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Encyclopedia > 1972 Five Nations Championship

The 1972 Five Nations Championship of rugby union was incomplete, for the first time since World War II. Scotland and Wales refused to travel to Dublin to play Ireland because members of their teams had received anonymous threatening letters, purportedly from the IRA. History The Five Nations Championship, with its predecessor, the Home Championship, was the premier international rugby union tournament in the Northern hemisphere. ... Image from a test-match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths {{{notes}}} World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a military conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945. ... Rugby union in Scotland is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union, a founder member of the International Rugby Board in 1886 with fellow Celtic nations Ireland and Wales. ... The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh rugby union, represent Wales at the national sport of rugby union. ... Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. ... The West Cork Flying Column during the War of Independence. ...


Anti-British sentiment was strong in Ireland at the time as it was the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The Bloody Sunday shootings by the British Army, which occurred after the tournament's start, angered many people, and the British Embassy in Dublin was burnt out by a mob. This article is in need of attention. ... Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto) (French for God and my right)4 Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages none English is the most widely used language; Irish has official recognition. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ...


Nevertheless, the remaining fixtures of the schedule were fulfilled. Ireland and Wales won all their matches, so neither could claim the title. To fill the gap of the missing two fixtures, France played a friendly match in Dublin (as well as the scheduled match in Paris). A friendly match is generally a match where there is no competitive value of any kind, and most times quality of play is valued over the result. ...


The England team did travel to Dublin in the 1973 Championship in spite of similar threats. Their appearance was applauded as a brave and generous act in the face of the prevailing tense atmosphere. England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ...


Results

Date Home Away Venue
15 January England 3 - 12 Wales Twickenham
15 January Scotland 20 - 9 France Murrayfield
29 January France 9 - 14 Ireland Colombes
5 February Wales 35 - 12 Scotland Cardiff Arms Park
12 February England 12 - 16 Ireland Twickenham
26 February France 37 - 12 England Colombes
18 March Scotland 23 - 9 England Murrayfield
25 March Wales 20 - 6 France Cardiff Arms Park
29 April Ireland 24 - 14 France Lansdowne Road (friendly match)

January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Twickenham Stadium, located in the Twickenham district of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, is currently the largest sporting venue in the United Kingdom with a capacity of 75,000. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh (capacity 67,500) is the home of Scottish Rugby and a name known throughout the rugby world. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir in Colombes, near Paris, France (also known as the Stade Olympique de Colombes, or plain Colombes to the locals) was the main stadium for the 1924 Summer Olympics and had a capacity of 45,000 at the time. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... A DART train passes under the Lansdowne Road Rugby Football Stadium and over a level crossing as it enters the station of the same name. ...

Table

Pld W D L PF PA Pts
Wales 3 3 0 0 67 21 6
Ireland 2 2 0 0 30 21 4
Scotland 3 2 0 1 55 53 4
France 4 1 0 3 62 66 2
England 4 0 0 4 36 88 0

The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh rugby union, represent Wales at the national sport of rugby union. ... Rugby union in Scotland is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union, a founder member of the International Rugby Board in 1886 with fellow Celtic nations Ireland and Wales. ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ...

References

  • 1972 standings from 6nations.net

 
 

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