1965 Five Nations Championship

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1965 Five Nations Championship
Date9 January - 27 March 1965
Countries England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions Wales (14th title)
Triple Crown Wales (10th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Matches played10
1964 (Previous) (Next) 1966

The 1965 Five Nations Championship was the thirty-sixth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the seventy-first series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 9 January and 27 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Wales missed out on a fourth Grand Slam after losing to France at Stade Colombes despite winning the title.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach Captain
 England Twickenham London none David Perry
 France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Jean Prat Michel Crauste
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin none Ray McLoughlin
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh none Brian Neill/Mike Campbell-Lamerton/Stewart Wilson
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff none Clive Rowlands

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 3 0 1 55 45 +10 6
2  France 4 2 1 1 47 33 +14 5
2  Ireland 4 2 1 1 32 23 +11 5
4  England 4 1 1 2 15 28 −13 3
5  Scotland 4 0 1 3 29 49 −20 1

Results[edit]

1965-01-09
France  16–8  Scotland
1965-01-16
Wales  14–3  England
1965-01-23
Ireland  3–3  France
1965-02-06
Scotland  12–14  Wales
1965-02-13
Ireland  5–0  England
1965-02-27
England  9–6  France
1965-02-27
Scotland  6–16  Ireland
1965-03-13
Wales  14–8  Ireland
1965-03-20
England  3–3  Scotland
1965-03-20
France  22–13  Wales

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1964 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1965
Succeeded by
1966 Five Nations