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Encyclopedia > Six Nations Championship
Six Nations Championship
2007 Six Nations Championship
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1883
No. of teams 6
Country(ies)  France
 England
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Most recent champion(s)  France

The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. The winner of the RBS 6 Nations is often seen as being the unofficial European Champions.[citation needed] Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Rugby was played at Croke Park for the first time, seen here during the Irish-French match. ... Image File history File links Rbs_six_nations_rugby. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... See also: 1882 in sports, other events of 1883, 1884 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball September 6 - The Chicago White Stockings set a still standing record for Major League Baseball by scoring 18 runs in a single inning (the 7th) in a game against the... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (Scottish Gaelic: [1]) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which together with NatWest, provides branch banking facilities in the UK. Royal Bank of Scotland has around 700 branches, mainly in Scotland though there are branches in... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the...


The Five Nations Championship, with its predecessor the Home Championship, was the premier international rugby union tournament in the Northern Hemisphere. It has also in the past been known as 'The International Championship'. There is also a Women's Six Nations Championship which historically featured Spain instead of Italy, but from 2007 on will include Italy at Spain's expense. Home Nations (often written as the common noun home nations) is a term used to refer to the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — collectively but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a state. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Womens Six Nations Championship is an international rugby union competition contested between the womens national teams of England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Wales. ...


France are the current defending champions having won the competition in 2007. No Grand Slam was won, but Ireland won the Triple Crown. Italy won their first away game ever when they defeated Scotland and they also defeated Wales the following week in Rome. Rugby was played at Croke Park for the first time, seen here during the Irish-French match. ... A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ... In rugby union, the Triple Crown is an honour contested annually by the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (also known as the Home Nations) as part of the Six Nations Championship. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the...

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History

Wales playing France in 2004.
Wales playing France in 2004.

In 1871, England and Scotland played the first rugby union international.[1] After 12 years of occasional friendly matches between the teams, the inaugural Home International Championship, comprising England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales was played in 1883.[1] England won the first series, along with a Triple Crown. Up until 1893, England and Scotland were the only champions, with Wales winning their first title that season. Ireland won their first title the following season. The 1908 and 1909 championships won by Wales, although won during the Home Nations era, can be regarded as Grand Slams, as they also defeated France both seasons. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1294x578, 170 KB)A classic attacking line-out. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1294x578, 170 KB)A classic attacking line-out. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the...


In 1910 the French, who had played in four of the tournaments up to that point, officially joined the competition and coined the phrase "Five Nations".[1] England won the first championship of the new era, with the Welsh achieving the first Grand Slam the following year. The competition was suspended during World War I (1914-18). In 1931, France were ejected from the tournament (see below), which reverted to being the "Home Nations" from 1932 through to 1939. The competition was suspended again during World War II (1939-1945). With France back in the competition, the Five Nations resumed in 1947, with a shared victory for England and Wales. France won their first shared title in 1954, and their first outright title in 1959. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


By the 1970s the Five Nations Championship had become the pre-eminent series in Northern hemisphere rugby union with matches becoming all-ticket affairs, gaining huge popularity and a large television audience.[1] The 1972 tournament was not finished after Scotland and Wales refused to play in Dublin.[2] The season after was unique for a five-way tie, with every nation having won and lost two games. The 1970s marked the golden age for Welsh rugby; winning three Grand Slams and one Triple Crown during the decade.[2] Until 1993, there was no tangible reward for winning the Five Nations championship: there was neither flag nor cup or any other kind of trophy. However, for season 1992-93, there was presented, for competition, the Five Nations Championship Trophy.


France were the first winners of the new trophy, followed by Wales and then England. Scotland's first success came in season 1998-99; Ireland have yet to win it. Scotland was the last nation to win the Five Nations Trophy as such because Italy joined the competition in 2000 and the tournament became known as the "Six Nations Championship". England were the first nation to win the trophy under the new format, taking out the 2000 competition. The importance of the competition has decreased slightly since the introduction of the Rugby World Cup, but the long standing rivalries between teams mean that it remains a passionate and fiercely contested prize. The 2000 rugby union Six Nations Championship was won by England. ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ...


