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1977 Five Nations Championship

1977 Five Nations Championship
Date 15 January 1977 - 19 March 1977
Countries  England
Tournament statistics
Champions  France (6th title)
Grand Slam  France (2nd title)
Triple Crown  Wales (14th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
1976 (Previous) (Next) 1978

The 1977 Five Nations Championship was the forty-eighth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-third series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 15 January and 19 March.

France won the championship for the sixth time outright. Including shared titles this was France's tenth championship overall. France won the Grand Slam for the second time and did so with the same fifteen players in all four matches and without conceding a try.[1] [2] No other Grand Slam winners achieved either of these feats. France also registered the lowest points total, 58, of any Grand Slam winner in the four point-try era (1972-92).[2] Wales won the Triple Crown for the second consecutive season and the fourteenth time overall, equalling England's record of Triple Crown wins. They were the first Triple Crown winners to finish as runners-up in the championship.[1]


Position Nation Games Points Table
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  France 4 4 0 0 58 21 +37 8
2  Wales 4 3 0 1 66 43 +23 6
3  England 4 2 0 2 42 24 +18 4
4  Scotland 4 1 0 3 39 85 −46 2
5  Ireland 4 0 0 4 33 65 −32 0


Wales  25–9  Ireland
England  26–6  Scotland

France  16–9  Wales
Ireland  0–4  England

England  3–4  France
Scotland  21–18  Ireland

France  23–3  Scotland
Wales  14–9  England

Ireland  6–15  France
Scotland  9–18  Wales


External links

  • The official RBS Six Nations Site
Preceded by
1976 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
Succeeded by
1978 Five Nations
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