1953 Five Nations Championship

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1953 Five Nations Championship
Date10 January - 28 March 1953
Countries England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions England (14th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Matches played10
1952 (Previous) (Next) 1954

The 1953 Five Nations Championship was the twenty-fourth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the fifty-ninth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 10 January and 28 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. England won his 14th title.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Captain
 England Twickenham London Nim Hall
 France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Jean Prat
 Ireland Lansdowne Road/Ravenhill Dublin/Belfast Jackie Kyle
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Arthur Dorward/Angus Cameron
 Wales National Stadium/St. Helens Cardiff/Swansea John Gwilliam/Bleddyn Williams

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  England 4 3 1 0 54 20 +38 7
2  Wales 4 3 0 1 26 14 +12 6
3  Ireland 4 2 1 1 54 25 +29 5
4  France 4 1 0 3 17 38 −21 2
5  Scotland 4 0 0 4 21 75 −54 0

Results[edit]

1953-01-10
France  11–5  Scotland
1953-01-17
Wales  3–8  England
1953-01-24
Ireland  16–3  France
1953-02-07
Scotland  0–12  Wales
1953-02-14
Ireland  9–9  England
1953-02-28
England  11–0  France
1953-02-28
Scotland  8–26  Ireland
1953-03-14
Wales  5–3  Ireland
1953-03-21
England  26–8  Scotland
1953-03-28
France  3–6  Wales

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1952 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1953
Succeeded by
1954 Five Nations