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6 Nations History

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Foreword

The Six Nations Championship is the oldest rugby championship in the world, dating back to 1882. Originally held between the four United Kingdom countries England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, France joined in 1910 and Italy joined in 2000.

The following archive text was provided mainly by BBC Sport Online and the six nations rugby site both well worth a visit.

The RBS 6 Nations Championship is contested each season over seven weekends during February, March and sometimes April by the international sides of France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

Each team plays the other five once per season with home advantage in alternate seasons (eg England hosted France in 2003, and so France host England in 2004), giving a total of 15 matches per Championship.

The RBS 6 Nations Championship Trophy is presented to the team who earn the most points during the season, with 2 points being awarded for a win, and 1 point for a drawn match.

If two or more teams finish the Championship with the same number points, the winner is decided on match-points difference (subtracting match-points 'against' from match-points 'for' in all Championship matches). If there is still no winner, then it is awarded to the team who scored the most tries during the Championship.

If after all this a winner still cannot be decided then the Championship is shared between the teams.

If in winning the Championship a team also wins all of their five matches, they are given the title of 'Grand Slam' winner.

There is also the title of 'Triple Crown' competed for each season, which is awarded if a team from the 4 Home Unions (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) beats each of the other 3 Home Unions.

When the English rugby team travelled to Swansea on a dreary day in 1882, few could have realised the importance of the occasion. The game, in which England beat Wales by two goals and four tries to none, sparked a festival of rugby that has since become the pride of the northern hemisphere. Known in the early days as the International Championship - with only England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland competing - it was far less organised than the modern tournament.

There was no points system, for example. Instead, teams were judged simply on whether they won or lost.

Before the turn of the century the Championship was marred by disputes and three times (in 1885, 1887 and 1889) it could not be completed. Indeed, even after 1900, it continued to be a source of controversy.

England and Scotland were the most successful teams in the early days, but by the mid-1890s the Welsh had developed an impressive side and a new system that would alter the face of the game.
This "four three-quarter" system came into its own in 1893 when Wales became champions for the first time, winning rugby's "invisible trophy", the Triple Crown - beating all three other home nations.

Their success showed the other Home Union sides that the six backs/nine forwards game would no longer be effective against the Welsh system and four threequarters became the norm at national and club level.

By 1900 all of the four Home teams had found success at a game that was rapidly growing in popularity.

In the first decade of the 20th century, Wales were the team to beat. Unbeaten at home between 1900 and 1913, they won six outright titles before England staged a revival that coincided with the 1910 opening of the RFU's new home at Twickenham. The very first international at Twickenham brought England success over Wales, and heralded a golden era for English rugby.

Four becomes five

France did not join the fray until 1910 and, despite their later dominance, they struggled at first to achieve any notable success. They did however, coin the phrase 'five nations'. In their first four years of entry, the French won just one game - a one point victory over Scotland in 1911.

The outbreak of war in 1914 saw the tournament put on hold until 1920 and the inter-war years were dominated by England as they swept to nine championship victories, including five Grand Slams.

Scotland collected their first Grand Slam in 1925 , with an emphatic win against England at Murrayfield. In 1926 , Scotland became the first Home Union side to defeat England at Twickenham after England had won the Grand Slam (winning the Triple Crown AND beating the French) five times in eight seasons.

France continued to struggle and in 1931 the inadequacies of the French game's administration and the discovery that a number of their players had been paid at club level, forced them to pull out of the tournament. Due to this, the championship became an entirely domestic affair for eight years and France rejoined in 1939-40, with the outbreak of World War Two delaying their re-entry for a further eight years.

Rise of the French

War again meant the curtailment of the championship in 1940. But when it resumed in 1947 it marked the beginning of a new rugby order.

In the early post-war seasons, Ireland hit the front, taking three outright titles including consecutive Triple Crowns in 1948 and 1949.

France shared the title in 1954 and 1955 and the "Tricolores" won it outright in 1959, driven by stars such as the inspirational lock forward Lucien Mias, fullback Pierre Lacaze and flanker Francois Moncla. They were champions for four years in a row from 1959 to 1962 and in 1968 won their first Grand Slam.

The 1970's brought mixed fortunes for both the Championship and the teams. In 1972 the tournament could not be completed after Scotland and Wales refused to play in Dublin because of the escalating political problems. And the following year the tournament finished with a unique five way tie - every country having won and lost two games.

Welsh domination

For Wales, however, the 1970s will be remembered as the golden era of Welsh rugby. They finished the decade with three Grand Slams and one Triple Crown and were led by legendary players such as fullback JPR Williams and scrum-half Gareth Edwards. The Welsh side were absolutely unstoppable. Only an outstanding French side prevented them from adding to the three Grand Slams achieved in this decade. England struggled throughout the 1970s and most of the following decade - their only relief being Bill Beaumont's Grand Slam winning side of 1980. Instead, it was France who dominated, winning the title outright three times, including two Grand Slams in 1981 and 1987.

In 1984, Scotland won their first Grand Slam for 59 years and Ireland scooped the title 12 months later. They have not won it since.

England and France share the 90s

The dominance of England and France during the 1990's brought criticism that the championship was not offering a high enough standard of competition. The response was to bring an end to the historic format by asking Italy to join in 2000.

In a Celtic revival 1999 saw Scotland take the championship and Wales finished third, having defeated both England and France and in 2000 and 2001, England claimed the tournament - but only after losing their final games against Scotland and Ireland respectively.

..and then there were six

Italy, meanwhile, started the newly christened Six Nations championship superbly in 2000, winning their opening game against Scotland in Rome, and in 2007 had their best tournament yet finishing forth with back to back wins against Scotland and Wales.

France then entered a purple patch winning in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007 with only England in 2003 (their world cup winning year) and Wales in 2005 suceeding to break up what would have been a significant period of French domination. In fact in 2007 they only lost once, against England.

Wales put a poor world cup well and truly behind them by winning the grand slam in 2008 and not to be outdone Ireland won the grand slam in 2009 the first time since 1948. Wales hosted Ireland in Cardiff on the last round of play in 2009 with a Triple Crown on the line as well as knowing a 13-point win would be enough to retain their title. Drama ensued as with Ireland leading 17-15 at the death Welsh stand-off Stephen Jones missed a 50-metre penalty from halfway.

The 2010 Six Nations belonged to France as they won the Grand Slam for the first time since 2004. Les Blues were rarely untroubled opening up with an 18-9 win over Scotland before defeating Ireland 33-10, Wales 26-20 and Italy 46-20. France had already won the Championship going into their final game with England after Ireland lost their second game of the tournament to Scotland hours earlier. But despite being pushed by England, who scored the only try of the game, France came out on top 12-10 at the Stade de France to win the Grand Slam. Ireland's 23-20 loss to Scotland in the final game of the campaign not only denied Ireland the Triple Crown but saw Italy receive the dreaded Wooden Spoon for the third year running.

The 2011 Six Nations could have brought England their first grand slam since 2003 but Ireland beat them convincingly in the penultimate game of the tournament leaving Wales a slim chance of taking the title if they had beat France by a wide margin in the final game later the same day. France, who had lost to Italy earlier in the competition, beat Wales, and England took the title, but the edge was taken off the win by the manner of the loss againt Ireland. Other notable events were Italy's first win against France and Brian O'Driscoll moving ahead of Scotland's Ian Smith (78 year old record) as the championship's all-time leading try scorer with his 25th tournament touchdown early in the second half.

The 2012 tournament was a tail of two teams, firstly how the favorites Wales completed the grand slam in style, their second in 5 years and the second for their Southern hemisphere manager Warren Gatland (a new record) then secondly how the England team was completely rebuilt into a competitive outfit by temporary manager Stuart Lancaster in a matter of months to come second and only losing to Wales by one score.

