1906 Home Nations Championship

1906 Home Nations Championship

1906 Home Nations Championship
Date 13 January 1906 - 17 March 1906
Countries  England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  Ireland and  Wales
Calcutta Cup  England
Matches played 6
Top point scorer(s) Ireland Maclear (8)
Top try scorer(s) Wales Hodges (2)
Ireland Maclear (2)
Wales Maddock (2)
Wales Morgan (2)
Ireland Tedford (2)
1905 (Previous) (Next) 1907

The 1906 Home Nations Championship was the twenty-fourth series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Six matches were played between 13 January and 17 March. It was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The 1906 Championship was little more than a footnote to the 1906 season, overshadowed by the excitement and excellence of the Original All Blacks, who had almost completed an "invincible" tour of the British Isles. This was to be followed in late 1906 by the first Springbok tour. The South Africans lacked the tactical finesse of the New Zealand team but they brought new standards of fitness, physique and blistering running pace.

The 1906 season is normally classified as a draw, but technically is given to Ireland as they scored the highest in-game points, despite a worse points difference than Wales.

Although not officially part of the tournament until 1910, a match was arranged with the French national team which was played during the Championship against England. This was the first encounter between France and England.

Table

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Ireland 3 2 0 1 33 25 +8 4
1  Wales 3 2 0 1 31 17 +14 4
3  Scotland 3 1 0 2 19 24 −5 2
3  England 3 1 0 2 18 35 −17 2

Results

13 January 1906
England  3–16  Wales
3 February 1906
Wales  9–3  Scotland
10 February 1906
England  6–16  Ireland
24 February 1906
Ireland  6–13  Scotland
10 March 1906
Ireland  11–6  Wales
17 March 1906
Scotland  3–9  England

Additional matches outside the Championship

22 March 1906
 France 8–35  England

Scoring system

The matches for this season were decided on points scored. A try was worth three points, while converting a kicked goal from the try gave an additional two points. A dropped goal was worth four points, while a goal from mark was reduced from four to three points this season. Penalty goals were worth three points.

The matches

England vs. Wales

13 January 1906
 England 3 – 16  Wales
Try: Hudson Try: Hodges
Morgan
Maddock
Charlie Pritchard
Con: Winfield (2)
Athletic Ground Richmond
Referee: A Jardine (Scotland)

England: Edward Jackett (Falmouth), Alfred Hind (Leicester), John Raphael (OMT), HE Shewring (Bristol), A Hudson (Gloucester), DR Gent (Gloucester), RA Jago (Devonport Albion), GEB Dobbs (Devonport Albion), HA Hodges (Nottingham), SH Osborne (Harlequins), TS Kelly (Exeter), AL Kewney (Rockcliff), EW Roberts (RNEC Keyham), Vincent Cartwright (Blackheath) capt., CEL Hammond (Harlequins)

Wales: Bert Winfield (Cardiff), Teddy Morgan (London Welsh), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), Rhys Gabe (Cardiff), Hopkin Maddock (London Welsh), Percy Bush (Cardiff), Dicky Owen (Swansea), Cliff Pritchard (Pontypool), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), George Travers (Pill Harriers) capt., Charlie Pritchard (Newport), Arthur Harding (London Welsh), David Jones (Treherbert), Harry Vaughan Watkins (Llanelli), Will Joseph (Swansea)


Wales vs. Scotland

3 February 1906
 Wales 9 – 3  Scotland
Try: Hodges
Maddock
Charlie Pritchard
Pen: MacLeod
Cardiff Arms Park Cardiff
Referee: JW Allen (Ireland)

Wales: Bert Winfield (Cardiff), Teddy Morgan (London Welsh), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), Cliff Pritchard (Pontypool), Hopkin Maddock (London Welsh), Reggie Gibbs (Cardiff), Dicky Owen (Swansea), Billy Trew (Swansea), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), George Travers (Pill Harriers) capt., Charlie Pritchard (Newport), Arthur Harding (London Welsh), David Jones (Treherbert), Jack Williams (London Welsh), Will Joseph (Swansea)

Scotland: JG Scoular (Cambridge University), T Sloan (Glasgow Acads), WC Church (Glasgow Acads), KG MacLeod (Cambridge University), ABHL Purves (London Scottish), Patrick Munro (Oxford Uni), ED Simson (Edinburgh University), L West (Hartlepool Rovers) capt., AG Cairns (Watsonians), WE Kyle (Hawick), JC MacCallum (Watsonians), WL Russell (Glasgow Acads), WP Scott (West of Scotland), Bedell-Sivright (Edinburgh University), HG Monteith (Cambridge University)


England vs. Ireland

10 February 1906
 England 6 – 16  Ireland
Try: Jago
Mills
Simpson
Con: Vivyan
Try: Telford (2)
Maclear
Purdon
Con: Gardiner
Maclear
Welford Road, Leicester
Referee: A Llewellyn (Wales)

England: Edward Jackett (Falmouth), JE Hutchinson (Durham City), JRP Sandford (Marlborough Nomads), CH Milton (Camborne School of Mines), A Hudson (Gloucester), DR Gent (Gloucester), RA Jago (Devonport Albion), GEB Dobbs (Devonport Albion), HA Hodges (Nottingham), WA Mills (Devonport Albion), TS Kelly (Exeter), AL Kewney (Rockcliff), EW Roberts (RNEC Keyham), Vincent Cartwright (Blackheath) capt., CEL Hammond (Harlequins)

