1982 Five Nations Championship

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1982 Five Nations Championship
Date 16 January 1982 - 20 March 1982
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland (9th title)
Triple Crown  Ireland (5th title)
Matches played 10
1981 (Previous) (Next) 1983

The 1982 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-third series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-eighth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 16 January and 20 March. The winner of the championship was Ireland, with three wins and one defeat. It was the team's ninth title (excluding seven previous other titles which were shared). Ireland also won the Triple Crown, its fifth such honour, its first since 1949 and last one until 1985. The team's only defeat came on the final day of the competition, losing 22-9 to France in Paris, denying the Irish what would have been only their second ever Grand Slam.

Wales's defeat by Scotland was their first loss at home in a Five Nations championship match since France won at Cardiff in March 1968.

The Ireland v Wales game was delayed by a week due to a frozen pitch in Dublin.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Mike Davies
 France Parc des Princes Paris Jacques Fouroux
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Tom Kiernan
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Jim Telfer
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff John Lloyd

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Ireland 4 3 0 1 66 61 +5 6
2  England 4 2 1 1 68 47 +21 5
2  Scotland 4 2 1 1 68 47 +21 5
4  France 4 1 0 3 56 74 −18 2
4  Wales 4 1 0 3 59 83 −24 2

Results[edit]

1982-01-16
Scotland  9–9  England

1982-01-23
Ireland  20–12  Wales

1982-02-06
Wales  22–12  France
1982-02-06
England  15–16  Ireland

1982-02-20
France  15–27  England
1982-02-20
Ireland  21–12  Scotland

1982-03-06
England  17–7  Wales
1982-03-06
Scotland  16–7  France

1982-03-20
France  22–9  Ireland
1982-03-20
Wales  18–34  Scotland

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1981 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1982
Succeeded by
1983 Five Nations