The 2013 tournament came down to the last game with England chasing a grand slam and Wales looking to win by an 8 point margin to take the championship. Wales did it in style in front of their home fans 30 - 3.

List of winners:

Note: Prior to 1994, teams on equal points shared the championship. Since then, ties have been by the points difference of the teams. The rules of the championship further provide that if teams tie on both match points and points difference, the team which scored the most tries wins the championship. Were this decider be a tie, the tying teams would share the championship. Since its introduction, match points and points difference have been sufficient to decide the championship.

2014    
2013 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
1999 Scotland
1998 France
1997 France
1996 England
1995 England
1994 Wales
1993 France
1992 England
1991 England
1990 Scotland
1989 France
1988 Wales, France
1987 France
1986 France, Scotland
1985 Ireland
1984 Scotland
1983 Ireland, France
1982 Ireland
1981 France
1980 England
1979 Wales
1978 Wales
1977 France
1976 Wales
1975 Wales
1974 Ireland
1973 Scotland, England, Wales, France, Ireland
1972 Incomplete game roster  
1971 Wales
1970 France, Wales
1969 Wales
1968 France
1967 France
1966 Wales
1965 Wales
1964 Wales, Scotland
1963 England
1962 France
1961 France
1960 France, England
1959 France
1958 England
1957 England
1956 Wales
1955 Wales, France
1954 England, Wales, France
1953 England
1952 Wales
1951 Ireland
1950 Wales
1949 Ireland
1948 Ireland
1947 England, Wales
1940-1946 No Competition (World War II)  
1939 Wales, England, Ireland
1938 Scotland
1937 England
1936 Wales
1935 Ireland
1934 England
1933 Scotland
1932 Ireland, England, Wales
1931 Wales
1930 England
1929 Scotland
1928 England
1927 Scotland, Ireland
1926 Scotland, Ireland
1925 Scotland
1924 England
1923 England
1922 Wales
1921 England
1920 Wales, Scotland, England
1915-1919 No Competition (World War I)  
1914 England
1913 England
1912 England, Ireland
1911 Wales
1910 England
1909 Wales
1908 Wales
1907 Scotland
1906 Ireland, Wales
1905 Wales
1904 Scotland
1903 Scotland
1902 Wales
1901 Scotland
1900 Wales
1899 Ireland
1898 Incomplete game roster  
1897 Iincomplete game roster  
1896 Ireland
1895 Scotland
1894 Ireland
1893 Wales
1892 England
1891 Scotland
1890 England, Scotland
1889 Scotland
(England did not compete)
1888 Ireland, Scotland and Wales
(England did not compete)
1887 Scotland, England
1886 Scotland, England
1885 Not completed  
1884 England
1883 England
1882 England

Key:

Number of Nations
4
5
6

Year by Year analysis

2014

Date Local Time Home Score Away Venue
Sat 1st Feb 14 14:30 Wales 23 - 15 Italy Millennium Stadium
Sat 1st Feb 14 18:00 France 26 - 24 England Stade de France
Sun 2nd Feb 14 15:00 Ireland 23 - 18 Scotland Aviva Stadium
Sat 8th Feb 14 15:00 Ireland 26 - 03 Wales Aviva Stadium
Sat 8th Feb 14 17:00 Scotland 00 - 20 England Murrayfield
Sun 9th Feb 14 16:00 France 30 - 10 Italy Stade de France
Fri 21st Feb 14 29:00 Wales 27 - 06 France Millennium Stadium
Sat 22nd Feb 14 17:00 Italy 23 - 13 Scotland Stadio Olimpico
Sat 22nd Feb 14 16:00 England   Ireland Twickenham
Sat 8th Mar 14 14:30 Ireland   Italy Aviva Stadium
Sat 8th Mar 14 17:00 Scotland   France Murrayfield
Sun 9th Mar 14 15:00 England   Wales Twickenham
Sat 15th Mar 14 13:30 Italy   England Stadio Olimpico
Sat 15th Mar 14 14:45 Wales   Scotland Millennium Stadium
Sat 15th Mar 14 18:00 France   Ireland Stade de France

 

2013

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 4 0 1 122 66 8
England 4 0 1 94 78 8
Scotland 2 0 3 98 107 4
Italy 2 0 3 75 111 4
Ireland 1 1 3 72 81 3
France 1 1 3 73 91 3
Date Local Time Home Score Away Venue
Sat 2nd Feb 13 13:30 Wales 22 - 30 Ireland Millennium Stadium
Sat 2nd Feb 13 16:00 England 38 - 18 Scotland Twickenham
Sun 3rd Feb 13 15:00 Italy 23 - 18 France Stadio Olimpico
Sat 9th Feb 13 14:30 Scotland 34 - 10 Italy Murrayfield
Sat 9th Feb 13 17:00 France 06 - 16 Wales Stade de France
Sat 10th Feb 13 15:00 Ireland 06 - 12 England Aviva Stadium
Sat 23rd Feb 13 14:30 Italy 09 - 26 Wales Stadio Olimpico
Sat 23rd Feb 13 17:00 England 23 - 13 France Twickenham
Sun 24th Feb 13 14:00 Scotland 12 - 08 Ireland Murrayfield
Sat 9th Mar 13 14:30 Scotland 18 - 28 Wales Murrayfield
Sat 9th Mar 13 17:00 Ireland 13 - 13 France Aviva Stadium
Sat 10th Mar 13 15:00 England 18 - 11 Italy Twickenham
Sat 16th Mar 13 14:30 Italy 22 - 15 Ireland Stadio Olimpico
Sat 16th Mar 13 17:00 Wales 30 - 03 England Millennium Stadium
Sat 16th Mar 13 20:00 France 23 - 16 Scotland Stade de France

 

Wales keep their Six Nations title by beating England at Home
by a record margin 30 - 3

2012

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 5 0 0 109 58 10
England 4 0 1 98 71 8
Ireland 2 1 2 121 94 5
France 2 1 2 101 86 5
Italy 1 0 4 53 121 2
Scotland 0 0 1 56 108 0
Date Local Time Home Score Away Venue
Sat 4th Feb 12 17:00 France
30 v 12
Italy Stade de France
Sat 4th Feb 12 17:00 Scotland
6 v 13
England Murrayfield
Sun 5th Feb 12 15:00 Ireland
21 v 23
Wales Aviva Stadium
Sat 11th Feb 12 16:00 Italy
15 v 19
England Stadio Olimpico
Sat 11th Feb 12 20:00 France
Postponed
Ireland Stade de France
Sun 12th Feb 12 15:00 Wales
27 v 13
Scotland Millennium Stadium
Sat 25th Feb 12 13:30 Ireland
42 v 10
Italy Aviva Stadium
Sat 25th Feb 12 16:00 England
12 v 19
Wales Twickenham
Sat 26th Feb 12 15:00 Scotland
17 v 23
France Murrayfield
Sun 4th Mar 12 15:00 France
17 v 17
Ireland Stade de France
Sat 10th Mar 12 14:30 Wales
24 v 03
Italy Millennium Stadium
Sat 10th Mar 12 17:00 ireland
32 v 14
Scotland Aviva Stadium
Sun 11th Mar 12 15:00 France
22 v 24
England Stade de France
Sat 17th Mar 12 12:30 Italy
13 v 06
Scotland Stadio Olimpico
Sat 17th Mar 12 14:45 Wales
16 v 09
France Millennium Stadium
Sat 17th Mar 12 17:00 England
30 v 09
Ireland Twickenham

 

Wales take the grand slam by beating France 16 - 9
in front of their home crowd at the Millennium Stadium.

