1907-01-12
Wales  22–0  England
1907-02-02
Scotland  6–3  Wales
1907-02-09
Ireland  17–9  England
1907-02-23
Scotland  15–3  Ireland
1907-03-09
Wales  29–0  Ireland
1907-03-16
England  3–8  Scotland

Additional matches outside the Championship[edit]

1907-01-05
England  41–13  France

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 was worth four points, while a goal from mark and penalty goals were worth three points.

The matches[edit]

Wales vs. England[edit]

12 January 1907
 Wales 22 – 0  England
Try: Maddock (2)
Williams (2)
Gibbs
Brown
Con: Gibbs (2)

Wales: Bailey Davies (Llanelli), Johnnie Williams (Cardiff), John Hart Evans (Pontypool), Rhys Gabe (Cardiff), Hopkin Maddock (London Welsh), Reggie Gibbs (Cardiff), Billy Trew (Swansea), Dicky Owen (Swansea) capt., James Watts (Llanelli), George Travers (Pill Harriers), Charlie Pritchard (Newport), John Alf Brown (Cardiff), Billy O'Neill (Cardiff), Tom Evans (Llanelli), William Dowell (Newport)

England: Edward Jackett (Falmouth), SF Coopper (Blackheath), JGG Birkett (Harlequins), HE Shewring (Bristol), FS Scott (Bristol), AD Stoop (Harlequins), RA Jago (Devonport Albion), CH Shaw (Moseley), Basil Hill (Blackheath) Capt., J Green (Skipton), TS Kelly (Exeter), LAN Slocock (Liverpool), WA Mills (Devonport Albion), WMB Nanson (Carlisle), John Hopley (Blackheath)


Scotland vs. Wales[edit]

2 February 1907
 Scotland 6 – 3  Wales
Try: Purves
Monteith
Pen: Winfield
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: J Lefevre (Ireland)

Scotland: T Sloan (Glasgow Acads), MW Walter (London Scottish), DG McGregor (Pontypridd), KG MacLeod (Cambridge University), ABHL Purves (London Scottish), LL Greig (US Portsmouth) capt., ED Simson (London Scottish), IC Geddes (London Scottish), GA Sanderson (Royal HSFP), GM Frew (Glasgow HSFP), JC MacCallum (Watsonians), LM Speirs (Watsonians), WP Scott (West of Scotland), Bedell-Sivright (Edinburgh University), HG Monteith (Cambridge University)

Wales: Bert Winfield (Cardiff), Johnnie Williams (Cardiff), John Hart Evans (Pontypool), Rhys Gabe (Cardiff), Hopkin Maddock (London Welsh), Reggie Gibbs (Cardiff), Dicky Owen (Swansea), Billy Trew (Swansea) capt., James Watts (Llanelli), George Travers (Pill Harriers), Charlie Pritchard (Newport), John Alf Brown (Cardiff), Jim Webb (Abertillery), Tom Evans (Llanelli), William Dowell (Newport)


Ireland vs. England[edit]

9 February 1907
 Ireland 17 – 9  England
Try: Caddell (2)
Tedford
Thrift
Con: Parke
GM: Parke
Try: Imrie
Slocock
Pen: Pickering
Lansdowne Road, Belfast
Referee: JT Tulloch (Scotland)

Ireland: C Thompson (NIFC), TJ Greeves (NIFC), Basil Maclear (Monkstown), James Cecil Parke (Dublin University), HB Thrift (Dublin University), TTH Robinson (Wanderers), ED Caddell (Wanderers), RE Forbes (Malone), M White (Queens's College, Cork), W St J Coogan (Queens's College, Cork), A Tedford (Malone) capt., HG Wilson (Malone), JA Sweeney (Blackrock College), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), GT Hamlet (Old Wesley)

England: Edward Jackett (Falmouth), HM Imrie (Durham City), AS Pickering (Harrogate), WC Wilson (Richmond), HE Shewring (Bristol), RA Jago (Devonport Albion), J Peters (Plymouth), CH Shaw (Moseley), SG Williams (Devonport Albion), J Green (Skipton) capt., TS Kelly (Exeter), LAN Slocock (Liverpool), WA Mills (Devonport Albion), G Leather (Liverpool), Jumbo Milton (Camborne School of Mines)


Scotland vs. Ireland[edit]

23 February 1907
 Scotland 15 – 3  Ireland
Try: Sanderson
Purves
Frew
Con: MacLeod
Geddes (2)
Pen: Parke
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: AO Jones (England)

Scotland: DG Schulze (London Scottish), MW Walter (London Scottish), DG McGregor (Pontypridd), KG MacLeod (Cambridge University), ABHL Purves (London Scottish), P Munro (London Scottish) capt., ED Simson (London Scottish), IC Geddes (London Scottish), GA Sanderson (Royal HSFP), GM Frew (Glasgow HSFP), JC MacCallum (Watsonians), LM Speirs (Watsonians), WP Scott (West of Scotland), Bedell-Sivright (Edinburgh University), HG Monteith (Cambridge University)

