1968 Five Nations Championship

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1968 Five Nations Championship
Date13 January - 23 March 1968
Countries England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions France (5th title)
Grand Slam France (1st title)
Calcutta Cup England
Matches played10
Tries scored19 (1.9 per match)
Top point scorer(s)England Bob Hiller (22)
Top try scorer(s)France André Campaes (2)
Wales Keri Jones (2)
1967 (Previous) (Next) 1969

The 1968 Five Nations Championship was the thirty-ninth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the seventy-fourth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 13 January and 23 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It marked the first Grand Slam victory for France.[1]

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach Captain
 England Twickenham London none Colin McFadyean/Mike Weston
 France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Jean Prat Christian Carrère
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin none Tom Kiernan
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh none Pringle Fisher/Jim Telfer
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff none Norman Gale/Gareth Edwards/John Dawes

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  France 4 4 0 0 52 30 +22 8
2  Ireland 4 2 1 1 38 37 +1 5
3  England 4 1 2 1 37 40 −3 4
4  Wales 4 1 1 2 31 34 −3 3
5  Scotland 4 0 0 4 18 35 −17 0

Squads[edit]

Results[edit]

1968-01-13
Scotland  6–8  France
Tries: Keith
Pen.: Wilson
Tries: Campaes
Duprat
Con.: G. Camberabero
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: K. D. Kelleher (Ireland)
1968-01-20
England  11–11  Wales
Tries: McFadyean
Redwood
Con. Hiller
Pen.: Hiller
Tries: Edwards
Wanbon
Con.: Jarrett
Drops: John
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: D. P. d'Arcy (Ireland)
1968-01-27
France  16–6  Ireland
Tries: Campaes
Dauga
Con.: Villepreux (2)
Pen.: Villepreux
Drops: Gachassin
Pen.: McCombe (2)
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
Attendance: 28,148
Referee: G. C. Lamb (England)
1968-02-03
Wales  5–0  Scotland
Tries: Jones
Con.: Jarrett
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: G. C. Lamb (England)
1968-02-10
England  9–9  Ireland
Pen.: Hiller (2)
Drops: Finlan
Pen.: Kiernan (3)
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: M. Joseph (Wales)
1968-02-24
France  14–9  England
Tries: Gachassin
Con.: G. Camberabero
Pen.: G. Camberabero
Drops: L. Camberabero
Lacaze
Pen.: Hiller (2)
Drops: Weston
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
Attendance: 22,456
Referee: H. B. Laidlaw (Scotland)
1968-02-24
Ireland  14–6  Scotland
Tries: Bresnihan
Duggan (2)
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan
Pen.: Wilson (2)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: M. Joseph (Wales)
1968-03-09
Ireland  9–6  Wales
Tries: M. Doyle
Pen.: Kiernan
Drops: Gibson
Pen.: Rees
Drops: Edwards
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: M. H. Titcomb (England)
1968-03-16
Scotland  6–8  England
Pen.: Wilson
Drops: Connell
Tries: Coulman
Con. Hiller
Pen.: Hiller
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: D. P. d'Arcy (Ireland)
1968-03-23
Wales  9–14  France
Tries: Jones
Pen.: Rees (2)
Tries: L. Camberabero
Carrère
Con.: G. Camberabero
Pen.: G. Camberabero
Drops: G. Camberabero
National Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: H. B. Laidlaw (Scotland)

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Preceded by
1967 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1968
Succeeded by
1969 Five Nations