1960 Five Nations Championship

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1960 Five Nations Championship
Date 9 January 1960 - 9 April 1960
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  England and  France
Triple Crown  England (14th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
1959 (Previous) (Next) 1961

The 1960 Five Nations Championship was the thirty-first series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the sixty-sixth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 9 January and 9 April. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The championship was jointly won by England and France. Both teams beat Ireland, Scotland and Wales and the France-England game was drawn 3-3, giving both teams a total of 7 points in the final table. There was no tie-break in the Five Nations at the time and the championship was shared. England's three wins gave them the Triple Crown for the fourteenth time; they would not win it again until the 1980 Five Nations Championship.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  France 4 3 1 0 55 28 +27 7
1  England 4 3 1 0 46 26 +20 7
3  Wales 4 2 0 2 32 39 −7 4
4  Scotland 4 1 0 3 29 47 −18 2
5  Ireland 4 0 0 4 25 47 −22 0

Results[edit]

1960-01-09
Scotland  11–13  France
1960-01-16
England  14–6  Wales
1960-02-06
Wales  8–0  Scotland
1960-02-13
England  8–5  Ireland
1960-02-27
France  3–3  England
1960-02-27
Ireland  5–6  Scotland
1960-03-12
Ireland  9–10  Wales
1960-03-19
Scotland  12–21  England
1960-03-26
Wales  8–16  France
1960-04-09
France  23–6  Ireland

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1959 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1960
Succeeded by
1961 Five Nations