1986 Five Nations Championship
|1986 Five Nations Championship|
|Date||18 January 1986 - 15 March 1986|
|Champions||France and Scotland|
The 1986 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-seventh series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the ninety-second series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played over five weekends between 18 January and 15 March. This championship marked an unprecedented turnaround in the fortunes of the Irish team who had, the previous year, won the competition, but now, for one of the only times in the history of the team, took home the wooden spoon.
Phillipe Sella of France scored a try against each other team, repeating the feat achieved three years earlier by fellow Frenchman Patrick Esteve.
The teams involved were:
|France||Parc des Princes||Paris||Jacques Fouroux|
|Ireland||Lansdowne Road||Dublin||Mick Doyle|
|Wales||National Stadium||Cardiff||Tony Gray|
1985 Five Nations
|Five Nations Championship
| Succeeded by|
1987 Five Nations