1895 Home Nations Championship

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1895 Home Nations Championship
Date 5 January 1895 - 16 March 1895
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Scotland (4th title)
Triple Crown  Scotland (2nd title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) Wales Bancroft (6)
Scotland GT Neilson (6)
1894 (Previous) (Next) 1896

The 1895 Home Nations Championship was the thirteenth series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Six matches were played between 5 January and 16 March. It was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Scotland won all their three matches to win the championship outright for the fourth time (excluding two other titles shared with England), and completed the Triple Crown for the second time.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Scotland 3 3 0 0 17 7 +10 6
2  England 3 2 0 1 23 15 +13 4
3  Wales 3 1 0 2 15 22 −7 2
4  Ireland 3 0 0 3 6 17 −11 0

Results[edit]

5 January 1895
Wales  6–14  England
26 January 1895
Scotland  5–4  Wales
2 February 1895
Ireland  3–6  England
2 March 1895
Scotland  6–0  Ireland
9 March 1895
England  3–6  Scotland
16 March 1895
Wales  5–3  Ireland

Scoring system[edit]

The matches for this season were decided on points scored. A try was worth three points, while converting a kicked goal from the try gave an additional two points. A dropped goal and a goal from mark were both worth four points. Penalty goals were worth three points.

The matches[edit]

Wales vs. England[edit]

5 January 1895
 Wales 6 – 14  England
Try: Elsey
Graham
Try: Carey
Leslie-Jones
Thomson
Woods
Con: Mitchell
St. Helen's, Swansea
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: JA Smith (Scotland)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), Tom Pearson (Cardiff), Owen Badger (Llanelli), Arthur Gould (Newport) (capt.), William Llewellyn Thomas (Newport), Selwyn Biggs (Cardiff), Ben Davies (Llanelli), Tom Graham (Newport), Arthur Boucher (Newport), Wallace Watts (Newport), Jim Hannan (Newport), Tom Jackson (Swansea), Charles Nicholl (Llanelli), Frank Mills (Cardiff), William Elsey (Cardiff)

England H Ward (Bradford), John Fegan (Blackheath), FA Leslie-Jones (Oxford Uni), EM Baker (Oxford Uni), WB Thomson (Blackheath), RHB Cattell (Moseley), EW Taylor (Rockcliff), Sammy Woods (Blackheath) capt., FO Poole (Oxford Uni), William Bromet (Richmond), Frank Mitchell (Cambridge Uni), William Eldon Tucker (Cambridge Uni), C Thomas (Barnstable), GM Carey (Oxford Uni), HW Finlinson (Blackheath)


Scotland vs. Wales[edit]

26 January 1895
 Scotland 5 – 4  Wales
Try: Gowans
Con: HO Smith
GM: Bancroft
Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
Referee: EB Holmes (England)

Scotland: AR Smith (Oxford Uni), James Gowans (London Scottish), GT Campbell (London Scottish), Willie Neilson (London Scottish), Robin Welsh (Watsonians), JW Simpson (Royal HSFP), M Elliot (Hawick), WB Cownie (Watsonians), JH Dods (Edinburgh Acads), WR Gibson (Royal HSFP) capt., WMC McEwan (Edinburgh Acads), Robert MacMillan (London Scottish), GT Nielson (West of Scotland), TM Scott (West of Scotland), HO Smith (West of Scotland)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), Tom Pearson (Cardiff), Owen Badger (Llanelli), Arthur Gould (Newport) capt., Evan Lloyd (Llanelli), Selwyn Biggs (Cardiff), Fred Parfitt (Newport), Tom Graham (Newport), Arthur Boucher (Newport), Ernie George (Pontypridd), Jim Hannan (Newport), Harry Packer (Newport), Charles Nicholl (Llanelli), Frank Mills (Cardiff), Tom Pook (Newport)


Ireland vs. England[edit]

2 February 1895
 Ireland 3 – 6  England
Try: Louis Magee Try: Fagan
Thomas
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: DG Findlay (Scotland)

Ireland G. R. Symes (Monkstown), W Gardiner (NIFC), S Lee (NIFC), TH Stevenson (Queen's Uni, Belfast), Joseph Magee (Bective Rangers), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), Benjamin Tuke (Bective Rangers), TJ Johnstone (Queen's Uni, Belfast), H Lindsay (Armargh), AA Brunker (Landsdowne), JH O'Conor (Bective Rangers) capt., HC McCoull (Belfast Albion), Thomas Crean (Wanderers), Andrew Clinch (Wanderers), CV Rooke (Monkstown)

