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Rugby - Six Nations Winners

The annual 6 nations rugby championship was previously known as the 5 nations championship and prior to that it was known as the home championship. It is an international round robin rugby union tournament where each team plays each other once, the champion being the team who accumulates the most points (2 points for a win, 1 for a draw).

The first tournament was played in 1883 between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, in 1910 France joined the tournament but was removed in 1930 because of player violence. France was invited back after the war in 1947. In 2000 Italy also joined the tournament and so it was renamed the 6 Nations Championship.

If a team beats all other teams and so scores maximum points it is known as a grand slam. If one of the 4 originally competing countries - England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales - beats each other then they win the Triple Crown. Up until 1994 if at the end of the tournament some teams had equal points then the honours were shared, since then equal point scoring teams are separated by try scoring difference.

Listed below are the winners of the 6 nations rugby championship since the war, including points scored and the winner of the triple crown.

 
Year Winner Points Scored Triple Crown
Winner
2006France8Ireland
2005Wales Grand SlamWales
2004France Grand SlamIreland
2003England Grand SlamEngland
2002France Grand SlamEngland
2001England8 
2000England8 
(Italy joins tournament - 5 nations becomes 6 nations)
1999Scotland6 
1998France Grand SlamEngland
1997France Grand SlamEngland
1996England 6England
1995England Grand SlamEngland
1994Wales6 
1993France6 
1992England Grand SlamEngland
1991England Grand SlamEngland
1990Scotland Grand SlamScotland
1989France6 
1988Wales & France6Wales
1987France Grand Slam 
1986France & Scotland6 
1985Ireland7Ireland
1984Scotland Grand SlamScotland
1983France & Ireland6 
1982Ireland6Ireland
1981France Grand Slam 
1980England Grand SlamEngland
1979Wales6Wales
1978Wales Grand SlamWales
1977France Grand SlamWales
1976Wales Grand SlamWales
1975Wales6 
1974Ireland5 
1973Five way tie4 
1972Incomplete - security concerns
1971Wales Grand SlamWales
1970Wales & France6 
1969Wales7Wales
1968France Grand Slam 
1967France6 
1966Wales7 
1965Wales5Wales
1964Scotland & Wales6 
1963England7 
1962France6 
1961France7 
1960France & England7England
1959France5 
1958England6 
1957England Grand SlamEngland
1956Wales6 
1955France & Wales6 
1954England, France
& Wales
6England
1953England7 
1952Wales Grand SlamWales
1951Ireland6 
1950Wales Grand SlamWales
1949Ireland6Ireland
1948Ireland Grand SlamIreland
1947Wales & England6 
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