1963 Five Nations Championship

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1963 Five Nations Championship
Date12 January - 23 March 1963
Countries England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions England (17th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Matches played10
1962 (Previous) (Next) 1964

The 1963 Five Nations Championship was the thirty-fourth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the sixty-ninth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 12 January and 23 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. England won their 17th title.

Ireland v England finished 0-0, the first scoreless draw between both teams since 1910.[1]

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Captain
 England Twickenham London Richard Sharp
 France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Pierre Lacroix
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Tom Kiernan/Bill Mulcahy
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Ken Scotland
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Clive Rowlands

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  England 4 3 1 0 29 19 +10 7
2  France 4 2 0 2 40 25 +15 4
2  Scotland 4 2 0 2 22 22 0 4
4  Ireland 4 1 1 2 19 33 −14 3
5  Wales 4 1 0 3 21 32 −11 2

Results[edit]

1963-01-12
France  6–11  Scotland
1963-01-19
Wales  6–13  England
1963-01-26
Ireland  5–24  France
1963-02-02
Scotland  0–6  Wales
1963-02-09
Ireland  0–0  England
1963-02-23
England  6–5  France
1963-02-23
Scotland  3–0  Ireland
1963-03-09
Wales  6–14  Ireland
1963-03-16
England  10–8  Scotland
1963-03-23
France  5–3  Wales

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VIDEO: Ireland 0-0 England in 1963". RTÉ Sport. 26 February 2015. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1962 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1963
Succeeded by
1964 Five Nations