2011

Country W D L F A Pts.
England 4 0 1 132 81 8
France 3 0 2 117 91 6
Ireland 3 0 2 93 81 6
Wales 3 0 2 95 89 6
Scotland 1 0 4 82 109 2
Italy 1 0 4 70 138 2

Fixtures:

Date Local Time Home Score Away Venue
Fri 4th Feb 11 19:45 Wales
19 v 26
England Millennium Stadium
Sat 5th Feb 11 14:30 Italy
11 v 13
Ireland Stadio Flaminio
Sat 5th Feb 11 17:00 France
34 v 21
Scotland Stade de France
Sat 12th Feb 11 14:30 England
59 v 13
Italy Twickenham
Sat 12th Feb 11 17:00 Scotland
6 v 24
Wales Murrayfield
Sun 13th Feb 11 15:00 Ireland
22 v 25
France Aviva Stadium
Sat 26th Feb 11 14:30 Italy
16 v 24
Wales Stadio Flaminio
Sat 26th Feb 11 17:00 England
17 v 09
France Twickenham
Sun 27th Feb 11 15:00 Scotland
18 v 21
Ireland Murrayfield
Sat 12th Mar 11 14:30 Italy
22 v 21
France Stadio Flaminio
Sat 12th Mar 11 17:00 Wales
19 v 13
Ireland Millennium Stadium
Sun 13th Mar 11 15:00 England
22 v 16
Scotland Twickenham
Sat 19th Mar 11 14:30 Scotland
21 v 08
Italy Murrayfield
Sat 19th Mar 11 17:00 Ireland
24 v 08
England Aviva Stadium
Sat 19th Mar 11 19:45 France
28 v 09
Wales Stade de France

 

England collect the 6 Nations Trophy (Source: BBC)

 

2010

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 5 0 0 135 69 10
Ireland 3 0 2 106 95 6
England 2 1 2 124 88 5
Wales 2 0 3 113 117 4
Scotland 1 1 3 83 100 3
Italy 1 0 4 69 137 2

 

Fixtures:

Date Local Time Home Score Away Venue
Sat 6th Feb 10 14:30 Ireland
29 v 11
Italy Croke Park
Sat 6th Feb 10 17:00 England
30 v 17
Wales Twickenham
Sun 7th Feb 10 15:00 Scotland
09 v 18
France Murrayfield
Sat 13th Feb 10 14:00 Wales
31 v 24
Scotland Millennium Stadium
Sat 13th Feb 10 17:30 France
33 v 10
Ireland Stade de France
Sun 14th Feb 10 15:30 Italy
12 v 17
England Stadio Flaminio
Fri 26th Feb 10 20:00 Wales
20 v 26
France Millennium Stadium
Sat 27th Feb 10 14:30 Italy
16 v 12
Scotland Stadio Flaminio
Sat 27th Feb 10 16:00 England
16 v 20
Ireland Twickenham
Sat 13th Mar 10 14:30 Ireland
27 v 12
Wales Croke Park
Sat 13th Mar 10 17:00 Scotland
15 v 15
England Murrayfield
Sun 14th Mar 10 15:30 France
46 v 20
Italy Stade de France
Sat 20th Mar 10 14:30 Wales
33 v 10
Italy Millennium Stadium
Sat 20th Mar 10 17:00 Ireland
20 v 23
Scotland Croke Park
Sat 20th Mar 10 20:45 France
12 v 10
England Stade de France

 

2010 French Grand Slam

The French celebrate their first Grand Slam win in six years.
(courtesy RBS 6Nations website)

 

2009

Country W D L F A Pts.
Ireland 5 0 0 121 73 10
England 3 0 2 124 70 6
France 3 0 2 124 101 6
Wales 3 0 2 100 81 6
Scotland 1 0 4 79 102 2
Italy 0 0 5 49 170 0

Saturday 7th February 2009
England
36 - 11
Italy
Ireland
30 - 21
France
Sunday 8th February 2009
Scotland
13 - 26
Wales
Saturday 14th February 2009
France
22 - 13
Scotland
Wales
23 - 15
England
Sunday 15th February 2009
Italy
9 - 38
Ireland
Friday 27th February 2009
France
21 - 16
Wales
Saturday 28th February 2009
Scotland
26 - 6
Italy
Ireland
14 - 13
England
Saturday 14th March 2009
Italy
15 - 20
Wales
Scotland
15 - 22
Ireland
Sunday 15th March 2009
England
34 - 10
France
Saturday 21st March 2009
Italy
8 - 50
France
England
26 - 12
Scotland
Wales
15 - 17
Ireland

Ireland drop goal

Brian O'Driscoll lifts Ireland's first RBS 6 Nations title.
(courtesy RBS 6Nations website)

Ireland ended their 61-year wait for a Grand Slam by beating Wales 17-15 in a thrilling denouement to the 2009 RBS 6 Nations.

Wales fly-half Stephen Jones missed a last-minute penalty from just short of halfway which, if successfully kicked, would have denied the Irish their first clean sweep since 1948.

Tries from Brian O'Driscoll and Tommy Bowe in a two-minute period just after half time ultimately served to take the game out of Wales' reach. The final results and point difference mean Wales finish fourth.

England defeated fierce rivals Scotland 26-12 to win back the Calcutta Cup and clinch second spot. First-half tries from Ugo Monye and Riki Flutey handed England the upper hand, and Mathew Tait's late score ended a potential Scottish comeback. The Scots have not won a Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham since 1983.

In Rome, Italy landed the wooden spoon after a 50-8 defeat at the hands of France who finished third. Tries from Sébastien Chabal, François Trinh-Duc, Maxime Médard (two), Cédric Heymans, Thomas Domingo and Julien Malzieu won Les Bleus the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy.

Text: Courtesy RBS 6 Nations

2008

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 5 0 0 148 66 10
England 3 0 2 108 83 6
France 3 0 2 103 93 6
Ireland 2 0 3 93 99 4
Scotland 1 0 4 69 123 2
Italy 1 0 4 74 131 2

 

Saturday 2nd  February 2008
England
19 - 26
Wales
Ireland
16 - 11
Italy
Sunday 3rd February 2008
Scotland
6 - 27
France
Saturday 9th February 2008
France
26 - 21
Ireland
Wales
30 - 15
Scotland
Sunday 10th February 2008
Italy
19 - 23
England
Saturday 23rd February 2008
France
13 - 24
England
Ireland
34 - 13
Scotland
Wales
47 - 8
Italy
Saturday 8th March 2008
Ireland
12 - 16
Wales
Scotland
15 - 9
England
Sunday 9th March 2008
France
25 - 13
Italy
Saturday 15th March 2008
England
33 - 10
Ireland
Italy
23 - 20
Scotland
Wales
29 - 12
France

Wales win the Grand slam (courtesy BBC website)

 

2007

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 4 0 1 155 86 8
Ireland 4 0 1 149 84 8
England 3 0 2 119 115 6
Italy 2 0 3 94 147 4
Wales 1 0 4 86 113 2
Scotland 1 0 4 95 153 2

France, Ireland and England were tied on six points each at the top of the Six Nations table before the final weekend, and the Irish kicked off with a 51-24 victory over Italy, meaning France needed to beat Scotland by at least 24 points.

Vermeulen's try for France in the dying seconds took the margin to 27 points and left England needing a massive win over Wales to deny France their fourth title in six years, but Brian Ashton's side lost 27-18 in Cardiff ensuring France as champions.

Once again Ireland miss out on points differential, this time as a result of a final French try scored in the last minute of their game against Scotland.

