1993 Five Nations Championship

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1993 Five Nations Championship
Date 16 January 1993 – 22 March 1993
Countries  England
Tournament statistics
Champions  France (10th title)
Calcutta Cup  England
Millennium Trophy  Ireland
Centenary Quaich  Scotland
Matches played 10
Top point scorer(s) Scotland Gavin Hastings (32 points)
Top try scorer(s) France Philippe Saint-André (3 tries)
1992 (Previous) (Next) 1994

The 1993 Five Nations Championship was the 64th series of the Five Nations Championship, an annual rugby union competition between the major Northern Hemisphere rugby union national teams. The tournament consisted of ten matches held between 16 January and 22 March 1993.

The tournament was the 64th in its then format as the Five Nations. Including the competition's former incarnation as the Home Nations Championship, the 1993 Five Nations Championship was the 99th Northern Hemisphere rugby union championship.

The championship was contested by England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. France won the tournament, although a 16–15 opening defeat by England meant they failed to win the Grand Slam. The overall result was, however, France's tenth outright victory in the Five Nations, excluding seven titles shared with other countries.[1] Scotland, Ireland and England placed second, third and fourth respectively with three and two wins each, while Wales placed last with a one-point victory over England. England won the Calcutta Cup, while none of the Home Nations achieved the Triple Crown.


The teams involved were:

Nation Venue City Head coach
 England Twickenham London Geoff Cooke
 France Parc des Princes Paris Pierre Berbizier
 Ireland Lansdowne Road Dublin Gerry Murphy
 Scotland Murrayfield Edinburgh Jim Telfer
 Wales National Stadium Cardiff Alan Davies



Position Nation Games Points Table
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  France 4 3 0 1 73 35 +38 6
2  Scotland 4 2 0 2 50 40 +10 4
3  Ireland 4 2 0 2 45 53 -8 4
4  England 4 2 0 2 52 52 0 4
5  Wales 4 1 0 3 34 74 −40 2


1993-01-16 15:05
England  16–15  France
Tries: Hunter
Con: Webb
Pen: Webb (3)
Tries: Saint-André (2)
Con: Camberabero
Pen: Camberabero
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 50 000
Referee: J. M. Fleming (Scotland)
1993-01-16 15:05
Scotland  15–3  Ireland
Tries: Stanger
Con: G. Hastings
Pen: G. Hastings
Pen: Malone
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: E. F. Morrison (England)

1993-02-06 15:05
France  11–3  Scotland
Tries: Lacroix
Pen: Camberabero (2)
Pen: G. Hastings
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 49 026
Referee: W. D. Bevan (Wales)
1993-02-06 15:05
Wales  10–9  England
Tries: I. Evans
Con: N. Jenkins
Pen: N. Jenkins
Pen: Webb (2)
Drops: Guscott
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: J. Dume (France)

1993-02-20 15:05
Ireland  6–21  France
Pen: Malone (2) Tries: Saint-André
Con: Camberabero
Pen: Camberabero (2)
Drops: Camberabero
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance: 60 000
Referee: D. Leslie (Scotland)
1993-02-20 15:05
Scotland  20–0  Wales
Tries: Turnbull
Pen: G. Hastings (5)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: J. Dume (France)

1993-03-06 15:05
England  26–12  Scotland
Tries: Guscott
R. Underwood
T. Underwood
Con: Webb
Pen: Webb (3)
Pen: G. Hastings (3)
Drops: Chalmers
Twickenham, London
Referee: B. W. Stirling (Ireland)
1993-03-06 15:05
Wales  14–19  Ireland
Tries: I. Evans
Pen: N. Jenkins (3)
Tries: Robinson
Con: Elwood
Pen: Elwood (3)
Drops: Clarke
National Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: A. R. MacNeill (Australia)

1993-03-20 15:05
France  26–10  Wales
Tries: Benetton (2)
Con: Lafond
Pen: Lacroix (3)
Tries: Walker
Con: N. Jenkins
Pen: N. Jenkins
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 49 000
Referee: O. E. Doyle (Ireland)
1993-03-20 15:05
Ireland  17–3  England
Tries: Galwey
Pen: Elwood (2)
Drops: Elwood (2)
Pen: Webb
Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Referee: A. R. MacNeill (Australia)


  1. "Benetton drives France to championship". The Independent. 21 March 1993. Retrieved 15 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Preceded by
1992 Five Nations
Five Nations Championship
Succeeded by
1994 Five Nations