Ireland: GJ Henebrey (Garryowen), F Casement (Dublin University), HJ Anderson (Old Wesley), James Cecil Parke (Dublin University), HB Thrift (Dublin University), William Purdon (Queen's University, Belfast), ED Caddell (Dublin University), Basil Maclear (Monkstown), M White (Queens's College, Cork), CE Allen (Derry) capt., A Tedford (Malone), HG Wilson (Malone), HJ Knox (Dublin University), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), F Gardiner (NIFC)


Ireland vs. Scotland

24 February 1906
 Ireland 6 – 13  Scotland
Try: Parke
Robb
Try: Bedell-Sivright
Munro
Con: MacCallum (2)
GM: MacLeod

Ireland: GJ Henebrey (Garryowen), F Casement (Dublin University), HJ Anderson (Old Wesley), James Cecil Parke (Dublin University), CG Robb (Queen's University, Belfast), William Purdon (Queen's University, Belfast), ED Caddell (Dublin University), Basil Maclear (Monkstown), M White (Queens's College, Cork), CE Allen (Derry) capt., A Tedford (Malone), HG Wilson (Malone), HJ Knox (Dublin University), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), F Gardiner (NIFC)

Scotland: JG Scoular (Cambridge University), MW Walter (London Scottish), JL Forbes (Watsonians), KG MacLeod (Cambridge University), ABHL Purves (London Scottish), Patrick Munro (Oxford Uni), ED Simson (Edinburgh University), L West (Hartlepool Rovers) capt., AG Cairns (Watsonians), WE Kyle (Hawick), JC MacCallum (Watsonians), WL Russell (Glasgow Acads), WP Scott (West of Scotland), Bedell-Sivright (Edinburgh University), HG Monteith (Cambridge University)


Ireland vs. Wales

10 March 1906
 Ireland 11 – 6  Wales
Try: Thrift
Wallace
Maclear
Con: Gardiner
Try: Gabe
Morgan
Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast
Referee: JW Simpson (Scotland)

Ireland: GJ Henebrey (Garryowen), F Casement (Dublin University), Basil Maclear (Monkstown), James Cecil Parke (Dublin University), HB Thrift (Dublin University), William Purdon (Queen's University, Belfast), ED Caddell (Dublin University), Jos Wallace (Wanderers), M White (Queens's College, Cork), CE Allen (Derry) capt., A Tedford (Malone), HG Wilson (Malone), HJ Knox (Dublin University), JJ Coffey (Lansdowne), F Gardiner (NIFC)

Wales: Bert Winfield (Cardiff), Teddy Morgan (London Welsh), Gwyn Nicholls (Cardiff), Rhys Gabe (Cardiff), Hopkin Maddock (London Welsh), Reggie Gibbs (Cardiff), Dicky Owen (Swansea), Jack Powell (Cardiff), Jehoida Hodges (Newport), George Travers (Pill Harriers) capt., Charlie Pritchard (Newport), Arthur Harding (London Welsh), Dai Westacott (Cardiff), Tom Evans (Llanelli), Will Joseph (Swansea)


Scotland vs. England

17 March 1906
 Scotland 3 – 9  England
Try: Purves Try: Mills
Raphael
Simpson
Inverleith, Edinburgh
Referee: JW Allen (Ireland)

Scotland: JG Scoular (Cambridge University), MW Walter (London Scottish), JL Forbes (Watsonians), KG MacLeod (Cambridge University), ABHL Purves (London Scottish), Patrick Munro (Oxford Uni), ED Simson (Edinburgh University), L West (Hartlepool Rovers) capt., AG Cairns (Watsonians), WE Kyle (Hawick), JC MacCallum (Watsonians), WL Russell (Glasgow Acads), WP Scott (West of Scotland), Bedell-Sivright (Edinburgh University), HG Monteith (Cambridge University)

England: Edward Jackett (Falmouth), T Simpson (Rockcliff), JGG Birkett (Harlequins), JE Raphael (OMT), HE Shewring (Bristol), J Peters (Plymouth), AD Stoop (Harlequins), CH Shaw (Moseley), Robert Dibble (Bridgwater & Albion), J Green (Skipton), TS Kelly (Exeter), AL Kewney (Rockcliff), WA Mills (Devonport Albion), Vincent Cartwright (Blackheath) capt., CEL Hammond (Harlequins)

French matches

France vs. England

22 March 1906
 France 8 – 35  England
Try: Lesieur
Muhr
Con: Branlat
Try: Hudson (4)
Hogarth
Kewney
Mills
Peters
Stoop
Con: Cartwright (4)
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: L Dedet France(France)

France: WH Crichton (Le Havre), E Lesieur (Stade Français), P Maclos (Stade Français), EW Lewis (Le Havre), G Lane (Racing Club de France) capt., A Hubert (Association Sportive Français), T Varvier (Racing Club de France), A Verges (Stade Français), Maurin (Association Sportive Français), A Branlat (Racing Club de France), G Jerome (Stade Français), AH Muhr (Racing Club de France), M Communeau (Stade Français), P Gauderman (Racing Club de France), J Dufourcq (Stade Bordelais Universitaire)

England: Edward Jackett (Falmouth), John Raphael (OMT), JGG Birkett (Harlequins), A Hudson (Gloucester), HE Shewring (Bristol), J Peters (Plymouth), AD Stoop (Harlequins), TB Hogarth (Hartlepool Rovers), Vincent Cartwright (Nottingham) capt., J Green (Skipton), TS Kelly (Exeter), CEL Hammond (Harlequins), WA Mills (Devonport Albion), Robert Dibble (Bridgwater & Albion), AL Kewney (Rockcliff)

External links

Bibliography

Preceded by
1905 Home Nations
Home Nations Championship
1906
Succeeded by
1907 Home Nations

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