Saturday 3rd  February 2007
Italy
03 - 39
France
England
42 - 20
Scotland
Sunday 4th February 2007
Wales
09 - 19
Ireland
Saturday 10th February 2007
England
20 - 07
Italy
Scotland
21 - 09
Wales
Sunday 11th February 2007
Ireland
17 - 20
France
Saturday 24th February 2007
Scotland
17 - 37
Italy
Ireland
43 - 13
England
France
32 - 21
Wales
Saturday 10th March 2007
Scotland
18 - 19
Ireland
Italy
23 - 20
Wales
Sunday 11th March 2007
England
26 - 18
France
Saturday 17th March 2007
Italy
24 - 51
Ireland
France
46 - 19
Scotland
Wales
27 - 18
England

2006

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 4 0 1 148 85 8
Ireland 4 0 1 131 97 8
Scotland 3 0 2 78 81 6
England 2 0 3 120 106 4
Wales 1 1 3 80 135 3
Italy 0 1 4 72 125 1

Saturday 4th February 2006
Ireland 26-16 Italy
England 47-13 Wales
Sunday 5th February 2006
Scotland 20-16 France
Saturday 11th February 2006
France 43-31 Ireland
Italy 16-31 England
>Sunday 12th February 2006
Wales 28-18 Scotland
Saturday 25th February 2006
France 37-12 Italy
Scotland 18-12 England
Sunday 26th February 2006
Ireland 31-5 Wales
Saturday 11th March 2006
Wales 18-18 Italy
Ireland 15-9 Scotland
Sunday 12th March 2006
France 31-6 England
Saturday 18th March 2006
Italy 10-13 Scotland
Wales 16-21 France
England 24-28 Ireland

Olivier Magne gallops in for France

Olivier Magne gallops in for France vs. Ireland (courtesy official 6nations website).

2005

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 5 0 0 151 77 10
Ireland 4 0 1 134 82 8
France 3 0 2 126 101 6
England 2 0 3 121 77 4
Scotland 1 0 4 84 155 2
Italy 0 0 5 55 179 0

Saturday February 5
France 16 v
9
Scotland
England 9 v
11
Wales
Sunday February 6
Italy 17 v
28
Ireland
Saturday February 12
Italy 8 v
38
Wales
Scotland 13 v
40
Ireland
Sunday February 13
England 17 v
18
France
Saturday February 26
Scotland 18 v 10 Italy
France 18 v 24 Wales
Sunday February 27
Ireland 19 v 13 England
Saturday March 12
Ireland 19 v 26 France
England 39 v 7 Italy
Sunday March 13
Scotland 22 v 46 Wales
Saturday March 19
Italy 13 v 56 France
Wales 32 v 20 Ireland
England 43 v 22 Scotland
Picture & write-up courtesy of the BBC

Wales survived some anxious moments to claim their first Grand Slam since 1978 with a historic victory in Cardiff.

Mike Ruddock's side held their nerve to beat Ireland at home for the first time since 1983 and clinch the Six Nations.

All the action as Wales took on Ireland in Cardiff.

Full time: Wales 32-20 Ireland

80 mins: Martyn Williams kicks the ball dead to spark furious celebrations at the Millennium Stadium as Wales claim the Championship and their first Grand Slam since 1978.

78 mins: Ireland battle on as Wales make some nervous mistakes, but the tackling remains solid.

72 mins: TRY Wales 32-20 Ireland Wales hold out a furious Ireland attack through multiple phases, but Shane Williams cannot field a high David Humphreys cross kick which falls to Geordan Murphy who crosses for Ireland's second try. Humphreys converts.

69 mins PENALTY Wales 32-13 Ireland : Horan is penalised for a punch at a scrum giving Stephen Jones a shot at goal, which he converts nervelessly.

68 mins: John Yapp and Robin McBryde replace Adam Jones and Mefin Davies in the Wales front row.

66 mins: TRY Wales 29-13 Ireland Marcus Horan breaks a Gethin Jenkins tackle to cross from short range, David Humphreys converting.

62 mins: Ireland win a scrum five, but Wales' defence holds out.

60 mins: Ireland kick a penalty to the corner and the forwards rumble forward.

58 mins: TRY Wales 29-6 Ireland Tom Shanklin shatters the midfield line to send Kebvin Morgan in under the posts for a try converted by Jones.

54 mins: O'Driscoll breaks the Wales line and it is spread wide. Foley has the line at his mercy, but a desperate Shane Williams tackle nudges him into touch. Wales clear efficiently from the line out, but a furious fist fight between Paul O'Connell and Rob Sidoli breaks out on the floor. Both escape with a warning.

52 mins: 'Bread of Heaven' and 'Hymns and Arias' roar around the stadium as Wales appear to hold the whip hand.

49 mins: PENALTY Wales 22-6 Ireland A quickly taken Peel penalty takes Wales into the 22. With a try looking imminent, Ireland kill the ball at a ruck to give Stephen Jones an easy shot at goal. The referee warns Ireland about killing the ball. David Humphreys replaces Ronan O'Gara at fly-half for Ireland.

47 mins: Ireland drop an up-and-under to spark a furious Welsh assault, but Shane Williams spurns overlaps and Martyn Williams ends the move with a knock on.

46 mins: O'Gara tries a straight, long-range kick, but pushes it narrowly wide.

45 mins: Strong Ireland driving sets them up but Wales turn over ball and attack from deep in their 22. Shanklin kicks ahead, but Foley covers and Ireland win a penalty in midfield.

42 mins: PENALTY Wales 19-6 Ireland Wales win a penalty in front of the posts after stretching the defence through multiple phases. Jones goes for goal - and succeeds.

1628 GMT: Ronan O'Gara restarts the action, a Hickie knock-on gets a huge roar from the crowd.

HALF TIME: The crowd cheer Wales off the pitch as they secure a 10-point advantage at the break.

38 mins: Wales are pinned deep in their 22 after losing their own line out.

36 mins: Tom Shanklin breaks the Ireland line, but the attack breaks down when Kevin Morgan knocks on on the Ireland 22.

33 mins: PENALTY Wales 16-6 Ireland Ireland win a penalty when Sidoli holds the ball on the floor following a fine run. O'Gara goes for a long-range goal - and succeeds.

31 mins: A good O'Gara kick wins his side a line out on the Wales 22. Ireland mount a series of attacks but the Welsh defence is firm.

30 mins: PENALTY Wales 16-3 Ireland A Kevin Morgan break takes Wales into the 22 and wins them a penalty when O'Driscoll interferes at the ruck. Jones goes for goal - and succeeds.

24 mins: Wales win the scrum against the head and Dwayne Peel clears.

23 mins: Denis Hickie splits the Wales midfield on halfway and finds support, but Wales halt the attack on their own line, giving Ireland a scrum five.

22 mins: PENALTY Wales 13-3 Ireland Gavin Henson lands a monster effort from 52m.

16 mins: TRY Wales 10-3 Ireland Gethin Jenkins charges down a Ronan O'Gara clearance kick and dribbles in from 25m to score the opening try. Stephen Jones converts.

12 mins: DROP GOAL Wales 3-3 Ireland From broken play a snap Gavin Henson drop goal is deflected and sneaks over the bar to level the scores.

11 mins: A superb Jones kick gets Wales a line-out on the Ireland 22.

9 mins: A long O'Gara clearance kick drops over the Wales line, Shane Williams labours back but just beats Denis Hickie to the touchdown. Play is called back as Brian O'Driscoll is penalised for a kick at Brent Cockbain.

4 mins: Ireland concede a penalty for hands at a ruck after a poor Peter Stringer kick had given Wales the advantage. Stephen Jones goes for goal from 37m, but pulls it wide.

2 mins: PENALTY Wales 0-3 Ireland Wales concede a penalty at the line out, O'Gara goes for goal - and makes it easily.

1 min: After an Anthony Foley charge, Ronan O'Gara's kick pins Wales into their 22.

1531 GMT: Stephen Jones kicks off the action in an electric atmosphere.

1525 GMT: A strong, travelling Ireland contingent of fans belt out 'Ireland's call.' Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins join Max Boyce to sing the Wales anthem, before the singing of 'Bread of Heaven' rouses the fans to new heights.

