Six Nations Championship

The 6 nations championship is one of many events in the international Rugby Union calendar. It is an annual competition between six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

In the current format, each team plays every other team once, with home field advantage alternating from one year to the next.  The winners of the Six Nations Championship are also known as the European Champions.

History and Recent Results

Only the results since 2000 are shown. Prior to this, the tournament was the Five Nations Championship (1910–1931, 1940–1999). The competition's previous incarnation is also the Home Nations Championship (1883–1909, 1932–1939) - played between teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Year Champions Notes
2015 Ireland Ireland retained their title from the previous year, their 13th win in the competition
2014 Ireland
2013 Wales Wales tore apart England in the final to claim their second consecutive Six Nations title. The final played in Cardiff, Wales.
2012 Wales
2011 England
2010 France
2009 Ireland
2008 Wales
2007 France
2006 France
2005 Wales
2004 France
2003 England
2002 France
2001 England
2000 England

Grand Slams

If a team wins all of its games, they are said to have won a 'Grand Slam'. Here are the Grand Slam winners since 2000.

Year Grand Slam
2012 Wales
2010 France
2009 Ireland
2008 Wales
2005 Wales
2004 France
2003 England
2002 France

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