1985 Five Nations Championship
|1985 Five Nations Championship|
|Date||2 February 1985 - 20 April 1985|
|Champions||Ireland (10th title)|
|Triple Crown||Ireland (6th title)|
The 1985 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-sixth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the ninety-first series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 2 February and 20 April. The championship was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The championship winner was Ireland, winning their tenth title (excluding eight other shared titles); it would prove to be their last in 24 years, until their Grand Slam in 2009. Ireland also claimed the Triple Crown, their sixth, which would be their last until 2004.
The teams involved were:
|France||Parc des Princes||Paris||Jacques Fouroux|
|Ireland||Lansdowne Road||Dublin||Mick Doyle|
|Wales||National Stadium||Cardiff||John Bevan|
Note: The Wales v England game was originally scheduled for 16-02-1985, but was postponed due to a frozen pitch in Cardiff. The rescheduled match was notable for the debut, at fly half for Wales, of Jonathan Davies.
1984 Five Nations
|Five Nations Championship
1986 Five Nations