1520 GMT: Max Boyce kicks off the pre-match entertainment in the stadium with a new verse of 'Hymns and Arias' written especially for the day. The packed, fervent crowd go wild.

2004

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 5 0 0 144 60 10
Ireland 4 0 1 128 82 8
England 3 0 2 150 86 6
Wales 2 0 3 125 116 4
Italy 1 0 4 42 152 2
Scotland 0 0 5 53 146 0

France collected the grand slam in Paris as well as the 2004 RBS Six Nations title courtesy of a 24-21 win against the world champions England at Stade de France.

Despite a great English second half comeback France took their eighth Gland Slam, winning 24-21 at the Stade de France.Dimitri Yachvili and Imanol Harinordoquy scored first half tries to and the French built a 24-6 lead. Tries from Ben Cohen and Josh Lewsey brought the English right back into the game, but the French hung on to take the title.

Ireland claimed their first Triple Crown in 19 years by beating Scotland 37-16 at Lansdowne Road.

Saturday 14th February 2004
France 35-17 Ireland
Wales 23-10 Scotland
Sunday 15th February 2004
Italy 9-50 England
Saturday 21st February 2004
France 25-0 Italy
Scotland 13-35 England
Sunday 22nd February 2004
Ireland 36-15 Wales
Saturday 6th March 2004
Italy 20-14 Scotland
England 13-19 Ireland
Sunday 7th March 2004
Wales 22-29 France
Saturday 20th March 2004
Ireland 19-3 Italy
England 31-21 Wales
Sunday 21st March 2004
Scotland 0-31 France
Saturday 27th March 2004
Wales 44-10 Italy
Ireland 37-16 Scotland
France 24-21 England

Gareth Thomas has long been a superb player for Wales through many difficult years and his second-half try against Italy put Gareth to the top of his country's all-time try-scorers' list.


Picture from Planet Rugby

2003

Country W D L F A Pts.
England 5 0 0 173 46 10
Ireland 4 0 1 119 97 8
France 3 0 2 153 75 6
Scotland 2 0 3 81 161 4
Italy 1 0 4 100 183 2
Wales 0 0 5 82 147 0

England and Ireland were both unbeaten when they met on Sunday March 30th 2003 to decide the 6 Nations championship.

England dismantled Ireland 42-6 at Landsdowne Road to claim the RBS 6 Nations title and take their first Grand Slam since 1995.

Clive Woodward's men took control when Lawrence Dallaglio crossed in the first half, and with Jonny Wilkinson providing a constant stream of points, they were always able to keep the Irish at arm's length.

Will Greenwood added two more tries and further scores from MIke Tindall and Dan Luger sealed a comprehensive victory.

With 48,000 fans packed inside the Dublin ground, Ireland had the first scoring chance, and David Humphreys was agonisingly close to finding the target with a monster 55-metre penalty kick.

Prop Marcus Horan was the next to threaten, smashing through Englandÿ¢??s defence, and although he was held up, Humphreys dropped a goal from 25 metres to give his team a richly-deserved 3-0 lead.

England then struck for their first notable attack. With Irelandÿ¢??s scrum under pressure, Matt Dawson poached possession and sprinted away, before supporting number eight Dallaglio powered over between the posts.

The faultless Wilkinson converted to give England a 7-3 lead.

The dangerous Geordan Murphy raced clear in acres of space and Ireland roared back, and it took a superb Wilkinson tackle to halt his progress.

Wilkinson was at it again just seconds later, smashing Ireland wing Justin Bishop into the turf with another mighty tackle.

Humphreys cut Ireland's deficit when he landed a 50-metre penalty - his first success from three attempts - but a Wilkinson drop-goal on 29 minutes restored England's four-point advantage.

Matt Dawson, Richard Hill and Graham Rowntree all had to be treated for blood injuries as the taclkes flew in.

Another Dallaglio charge took England deep into the Irish half entering injury-time, and Wilkinson sweetly struck his second drop-goal with his right foot to give the visitors a deserved 13-6 interval advantage.

England dominated early possession in the second half, but suffered a setback in the 44th minute when Wilkinson required treatment for what appeared to be a left shoulder problem.

He was clearly in considerable discomfort, but continued, thinking he had struck his third drop-goal just a minute later.

Referee Jonathan Kaplan gave it, but play was called back after the touch judge spotted a wayward line-out throw just seconds before Wilkinson found the target.

Wilkinson went off in the 54th minute, although it appeared to be for blood, rather than his shoulder, which meant a chance for experienced fly-half Paul Grayson.

Ireland sent on lock Paul O'Connell as a 57th-minute replacement for Gary Longwell, but England struck with a telling blow just two minutes later.

Centre Will Greenwood's pass split open the Irish defence, and his midfield colleague Tindall raced 30 metres for a crucial try.

Grayson converted before Wilkinson went back on, with England leading 20-6 going into the final quarter.

If the Grand Slam had been in doubt until Tindall's effort, it was put beyond all doubt when England scored their third try in the 64th minute.

Ireland's defensive wall took a ferocious battering, and Greenwood emerged with the ball from underneath a forward pile, claiming the try. Wilkinson kicked the conversion.

Try hero Tindall then departed with an injury, limping off, and England's subsequent midfield reorganisation saw wing Jason Robinson switch to centre, with replacement Luger going on the wing.

A 70th-minute Wilkinson penalty took England 30-6 in front - and Greenwood was soon gifted his second try of the match before Luger went over in the corner in injury-time.

Soon after the final whistle sounded, to the delight of Woodward and his players.

2002

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 5 0 0 156 75 10
England 4 0 1 184 53 8
Ireland 3 0 2 145 138 6
Scotland 2 0 3 91 128 4
Wales 1 0 4 119 188 2
Italy 0 0 5 70 183 0

 

 

2001

Country W D L F A Pts.
England 4 0 1 229 80 8
Ireland 4 0 1 129 89 8
France 2 1 2 92 116 5
Wales 2 1 2 125 166 5
Scotland 2 0 3 115 138 4
Italy 0 0 5 106 207 0

Ireland 20-14 England

England threw away a potential Grand Slam for the third time in three years as Ireland's passion proved too much at Lansdowne Road.

Last year it was Scotland; in 1999 Wales. This year Ireland completed the Celtic hat-trick to gleefully deny England the ultimate Six Nations prize.

England never settled and the Six Nations trophy will be scant consolation for a dismal, disorganised performance.

Ireland, inspired by a fine try from captain Keith Wood and roared on by the Dublin faithful, were behind only once and never looked back once Wood had powered over on 15 minutes.

Humphries opened up a 14-6 lead with his third successful penalty and England looked every inch a side who had not played together for six months.

Wilkinson kept them in the game by landing a penalty before Dan Luger set off on a wonderful run from his own 22, searing almost 60 metres only to be tapped by Stringer when a try seemed certain.

As the game entered its last quarter, Humphreys went off injured and one wondered if his departure would prove a turning-point.

But Ronan O'Gara came on and hoofed a mis-hit penalty to extend the lead to eight points and then landed another to make it 20-9.

Substitute Austin Healey sprinted through for an England try with four minutes left but heroic tackling saw Ireland home.

