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1979 Five Nations Championship


1979 Five Nations Championship

1979 Five Nations Championship
Date 20 January 1979 - 17 March 1979
Countries  England
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (21st title)
Triple Crown  Wales (16th title)
Matches played 10
1978 (Previous) (Next) 1980

The 1979 Five Nations Championship was the fiftieth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-fifth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 20 January and 17 March.

Wales were the champions for the second consecutive season, winning a record twenty-first outright title. They had also shared the championship on nine other occasions. In beating Scotland, Ireland and England they also won the Triple Crown for a record fourth successive season and extended their record number of Triple Crown wins to sixteen. This would be the last time Wales that won back-to-back championships until 2013.


Position Nation Games Points Table
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 3 0 1 83 51 +32 6
2  France 4 2 1 1 50 46 +4 5
3  Ireland 4 1 2 1 53 51 +2 4
4  England 4 1 1 2 24 52 −28 3
5  Scotland 4 0 2 2 48 58 −10 2


Ireland  9–9  France
Scotland  13–19  Wales

Wales  24–21  Ireland
England  7–7  Scotland

France  14–13  Wales
Ireland  12–7  England

England  7–6  France
Scotland  11–11  Ireland

France  21–17  Scotland
Wales  27–3  England

Preceded by
1978 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
Succeeded by
1980 Five Nations

External links

  • The official RBS Six Nations Site
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