1995 Five Nations Championship

1995 Five Nations Championship

1995 Five Nations Championship
Date 21 January 1995 – 18 March 1995
Countries  England
Tournament statistics
Champions  England (21st title)
Grand Slam  England (11th title)
Triple Crown  England (18th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  England
Centenary Quaich  Scotland
Matches played 10
Top point scorer(s) England Rob Andrew (53 points)
Top try scorer(s) France Philippe Saint-André (4 tries)
1994 (Previous) (Next) 1996

The 1995 Five Nations Championship was the sixty-sixth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. It was also the last Five Nations held in the sport's amateur era, as rugby union's governing body, the International Rugby Football Board, opened the sport to professionalism on August 26 of that year. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the hundred-and-first series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played over five weekends from 21 January to 18 March. The tournament took a surprisingly similar course to five years earlier, where both England and Scotland both won their first three matches and met in the final week, with an undefeated record, a Grand Slam, Triple Crown and the Calcutta Cup all at stake for the victor: however, this time it was England who prevailed in the deciding match. Even the minor placings were the same as in 1990, as France came third, Ireland fourth and Wales were whitewashed.


The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Jack Rowell
 France Parc des Princes Paris Pierre Berbizier
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Gerry Murphy
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Jim Telfer
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Alan Davies


For each nation's squad for the 1995 Five Nations Championship, see 1995 Five Nations Championship squads.


Position Nation Games Points Table
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  England 4 4 0 0 98 39 +59 8
2  Scotland 4 3 0 1 87 71 +16 6
3  France 4 2 0 2 77 70 +7 4
4  Ireland 4 1 0 3 44 83 −39 2
5  Wales 4 0 0 4 43 86 −43 0


21 January 1995
France  21–9  Wales
Tries: Ntamack
Con: Lacroix
Pen: Lacroix (3)
Report Pen: Jenkins (3)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Referee: J. J. M. Pearson (England)
21 January 1995
Ireland  8–20  England
Tries: Foley
Pen: Burke
Report Tries: Carling
T. Underwood
Con: Andrew
Pen: Andrew
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: P. Thomas (France)

4 February 1995
England  31–10  France
Tries: Guscott
T. Underwood (2)
Con: Andrew (2)
Pen: Andrew (4)
Report Tries: Viars
Con: Lacroix
Pen: Lacroix
Twickenham, London
Referee: K. McCartney (Scotland)
4 February 1995
Scotland  26–13  Ireland
Tries: Cronin
Con: G. Hastings (2)
Pen: G. Hastings (4)
Report Tries: Bell
Pen: Burke
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: W. D. Bevan (Wales)

18 February 1995
France  21–23  Scotland
Tries: Sadourny
Saint-André (2)
Pen: Lacroix
Drops: Deylaud
Report Tries: G. Hastings
Con: G. Hastings (2)
Pen: G. Hastings (3)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Referee: D. T. M. McHugh (Ireland
18 February 1995
Wales  9–23  England
Pen: Jenkins (3) Report Tries: Ubogu
R. Underwood (2)
Con: Andrew
Pen: Andrew (2)
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: D. Mene (France)

4 March 1995
Ireland  7–25  France
Tries: Geoghegan
Pen: Elwood
Report Tries: Cecillon
Y. Delaigue
Con: Ntamack
Pen: Ntamack
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: C. Thomas (Wales)
4 March 1995
Scotland  26–13  Wales
Tries: Hilton
Con: S. Hastings (2) Pen: S. Hastings (4)
Report Tries: Jones
Con: Jenkins
Pen: Jenkins (2)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: S. J. Lander (England)

18 March 1995
England  24–12  Scotland
Pen: Andrew (7)
Drops: Andrew
Report Pen: S. Hastings (2)
Drops: Chalmers (2)
Twickenham, London
Referee: B. W. Stirling (Ireland)
18 March 1995
Wales  12–16  Ireland
Pen: Jenkins (4) Report Tries: Mullin
Con: Burke
Pen: Burke (2)
Drops: Burke
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: R. J. Megson (Scotland)

External Links

  • 1995 Five Nations Championship at ESPN