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1983 Five Nations Championship

1983 Five Nations Championship
Date 21 January 1983 - 19 March 1983
Countries  England
Tournament statistics
Champions  France and  Ireland
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
1982 (Previous) (Next) 1984

The 1983 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-fourth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-ninth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 21 January and 19 March. For the seventeenth time, the championship was shared. France and Ireland finished level on points, and no tie-break procedure existed before 1993. It was France's fifth shared title, and Ireland's eighth.[1]

Patrick Esteve of France scored a try against each other team in this tournament. This was the first time since 1925 that such a feat had been achieved.


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


Position Nation Games Points Table
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


England  15–19  France
Scotland  13–15  Ireland

France  19–15  Scotland
Wales  13–13  England

Ireland  22–16  France
Scotland  15–19  Wales

Wales  23–9  Ireland
England  12–22  Scotland

Ireland  25–15  England
France  16–9  Wales


External links

  • The official RBS Six Nations Site
  • 1983 Five Nations Championship at ESPN
Preceded by
1982 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
Succeeded by
1984 Five Nations
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