1986 Five Nations Championship

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1986 Five Nations Championship
Date18 January - 15 March 1986
Countries England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions France and  Scotland
Calcutta Cup Scotland
Matches played10
Tries scored34 (3.4 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Scotland Gavin Hastings (53 points)
Top try scorer(s)France Philippe Sella (4 tries)
1985 (Previous) (Next) 1987

The 1986 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-seventh series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the ninety-second series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played over five weekends between 18 January and 15 March.

France and Scotland shared the title. Phillipe Sella of France scored a try in every match, repeating the feat achieved three years earlier by fellow Frenchman Patrick Estève.

This championship marked a turnaround in the fortunes of the Irish team who won the competition the previous year, but took home the wooden spoon.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach Captain
 England Twickenham London Martin Green Nigel Melville
 France Parc des Princes Paris Jacques Fouroux Daniel Dubroca
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Mick Doyle Ciaran Fitzgerald
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Derrick Grant Colin Deans
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Tony Gray Dai Pickering

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  France 4 3 0 1 98 52 +46 6
1  Scotland 4 3 0 1 76 54 +22 6
3  Wales 4 2 0 2 74 71 +3 4
3  England 4 2 0 2 62 100 −38 4
5  Ireland 4 0 0 4 50 83 −33 0

Squads[edit]

Results[edit]

1986-01-18
England  21–18  Wales
Pen.: Andrew (6)
Drops: Andrew
Tries: Bowen
Con.: Thorburn
Pen.: Thorburn (3)
Drops: J. Davies
Twickenham, London
Referee: R. J. Fordham (Australia)
1986-01-18
Scotland  18–17  France
Pen.: G. Hastings (6) Tries: Berbizier
Sella
Pen.: G. Laporte (2)
Drops: G. Laporte
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: D. I. H. Burnett (Ireland)

1986-02-01
France  29–9  Ireland
Tries: Berbizier
Marocco
Sella
Con.: G. Laporte
Pen.: Blanco
G. Laporte (3)
Drops: Lafond
Pen.: Kiernan (3)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 49,238
Referee: R. J. Fordham (Australia)
1986-02-01
Wales  22–15  Scotland
Tries: Hadley
Pen.: Thorburn (5)
Drops: J. Davies
Tries: Duncan
G. Hastings
Jeffrey
Pen.: G. Hastings
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: R. C. Francis (New Zealand)

1986-02-15
Ireland  12–19  Wales
Tries: Ringland
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan (2)
Tries: Ph. Davies
Lewis
Con.: Thorburn
Pen.: Thorburn (3)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: F. A. Howard (England)
1986-02-15
Scotland  33–6  England
Tries: Duncan
S. Hastings
Rutherford
Con.: G. Hastings (3)
Pen.: G. Hastings (5)
Pen.: Andrew (2)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: R. C. Francis (New Zealand)

1986-03-01
England  25–20  Ireland
Tries: H. Davies
Richards (2)
penalty try
Con.: Andrew (3)
Pen.: Andrew
Tries: McCall
Mullin
Ringland
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan (2)
Twickenham, London
Referee: C. Norling (Wales)
1986-03-01
Wales  15–23  France
Pen.: Thorburn (5) Tries: Blanco
Lafond (2)
Sella
Con.: G. Laporte (2)
Drops: G. Laporte
National Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 58,000
Referee: J. B. Anderson (Scotland)

1986-03-15
France  29–10  England
Tries: Blanco
G. Laporte
Sella
penalty try
Con.: G. Laporte (2)
Pen.: G. Laporte (3)
Tries: Dooley
Pen.: Barnes (2)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 49,238
Referee: W. D. Bevan (Wales)
1986-03-15
Ireland  9–10  Scotland
Tries: Ringland
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan
Tries: Laidlaw
Pen.: G. Hastings (2)
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: F. Palmade (France)

Preceded by
1985 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1986
Succeeded by
1987 Five Nations

See also[edit]

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