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. The Rugby Championship is a similar tournament in the Southern Hemisphere.
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.
|2021||Wales||Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament started just three months after the end of the previous tournament and all matches took place without spectators.|
|2015||Ireland||Ireland retained their title from the previous year, their 13th win in the competition|
|2013||Wales||Wales tore apart England in the final to claim their second consecutive Six Nations title. The final was played in Cardiff, Wales.|
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.
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