1939 Home Nations Championship

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1939 Home Nations Championship
Date 21 January 1939 - 18 March 1939
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  England,  Ireland and  Wales
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 6
1938 (Previous) (Next) 1947

The 1939 Home Nations Championship was the thirty-fifth series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Five Nations, and prior to that, the Home Nations, this was the fifty-second series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Six matches were played between 21 January and 18 March. It was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

This was the last tournament that did not feature France, which had been expelled after the 1931 tournament over allegations of professionalism and administrative deficiencies. France would be readmitted later in the year, but the start of World War II in Europe in September put international rugby on hold; it would not resume until 1947. The Calcutta Cup match was the last international game before World War II. Six players who took part in the game would lose their lives during the war, although seven would return to international rugby post-war.[1]

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 3 2 0 1 18 6 +12 4
1  Ireland 3 2 0 1 17 10 +7 4
1  England 3 2 0 1 12 11 +1 4
4  Scotland 3 0 0 3 12 32 −20 0

Results[edit]

1939-01-21
England  3–0  Wales
1939-02-04
Wales  11–3  Scotland
1939-02-11
England  0–5  Ireland
1939-02-25
Ireland  12–3  Scotland
1939-03-11
Ireland  0–7  Wales
1939-03-18
Scotland  6–9  England

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richards, Huw. "The final day in the sun". espn.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1938 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1939
Succeeded by
1947 Five Nations