1948 Five Nations Championship

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1948 Five Nations Championship
Date 1 January 1948 - 29 March 1948
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland (5th title)
Grand Slam  Ireland (1st title)
Triple Crown  Ireland (3rd title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
1947 (Previous) (Next) 1949

The 1948 Five Nations Championship was the nineteenth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the fifty-fourth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 1 January and 29 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The tournament was won by Ireland, who achieved a Grand Slam by defeating all the other participants—a feat they would not accomplish again until 2009.

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Ireland 4 4 0 0 36 19 +17 8
2  France 4 2 0 2 40 25 +15 4
3  Scotland 4 2 0 2 15 31 −16 4
4  Wales 4 1 1 2 23 20 +3 3
5  England 4 0 1 3 16 35 −19 1

Results[edit]

1 January 1948
France  6–13  Ireland
17 January 1948
England  3–3  Wales
24 January 1948
Scotland  9–8  France
7 February 1948
Wales  14–0  Scotland
14 February 1948
England  10–11  Ireland
14 February 1948
Wales  3–11  France
28 February 1948
Ireland  6–0  Scotland
13 March 1948
Ireland  6–3  Wales
20 March 1948
Scotland  6–3  England
29 March 1948
France  15–0  England

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