England J. F. Byrne (Moseley), John Fegan (Blackheath), FA Leslie-Jones (Oxford Uni), EM Baker (Oxford Uni), WB Thomson (Blackheath), RHB Cattell (Moseley), EW Taylor (Rockcliff), Sammy Woods (Blackheath) capt., FO Poole (Oxford Uni), William Bromet (Richmond), Frank Mitchell (Cambridge Uni), William Eldon Tucker (Cambridge Uni), C Thomas (Barnstable), GM Carey (Oxford Uni), HW Finlinson (Blackheath)


Scotland vs. Ireland[edit]

2 March 1895
 Scotland 6 – 0  Ireland
Try: Welsh
Campbell
Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
Referee: HL Ashmore (England)

Scotland: AR Smith (Oxford Uni), James Gowans (London Scottish), GT Campbell (London Scottish), W Nielson (London Scottish), Robin Welsh (Watsonians), JW Simpson (Royal HSFP), Paul Robert Clauss (Birkenhead Park), WB Cownie (Watsonians), JH Dods (Edinburgh Acads), WR Gibson (Royal HSFP), TL Hendry (Clydesdale), Robert MacMillan (London Scottish) capt., GT Nielson (West of Scotland), TM Scott (West of Scotland), JN Millar (West of Scotland)

Ireland J Fulton (NIFC), W Gardiner (NIFC), A Montgomery (NIFC), J O'Connor (Garryowen), Joseph Magee (Bective Rangers), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), Benjamin Tuke (Bective Rangers), EH McIlwaine (NIFC), W O'Sullivan (Queen's C., Cork), WJN Davis (Edinburgh Uni.), MS Egan (Garryowen), HC McCoull (Belfast Albion), Thomas Crean (Wanderers), Andrew Clinch (Wanderers), CV Rooke (Monkstown) capt.


England vs. Scotland[edit]

9 March 1895
 England 3 – 6  Scotland
Pen: Byrne Try: GT Neilson
Pen: GT Neilson
Athletic Ground, Richmond
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: W Wilkins (Wales)

England J. F. Byrne (Moseley), John Fegan (Blackheath), TH Dobson (Bradford), EM Baker (Oxford Uni), WB Thomson (Blackheath), RHB Cattell (Moseley), EW Taylor (Rockcliff), Sammy Woods (Blackheath) capt., FO Poole (Oxford Uni), William Bromet (Richmond), Frank Mitchell (Cambridge Uni), William Eldon Tucker (Cambridge Uni), C Thomas (Barnstable), GM Carey (Oxford Uni), HW Finlinson (Blackheath)

Scotland: AR Smith (Oxford Uni), James Gowans (London Scottish), GT Campbell (London Scottish), W Nielson (London Scottish), Robin Welsh (Watsonians), JW Simpson (Royal HSFP), WP Donaldson (West of Scotland), WB Cownie (Watsonians), JH Dods (Edinburgh Acads), WR Gibson (Royal HSFP), WMC McEwan (Edinburgh Acads), Robert MacMillan (London Scottish) capt., GT Nielson (West of Scotland), TM Scott (West of Scotland), JN Millar (West of Scotland)


Wales vs. Ireland[edit]

16 March 1895
 Wales 5 – 3  Ireland
Try: Pearson
Con: Bancroft
Try: Crean
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Referee: EB Holmes (England)

Wales: Billy Bancroft (Swansea), Tom Pearson (Cardiff), Owen Badger (Llanelli), Arthur Gould (Newport) capt., Thomas (Newport), David Morgan (Llanelli), Ralph Sweet-Escott (Cardiff), Albert Jenkin (Swansea), Arthur Boucher (Newport), Ernie George (Pontypridd), Jim Hannan (Newport), Harry Packer (Newport), Charles Nicholl (Llanelli), Frank Mills (Cardiff), Wallace Watts (Newport)

Ireland J Fulton (NIFC), W Gardiner (NIFC), S Lee (NIFC), AP Gwynn (Dublin Uni.), TH Stevenson (Queen's Uni, Belfast), Louis Magee (Bective Rangers), MG Delany (Bective Rangers), EH McIlwaine (NIFC), JH Lytle (Lansdowne), AA Brunker (Landsdowne), EG Forrest (Wanderers) capt., HC McCoull (Belfast Albion), Thomas Crean (Wanderers), Andrew Clinch (Wanderers), CV Rooke (Monkstown)

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1894 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1895
Succeeded by
1896 Home Nations