1987 Five Nations Championship

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1987 Five Nations Championship
Date 7 February 1987 - 4 April 1987
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  France (8th title)
Grand Slam  France (4th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
Top point scorer(s) France Philippe Bérot (37 points)
Top try scorer(s) France Éric Bonneval (5 tries)
1986 (Previous) (Next) 1988

The 1987 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-eighth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the ninety-third series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played over five weekends between 7 February and 4 April. This was the last time the championship would be interrupted by weather conditions until the Six Nations of 2012.[1] France won with a Grand Slam, by the fourth time, while England won the Calcutta Cup, in their only win.

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
1  France 4 4 0 0 82 59 +23 8
2  Ireland 4 2 0 2 57 46 +11 4
3  Scotland 4 2 0 2 71 76 −5 4
4  Wales 4 1 0 3 54 64 −10 2
5  England 4 1 0 3 48 67 −19 2

Squads[edit]

For each nation's squad for the 1987 Five Nations Championship, see 1987 Five Nations Championship squads.

Results[edit]

1987-02-07
France  16–9  Wales
Tries: Bonneval
Mesnel
Con.: Bérot
Pen.: Bérot (2)
Report Pen.: Thorburn (3)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 49,130
Referee: C. J. High (England)
1987-02-07
Ireland  17–0  England
Tries: Crossan
Kiernan
Matthews
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan
Report
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: R. Hourquet (France)

1987-02-21
England  15–19  France
Pen.: Rose (4)
Drops: Andrew
Tries: Bonneval
Sella
Con.: Bérot
Pen.: Bérot
Drops: Blanco
Mesnel
Twickenham, London
Referee: J. M. Fleming (Scotland)
1987-02-21
Scotland  16–12  Ireland
Tries: Laidlaw
Tukalo
Con.: G. Hastings
Drops: Rutherford (2)
Tries: Lenihan
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan
Drops: Kiernan
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: R. C. Quittenton (England)

1987-03-07
France  28–22  Scotland
Tries: Bérot
Bonneval (3)
Pen.: Bérot (3)
Drops: Mesnel
Tries: Beattie
S. Hastings
Con.: G. Hastings
Pen.: G. Hastings (4)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 49,130
Referee: K. H. Lawrence (New Zealand)
1987-03-07
Wales  19–12  England
Tries: S. Evans
Pen.: Wyatt (5)
Pen.: Rose (4)
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: R. J. Megson (Scotland)

1987-03-21
Ireland  13–19  France
Tries: Bradley
Ringland
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan
Tries: Champ (2)
Pen.: Bérot
Pen.: Bérot (3)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 53,000
Referee: C. Norling (Wales)
1987-03-21
Scotland  21–15  Wales
Tries: Beattie
Jeffrey
Con.: G. Hastings (2)
Pen.: G. Hastings (2)
Drops: Rutherford
Tries: M. Jones
Con.: Wyatt
Pen.: Wyatt
Drops: J. Davies
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: K. H. Lawrence (New Zealand)

1987-04-04
Wales  11–15  Ireland
Tries: I. Evans
Norster
Pen.: Wyatt
Tries: Dean
Mullin
Con.: Kiernan (2)
Pen.: Kiernan
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: G. Maurette (France)
1987-04-04
England  21–12  Scotland
Tries: Harrison
Rose
Con.: Rose (2)
Pen.: Rose (3)
Tries: Robertson
Con.: G. Hastings
Pen.: G. Hastings (2)
Twickenham, London
Referee: O.E. Doyle (Ireland)

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Preceded by
1986 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1987
Succeeded by
1988 Five Nations