2000

Country W D L F A Pts.
England 4 0 1 183 70 8
France 3 0 2 140 92 6
Ireland 3 0 2 168 133 6
Wales 3 0 2 111 135 6
Scotland 1 0 4 95 145 2
Italy 1 0 4 106 228 2

1999

Country W D L F A Pts.
Scotland 3 0 1 120 79 6
England 3 0 1 103 80 6
Wales 2 0 2 109 126 4
Ireland 1 0 3 68 90 2
France 1 0 3 75 100 2

Date Game Result Venue
11 Apr 1999 Wales vs England 32-31 London (Wembley Stadium)
10 Apr 1999 France vs Scotland 22-36 Paris (Stade de France)
20 Mar 1999 Scotland vs Ireland 30-13 Edinburgh (Murrayfield)
20 Mar 1999 England vs France 21-10 London (Twickenham)
06 Mar 1999 Ireland vs England 15-27 Dublin (Lansdowne Rd)
06 Mar 1999 France vs Wales 33-34 Paris (Stade de France)
20 Feb 1999 England vs Scotland 24-21 London (Twickenham)
20 Feb 1999 Wales vs Ireland 23-29 London (Wembley Stadium)
06 Feb 1999 Ireland vs France  9-10 Dublin (Lansdowne Rd)
06 Feb 1999 Scotland vs Wales 33-20 Edinburgh (Murrayfield)

1998

Date Game Result Venue
5 Apr 1998 France vs Wales
51 - 0
London (Wembley Stadium)
4 Apr 1998 England vs Ireland
35 -17
London (Twickenham)
22 Mar 1998 Scotland vs England
20-34
Edinburgh (Murrayfield)
21 Mar 1998 Ireland vs Wales
21-10
Dublin (Lansdowne Rd)
07 Mar 1998 France vs Ireland
18-16
Paris (Stade de France)
07 Mar 1998 Scotland vs Wales
13-19
London (Wembley Stadium)
21 Feb 1998 Scotland vs France
16-51
Edinburgh (Murrayfield)
21 Feb 1998 England vs Wales
60 -26
London (Twickenham)
07 Feb 1998 Ireland vs Scotland  16 -17 Dublin (Lansdowne Rd)
07 Feb 1998 France vs England
24 -17
Edinburgh (Murrayfield)

1997

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 4 0 0 129 77 8
England 3 0 1 141 55 6
Wales 1 0 3 94 106 2
Scotland 1 0 3 90 132 2
Ireland 1 0 3 57 141 2

1996

Country W D L F A Pts.
England 3 0 1 79 54 6
Scotland 3 0 1 60 56 6
France 2 0 2 89 57 4
Wales 1 0 3 62 82 2
Ireland 1 0 3 65 106 2

1995

Country W D L F A Pts.
England 4 0 0 98 39 8
Scotland 3 0 1 87 71 6
France 2 0 2 77 70 4
Ireland 1 0 3 44 83 2
Wales 0 0 4 43 86 0

1994

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 3 0 1 78 51 6
England 3 0 1 60 49 6
France 2 0 2 84 69 4
Ireland 1 1 2 49 70 3
Scotland 0 1 3 38 70 1

1993

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 3 0 1 73 35 6
Scotland 2 0 2 50 40 4
England 2 0 2 54 54 4
Ireland 2 0 2 45 53 4
Wales 1 0 3 34 74 2

1992

Country W D L F A Pts.
England 4 0 0 118 29 8
France 2 0 2 75 62 4
Scotland 2 0 2 47 56 4
Wales 2 0 2 40 63 4
Ireland 0 0 4 46 116 0

1991

Country W D L F A Pts.
England 4 0 0 83 44 8
France 3 0 1 91 46 6
Scotland 2 0 2 81 73 4
Ireland 0 1 3 66 86 1
Wales 0 1 3 42 114 1

1990

Country W D L F A Pts.
Scotland 4 0 0 60 26 8
England 3 0 1 90 26 6
France 2 0 2 67 78 4
Ireland 1 0 3 36 75 2
Wales 0 0 4 42 90 0

1989

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 3 0 1 76 47 6
England 2 1 1 48 27 5
Scotland 2 1 1 75 59 5
Ireland 1 0 3 64 92 2
Wales 1 0 3 44 82 2

1988

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 3 0 1 57 42 6
France 3 0 1 57 47 6
England 2 0 2 56 30 4
Scotland 1 0 3 67 68 2
Ireland 1 0 3 40 90 2

1987

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 5 0 0 82 59 8
Ireland 2 0 2 57 46 4
Scotland 2 0 2 71 76 4
Wales 1 0 3 54 64 2
England 1 0 3 48 67 2

1986

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 3 0 1 98 52 6
Scotland 3 0 1 76 54 6
Wales 2 0 2 74 71 4
England 2 0 2 62 100 4
Ireland 0 0 4 50 83 0

1985

Country W D L F A Pts.
Ireland 3 1 0 67 49 7
France 2 2 0 49 30 6
Wales 2 0 2 61 71 4
England 1 1 2 44 53 3
Scotland 0 0 4 46 64 0

1984

Country W D L F A Pts.
Scotland 4 0 0 86 36 8
France 3 0 1 90 67 6
Wales 2 0 2 67 60 4
England 1 0 3 51 83 2
Ireland 0 0 4 39 87 0

1983

Country W D L F A Pts.
Ireland 3 0 1 71 67 6
France 3 0 1 70 61 6
Wales 2 1 1 64 53 5
Scotland 1 0 3 65 65 2
England 0 1 3 55 79 1

1982

Country W D L F A Pts.
Ireland 3 0 1 66 61 6
England 2 1 1 68 47 5
Scotland 2 1 1 71 55 5
France 1 0 3 56 74 2
Wales 1 0 3 59 83 2

1981

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 4 0 0 70 49 8
England 2 0 2 64 60 4
Scotland 2 0 2 51 54 4
Wales 2 0 2 51 61 4
Ireland 0 0 4 36 48 0

1980

Country W D L F A Pts.
England 4 0 0 80 48 8
Ireland 2 0 2 70 65 4
Wales 2 0 2 50 45 4
France 1 0 3 55 75 2
Scotland 1 0 3 61 83 2

1979

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 3 0 1 83 51 6
France 2 1 1 50 46 5
Ireland 1 2 1 53 51 4
England 1 1 2 24 52 3
Scotland 0 2 2 48 58 2

1978

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 4 0 0 67 43 8
France 3 0 1 51 47 6
England 2 0 2 42 33 4
Ireland 1 0 3 46 54 2
Scotland 0 0 4 39 68 0

1977

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 4 0 0 58 21 8
Wales 3 0 1 66 43 6
England 2 0 2 42 24 4
Scotland 1 0 3 39 85 2
Ireland 0 0 4 33 65 0

1976

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 4 0 0 102 37 8
France 3 0 1 82 37 6
Scotland 2 0 2 49 59 4
Ireland 1 0 3 31 87 2
England 0 0 4 42 86 0

1975

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 3 0 1 87 30 6
Scotland 2 0 2 47 40 4
Ireland 2 0 2 54 67 4
France 2 0 2 53 79 4
England 1 0 3 40 65 2

1974

Country W D L F A Pts.
Ireland 2 1 1 50 45 5
Scotland 2 0 2 41 35 4
Wales 1 2 1 43 41 4
France 1 2 1 43 53 4
England 1 1 2 63 66 3

1973

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 2 0 2 53 43 4
France 2 0 2 38 36 4
Ireland 2 0 2 50 48 4
Scotland 2 0 2 55 59 4
England 2 0 2 52 62 4

1972 (Championship not completed due to security concerns in Ireland)

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 3 0 0 67 21 6
Ireland 2 0 0 30 21 4
Scotland 2 0 1 55 53 4
France 1 0 3 61 66 2
England 0 0 4 36 88 0

1971

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 4 0 0 73 38 8
France 1 2 1 41 40 4
Ireland 1 1 2 41 46 3
England 1 1 2 44 58 3
Scotland 1 0 3 47 64 2

1970

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 3 0 1 60 33 6
Wales 3 0 1 46 42 6
Ireland 2 0 2 33 28 4
England 1 0 3 40 69 2
Scotland 1 0 3 43 50 2

