1969 Five Nations Championship

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1969 Five Nations Championship
Date 11 January 1969 - 12 April 1969
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (16th title)
Triple Crown  Wales (11th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
Tries scored 31 (3.1 per match)
Top point scorer(s) England Bob Hiller (36)
Top try scorer(s) Wales Maurice Richards (6)
1968 (Previous) (Next) 1970

The 1969 Five Nations Championship was the fortieth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the seventy-fifth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 11 January and 12 April. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Wales won his 16th title, missing the Grand Slam due to a draw with France, but taking home the Triple Crown.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach Captain
 England Twickenham London none Dick Greenwood
 France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Fernand Cazenave Christian Carrère/Marcel Puget/Walter Spanghero
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Ronnie Dawson Tom Kiernan
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh none Jim Telfer
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Clive Rowlands Brian Price/Gareth Edwards

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 3 1 0 79 31 +48 7
2  Ireland 4 3 0 1 61 48 +13 6
3  England 4 2 0 2 54 58 −4 4
4  Scotland 4 1 0 3 12 44 −34 2
5  France 4 0 1 3 28 53 −25 1

Squads[edit]

Results[edit]

1969-01-11
France  3–6  Scotland
Pen.: Villepreux Tries: J. Telfer
Pen.: Blaikie
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
Attendance: 28,576
Referee: G. C. Lamb (England)
1969-01-25
Ireland  17–9  France
Tries: Moroney
Con.: Moroney
Pen.: Moroney (3)
Drops: McGann
Tries: Trillo
Pen.: Villepreux (2)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: G. C. Lamb (England)
1969-02-01
Scotland  3–17  Wales
Pen. Blaikie Tries: Edwards
John
Richards
Con.: Jarrett
Pen.: Jarrett (2)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: K. D. Kelleher (Ireland)
1969-02-08
Ireland  17–15  England
Tries: Bresnihan
Murphy
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan (2)
Drops: McGann
Tries: Duckham
Pen.: Hiller (4)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: R. P. Burrell (Scotland)
1969-02-22
England  22–8  France
Tries: Fielding
Rollitt
Webb
Con.: Hiller (2)
Pen.: Hiller (3)
Tries: Bonal
Con.: Lacaze
Drops: Lacaze
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: D. P. d'Arcy (Ireland)
1969-02-22
Scotland  0–16  Ireland
Tries: Bresnihan
Duggan
Gibson
McGann
Con.: Moroney (2)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: M. Joseph (Wales)
1969-03-08
Wales  24–11  Ireland
Tries: Morris
Taylor
Watkins
D. Williams
Con.: Jarrett (3)
Pen.: Jarrett
Drops: John
Tries: Gibson
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan (2)
National Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: D. C. J. McMahon (Scotland)
1969-03-15
England  8–3  Scotland
Tries: Duckham (2)
Con.: Hiller
Pen.: P. Brown
Twickenham, London
Referee: C. Durand (France)
1969-03-22
France  8–8  Wales
Tries: Campaes
Con.: Villepreux
Pen.: Villepreux
Tries: Edwards
Richards
Con.: Jarrett
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
Attendance: 34,657
Referee: R. P. Burrell (Scotland)
1969-04-12
Wales  30–9  England
Tries: John
Richards (4)
Con.: Jarrett (3)
Pen.: Jarrett
Drops: John
Pen.: Hiller (3)
National Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: D. P. d'Arcy (Ireland)

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1968 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1969
Succeeded by
1970 Five Nations