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1947 Five Nations Championship

1947 Five Nations Championship
Date 1 January 1947 - 19 April 1947
Countries  England
 France
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  England and  Wales
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
1939 (Previous) (Next) 1948

The 1947 Five Nations Championship was the eighteenth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the fifty-third series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 1 January and 19 April. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The competition was not only the first after World War II, but also marked the return of France after an absence of 16 years. Les Bleus had been expelled from the tournament after the 1931 event over allegations of professionalism and administrative deficiencies; they were readmitted after the 1939 tournament, but shortly thereafter war forced the suspension of international rugby. The return of France established the Five Nations lineup until 2000, when the admission of Italy created the modern Six Nations.

Table

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 3 0 1 37 17 +20 6
1  England 4 3 0 1 39 36 +3 6
3  Ireland 4 2 0 2 33 18 +15 4
3  France 4 2 0 2 23 20 +3 4
5  Scotland 4 0 0 4 16 57 −41 0

Results

1 January 1947
France  8–3  Scotland
18 January 1947
Wales  6–9  England
25 January 1947
Ireland  8–12  France
1 February 1947
Scotland  8–22  Wales
8 February 1947
Ireland  22–0  England
22 February 1947
Scotland  0–3  Ireland
15 March 1947
England  24–5  Scotland
22 March 1947
France  0–3  Wales
29 March 1947
Wales  6–0  Ireland
19 April 1947
England  6–3  France

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