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1987 Five Nations Championship

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1987 Five Nations Championship

1987 Five Nations Championship
Date 7 February 1987 - 4 April 1987
Countries  England
Tournament statistics
Champions  France (8th title)
Grand Slam  France (4th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 10
1986 (Previous) (Next) 1988

The 1987 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-eighth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the ninety-third series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played over five weekends between 7 February and 4 April. This was the last time the championship would be interrupted by weather conditions until the Six Nations of 2012.[1]


The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Martin Green
 France Parc des Princes Paris Jacques Fouroux
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Mick Doyle
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Jim Telfer
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Tony Gray


Position Nation Games Points Table
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  France 4 4 0 0 82 59 +23 8
2  Ireland 4 2 0 2 57 46 +11 4
3  Scotland 4 2 0 2 71 76 −5 4
4  Wales 4 1 0 3 54 64 −10 2
5  England 4 1 0 3 48 67 −19 2


France  16–9  Wales
Ireland  17–0  England

England  15–19  France
Scotland  16–12  Ireland

France  28–22  Scotland
Wales  19–12  England

Ireland  13–19  France
Scotland  21–15  Wales

Wales  11–15  Ireland
England  21–12  Scotland


Preceded by
1986 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
Succeeded by
1988 Five Nations
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