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1970 Five Nations Championship

1970 Five Nations Championship
Date 10 January 1970 - 18 April 1970
Countries  England
Tournament statistics
Champions  France and  Wales
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
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.


Position Nation Games Points Table
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


Scotland  9–11  France
Wales  18–9  Scotland
England  9–3  Ireland
England  13–17  Wales
Ireland  16–11  Scotland
Ireland  14–0  Wales
Scotland  14–5  England
Wales  11–6  France

External links

  • The official RBS Six Nations Site
Preceded by
1969 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
Succeeded by
1971 Five Nations
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