1985 Five Nations Championship

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1985 Five Nations Championship
Date 2 February 1985 - 20 April 1985
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland (10th title)
Triple Crown  Ireland (6th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
1984 (Previous) (Next) 1986

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.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Dick Greenwood
 France Parc des Princes Paris Jacques Fouroux
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Mick Doyle
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Derrick Grant
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff John Bevan

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Ireland 4 3 1 0 67 49 +18 7
2  France 4 2 2 0 49 30 +19 6
3  Wales 4 2 0 2 61 71 −10 4
4  England 4 1 1 2 44 53 −9 3
5  Scotland 4 0 0 4 46 64 −18 0

Results[edit]

1985-02-02
England  9–9  France
report
1985-02-02
Scotland  15–18  Ireland
Report

1985-02-16
France  11–3  Scotland
Report

1985-03-02
Scotland  21–25  Wales
Report
1985-03-02
Ireland  15–15  France
Report

1985-03-16
England  10–7  Scotland
Report
1985-03-16
Wales  9–21  Ireland
Report

1985-03-30
Ireland  13–10  England
Report
1985-03-30
France  14–3  Wales
Report

1985-04-20
Wales  24–15  England
Report

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.

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Preceded by
1984 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1985
Succeeded by
1986 Five Nations