1980 Five Nations Championship
|1980 Five Nations Championship|
|Date||19 January 1980 - 15 March 1980|
|Champions||England (18th title)|
|Grand Slam||England (8th title)|
|Triple Crown||England (15th title)|
The 1980 Five Nations Championship was the fifty-first series of the rugby union Five Nations Championship. Including the previous incarnations as the Home Nations and Five Nations, this was the eighty-sixth series of the northern hemisphere rugby union championship. Ten matches were played between 19 January and 15 March.
England were the champions, winning the championship outright for the first time since 1963; they had also shared in the quintuple tie in 1973. It was England's eighteenth championship, excluding ten titles shared with other teams. In winning all four matches they won the Grand Slam for the eighth time, equalling the record held by Wales. It was England's first Grand Slam since 1957 and only their second since 1928. England's victories over Ireland, Wales and Scotland also gave them the Triple Crown for the first time since 1960 and the fifteenth time overall.
The teams involved were:
|France||Parc des Princes||Paris||Jean Desclaux|
|Ireland||Lansdowne Road||Dublin||Tom Kiernan|
|Wales||National Stadium||Cardiff||John Lloyd|
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