1955 Five Nations Championship

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1955 Five Nations Championship
Date 8 January 1955 - 26 March 1955
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  France and  Wales
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
1954 (Previous) (Next) 1956

The 1955 Five Nations Championship was the twenty-sixth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the sixty-first series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 8 January and 26 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Captain
 England Twickenham London Nim Hall/Peter Young
 France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Jean Prat
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Robin Thompson/Jim McCarthy
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Jim Greenwood/Angus Cameron
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Bleddyn Williams/Rex Willis/Rees Stephens

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 3 0 1 48 28 +20 6
1  France 4 3 0 1 47 28 +19 6
3  Scotland 4 2 0 2 32 35 −3 4
4  England 4 1 1 2 24 31 −7 3
5  Ireland 4 0 1 3 15 44 −29 1

Results[edit]

1955-01-08
France  15–0  Scotland
1955-01-22
Ireland  3–5  France
1955-01-22
Wales  3–0  England
1955-02-05
Scotland  14–8  Wales
1955-02-12
Ireland  6–6  England
1955-02-26
England  9–16  France
1955-02-26
Scotland  12–3  Ireland
1955-03-12
Wales  21–3  Ireland
1955-03-19
England  9–6  Scotland
1955-03-26
France  11–16  Wales

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1954 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1955
Succeeded by
1956 Five Nations