Controversies

England were barred from the championship in 1888 and 1889 because of their stand over representation on the newly-formed International Rugby Board. In 1897 and 1898 the Welsh were made pariahs over a testimonial fund given to their captain and star player Arthur Gould. The neighbouring Unions regarded the presentation to Gould as an act of professionalism and Gould's retirement from international rugby enventually resolved the issue. The IRB logo. ... Arthur Monkey Gould was a centre and a fullback for Newports rugby football team. ...


Following the 1931 competition, France was expelled amid allegations of professionalism, the inadequacies of the French administration and concerns over on-field violence. France was readmitted following the 1939 competition, but World War II caused the suspension of the Five Nations until 1947. After the competition resumed, it remained the Five Nations for over a half-century. In 1972, the championship was abandoned as Wales and Scotland refused to play in Ireland after receiving threatening letters purportedly from the IRA. Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The 1972 Five Nations Championship of rugby union was incomplete, for the first time since World War II. Scotland and Wales refused to travel to Dublin to play Ireland because members of their teams had received anonymous threatening letters, purportedly from the IRA. Anti-British sentiment was strong in Ireland... The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Irish: Óglaigh na hÉireann) (IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the Army or the RA.[2]) is an Irish Republican, left wing[3] paramilitary organisation that, until the Belfast Agreement, sought to end Northern...


In 1996, a deal between British Sky Broadcasting and the Rugby Football Union meant that England home games were exclusively shown on Sky. This deal caused great controversy at the time and England were threatened with being expelled from the competition and being replaced by Italy. This threat was never carried out with the understanding that all future television deals would be negotiated collectively. Consequently, when the television rights became available once more, the rights to show all six nations matches in Britain went to the BBC. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the rugby union governing body in England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ...


An outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Britain disrupted the 2001 championship; Ireland's matches against Wales, Scotland and England were postponed until the autumn.


Format

The locations of the Six Nations participants.
The locations of the Six Nations participants.

Played annually, the format of the Championship is simple: each team plays every other team once, with home field advantage alternating from one year to the next. Two points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. Unlike most other rugby union competitions the bonus point system is not used. Image File history File links Tournoi. ... Image File history File links Tournoi. ... The Rugby union bonus points system is a method of deciding table points from a Rugby union match. ...


Victory in every game results in a 'Grand Slam'. Back to back Grand Slams have been achieved on five occasions, by Wales in 1908/1909, by England in 1913/1914, 1923/1924 and 1991/1992 and by France in 1997/1998. England holds the record for the number of Grand Slams won with 12, followed by Wales with 9, France with 8, Scotland with 3 and Ireland with 1. A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ...


Victory by any Home Nation over the other three Home Nations is a 'Triple Crown'. The Triple Crown has twice been won on four consecutive occasions, once by Wales in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979 and once by England in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998. England hold the record for the number of Triple Crowns won with 23, followed by Wales with 18, Scotland with 10 and Ireland with 9. Although this achievement has long been a feature of the tournament, it was not until 2006 that a physical trophy, commissioned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was awarded. Home Nations (often written as the common noun home nations) is a term used to refer to the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — collectively but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a state. ... In rugby union, the Triple Crown is an honour contested annually by the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (also known as the Home Nations) as part of the Six Nations Championship. ...


The last-placed nation at the end of the tournament is said to have won the (purely figurative) Wooden Spoon. A wooden spoon is a mock or real award, usually given to an individual or team which has come last in a competition, but sometimes also to runners-up. ...


Several individual competitions take place under the umbrella of the tournament. The oldest such regular competition is for the Calcutta Cup, contested annually between England and Scotland since 1879. Since 1988, the Millennium Trophy has been awarded to the winner of the game between England and Ireland. Since 2007, France and Italy also have their own trophy: the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy; it was created for the 200th anniversary of the Italian military leader Giuseppe Garibaldi's birth, who was born in Nizza in 1807; the city became subsequently French with the current name of Nice in 1859. Calcutta Cup The Calcutta Cup is a rugby union trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between England and Scotland. ... The Millennium Trophy is a Rugby Union award contested annually by Ireland and England as part of the Rugby Union Six Nations Championship. ... The Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy - also known simply as the Garibaldi Trophy, Trofeo Garibaldi in Italian and Trophée Garibaldi in French - is a rugby union trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between France and Italy. ... Garibaldi in 1866. ...