Ireland: C Thompson (NIFC), TJ Greeves (NIFC), Basil Maclear (Monkstown), James Cecil Parke (Dublin University), HB Thrift (Dublin University), TTH Robinson (Wanderers), ED Caddell (Wanderers), CE Allen (Derry) capt., HS Sugars (Royal HSFP), W St J Coogan (Queens's College, Cork), A Tedford (Malone), HG Wilson (Malone), JA Sweeney (Blackrock College), F Gardiner (NIFC), GT Hamlet (Old Wesley)


Wales vs. Ireland[edit]

9 March 1907
 Wales 29 – 0  Ireland
Try: Williams (3)
Jones
Gabe
Bush
Con: Winfield (2)
Drop: Bush
Pen: Winfield
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Referee: FW Marsh (England)

Wales: Bert Winfield (Cardiff), Johnnie Williams (Cardiff), John Hart Evans (Pontypool), Rhys Gabe (Cardiff) capt., David Phillips Jones (Pontypool), Percy Bush (Cardiff), Dickie David (Cardiff), James Watts (Llanelli), George Travers (Pill Harriers), Charlie Pritchard (Newport), John Alf Brown (Cardiff), Billy O'Neill (Cardiff), Tom Evans (Llanelli), William Dowell (Newport), Arthur Harding (Swansea)

Ireland: WP Hinton (Old Wesley), TJ Greeves (NIFC), Basil Maclear (Monkstown), James Cecil Parke (Dublin University), HB Thrift (Dublin University), TTH Robinson (Wanderers), FMW Harvey (Wanderers), CE Allen (Derry) capt., M White (Queens's College, Cork), HJ Knox (Lansdowne), A Tedford (Malone), HG Wilson (Malone), JA Sweeney (Blackrock College), F Gardiner (NIFC), GT Hamlet (Old Wesley)


England vs. Scotland[edit]

16 March 1907
 England 3 – 8  Scotland
Try: Peters Try: Purves
Simson
Con: Geddes
Rectory Field, Blackheath
Referee: TD Schofield (Wales)

England: Edward Jackett (Falmouth), AW Newton (Blackheath), JGG Birkett (Harlequins), WC Wilson (Richmond), HE Shewring (Bristol), SP Start (United Services), J Peters (Plymouth), CH Shaw (Moseley), GD Roberts (Harlequins), J Green (Skipton), TS Kelly (Exeter), LAN Slocock (Liverpool), WA Mills (Devonport Albion), EW Roberts (RNE College) capt., SG Williams (Devonport Albion)

Scotland: DG Schulze (London Scottish), T Sloan (Glasgow Acads), DG McGregor (Pontypridd), KG MacLeod (Cambridge University), ABHL Purves (London Scottish), P Munro (London Scottish) capt., ED Simson (London Scottish), IC Geddes (London Scottish), GA Sanderson (Royal HSFP), GM Frew (Glasgow HSFP), JC MacCallum (Watsonians), LM Speirs (Watsonians), WP Scott (West of Scotland), Bedell-Sivright (Edinburgh University), JMB Scott (Edinburgh Acads.)

French matches[edit]

England vs. France[edit]

5 January 1907
 England 41 – 13  France
Try: Lambert (5)
Birkett
Nanson
Shewring
Slocock
Con: Hill (5)
Drop: Birkett
Try: Muhr
Communeau
Con: Maclos (2)
Pen: Maclos
Athletic Ground, Richmond, Richmond, London
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: W Williams (England)

England: H Lee (Blackheath), TB Batchelor (Oxford University), JGG Birkett (Harlequins), D Lambert (Harlequins), HE Shewring (Bristol), TG Wedge (St. Ives), AD Stoop (Harlequins), CH Shaw (Moseley), Basil Hill (Blackheath) capt., J Green (Skipton), TS Kelly (Exeter), LAN Slocock (Liverpool), WA Mills (Devonport Albion), WMB Nanson (Carlisle), John Hopley (Blackheath)

France: H Issac (Racing Club de France), C Varseilles (Stade Français), P Maclos (Stade Français), H Martin (Stade Bordelais Universitaire), Gaston Lane (Racing Club de France), A Hubert (Association Sportive Français), A Lacassagne (Stade Bordelais Universitaire), A Verges (Stade Français), H Poirier (Universite de France), P Mauriat (Lyon), Marc Giacardy (Stade Bordelais Universitaire), AH Muhr (Racing Club de France), Marcel Communeau (Stade Français) capt., C Beaurin (Stade Français), J Dufourcq (Stade Bordelais Universitaire)

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
1906 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1907
Succeeded by
1908 Home Nations