1956 Five Nations Championship

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1956 Five Nations Championship
Date 14 January 1956 - 14 April 1956
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (13th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
1955 (Previous) (Next) 1957

The 1956 Five Nations Championship was the twenty-seventh series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the sixty-second series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 14 January and 14 April. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Captain
 England Twickenham London Eric Evans
 France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Gérard Dufau/Michel Celaya
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin James Ritchie/Noel Henderson
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Angus Cameron/Jim Greenwood
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Cliff Morgan

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 3 0 1 25 20 +5 6
2  England 4 2 0 2 43 28 +15 4
2  France 4 2 0 2 31 34 −3 4
2  Ireland 4 2 0 2 33 47 −14 4
5  Scotland 4 1 0 3 31 34 −3 2

Results[edit]

1956-01-14
Scotland  12–0  France
1956-01-21
England  3–8  Wales
1956-01-28
France  14–8  Ireland
1956-02-04
Wales  9–3  Scotland
1956-02-11
England  20–0  Ireland
1956-02-25
Ireland  14–10  Scotland
1956-03-10
Ireland  11–3  Wales
1956-03-17
Scotland  6–11  England
1956-03-24
Wales  5–3  France
1956-03-24
France  14–9  England

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1955 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1956
Succeeded by
1957 Five Nations