Prior to 1994, teams equal on points shared the championship. After that date, ties were broken by considering the points difference of the teams. In 2005 Wales won the Grand Slam, becoming the first team ever to win a Grand Slam playing more games away than at home. This was the last Grand Slam to date. The 2005 RBS 6 Nations Championship was the sixth series of the Six Nations Championship to be held since the competition expanded in 2000 to include Italy. ...


In 2006, France won the competition on points difference over Ireland. Ireland received the consolation prize of the Triple Crown Trophy, presented for the first time that year. Italy once more collected the Wooden Spoon, but showed considerable improvement over past years, earning a first-ever competition point away from home in a draw against Wales. The 2006 Six Nations Championship was the seventh series of the rugby union Six Nations Championship to be held since the competition expanded in 2000 to include Italy. ...


In 2007, France again won on points difference, after four teams had at least a mathematical chance of topping the table going into the final week. The Italians had their first away win of the tournament beating Scotland in Edinburgh. It was also the first time they won two of their matches as they went on to beat Wales in Rome. Scotland won the wooden spoon and Ireland won the Triple Crown for the second straight year and third time in four years. Rugby was played at Croke Park for the first time, seen here during the Irish-French match. ... Rugby was played at Croke Park for the first time, seen here during the Irish-French match. ... A wooden spoon is a mock or real award, usually given to an individual or team which has come last in a competition, but sometimes also to runners-up. ... In rugby union, the Triple Crown is an honour contested annually by the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (also known as the Home Nations) as part of the Six Nations Championship. ...


Trophy

The winners of the RBS 6 Nations are presented with the competition trophy. The Championship Trophy was originally conceived by the Earl of Westmorland, and made its first appearance at the 1993 championship to the winners, France.[3] It is a sterling silver trophy, designed by James Brent-Ward and made by a team of eight silversmiths from the London firm William Comyns, with a value of £55,000. Although originally silver on the inside, the trophy became so corroded through celebratory champagne fillings that it is now plated with 22 carat gold for protection.[3]


It has 15 side panels representing the 15 members of the team and with three handles to represent the three officials (referee and two touch judges).[3] The cup has a capacity of 3.75 litres – sufficient for five bottles of champagne.[3] Within the mahogany base is a concealed drawer which contains six alternate finials, each a silver replica of one of the team emblems, which can be screwed on the detachable lid.[3]


Current venues

Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, the home of Scottish rugby union.
Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, the home of Scottish rugby union.

The 2008 RBS 6 Nations matches will be held in the following stadia: Image File history File linksMetadata Rugby_Scotland. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Rugby_Scotland. ... Murrayfield Stadium is a sports stadium in the capital of , Edinburgh, and is the home of Scottish Rugby Union. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ...

Croke Park is not the normal home of Irish rugby; it is the flagship stadium of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), which until 2005 prohibited its venues from being used for football or rugby. Ireland's traditional home, Lansdowne Road, will be unavailable during 2007 or 2008 due to the construction of a completely new stadium on the site of what had become an increasingly run-down venue. The all-Ireland governing body for rugby union, the Irish Rugby Football Union, reached an agreement with the GAA to allow Ireland to play their RBS 6 Nations fixtures at Croke Park in 2007. The agreement will most likely continue until the new Lansdowne Road opens, projected to be in time for the 2009 Six Nations. First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, a suburb of south-west London (in the historic county of Middlesex). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Croke Park (Irish: Páirc an Chrócaigh) in Dublin, Ireland is the largest sports stadium in Ireland and the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Irelands biggest sporting organisation. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Murrayfield Stadium is a sports stadium in the capital of , Edinburgh, and is the home of Scottish Rugby Union. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... The Stade de France and the district of La Plaine The Stade de France (the English translation Stadium of France is not used) is a stadium in an inner suburb of Paris, and the national stadium of France, built for the 1998 Football World Cup. ... Saint Denis can refer to: a Christian saint: see Denis Seine-Saint-Denis a département of France Several communes in France: Saint-Denis,in the Aude département Saint-Denis, in the Gard département Saint-Denis, in the Seine-Saint-Denis département, home of Saint Denis Basilica... This article is about the capital of France. ... Home stadium for the Italy national rugby union team. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... For other uses, see GAA (disambiguation). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... A DART train passes under the Lansdowne Road Rugby Football Stadium and over the level crossing as it enters the station of the same name. ... The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is the body managing rugby union in Ireland. ...


