The records being chased by George North, Jonny Sexton and Alun Wyn Jones
This year’s Guinness Six Nations gets under way on February 6. Here, the PA news agency takes a statistical look at the annual tournament.
29 – England won their 29th title across the Home Nations, Five Nations and Six Nations Championships in last year’s delayed edition, two more than any other team.
13 – England also have the most grand slams, one more than Wales.
26 – O’Driscoll’s career try tally remains a record. Wales wing George North goes into this year’s tournament six behind.
8 – the record for tries by a player in one tournament, set in the Five Nations by England’s Cyril Lowe in 1914 and matched by Scotland’s Ian Smith in 1925. Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale holds the record for the Six Nations era with seven in 2018.
57 – France’s Romain Ntamack led all points-scorers in last season’s competition with three tries, nine conversions and eight penalties. Team-mate Charles Ollivon was the leading try-scorer with four.
25 – there have been 25 seasons of the women’s competition, though this year’s will be scheduled later in the year due to coronavirus. England have won 16, including 15 grand slams.
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