1986 Five Nations Championship

1986 Five Nations Championship

1986 Five Nations Championship
Date 18 January 1986 - 15 March 1986
Countries  England
 Ireland
 France
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions  France and  Scotland
Calcutta Cup  Scotland
Matches played 10
1985 (Previous) (Next) 1987

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.

Participants

The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Martin Green
 France Parc des Princes Paris Jacques Fouroux
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Mick Doyle
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Jim Telfer
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Tony Gray

Table

Position Nation Games Points Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Tries
1  France 4 3 0 1 98 52 +46 6
1  Scotland 4 3 0 1 76 54 +22 6
3  Wales 4 2 0 2 74 71 +3 4
3  England 4 2 0 2 62 100 −38 4
5  Ireland 4 0 0 4 50 83 −23 0

Results

1986-01-18
Scotland  18–17  France
1986-01-18
England  21–18  Wales

1986-02-01
France  29–9  Ireland
1986-02-01
Wales  22–15  Scotland

1986-02-15
Ireland  12–19  Wales
1986-02-15
Scotland  33–6  England

1986-03-01
Wales  15–23  France
1986-03-01
England  25–20  Ireland

1986-03-15
France  29–10  England
1986-03-15
Ireland  9–10  Scotland

Preceded by
1985 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
1986
Succeeded by
1987 Five Nations