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1983 Five Nations Championship

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
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.

Participants

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

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

Results

1983-01-15
England  15–19  France
1983-01-15
Scotland  13–15  Ireland

1983-02-05
France  19–15  Scotland
1983-02-05
Wales  13–13  England

1983-02-19
Ireland  22–16  France
1983-02-19
Scotland  15–19  Wales

1983-03-05
Wales  23–9  Ireland
1983-03-05
England  12–22  Scotland

1983-03-19
Ireland  25–15  England
1983-03-19
France  16–9  Wales

References

External links

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