1982 Five Nations Championship

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1982 Five Nations Championship
Date 16 January 1982 - 20 March 1982
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland (9th title)
Triple Crown  Ireland (5th title)
Matches played 10
Tries scored 25 (2.5 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Ireland Ollie Campbell (46)
Top try scorer(s) France Serge Blanco (2)
England John Carleton (2)
England Mike Slemen (2)
Scotland Andy Irvine (2)
Wales Terry Holmes (2)
1981 (Previous) (Next) 1983

The 1982 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-third series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-eighth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 16 January and 20 March. The winner of the championship was Ireland, with three wins and one defeat. It was the team's ninth title (excluding seven previous other titles which were shared). Ireland also won the Triple Crown, its fifth such honour, its first since 1949 and last one until 1985. The team's only defeat came on the final day of the competition, losing 22-9 to France in Paris, denying the Irish what would have been only their second ever Grand Slam.

Wales's defeat by Scotland was their first loss at home in a Five Nations championship match since France won at Cardiff in March 1968.

The Ireland vs Wales game was delayed by a week due to a frozen pitch in Dublin.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Mike Davis
 France Parc des Princes Paris Jacques Fouroux
 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  Ireland 4 3 0 1 66 61 +5 6
2  England 4 2 1 1 68 47 +21 5
2  Scotland 4 2 1 1 68 47 +21 5
4  France 4 1 0 3 56 74 −18 2
4  Wales 4 1 0 3 59 83 −24 2

Squads[edit]

For each nation's squad for the 1982 Five Nations Championship, see 1982 Five Nations Championship squads.

Results[edit]

1982-01-16
Scotland  9–9  England
Pen.: Irvine
Drops: Rutherford
Pen.: Dodge
Rose
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: K. Rowland (Wales)

1982-01-23
Ireland  20–12  Wales
Tries: Finn
Ringland
Con.: Campbell
Pen.: Campbell (2)
Tries: Holmes
Con.: Evans
Pen.: Evans
Drops: Pearce
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: J. A. Short (Scotland)

1982-02-06
Wales  22–12  France
Tries: Holmes
Pen.: Evans (6)
Tries: Blanco
Con.: Sallefranque
Pen.: Martinez
Sallefranque
National Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: D. I. H. Burnett (Ireland)
1982-02-06
England  15–16  Ireland
Tries: Slemen
Con.: Rose
Pen.: Rose
Tries: McLoughlin
MacNeill
Con.: Campbell
Pen.: Campbell (2)
Twickenham, London
Referee: A. M. Hosie (Scotland)

1982-02-20
France  15–27  England
Tries: Pardo
Con.: Sallefranque
Pen.: Sallefranque (2)
Drops: Lescarboura
Tries: Carleton
Woodward
Con.: Hare (2)
Pen.: Hare (5)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: M. D. M. Rea (Ireland)
1982-02-20
Ireland  21–12  Scotland
Pen.: Campbell (6)
Drops: Campbell
Tries: Rutherford
Con.: Irvine
Pen.: Renwick (2)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: C. Norling (Wales)

1982-03-06
England  17–7  Wales
Tries: Carleton
Slemen
Pen.: Hare (3)
Tries: Lewis
Drops: Davies
Twickenham, London
Referee: F. Palmade (France)
1982-03-06
Scotland  16–7  France
Tries: Rutherford
Pen.: Irvine (3)
Drops: Renwick
Tries: Rives
Pen.: Sallefranque
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: J. A. F. Trigg (England)

1982-03-20
France  22–9  Ireland
Tries: Blanco
Mesny
Con.: Gabernet
Pen.: Blanco (2)
Gabernet (2)
Pen.: Campbell (3)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,238
Referee: A. Welsby (England)
1982-03-20
Wales  18–34  Scotland
Tries: Butler
Con.: Evans
Pen.: Evans (4)
Tries: Calder
Johnston
Pollock
Renwick
White
Con.: Irvine (4)
Drops: Renwick
Rutherford
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: . J. P. Bonnet (France)

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Preceded by
1981 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1982
Succeeded by
1983 Five Nations