1971 Five Nations Championship

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1971 Five Nations Championship
Date 16 January 1971 - 27 March 1971
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (17th title)
Grand Slam  Wales (6th title)
Triple Crown  Wales (12th title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
1970 (Previous) (Next) 1972

The 1971 Five Nations Championship was the forty-second series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the seventy-seventh series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 16 January and 27 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Wales won all their four matches to win the championship for the seventeenth time outright, excluding shared titles. They won the Triple Crown for the second time in three seasons and the twelfth time overall, and completed the Grand Slam for the first time since 1952 and the sixth time overall.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 4 0 0 73 38 +35 8
2  France 4 1 2 1 41 40 +1 4
3  Ireland 4 1 1 2 41 46 −5 3
3  England 4 1 1 2 44 58 −14 3
5  Scotland 4 1 0 3 47 64 −17 2

Results[edit]

1971-01-16
France  13–8  Scotland
Tries:Sillieres c
Villepreux c
Con:Villepreux(2)
Pen:Villepreux
Try:Steele c
Con:Brown
Pen:Smith
1971-01-16
Wales  22–6  England
Tries:Bevan m
Davies (2)c
Con:Taylor (2/3)
Pen:Williams
Drop:John (2)
Try:Hannaford m
Pen:Rossbourough
1971-01-30
Ireland  9–9  France
Try:Grant m
Pen:O'Driscoll (2)
Pen:Villepreux (2)
Drop:Berot
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 55000
1971-02-06
Scotland  18–19  Wales
Tries:Carmichael m
Rea m
Pen:Brown (4)
Tries:Taylor c
Edwards m
John m
Davies c
Con:John
Taylor
1971-02-13
Ireland  6–9  England
Tries:Grant m
Duggan m
Pen:Hiller (3)
1971-02-27
Scotland  5–17  Ireland
Try:Frame c
Con:Brown
Tries:Duggan (2)m,c
Grant m
Con:Gibson
Pen:Gibson
1971-02-27
England  14–14  France
Try:Hiller c
Con:Hiller
Pen:Hiller (3)
Tries:Bertranne m
Cantoni c
Con:Villepreux
Pen:Villepreux
Drop:Berot
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 70000
1971-03-13
Wales  23–9  Ireland
Tries: Davies (2)
Edwards (2)
Con: John
Pen: John (2)
Drop:John
Pen: Gibson (3)
1971-03-20
England  15–16  Scotland
Tries: Hiller m
Neary c
Con: Hiller
Pen: Hiller (3)
Tries: Brown c
Paterson m
Rea c
Con: Brown(2/3)
Drop:Paterson
1971-03-27
France  5–9  Wales
Try:Dauga c
Con: Villepreux
Tries:Edwards m
John m
Pen:John

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1970 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1971
Succeeded by
1972 Five Nations