1976 Five Nations Championship

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1976 Five Nations Championship
Date 10 January 1976 - 20 March 1976
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (19th title)
Grand Slam  Wales (7th title)
Triple Crown  Wales (13th title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
1975 (Previous) (Next) 1977

The 1976 Five Nations Championship was the forty-seventh series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-second series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 10 January and 20 March.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 4 0 0 102 37 +65 8
2  France 4 3 0 1 82 37 +45 6
3  Scotland 4 2 0 2 49 59 −10 4
4  Ireland 4 1 0 3 31 87 −56 2
5  England 4 0 0 4 42 86 −44 0

Results[edit]

1976-01-10
Scotland  6–13  France

1976-01-17
England  9–21  Wales

1976-02-07
France  26–3  Ireland
1976-02-07
Wales  28–6  Scotland

1976-02-21
Ireland  9–34  Wales
1976-02-21
Scotland  22–12  England

1976-03-06
Wales  19–13  France
1976-03-06
England  12–13  Ireland

1976-03-20
France  30–9  England
1976-03-20
Ireland  6–15  Scotland

Note: The Scotland v France game was played one week earlier than the England V Wales game, to allow the BBC to cover both the latter game, and the Ireland v Australia game in Dublin on the same day. Bill Mclaren thus, unusually, commentated on the opening two games of a 5 nations tournament for the first time since the two games per weekend format was introduced in 1974.

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Preceded by
1975 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1976
Succeeded by
1977 Five Nations