1970 Five Nations Championship

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1970 Five Nations Championship
Date 10 January 1970 - 18 April 1970
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  France and  Wales
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
Tries scored 38 (3.8 per match)
Top point scorer(s) England Bob Hiller (15)
Top try scorer(s) France Jean-Pierre Bonal (2)
France Benoît Dauga (2)
France Jean-Pierre Lux
Wales Dai Morris (2)
1969 (Previous) (Next) 1971

The 1970 Five Nations Championship was the forty-first series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the seventy-sixth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 10 January and 18 April. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The England v Wales game at Twickenham was notable for two injuries. Robert Calmet, the French referee, had to leave the field at half time and was replaced by Johnny Johnson of England. Then, with 15 minutes to go, Gareth Edwards of Wales left the field injured. In doing so, it was the only time in his Welsh international career that Edwards failed to finish a game. Ray Hopkins of Maesteg took over, and not only set up a try for JPR Williams, but then helped create history when he scored himself in injury time. It was the first try scored by a replacement player, to be awarded by a replacement referee at international level.

Participants[edit]

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Don White
 France Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Colombes Fernand Cazenave
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Ronnie Dawson
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh none
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Clive Rowlands

Table[edit]

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  France 4 3 0 1 60 33 +27 6
1  Wales 4 3 0 1 46 42 +4 6
3  Ireland 4 2 0 2 33 28 +5 4
4  Scotland 4 1 0 3 43 50 −7 2
4  England 4 1 0 3 40 69 −19 2

Squads[edit]

For each nation's squad for the 1970 Five Nations Championship, see 1970 Five Nations Championship squads.

Results[edit]

1970-01-10
Scotland  9–11  France
Tries: Smith
Pen.: Lauder (2)
Report (Page 5) Tries: Dauga
Lux
Con.: Paries
Drops: Paries
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: G. C. Lamb (England)
1970-01-24
France  8–0  Ireland
Tries: Sillieres
Con.: Paries
Drops: Paries
Report (Page 5)
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
Attendance: 35,915
Referee: R. F. Johnson (England)
1970-02-07
Wales  18–9  Scotland
Tries: Daniel
Dawes
Llewellyn
Morris
Con.: Daniel
Edwards (2)
Tries: Robertson
Pen.: Lauder
Drops: Robertson
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: D. P. d'Arcy (Ireland)
1970-02-14
England  9–3  Ireland
Tries: Shackleton
Drops: Hiller (2)
Pen.: Kiernan
Twickenham, London
Referee: A. R. Lewis (Wales)
1970-02-28
England  13–17  Wales
Tries: Duckham
Novak
Con.: Hiller (2)
Pen.: Hiller
Tries: Davies
Hopkins
John
J.P.R. Williams
Con.: J.P.R. Williams
Drops: John
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Robert Calmet (France), after halftime, Johnny Johnson (England)
1970-02-28
Ireland  16–11  Scotland
Tries: Brown
Gibson
Goodall
Molloy
Con.: Kiernan (2)
Tries: Lauder
M. Smith
Con.: I. Smith
Drops: Robertson
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: C. Durand (France)
1970-03-14
Ireland  14–0  Wales
Tries: Duggan
Goodall
Con.: Kiernan
Pen.: Kiernan
Drops: McGann
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: G. C. Lamb (England)
1970-03-21
Scotland  14–5  England
Tries: Biggar
Turner
Con.: P. Brown
Pen.: P. Brown (2)
Tries: Spencer
Con.: Hiller
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: M. Joseph (Wales)
1970-04-04
Wales  11–6  France
Tries: Morris
Con.: J.P.R. Williams
Pen.: J.P.R. Williams
Tries: Bonal
Catoni
National Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: K. D. Kelleher (Ireland)
1970-04-18
France  35–13  England
Tries: Berot
Bonal
Bourgarel
Dauga
Lux
Trillo
Con.: Villepreux (4)
Pen.: Villepreux
Drops: Berot
Villepreux
Tries: Spencer
Taylor
Con.: Jorden (2)
Pen.: Jorden
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes
Attendance: 34,079
Referee: W. K. M. Jones (Wales)

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1969 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1970
Succeeded by
1971 Five Nations