1979 Five Nations Championship
|1979 Five Nations Championship|
|Date||20 January 1979 - 17 March 1979|
|Champions||Wales (21st title)|
|Triple Crown||Wales (16th title)|
The 1979 Five Nations Championship was the fiftieth series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-fifth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 20 January and 17 March.
Wales were the champions for the second consecutive season, winning a record twenty-first outright title. They had also shared the championship on nine other occasions. In beating Scotland, Ireland and England they also won the Triple Crown for a record fourth successive season and extended their record number of Triple Crown wins to sixteen. This would be the last time Wales that won back-to-back championships until 2013.
The teams involved were:
|France||Parc des Princes||Paris||Jean Desclaux|
|Ireland||Lansdowne Road||Dublin||Noel Murphy|
|Wales||National Stadium||Cardiff||John Dawes|
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