1931 Five Nations Championship

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1931 Five Nations Championship
Date 1 January 1931 - 6 April 1931
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (9th title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
1930 (Previous) (Next) 1932

The 1931 Five Nations Championship was the seventeenth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship following the inclusion of France into the Home Nations Championship. Including the previous Home Nations Championships, this was the forty-fourth series of the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 1 January and 6 April. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Shortly after the tournament, France was expelled from the competition amid allegations of professionalism in the domestic game (rugby union was officially an amateur sport until 1995) and perceived administrative deficiencies. France remained expelled through the 1939 competition. They were readmitted later in 1939, but the outbreak of World War II in Europe halted international rugby until 1947.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 3 1 0 74 25 +49 7
2  Scotland 4 2 0 2 47 44 +3 4
2  Ireland 4 2 0 2 17 28 −11 4
2  France 4 2 0 2 24 54 −30 4
5  England 4 0 1 3 48 59 −11 1

Results[edit]

1931-01-01
France  3–0  Ireland
1931-01-17
England  11–11  Wales
1931-01-24
Scotland  6–4  France
1931-02-07
Wales  13–8  Scotland
1931-02-14
England  5–6  Ireland
1931-02-28
Wales  35–3  France
1931-02-28
Ireland  8–5  Scotland
1931-03-14
Ireland  3–15  Wales
1931-03-21
Scotland  28–19  England
1931-04-06
France  14–13  England

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1930 Five Nations
Home Nations Championship
1931
Succeeded by
1932 Home Nations