1883 Home Nations Championship

The 1883 Home Nations Championship was the inaugural series of the rugby union Home Nations Championship. Five matches were played between 16 December 1882 and 3 March 1883. It was contested by England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

1883 Home Nations Championship
Date16 December - 3 March 1883
Countries England
 Ireland
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions England (1st title)
Triple Crown England (1st Title)
Calcutta Cup England
Matches played5
Top point scorer(s) Maclagan (4)
Top try scorer(s) Wade (4)
(Next) 1884

England were the inaugural winners, and in beating the other three nations became the first winners of the Triple Crown although the phrase was not in use at the time (actually not before 1894).


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