1969

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 3 1 0 79 31 7
Ireland 2 0 2 61 48 4
England 2 0 2 54 58 4
Scotland 1 0 3 12 44 2
France 0 1 3 28 53 1

1968

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 4 0 0 52 30 8
Ireland 2 1 1 38 37 5
England 1 1 1 37 40 4
Wales 1 2 2 31 34 3
Scotland 0 4 4 18 35 0

1967

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 3 0 1 55 41 6
England 2 0 2 68 67 4
Ireland 2 0 2 17 22 4
Scotland 2 0 2 37 45 4
Wales 1 0 3 53 55 2

1966

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 3 1 0 35 18 7
Scotland 2 1 1 23 17 5
Wales 2 0 2 34 26 4
Ireland 1 1 2 24 34 3
England 0 1 3 15 36 1

1965

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 2 1 1 47 33 5
Ireland 2 1 1 32 23 5
Wales 2 0 2 55 45 4
England 1 1 2 15 28 3
Scotland 1 1 2 29 49 3

1964

Country W D L F A Pts.
Wales 2 2 0 43 26 6
Scotland 2 0 2 34 20 4
France 1 1 2 41 33 3
England 1 1 2 23 42 3
Ireland 1 0 3 33 53 2

1963

Country W D L F A Pts.
England 3 1 0 29 19 7
France 2 0 2 40 25 4
Scotland 2 0 2 22 22 4
Ireland 1 1 2 19 33 3
Wales 1 0 3 21 32 2

1962

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 3 0 1 35 6 6
Scotland 2 1 1 34 23 5
England 1 2 1 19 16 4
Wales 1 2 0 9 11 4
Ireland 0 1 3 9 50 1

1961

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 3 1 0 39 14 7
Wales 2 0 2 21 14 4
Scotland 2 0 2 19 25 4
England 1 1 2 22 22 3
Ireland 1 0 3 22 48 2

1960

Country W D L F A Pts.
France 3 1 0 55 28 7
England 3 1 0 46 26 7
Wales 2 0 2 32 39 4
Scotland 1 0 3 29 47 2
Ireland 0 0 4 25 47 0

 

1959
 Country P W D L For Against Points
France 4 2 1 1 28 15 5
Wales 4 2 0 2 21 23 4
Ireland 4 2 0 2 23 19 4
England 4 1 2 1 9 11 4
Scotland 4 1 1 2 12 25 3

1958
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 2 2 0 26 6 6
Wales 4 2 1 1 26 28 5
France 4 2 0 2 36 37 4
Scotland 4 1 0 3 23 32 2
Ireland 4 1 0 3 24 32 2
 
1957
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 4 0 0 34 8 8
Wales 4 2 0 2 31 30 4
Ireland 4 2 0 2 21 21 4
Scotland 4 2 0 2 21 27 4
France 4 0 0 4 24 45 0

1956
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 4 3 0 1 25 20 6
England 4 2 0 2 43 28 4
France 4 2 0 2 31 34 4
Ireland 4 2 0 2 33 47 4
Scotland 4 1 0 3 31 34 2

1955
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 4 3 0 1 48 28 6
France 4 3 0 1 47 28 6
Scotland 4 2 0 2 32 35 4
England 4 1 1 2 24 31 3
Ireland 4 0 1 3 15 44 1

1954
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 4 3 0 1 52 34 6
England 4 3 0 1 39 23 6
France 4 3 0 1 35 22 6
Ireland 4 1 0 3 18 34 2
Scotland 4 0 0 4 6 37 0

1953
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 3 1 0 54 20 7
Wales 4 3 0 1 26 14 6
Ireland 4 2 1 1 54 25 5
France 4 1 0 3 17 38 2
Scotland 4 0 0 4 21 75 0

1952
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 4 4 0 0 42 14 8
England 4 3 0 1 34 14 6
Ireland 4 2 0 2 26 33 4
France 4 1 0 3 29 37 2
Scotland 4 0 0 4 22 55 0

1951
 Country P W D L For Against Points
France 4 3 0 1 41 27 6
Ireland 4 3 0 1 21 16 6
Wales 4 3 0 1 29 35 6
England 4 1 0 3 13 40 2
Scotland 4 1 0 3 39 25 2

1950
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 4 4 0 0 50 8 8
Scotland 4 2 0 2 21 49 4
Ireland 4 1 1 2 27 12 3
France 4 1 1 2 14 35 3
England 4 1 0 3 22 30 2
 
1949
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Ireland 4 3 0 1 41 24 6
England 4 2 0 2 35 29 4
France 4 2 0 2 24 28 4
Scotland 4 2 0 2 20 37 4
Wales 4 1 0 3 17 19 2

1948
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Ireland 4 4 0 0 36 16 8
France 4 2 0 2 37 25 4
Scotland 4 2 0 2 15 31 4
Wales 4 1 1 2 23 20 3
England 4 0 1 3 16 35 1
 
1947
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 3 0 1 39 36 6
Wales 4 3 0 1 37 17 6
Ireland 4 2 0 2 33 18 4
France 4 2 0 2 23 20 4
Scotland 4 0 0 4 16 57 0

1939
Country P W D L For Against Points
Ireland 3 2 0 1 18 6 4
England 3 2 0 1 17 10 4
Wales 3 2 0 1 12 11 4
Scotland 3 0 0 3 12 32 0

1938
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 3 3 0 0 52 36 6
Wales 3 2 0 1 31 21 4
England 3 1 0 2 60 49 2
Ireland 3 0 0 3 33 70 0
 
1937
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 3 3 0 0 19 14 6
Ireland 3 2 0 1 24 16 4
Scotland 3 1 0 2 20 23 2
Wales 3 0 0 3 12 22 0

1936
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 3 2 1 0 16 3 5
Ireland 3 2 0 1 16 10 4
England 3 1 1 1 12 14 3
Scotland 3 0 0 3 15 32 0

1935
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Ireland 3 2 0 1 24 22 4
England 3 1 1 1 24 16 3
Wales 3 1 1 1 16 18 3
Scotland 3 1 0 2 21 29 2

1934
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 3 3 0 0 28 6 6
Wales 3 2 0 1 26 15 4
Scotland 3 1 0 2 25 28 2
Ireland 3 0 0 3 12 42 0

1933
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 3 3 0 0 22 9 6
England 3 1 0 2 20 16 2
Ireland 3 1 0 2 22 30 2
Wales 3 1 0 2 15 24 2

1932
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 3 3 0 0 28 17 6
England 3 2 0 1 32 23 4
Ireland 3 1 0 2 40 29 2
Scotland 3 0 0 3 11 42 0

1931
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 4 3 1 0 74 25 7
Scotland 4 2 0 2 47 44 4
Ireland 4 2 0 2 17 28 4
France 4 2 0 2 24 54 4
England 4 0 1 3 48 59 1

1930
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 2 1 1 25 12 5
Wales 4 2 0 2 35 30 4
Ireland 4 2 0 2 25 31 4
France 4 2 0 2 17 25 4
Scotland 4 1 1 2 26 30 3
 
1929
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 4 3 0 1 41 30 6
Wales 4 2 1 1 30 23 5
Ireland 4 2 1 1 24 26 5
England 4 2 0 2 35 27 4
France 4 0 0 4 12 36 0

1928
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 4 0 0 41 22 8
Ireland 4 3 0 1 44 30 6
Wales 4 1 0 3 34 31 2
France 4 1 0 3 30 48 2
Scotland 4 1 0 3 20 38 2
 
1927
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 4 3 0 1 49 25 6
Ireland 4 3 0 1 39 20 6
England 4 2 0 2 32 39 4
Wales 4 1 0 3 43 42 2
France 4 1 0 3 19 56 2

