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1949 Five Nations Championship


1949 Five Nations Championship

1949 Five Nations Championship
Date 15 January 1949 - 26 March 1949
Countries  England
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland (6th title)
Triple Crown  Ireland (4th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
1948 (Previous) (Next) 1950

The 1949 Five Nations Championship was the twentieth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the fifty-fifth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 15 January and 26 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


Position Nation Games Points Table
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Ireland 4 3 0 1 41 24 +17 6
2  England 4 2 0 2 35 29 +6 4
2  France 4 2 0 2 24 28 −4 4
2  Scotland 4 2 0 2 20 37 −17 4
5  Wales 4 1 0 3 17 19 −2 2


France  0–8  Scotland
Wales  9–3  England
Ireland  9–16  France
Scotland  6–5  Wales
Ireland  14–5  England
England  8–3  France
Scotland  3–13  Ireland
Wales  0–5  Ireland
England  19–3  Scotland

External links

  • The official RBS Six Nations Site
Preceded by
1948 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
Succeeded by
1950 Five Nations
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