Five Nations Championship


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Five Nations Championship

n
(Rugby) rugby union a former annual competition involving the national sides of England, France, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales; replaced by the Six Nations Championship in 2000

Five Nations Championship

The traditional competition, played between England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France.
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After the recent England v Wales match we thought we would take a look at the last game of the old Five Nations championship back in 1999.
And an even more daunting stat for Gatland and Co to chew on was the last time Wales drew their opening match and went on to lift the Five Nations Championship title was way back in 1964 after a 6-6 stalemate with England at Twickenham.
Which was the only country not to win the rugby union Five Nations Championship during the 1990s?
He won two Grand Slams with Wales and three Triple Crowns, and went on Lions tours, plus skippered the side to the Five Nations Championship in 1975 and the Grand Slam the following season.
5 The last Five Nations championship was played before Italy joined to make it the Six Nations.
Telfer, who helped coach Scotland to grand slams in 1984 and 1990 and to the last Five Nations Championship in 1999, is worried at the lack of consistency shown in recent matches.
The Scots' only previous win in the Stade de France came as they won the final Five Nations Championship in 1999 and they have just two victories in 42 years in the French capital.
Scotland's last win in the French capital came in 1999 in winning the final Five Nations championship.
SCOTLAND could take part in a Five Nations Championship involving England in 2013 - if Carling get their way.
And he was at his very best in 1980 when he guided the team to a surprise Five Nations Championship Grand Slam.
He might be known best in some circles for one episode alone - the infamous after-shave drinking incident following England's 27-15 win over France in the 1982 Five Nations Championship.
And five runners-up will get a brand new video telling the history of the Five Nations Championship right from the first tournament in 1910 up to Scotland's thrilling victory last year.