Similarly, the Stadio Flaminio may no longer be big enough, since "palla ovale" is becoming more popular in Italy. Rugby games may in future be held at football stadiums such as the Olimpico in Rome or in the North where rugby is most popular. Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa (42,000 seats) or Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma (almost 28,000 seats) have been suggested as alternative grounds. But recently, improvements for Flaminio have been announced. Stadio Luigi Ferraris is a multi-use stadium in Genoa, Italy. ... Stadio Ennio Tardini is a football stadium in Parma, Italy. ...


Anthems

Even though God Save the Queen is the anthem of the United Kingdom it is only used by England in many sporting events; Wales and Scotland have separate national anthems. Ireland, whose rugby team represents two jurisdictions (the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland), have a specially commissioned anthem for rugby internationals; Amhrán na bhFiann is also played at matches played in the Republic of Ireland. Publication of an early version in The Gentlemans Magazine, 15 October 1745. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Northern Ireland (Irish: ) is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Amhrán na bhFiann (IPA: ) is the national anthem of the Republic of Ireland. ...

Publication of an early version in The Gentlemans Magazine, 15 October 1745. ... This article is about the anthem La Marseillaise. A sculpture popularly called La Marseillaise is part of the sculptural program of the Arc de Triomphe. ... Irelands Call is a song commissioned by the Irish Rugby Football Union for use at international rugby union fixtures featuring the Irish rugby union team. ... Amhrán na bhFiann (IPA: ) is the national anthem of the Republic of Ireland. ... Goffredo Mameli, author of the text of the Italian national anthem Michele Novaro, composer of the music Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians) is the Italian national anthem. ... Flower of Scotland (Flùir na h-Alba in Gaelic) is an unofficial national anthem of Scotland, a role for which it competes against the older Scotland the Brave. ... Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (pronounced , usually translated as land of our fathers init, but literally old country of my fathers) is, by tradition, the national anthem of Wales. ...

Trophies

Several trophies are contested within the main competition, mostly as long-standing fixtures between pairs of teams. In alphabetical order:

Calcutta Cup The Calcutta Cup is a rugby union trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between England and Scotland. ... The Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy - also known simply as the Garibaldi Trophy, Trofeo Garibaldi in Italian and Trophée Garibaldi in French - is a rugby union trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between France and Italy. ... A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ... The Millennium Trophy is a Rugby Union award contested annually by Ireland and England as part of the Rugby Union Six Nations Championship. ... In rugby union, the Triple Crown is an honour contested annually by the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (also known as the Home Nations) as part of the Six Nations Championship. ...

Women's

The Women's Six Nations Championship is run roughly at the same time as the men's competition; February through March. The competition is also between the six elite European women's national teams. The women's tournament was introduced in the 2001 season, and included the same national teams as the men's competition did, with the exception of Italy, with Spain instead. The participating nations remained unchanged for several seasons until 2007, when Spain was replaced with Italy. The exchange aligns both the women's and men's national team participants. The Womens Six Nations Championship is an international rugby union competition contested between the womens national teams of England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Wales. ...


Results

Overall

Overall England has the most Home Nations, Five Nations, and Six Nations tournament victories with 25 (excluding 10 shared victories). Next is Wales with 23 (excluding 11 shared). The only country to have not won any competition is Italy, with no wins from its eight tournaments.

