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1931 Five Nations Championship

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1931 Five Nations Championship

1931 Five Nations Championship
Date 1 January 1931 - 6 April 1931
Countries  England
Tournament statistics
Champions  Wales (9th title)
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
1930 (Previous) (Next) 1932

The 1931 Five Nations Championship was the seventeenth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship following the inclusion of France into the Home Nations Championship. Including the previous Home Nations Championships, this was the forty-fourth series of the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 1 January and 6 April. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Shortly after the tournament, France was expelled from the competition amid allegations of professionalism in the domestic game (rugby union was officially an amateur sport until 1995) and perceived administrative deficiencies. France remained expelled through the 1939 competition. They were readmitted later in 1939, but the outbreak of World War II in Europe halted international rugby until 1947.


Position Nation Games Points Table
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Wales 4 3 1 0 74 25 +49 7
2  Scotland 4 2 0 2 47 44 +3 4
2  Ireland 4 2 0 2 17 28 −11 4
2  France 4 2 0 2 24 54 −30 4
5  England 4 0 1 3 48 59 −11 1


France  3–0  Ireland
England  11–11  Wales
Scotland  6–4  France
Wales  13–8  Scotland
England  5–6  Ireland
Wales  35–3  France
Ireland  8–5  Scotland
Ireland  3–15  Wales
Scotland  28–19  England
France  14–13  England

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Preceded by
1930 Five Nations
Home Nations Championship
Succeeded by
1932 Home Nations
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