1983 Five Nations Championship

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1983 Five Nations Championship
Date 21 January 1983 - 19 March 1983
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  France and  Ireland
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
Top point scorer(s) Ireland Ollie Campbell (52)
Top try scorer(s) France Patrick Estève (5)
1982 (Previous) (Next) 1984

The 1983 Five Nations Championship was the 54th series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship.

Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the 89th series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 21 January and 19 March. For the 17th time, the championship was shared. France and Ireland finished level on points, and no tie-break procedure existed before 1993. It was France's 5th shared title, and Ireland's 8th.[1]

French wing Patrick Estève scored a try against each other team in this tournament, finishing as the top try scorer, with five tries. This was the first time since 1925 that such a feat had been achieved.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Dick Greenwood
 France Parc des Princes Paris Jacques Fouroux
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Willie John McBride
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Jim Telfer
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff John Bevan

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  France 4 3 0 1 70 61 +9 6
1  Ireland 4 3 0 1 71 67 +4 6
3  Wales 4 2 1 1 64 53 +11 5
4  Scotland 4 1 0 3 65 65 0 2
5  England 4 0 1 3 55 79 −24 1

Squads[edit]

For each nation's squad for the 1983 Five Nations Championship, see 1983 Five Nations Championship squads.

Results[edit]

1983-01-15
England  15–19  France
Pen.: Hare (4)
Drops: Cusworth
Tries: Estève
Paparemborde
Sella
Con.: Blanco (2)
Pen.: Camberabero
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: D. I. H. Burnett (Ireland)
1983-01-15
Scotland  13–15  Ireland
Tries: Laidlaw
Pen.: Dods (2)
Drops: Renwick
Tries: Kiernan
Con.: Campbell
Pen: Campbell (3)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: J. Y. Yche (France)

1983-02-05
France  19–15  Scotland
Tries: Estève (2)
Con.: Blanco
Pen.: Blanco (3)
Tries: Robertson
Con: Dods
Pen.: Dods
Drops: Gossman (2)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,204
Referee: A. Richards (Wales)
1983-02-05
Wales  13–13  England
Tries: Squire
Pen.: Wyatt (2)
Drops: Dacey
Tries: Carleton
Pen:: Hare (2)
Drops: Cusworth
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: J. R. West (Ireland)

1983-02-19
Ireland  22–16  France
Tries: Finn (2)
Con.: Campbell
Pen.: Campbell (4)
Tries: Blanco
Estève
Con.: Blanco
Pen.: Blanco (2)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: A. M. Hosie (Scotland)
1983-02-19
Scotland  15–19  Wales
Tries: Reniwck
Con.: Dods
Pen.: Dods (3)
Tries: Jones
Rees
Con.: Wyatt
Pen.: Wyatt (3)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: R. C. Quittenton (England)

1983-03-05
Wales  23–9  Ireland
Tries: Holmes
Rees
Wyatt
Con.: Wyatt
Pen.: Wyatt (3)
Pen.: Campbell (2)
MacNeill
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: J. A. F. Trigg (England)
1983-03-05
England  12–22  Scotland
Pen.: Hare (3)
Drops: Horton
Tries: Laidlaw
Smith
Con.: Dods
Pen.: Dods (3)
Drops: Robertson
Twickenham, London
Referee: T. F. Doocey (New Zealand)

1983-03-19
Ireland  25–15  England
Tries: Campbell
Con.: Campbell
Pen.: Campbell (5)
Pen.: Hare (5)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: J. B. Anderson (Scotland)
1983-03-19
France  16–9  Wales
Tries: Estève
Pen.: Blanco (3)
Drops: Camberabero
Tries: Squire
Con.: Wyatt
Pen.: Evans
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,242
Referee: T. F. Doocey (New Zealand)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campbell claims crown". Glasgow Herald (page 16). 21 March 1983. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1982 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1983
Succeeded by
1984 Five Nations