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1975 Five Nations Championship

1975 Five Nations Championship
Date 18 January 1975 - 15 March 1975
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (18th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
1974 (Previous) (Next) 1976

The 1975 Five Nations Championship was the forty-sixth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-first series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 18 January and 15 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The championship was won by Wales, the team's eighteenth title (excluding another nine shared championships).[1]

The game between Scotland and Wales at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on 1 March attracted a World Record rugby attendance of 104,000 fans. This record would not be broken until a Bledisloe Cup game between Australia and New Zealand attracted 107,042 to the Sydney Olympic Stadium in 1999. The attendance at Murrayfield remains the Championships record crowd, the record attendance in Europe and the third highest rugby attendance in history. With Scotland winning 12-10 it was the only loss for the Welsh during the 1975 Five Nations.

Table

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 3 0 1 87 30 +57 6
2  Scotland 4 2 0 2 47 40 +7 4
2  Ireland 4 2 0 2 54 67 −13 4
2  France 4 2 0 2 53 79 −26 4
5  England 4 1 0 3 40 65 −25 2

Results

18 January 1975
France  10–25  Wales
18 January 1975
Ireland  12–9  England

1 February 1975
England  20–27  France
1 February 1975
Scotland  20–13  Ireland

15 February 1975
Wales  20–4  England
15 February 1975
France  10–9  Scotland

1 March 1975
Ireland  25–6  France
1 March 1975
Scotland  12–10  Wales

15 March 1975
Wales  32–4  Ireland
15 March 1975
England  7–6  Scotland

References

  1. ^ "Wales 32 Ireland 4". Glasgow Herald (page 21). 17 March 1975. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  • 1975 Five Nations results

External links

  • The official RBS Six Nations Site
Preceded by
1974 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1975
Succeeded by
1976 Five Nations
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