1926
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 4 3 0 1 45 23 6
Ireland 4 3 0 1 41 26 6
Wales 4 2 1 1 26 24 5
England 4 1 1 2 38 39 3
France 4 0 0 4 11 49 0

1925
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 4 4 0 0 77 37 8
Ireland 4 2 1 1 42 26 5
England 4 2 1 1 42 37 5
Wales 4 1 0 3 34 60 2
France 4 0 0 4 23 58 0

1924
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 4 0 0 69 19 8
Scotland 4 2 0 2 58 49 4
Ireland 4 2 0 2 30 37 4
France 4 1 0 3 25 45 2
Wales 4 1 0 3 39 71 2

1923
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 4 0 0 50 17 8
Scotland 4 2 0 2 46 22 4
Ireland 4 2 0 2 21 54 4
Wales 4 1 0 3 31 31 2
France 4 1 0 3 28 52 2

1922
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 4 3 1 0 59 23 7
England 4 2 1 1 40 47 5
Scotland 4 1 2 1 23 26 4
Ireland 4 1 0 3 19 32 2
France 4 0 2 2 20 33 2

1921
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 4 0 0 61 9 8
France 4 2 0 2 33 32 4
Wales 4 2 0 2 29 36 4
Scotland 4 1 0 3 22 38 2
Ireland 4 1 0 3 19 49 2

1920
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 4 3 0 1 58 23 6
Scotland 4 3 0 1 37 18 6
England 4 3 0 1 40 37 6
France 4 1 0 3 23 26 2
Ireland 4 0 0 4 22 76 0
 
1914
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 4 0 0 82 49 8
Ireland 4 3 0 1 29 34 6
Wales 4 2 0 2 75 18 4
Scotland 3 0 0 3 20 46 0
France 3 0 0 3 19 78 0

1913
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 4 0 0 50 4 8
Wales 4 3 0 1 35 33 6
Scotland 4 2 0 2 41 28 4
Ireland 4 1 0 3 55 60 2
France 4 0 0 4 11 67 0

1912
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 4 3 0 1 44 16 6
Ireland 4 3 0 1 33 34 6
Scotland 4 2 0 2 53 37 4
Wales 4 2 0 2 40 34 4
France 4 0 0 4 25 74 0

1911
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 4 4 0 0 78 21 8
Ireland 4 3 0 1 44 31 6
England 4 2 0 2 61 26 4
France 4 1 0 3 21 92 2
Scotland 4 0 0 4 43 77 0

1910
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 4 3 0 1 88 28 6
Scotland 4 3 0 1 46 28 6
England 4 2 1 1 36 14 5
Ireland 4 1 1 2 11 36 3
France 4 0 0 4 20 95 0
 
1909
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 3 3 0 0 31 8 6
Scotland 3 2 0 1 30 16 4
Ireland 3 1 0 2 13 38 2
England 3 0 0 3 19 31 0

1908
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 3 3 0 0 45 28 6
Scotland 3 1 0 2 32 32 2
England 3 1 0 2 41 47 2
Ireland 3 1 0 2 24 35 2
 
1907
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 3 3 0 1 29 9 6
Wales 3 2 0 1 54 6 4
Ireland 3 1 0 2 20 53 2
England 3 0 0 3 12 47 0

1906
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 3 2 0 1 31 17 4
Ireland 3 2 0 1 30 25 4
Scotland 3 2 0 1 19 21 4
England 3 0 0 3 18 35 0

1905
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 3 3 0 0 41 6 6
Ireland 3 2 0 1 31 18 4
Scotland 3 1 0 2 16 17 2
England 3 0 0 3 3 50 0

1904
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 3 2 0 1 28 27 4
Wales 3 1 1 1 47 31 3
England 3 1 1 1 36 20 3
Ireland 3 1 0 2 17 50 2

1903
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 3 3 0 0 19 6 6
Wales 3 2 0 1 39 11 4
Ireland 3 1 0 2 6 21 2
England 3 0 0 3 11 37 0

1902
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 3 3 0 0 38 13 6
England 3 2 0 1 20 15 4
Ireland 3 1 0 2 8 21 2
Scotland 3 0 0 3 8 25 0

1901
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 3 3 0 0 45 16 6
Wales 3 2 0 1 31 27 4
Ireland 3 1 0 2 24 25 2
England 3 0 0 3 9 41 0

1900
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 3 3 0 0 28 6 6
England 3 1 1 1 18 17 3
Scotland 3 0 2 1 3 12 2
Ireland 3 0 1 2 4 18 1
 
1899
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Ireland 3 3 0 0 18 3 6
Scotland 3 2 0 1 29 19 4
Wales 3 1 0 2 36 27 2
England 3 0 0 3 3 37 0

1898 (Championship Not Completed)
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 2 1 1 0 11 3 3
England 3 1 1 1 23 19 3
Wales 2 1 0 1 18 17 2
Ireland 3 1 0 2 12 25 2
 
1897 (Championship Not Completed)
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 1 1 0 0 11 0 2
Ireland 2 1 0 1 16 17 2
Scotland 2 1 0 1 11 15 2
England 3 1 0 2 21 27 2

1896
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Ireland 3 2 1 0 18 8 5
England 3 1 1 1 29 21 3
Scotland 3 0 2 1 11 6 2
Wales 3 1 0 2 10 33 2

1895
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 3 3 0 0 17 7 6
England 3 2 0 1 23 15 4
Wales 3 1 0 2 15 22 2
Ireland 3 0 0 3 6 17 0

1894
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Ireland 3 3 0 0 15 5 6
England 3 1 0 2 29 16 2
Scotland 3 1 0 2 6 12 2
Wales 3 1 0 2 10 27 2

1893
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Wales 3 3 0 0 23 11 6
Scotland 3 1 1 1 8 9 3
England 3 1 0 2 15 20 2
Ireland 3 0 1 2 0 6 1

1892
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 3 3 0 0 29 0 6
Scotland 3 2 0 1 9 7 4
Ireland 3 1 0 2 9 9 2
Wales 3 0 0 3 2 33 0

1891
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 3 3 0 0 38 3 6
England 3 2 0 1 19 12 4
Wales 3 1 0 2 9 26 2
Ireland 3 0 0 3 4 29 0

1890
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 3 2 0 1 9 1 4
Scotland 3 2 0 1 13 8 4
Wales 3 1 1 1 6 11 3
Ireland 3 0 1 2 3 11 1
 
1889 (Championship Not Completed)
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 2 2 0 0 5 0 4
Ireland 2 0 0 2 2 3 0
Wales 1 1 0 0 0 4 2
England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1888 (Championship Not Completed)
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Ireland 2 1 0 1 7 3 2
Scotland 2 1 0 1 3 1 2
Wales 2 1 0 1 1 7 2
England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
1887
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 3 2 1 0 29 1 5
Wales 3 1 1 1 4 23 3
Ireland 3 1 0 2 9 12 2
England 3 0 2 1 1 7 2

1886 (Championship Not Completed)
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 3 2 1 0 6 3 5
Scotland 3 2 1 0 21 0 5
Wales 2 0 0 2 3 12 0
Ireland 2 0 0 2 0 15 0

1885 (Championship Not Completed)
 Country P W D L For Against Points
Scotland 3 2 1 0 6 0 5
England 2 2 0 0 9 5 4
Wales 2 0 1 1 4 9 1
Ireland 3 0 0 3 3 8 0

1884
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 3 3 0 0 11 4 6
Scotland 3 2 0 1 13 4 4
Wales 3 1 0 2 8 9 2
Ireland 3 0 0 3 1 16 0

1882-3
 Country P W D L For Against Points
England 3 3 0 0 18 2 6
Scotland 3 2 0 1 14 5 4
Ireland 2 0 0 2 1 10 0
Wales 2 0 0 2 3 19 0

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