1986 Five Nations Championship

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1986 Five Nations Championship
Date 18 January 1986 - 15 March 1986
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  France and  Scotland
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
Top point scorer(s) Scotland Gavin Hastings (53 points)
Top try scorer(s) France Philippe Sella (4 tries)
1985 (Previous) (Next) 1987

The 1986 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-seventh series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the ninety-second series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played over five weekends between 18 January and 15 March. This championship marked an unprecedented turnaround in the fortunes of the Irish team who had, the previous year, won the competition, but now, for one of the only times in the history of the team, took home the wooden spoon.

France and Scotland shared the title. Phillipe Sella of France scored a try in every match, repeating the feat achieved three years earlier by fellow Frenchman Patrick Esteve.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Martin Green
 France Parc des Princes Paris Jacques Fouroux
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Mick Doyle
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Derrick Grant
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Tony Gray

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  France 4 3 0 1 98 52 +46 6
1  Scotland 4 3 0 1 76 54 +22 6
3  Wales 4 2 0 2 74 71 +3 4
3  England 4 2 0 2 62 100 −38 4
5  Ireland 4 0 0 4 50 83 −23 0

Squads[edit]

For each nation's squad for the 1986 Five Nations Championship, see 1986 Five Nations Championship squads.

Results[edit]

1986-01-18
England  21–18  Wales
Pen.: Andrew (6)
Drops: Andrew
Tries: Bowen
Con.: Thorburn
Pen.: Thorburn (3)
Drops: J. Davies
Twickenham, London
Referee: R. J. Fordham (Australia)
1986-01-18
Scotland  18–17  France
Pen.: G. Hastings (6) Tries: Berbizier
Sella
Pen.: G. Laporte (2)
Drops: G. Laporte
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: D. I. H. Burnett (Ireland)

1986-02-01
France  29–9  Ireland
Tries: Berbizier
Marocco
Sella
Con.: G. Laporte
Pen.: Blanco
G. Laporte (3)
Drops: Lafond
Pen.: Kiernan (3)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 49,238
Referee: R. J. Fordham (Australia)
1986-02-01
Wales  22–15  Scotland
Tries: Hadley
Pen.: Thorburn (5)
Drops: J. Davies
Tries: Duncan
G. Hastings
Jeffrey
Pen.: G. Hastings
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: R. C. Francis (New Zealand)

1986-02-15
Ireland  12–19  Wales
Tries: Ringland
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan
Tries: Ph. Davies
Lewis
Con.: Thorburn
Pen.: Thorburn
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: F. A. Howard (England)
1986-02-15
Scotland  33–6  England
Tries: Duncan
S. Hastings
Rutherford
Con.: G. Hastings (3)
Pen.: G. Hastings (5)
Pen.: Andrew (2)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: R. C. Francis (New Zealand)

1986-03-01
England  25–20  Ireland
Tries: H. Davies
Richards (2)
penalty try
Con.: Andrew (3)
Pen.: Andrew
Tries: McCall
Mullin
Ringland
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan (2)
Twickenham, London
Referee: C. Norling (Wales)
1986-03-01
Wales  15–23  France
Pen.: Thorburn (5) Tries: Blanco
Lafond (2)
Sella
Con.: G. Laporte (2)
Drops: G. Laporte
National Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 58,000
Referee: J. B. Anderson (Scotland)

1986-03-15
France  29–10  England
Tries: Blanco
G. Laporte
Sella
penalty try
Con.: G. Laporte (2)
Pen.: G. Laporte (3)
Tries: Dooley
Pen.: Barnes (2)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 49,238
Referee: W. D. Bevan (Wales)
1986-03-15
Ireland  9–10  Scotland
Tries: Ringland
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan
Tries: Laidlaw
Pen.: G. Hastings (2)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: F. Palmade (France)

Preceded by
1985 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1986
Succeeded by
1987 Five Nations

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