 
England

France

Ireland

Italy

Scotland

Wales
Tournaments 106 76 106 8 106 106
Outright Wins (Shared Wins) 25 (10) 16 (7) 10 (8) 0 (0) 14 (8) 23 (10)
Grand Slams 12 8 1 0 3 9
Triple Crowns 23 N/A 9 N/A 10 18

Since 1954, when the first victory of France in the Championship took place, France is the team with the best balance, with 22 victories and 8 Grand Slams, before England (14 victories and 6 Grand Slams), Wales (17 victories and 4 Grand Slams), Scotland (6 victories and 2 Grand Slams), Ireland (5 victories) and Italy, that has not won yet. Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Home Nations 1883–1909

1883  England (Triple Crown)
1884  England (Triple Crown)
1885 Incomplete
1886  England and  Scotland
1887  Scotland
1888 Incomplete
1889 Incomplete
1890  England and  Scotland
1891  Scotland (Triple Crown)
1892  England (Triple Crown)
1893  Wales (Triple Crown)
1894  Ireland (Triple Crown)
1895  Scotland (Triple Crown)
1896  Ireland
1897 Incomplete
1898 Incomplete
1899  Ireland (Triple Crown)
1900  Wales (Triple Crown)
1901  Scotland (Triple Crown)
1902  Wales (Triple Crown)
1903  Scotland (Triple Crown)
1904  Scotland
1905  Wales (Triple Crown)
1906  Wales and  Ireland
1907  Scotland (Triple Crown)
1908  Wales (Grand Slam)[4]
1909  Wales (Grand Slam)[4]
Source: Roll of Honour at BBC[5]

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First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the...

Five Nations 1910–1931

1910  England
1911  Wales (Grand Slam)
1912  England and  Ireland
1913  England (Grand Slam)
1914  England (Grand Slam)
1915-19 Not held due to World War I
1920  England,  Scotland and  Wales
1921  England (Grand Slam)
1922  Wales
1923  England (Grand Slam)
1924  England (Grand Slam)
1925  Scotland (Grand Slam)
1926  Ireland and  Scotland
1927  Ireland and  Scotland
1928  England (Grand Slam)
1929  Scotland
1930  England
1931  Wales
Source: Roll of Honour at BBC[5]

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First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the...

Home Nations 1932–1939

1932  England,  Ireland and  Wales
1933  Scotland (Triple Crown)
1934  England (Triple Crown)
1935  Ireland
1936  Wales
1937  England (Triple Crown)
1938  Scotland (Triple Crown)
1939  England,  Ireland and  Wales
Source: Roll of Honour at BBC[5]

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Five Nations 1940–1999

1940–46 Not held due to World War II
1947  England and  Wales
1948  Ireland (Grand Slam)
1949  Ireland (Triple Crown)
1950  Wales (Grand Slam)
1951  Ireland
1952  Wales (Grand Slam)
1953  England
1954  England (Triple Crown),  France and  Wales
1955  France and  Wales
1956  Wales
1957  England (Grand Slam)
1958  England
1959  France
1960  England (Triple Crown) and  France
1961  France
1962  France
1963  England
1964  Scotland and  Wales
1965  Wales
1966  Wales
1967  France
1968  France (Grand Slam)
1969  Wales (Triple Crown)
1970  France and  Wales
1971  Wales (Grand Slam)
1972 Incomplete
1973  England,  France,  Ireland,  Scotland and  Wales
1974  Ireland
1975  Wales
1976  Wales (Grand Slam)
1977  France (Grand Slam)
1978  Wales (Grand Slam)
1979  Wales (Triple Crown)
1980  England (Grand Slam)
1981  France (Grand Slam)
1982  Ireland (Triple Crown)
1983  France and  Ireland
1984  Scotland (Grand Slam)
1985  Ireland (Triple Crown)
1986  France and  Scotland
1987  France (Grand Slam)
1988  France and  Wales (Triple Crown)
1989  France
1990  Scotland (Grand Slam)
1991  England (Grand Slam)
1992  England (Grand Slam)
1993  France
1994  Wales[6]
1995  England (Grand Slam)
1996  England[6] (Triple Crown)
1997  France (Grand Slam)
1998  France (Grand Slam)
1999  Scotland[6]
Source: Roll of Honour at BBC[5]

Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... The 1948 Five Nations Championship was held between Thursday, January 1 and Monday, March 29, 1948, with ten international matches held between England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_rugby. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... 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First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... 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First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the... The 1972 Five Nations Championship of rugby union was incomplete, for the first time since World War II. Scotland and Wales refused to travel to Dublin to play Ireland because members of their teams had received anonymous threatening letters, purportedly from the IRA. Anti-British sentiment was strong in Ireland... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4–1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win England 134–0 Romania (17 November 2001) Worst defeat Australia 76–0 England (6 June 1998) The England national rugby union team is a sporting side that represents England in rugby union. ... 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Six Nations 2000–present

