1980 Five Nations Championship

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1980 Five Nations Championship
Date 19 January 1980 - 15 March 1980
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  England (18th title)
Grand Slam  England (8th title)
Triple Crown  England (15th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
Tries scored 40 (4 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Ireland Ollie Campbell (40)
Top try scorer(s) England John Carleton (4)
1979 (Previous) (Next) 1981

The 1980 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-first series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-sixth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 19 January and 15 March.

England were the champions, winning the championship outright for the first time since 1963; they had also shared in the quintuple tie in 1973. It was England's eighteenth championship, excluding ten titles shared with other teams. In winning all four matches they won the Grand Slam for the eighth time, equalling the record held by Wales. It was England's first Grand Slam since 1957 and only their second since 1928. England's victories over Ireland, Wales and Scotland also gave them the Triple Crown for the first time since 1960 and the fifteenth time overall.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Mike Davis
 France Parc des Princes Paris Jean Desclaux
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Tom Kiernan
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Jim Telfer
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff John Lloyd

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  England 4 4 0 0 80 48 +32 8
2  Ireland 4 2 0 2 70 65 +5 4
2  Wales 4 2 0 2 50 45 +5 4
4  France 4 1 0 3 55 75 −20 2
4  Scotland 4 1 0 3 61 83 −22 2

Squads[edit]

For each nation's squad for the 1980 Five Nations Championship, see 1980 Five Nations Championship squads.

Results[edit]

1980-01-19
Wales  18–9  France
Tries: Holmes
Price
Rees
Richards
Con.: G. Davies
Tries: Marchal
Con.: Caussade
Drops: Caussade
National Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 53,749
Referee: A. M. Hosie (Scotland)
1980-01-19
England  24–9  Ireland
Tries: Scott
Slemen
Smith
Con.: Hare (3)
Pen.: Hare (2)
Pen.: Campbell
Twickenham, London
Referee: C. Thomas (Wales)

1980-02-02
France  13–17  England
Tries: Averous
Rives
Con.: Caussade
Pen.: Caussade
Tries: Carleton
Preston
Pen.: Hare
Drops: Horton (2)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,251
Referee: C. Norling (Wales)
1980-02-02
Ireland  22–15  Scotland
Tries: Keane
Kennedy
Con.: Campbell
Pen.: Campbell (3)
Drops: Campbell
Tries: Johnston (2)
Con.: Irvine (2)
Pen.: Irvine
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: G. Chevrier (France)

1980-02-16
Scotland  22–14  France
Tries: Irvine
Rutherford
Con.: Irvine
Reniwck
Pen.: Irvine
Tries: Gabernet
Gallion
Pen.: Gabernet
Drops: Caussade
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: J. R. West (Ireland)
1980-02-16
England  9–8  Wales
Pen.: Hare (3) Tries: Rees
Squire
Twickenham, London
Referee: D. I. H. Burnett (England)

1980-03-01
France  19–18  Ireland
Tries: Gourdon (2)
Con.: Aguirre
Pen.: Aguirre (2)
Drops: Pedeutour
Tries: McLennan
Con.: Campbell
Pen.: Campbell (3)
Drops: Campbell
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,239
Referee: A. M. Hosie (Scotland)
1980-03-01
Wales  17–6  Scotland
Tries: Holmes
Keen
Richards
Con.: Blyth
Pen.: Fenwick
Tries: Renwick
Con.: Irvine
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: L. M. Prideaux (England)

1980-03-15
Ireland  21–7  Wales
Tries: Fitzgerald
Irwin
O'Driscoll
Con.: Campbell (3)
Pen.: Campbell
Tries: Blyth
Pen.: Fenwick
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: L. M. Prideaux (England)
1980-03-15
Scotland  18–30  England
Tries: Rutherford
Tomes
Con.: Irvine (2)
Pen.: Irvine (2)
Tries: Carleton (3)
Slemen
Smith
Con.: Hare (2)
Pen.: Hare (2)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: J. P. Bonnet (France)

Preceded by
1979 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1980
Succeeded by
1981 Five Nations

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