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The 1972 Five Nations Championship was the forty-third series of the rugby
union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the             1972 Five Nations Championship
Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the seventy-eighth series of the           Date              15 January 1972 - 29 April 1972
northern hemisphere rugby union championship. The championship was not             Countries               England
completed for the first time since World War II. Scotland and Wales did not                                Ireland
want to travel to Dublin to play Ireland because of the escalating political                               France
situation. Although the remaining fixtures of the schedule were fulfilled, as                              Scotland
both Ireland and Wales won all their matches, neither could claim the title. To                            Wales
fill the gap of the missing two fixtures, France played a friendly match in                     Tournament statistics
Dublin (in addition to the scheduled match in Paris). In total nine matches
                                                                                   Champions         Not completed
were played between 15 January and 29 April. It was contested by England,
France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.                                               Matches played 8

This tournament saw France play its last matches at its decades-long home          ← 1971 (Previous)                   (Next) 1973 →

ground of Colombes. The opening of the rebuilt Parc des Princes that June                                                       V   · T·   E   ·
saw France move its Five Nations matches to that ground.

Table
                                                        Games                               Points                       Table
Position             Nation
                                        Played     Won        Drawn   Lost        For      Against Difference            points

    1           Wales                      3        3             0    0          67           21          +46               6
    2           Ireland                    2        2             0    0          30           21           +9               4
    3           Scotland                   3        2             0    1          55           53           +2               4
    4           France                     4        1             0    3          62           66           −4               2
    5           England                    4        0             0    4          36           88          −52               0


Results
        1972-01-15                      England            3–12        Wales                        Twickenham, London

        1972-01-15                  Scotland               20–9        France                       Murrayfield, Edinburgh

        1972-01-29                       France            9–14        Ireland                      Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir,
                                                                                                    Colombes
        1972-02-05                       Wales            35–12        Scotland                     National Stadium, Cardiff

        1972-02-12                      England           12–16        Ireland                      Twickenham, London

        1972-02-26                       France           37–12        England                      Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir,
                                                                                                    Colombes
        1972-03-18                  Scotland               23–9        England                      Murrayfield, Edinburgh

        1972-03-25                       Wales             20–6        France                       National Stadium, Cardiff

        1972-04-29                       Ireland          24–14        France                       Lansdowne Road, Dublin
                                                         (Friendly)


External links
   The official RBS Six Nations Site
                                                                                                                                           Rugby union portal


                                   Preceded by              Five Nations Championship                      Succeeded by
                                 1971 Five Nations                           1972                       1973 Five Nations

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