2000  England
2001  England[6]
2002  France (Grand Slam)
2003  England (Grand Slam)
2004  France (Grand Slam)
2005  Wales (Grand Slam)
2006  France[6]
2007  France[6]
Source: Roll of Honour at BBC[5]

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6 Nations All Time Table (2000 - 2007)

Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Champs GS TC WS
 France 40 30 0 10 1236 734 502 66 4 2 - 0
 Ireland 40 29 0 11 1174 863 311 64 0 0 3 0
 England 40 27 0 13 1354 703 651 60 3 1 2 0
 Wales 40 15 2 23 918 1146 -228 32 1 1 1 1
 Scotland 40 12 1 27 727 1173 -446 27 0 0 0 2
 Italy 40 5 1 34 692 1482 -790 15 0 0 - 5

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Longest wait without a championship

Team Tournaments Years Season
 France 24 44 1910-1954
 Ireland 23 23+ 1985-present
 Scotland 21 28 1938-1964
 England 15 18 1892-1910
 Wales 11 11 1994-2005
 Italy 8 8+ 2000-present

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Records

Main article: List of Six Nations Championship records

The record for individual points in a tournament is held by England's Jonny Wilkinson with 35 points scored against Italy in 2001. Wilkinson also holds the record for career points with 429 points,[7][8] and points in one season with 89 (scored in 2001). The record for tries in a match is held by Scotsman George Lindsay who scored five tries against Wales in 1887.[9] The record for appearances is held by Irishman Mike Gibson who played in 56 Five Nations matches between 1964 and 1979.[9] The most points scored by a team in one match was England when they scored 80 points against Italy in 2001. England also scored the most ever points in a season in 2001 with 229, and most tries in a season with 29.[9] This is a list of individual and team records for the Six Nations Championship and its predecessors the Five Nations and Home Nations Championships. ... Jonathan Peter Jonny Wilkinson OBE (born 25 May 1979 in Frimley, Surrey) is an English rugby union player and member of the England rugby union team. ... Cameron Michael Henderson (Mike) Gibson (born 3 December 1942 in Belfast) is a former Irish rugby union footballer. ...


See also

The European Nations Cup, also referred to as the Six Nations B or simply ENC, is a second-level competition for European rugby union nations, some of which where it is still an amateur sport. ... A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ... In rugby union, the Triple Crown is an honour contested annually by the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (also known as the Home Nations) as part of the Six Nations Championship. ... A wooden spoon is a mock or real award, usually given to an individual or team which has come last in a competition, but sometimes also to runners-up. ... Calcutta Cup The Calcutta Cup is a rugby union trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between England and Scotland. ... The Millennium Trophy is a Rugby Union award contested annually by Ireland and England as part of the Rugby Union Six Nations Championship. ... The Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy - also known simply as the Garibaldi Trophy, Trofeo Garibaldi in Italian and Trophée Garibaldi in French - is a rugby union trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between France and Italy. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d A brief history of the Six Nations rugby tournament. 6 Nations Rugby. Retrieved on 2007-02-05.
  2. ^ a b Six Nations history. BBC Sport. Retrieved on 2007-02-05.
  3. ^ a b c d e Six Nations Championship Trophy Trust. Official Website of the RBS 6 Nations 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-05.
  4. ^ a b Although only a Home Nations Championship, Wales also beat France in both 1908 and 1909 and are regarded therefore as Grand Slam winners for both years.
  5. ^ a b c d e Six Nations roll of honour. bbc.co.uk (2004-01-29). Retrieved on 2007-03-03.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Asterisk * indicates won on points difference
  7. ^ Record-breaking Jonny kicks in for England. telegraph.co.uk (February 10, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-08.
  8. ^ Wilkinson then scored eight points in the following match against Ireland; his last Six Nations match of 2007.
  9. ^ a b c "Six Nations records", rugbyheaven.smh.com.au, 2005-02-01. Retrieved on 2007-08-08. 

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Media coverage

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