Ireland in the Five Nations of 1992


By Gary Watton
April 15 2013

After the many tries that they scored in the previous year's tournament, coupled with a promising World Cup campaign, Ireland unfortunately took a step back into whitewash, wooden spoon territory once more. Elsewhere, a rampant England achieved back-to-back grand slam triumphs.

IRELAND 15 WALES 16; 18th January; at Lansdowne Road

15 Staples

14 Wallace [TRY]

13 Mullin

12 Curtis

11 Crossan

10 Keyes [3 penalties, conversion]

9 Saunders

8 Robinson

7 Fitzgibbon

6 Matthews (c)

5 Francis

4 Lenihan

3 Fitzgerald

2 Smith

1 Popplewell

Debutant Stuart Davies scored a second-half try to earn Wales a narrow win. Ireland had again led 9-6 at the interval.

ENGLAND 38 IRELAND 9; 1st February; at Twickenham

15 Staples

14 Wallace

13 Mullin

12 Curtis

11 Geoghegan

10 Keyes [TRY, penalty, conversion]

9 Aherne

8 Robinson

7 Fitzgibbon

6 Matthews (c)

5 Francis

4 Galwey

3 Halpin

2 Smith

1 Popplewell

Full back Jonathan Webb accumulated 22 points in this rout, including two tries. England were leading 24-9 at half time.

IRELAND 10 SCOTLAND 18; 15th February; at Lansdowne Road

15 Murphy

14 Wallace [TRY]

13 Mullin

12 Danaher

11 Geoghegan

10 Keyes [2 penalties]

9 Aherne

8 Robinson

7 Fitzgibbon

6 Matthews (c)

5 Francis

4 Galwey

3 Halpin

2 Smith

1 Popplewell

A second-half Richard Wallace try was a mere consolation as Scotland also grabbed a try in each half of this victory.

FRANCE 44 IRELAND 12; 21st March; at Parc des Princes

15 Murphy

14 Wallace

13  Curtis

12 Danaher (c)

11 Geoghegan

10 McAleese [4 penalties]

9 Aherne

8 Robinson

7 Fitzgibbon

6 Hogan

5 Galwey

4 Rigney

3 Halpin

2 Smith

1 Popplewell

Debutant Derek McAleese kicked two penalties in each half, but the French helped themselves to a total of seven tries! 

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