1948 Five Nations Championship
|1948 Five Nations Championship|
|Date||1 January 1948 - 29 March 1948|
|Champions||Ireland (5th title)|
|Grand Slam||Ireland (1st title)|
|Triple Crown||Ireland (3rd title)|
The 1948 Five Nations Championship was the nineteenth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the fifty-fourth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 1 January and 29 March. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The tournament was won by Ireland, who achieved a Grand Slam by defeating all the other participants—a feat they would not accomplish again until 2009.
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