1877–78 Home Nations rugby union matches

1877–78 Home Nations rugby union matches

The 1877-78 Home Nations rugby union matches are a series of international friendlies held between the England, Ireland and Scotland national rugby union teams.

Results

4 March 1878
England  0 – 0  Scotland
11 March 1878
Ireland  0 - 2  England

Scoring system

The matches for this season were decided on goals scored. A goal was awarded for a successful conversion after a try, for a dropped goal or for a goal from mark. If a game was drawn, any unconverted tries were tallied to give a winner. If there was still no clear winner, the match was declared a draw.

The matches

England vs. Scotland

4 March 1878
 England nil - nil  Scotland

England: HE Kayll, AW Pearson, A.N. Hornby, L Stokes, WAD Evanson, PLA Price, Edward Kewley capt., FR Adams, FD Fowler, Murray Marshall, JM Biggs, GF Vernon, GT Thomson, Edward Temple Gurdon, H Fowler

Scotland: Bill Maclagan, Malcolm Cross, Ninian Finlay, JA Neilson, James Campbell, SH Smith, DR Irvine, G Macleod, LC Auldjo, RW Irvine capt., AG Petrie, JHS Graham, HM Napier, NT Brewis, JE Junor


Ireland vs. England

11 March 1878
 Ireland nil - 2G 1T  England
Try: Gardner
Penny
Turner
Con: Pearson (2)
Lansdowne Road, Ireland
Referee: E Swainton England(England)

Ireland: RB Walkington capt., RN Maiter, FW Kidd, GL Fagan, TG Gordon, EWD Crocker, WD Moore, F Schute, HW Murray, W Finlay, JA MacDonald, HG Edwards, HC Kelly, RW Hughes, W Griffiths

England: WJ Penny, AW Pearson, A.N. Hornby, HJ Enthoven, AH Jackson, JL Bell, HP Gardner, CL Verelst, T Blatherwick, Murray Marshall capt., A Budd, GF Vernon, WH Hunt, EF Dawson, Edward Beadon Turner


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