Ireland
Ireland in the Five Nations of 1971
By Gary Watton
March 30 2013

Here are more statistical memories of a bygone era. Wales won the grand slam in 1971. Browse at www.espnscrum.com to see who played for the opposition.

IRELAND 9 FRANCE 9; 30th January; at Lansdowne Road

15 Kiernan (c)

14 Duggan

13 Bresnihan

12 Gibson

11 Grant [TRY]

10 McGann

9 Young

8 Hickie

7 Slattery

6 Hipwell

5 Molloy

4 McBride

3 Lynch

2 Kennedy

1 McLoughlin

Substitute Barry O'Driscoll kicked two penalties. Fellow debutant Edwin Grant managed to score a try.

IRELAND 6 ENGLAND 9; 13th February; at Lansdowne Road

15 O'Driscoll

14 Duggan [TRY]

13 Bresnihan

12 Gibson (c)

11 Grant [TRY]

10 McGann

9 Young

8 Hickie

7 Slattery

6 Hipwell

5 Molloy

4 McBride

3 Lynch

2 Kennedy

1 McLoughlin

Outscoring England by two tries to nil, Ireland would have won this contest 10-9 under modern rules.

SCOTLAND 5 IRELAND 17; 27th February; at Murrayfield

15 O'Driscoll

14 Duggan [2 TRIES]

13 Bresnihan

12 Gibson (c) [2 penalties, conversion]

11 Grant [TRY]

10 McGann

9 Young

8 Hickie

7 Slattery

6 Hipwell

5 Molloy

4 McBride

3 Lynch

2 Kenendy

1 McLoughlin

Rampant Ireland led 9-0 at the interval. Edwin Grant had recorded three tries in three Five Nations matches.

WALES 23 IRELAND 9; 13th March; at Cardiff Arms Park

15 O'Driscoll

14 Duggan

13 Bresnihan

12 Gibson (c) [3 penalties]

11 Grant

10 McGann

9 Young

8 Hickie

7 Slattery

6 Hipwell

5 Molloy

4 McBride

3 Lynch

2 Kennedy

1 McLoughlin

Wales only led 9-6 at the interval. However Gerald Davies and Gareth Edwards each recorded two tries.