1879–80 Home Nations rugby union matches

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The 1879–80 Home Nations rugby union matches were a series of international rugby union friendlies held between the England, Ireland and Scotland national rugby union teams.

The only recognised competition held between the countries was the annual Calcutta Cup match, contested between England and Scotland. It was the second challenge for the Cup.

Results[edit]

30 January 1880
Ireland  0 – 1  England
14 February 1880
Scotland  3 – 0  Ireland
28 February 1880
England  2 – 1  Scotland

Scoring system[edit]

The matches for this season were decided on goals scored. A goal was awarded for a successful conversion after a try, for a dropped goal or for a goal from mark. If a game was drawn, any unconverted tries were tallied to give a winner. If there was still no clear winner, the match was declared a draw.

The matches[edit]

Ireland vs. England[edit]

30 January 1880
 Ireland 1T – 1G 1T  England
Try: Cuppaidge Try: Ellis
Markendale
Con: Stokes
Lansdowne Road, Ireland
Referee: GP Nugent Republic of Ireland (Dublin)
Ireland
RB Walkington (NIFC), AM Whitestone (Dublin University), JC Bagot (Dublin University), WT Heron (NIFC), M Johnston (Dublin University), AJ Forrest (Wanderers), F Kennedy (Wanderers), A Millar (Kingstown), HC Kelly (NIFC) capt., JW Taylor (NIFC), JA McDonald (Wanderers), JL Cuppaidge (Wanderers), RW Hughes (NIFC), G Scriven (Dublin University), HH Purdon (NIFC)
England
TW Fry (Queen's House), AN Hornby (Manchester), L Stokes (Blackheath) capt., R Hunt (Manchester), HT Twynam (Richmond), AH Jackson (Blackheath), S Neame (Old Cheltonians), Charles Gurdon (Richmond), B Kilner (Wakefield Trinity), GF Vernon (Blackheath), E Woodhead (Dublin University), SS Ellis (Queen's House), HC Rowley (Manchester), E Markendale (Manchester Rangers), JW Schofield (Manchester Rangers)

Scotland vs. Ireland[edit]

14 February 1880
 Scotland 1G 2DG 1T – nil  Ireland
Try: Ewart (2)
Masters
Cons: Cross
Drop: Finlay (2)
Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow
Referee: A Buchanan Scotland(Scotland)
Scotland
Bill Maclagan (Edinburgh Academical), Malcolm Cross (Glasgow Academical), Ninian Finlay (Edinburgh Academical), WH Masters (Edinburgh Inst. F.P.), WS Brown (Edinburgh Inst. F.P.), Robert Ainslie (Edinburgh Inst. F.P.), CAR Stewart (West of Scotland), JB Brown (Glasgow Academical), EN Ewart (Glasgow Academical), RW Irvine (Edinburgh Academical) capt., AG Petrie (Royal HSFP), JHS Graham (Edinburgh Academical), D McCowan (West of Scotland), NT Brewis (Edinburgh Inst. F.P.), John Guthrie Tait (Edinburgh Academical)
Ireland
RB Walkington (NIFC), T Harrison (Queen's College, Cork), JC Bagot (Dublin University), WT Heron (NIFC), M Johnston (Dublin University), AJ Forrest (Wanderers), AP Cronyn, A Millar (Kingstown), HC Kelly (NIFC) capt., JW Taylor (NIFC), WL Finlay (NIFC), JL Cuppaidge (Wanderers), RW Hughes (NIFC), G Scriven (Dublin University), WA Wallis (Dublin University)

England vs. Scotland[edit]

28 February 1880
 England 2G 3T – 1G  Scotland
Try: Burton
Fry
Gurdon
Taylor (2)
Con: Stokes (2)
Try: Brown
Con: Cross
Whalley Range, Manchester
Referee: A. G. Guillemard England(England)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: Phoenix House. ISBN 0-460-07003-7. 

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