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Delve into the history of the Six Nations here at RugbyPass. Whether you’re a life-long rugby fan, a casual viewer or a complete rugby novice, our Six Nations history page is the perfect way to enhance your knowledge. Take a deep dive into every tournament with our year-by-year Six Nations guides below.

Six Nations: What is the Centenary Quaich trophy?

Whether you’re an avid Irish fan or a steadfast Scottish supporter, we’ve outlined the Centenary Quaich history and results below. Here’s everything you need to know about this Six Nations rivalry trophy.

Six Nations: What is the Doddie Weir Cup?

The Doddie Weir Cup is one of the newest rivalry trophies at the Six Nations. Every year, Scotland and Wales meet during the Championship and play for the right to lift this stunning silver trophy.

Six Nations: What is the Auld Alliance Trophy?

The Auld Alliance Trophy is one of the trophies up for grabs during the annual Six Nations Championship. For French and Scottish fans, this trophy is of great importance.

2022 Six Nations Championship in Review

From France’s first Six Nations win in 12 years to Italy’s stunning victory over Wales, rediscover highlights and stats from the 2022 Six Nations Championship.

2021 Six Nations Championship in Review

From England’s losses and France’s disappointment to Wales’ 28th Championship win, explore the Six Nations results from 2021 here at RugbyPass.

2020 Six Nations Championship in Review

From the points difference that secured England’s win to Wales’ worst finish in 13 years, review the Six Nations 2020 with the rugby gurus at RugbyPass.

2019 Six Nations Championship in Review

Review the 2019 Six Nations at RugbyPass. Click here for the highlights, including England’s triumph over France and Scotland’s epic round-five comeback.

2018 Six Nations Championship in Review

From Ireland’s third Grand Slam to England’s worst Championship campaign since 1983, click here to read all of the highlights from the 2018 Six Nations.

2017 Six Nations Championship in Review

From the 100-minute clash between France and Wales to England’s 28th outright title, rediscover the Six Nations 2017 with the rugby gurus at RugbyPass.

2016 Six Nations Championship in Review

From England's Grand Slam to Italy's 29 conceded tries, click to revisit the results of every 2016 Six Nations match at RugbyPass.

2015 Six Nations Championship in Review

Explore the best tries, stunning comebacks and fierce Super Saturday clashes of the 2015 Six Nations with the rugby gurus at RugbyPass.

2014 Six Nations Championship in Review

Click here to review the 2014 Six Nations Championship. Read about Ireland’s 12th title and England’s 24th Triple Crown with the rugby gurus at RugbyPass.

2013 Six Nations Championship in Review

From Italy’s victory over France to Wales’ emphatic Super Saturday win, explore the 2013 Six Nations scores and points table at RugbyPass.

2012 Six Nations Championship in Review

Explore the 2012 Six Nations with the rugby gurus at RugbyPass. Click here to relive Wales’ 11th Grand Slam and Scotland’s wooden spoon.

2011 Six Nations Championship in Review

Explore the 2011 Six Nations at RugbyPass. Click here to review every match, from Italy’s shock win over France to Wales' controversial try against Ireland.

Which Team has Won the Most Six Nations Grand Slams?

Do you know which team has won the most Six Nations Grand Slams? Discover which nation holds the record with the rugby gurus at RugbyPass.

Every Six Nations Player of the Tournament

From Irish legend Brian O’Driscoll to French behemoth Antoine Dupont, read about every Six Nations Player of the Championship here at RugbyPass.

Six Nations Winners: Who Has Won the Most Six Nations?

From England’s impressive Six Nations record to the all time Six Nations winners list, click here to find out who has won the most Six Nations titles.

Six Nations: The Southern Hemisphere’s Perspective

We’ve spoken with a number of rugby legends and former players from various Southern Hemisphere sides to get a better understanding of how the Six Nations is viewed and perceived around the world.

Who Makes the Six Nations Greatest XV? Our Fans and Experts Make their Selections

The RugbyPass fanbase and several rugby legends have had their say on who makes it into the Greatest Six Nations XV. Find out more here.

10 Most Capped Six Nations Players of All Time

From Italy rugby legend Sergio Parisse to Welsh behemoth Gethin Jones, discover the most capped Six Nations players with the rugby gurus at RugbyPass.

The Top Six Nations Try Scorers of All Time

With records that date back to the early 1900s, click here to discover which seven players have scored the most tries in Six Nations and Five Nations history.

Top 10 Six Nations Point Scorers of All Time

From Gavin Hastings and Leigh Halfpenny to Jonny Wilkinson and Johnny Sexton, read all about the 6 Nations all time top points scorers at RugbyPass.

Six Nations: What is the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy?

Whether you’re a fervent Six Nations fan or you’re new to the Championship, here are the key facts about the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy.

Six Nations: What is the Millennium Trophy?

The Millennium Trophy is a rugby union trophy that is awarded at the Six Nations. Introduced during the 1980s, this Viking helmet-shaped design is one of the Championship’s most distinctive trophies.

Calcutta Cup History: What is the Calcutta Cup?

The Calcutta Cup is one of the rivalry trophies claimed during the Six Nations. It’s also the oldest trophy in international rugby. Each year, England and Scotland compete to win this historic rugby trophy.

Six Nations: What is the Cuttitta Cup?

If you’re an Italian or a Scottish rugby fan, then you probably know all about the Cuttitta Cup. However, as it’s the newest rivalry trophy, you might also have questions about this piece of silverware.

What is the Six Nations Grand Slam and Who Has Won it the Most Times?

The Grand Slam is one of rugby union’s greatest accolades. As the highest honour awarded at the Six Nations, this title is only claimed if the Championship-winning team wins all five of their matches.

Triple Crown History: What is the Six Nations Triple Crown?

The Triple Crown is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards at the Six Nations. Although the honour dates back to the late 19th century, the Triple Crown trophy wasn’t introduced until 2006.

The Six Nations Venues & Stadiums: Where Will This Year’s Matches Be Held?

From the United Kingdom to France and Italy, we’ve taken a closer look at each of the Six Nations venues. Here’s a full rundown on the eight stadiums that will host matches during the 2024 tournament.

The Six Nations Rules Explained

Whether watching the Six Nations is an annual tradition or you’ll be viewing this year’s tournament for the first time, you might have questions about the Six Nations rules.

Six Nations: Players to Watch in 2024

Which players could make their mark at this year’s Six Nations? Now that the 2024 squads have been announced, here are the Six Nations players to watch from each team.

Best Six Nations Tries of All Time

From Brian O’Driscoll’s hat trick in 2000 to Jonny May’s flying try in 2021, find out if your favourite Six Nations tries have made the ultimate list at RugbyPass.

2024 Six Nations Referees & Match Officials

The match officials for the 2024 Six Nations matches have been revealed. This year’s Six Nations referees include a host of familiar names, as well as several new appointments who will be making their debuts.

The Best Six Nations Games Ever

Which Six Nations matches deserve to be remembered as the greatest? From teams that truly overpowered their opponents to shocking last-minute results, here’s our guide to the best Six Nations games ever.

Five Nations Rugby and the Home Nations Championship

Widely regarded as one of the best tournaments in the rugby calendar, the Six Nations is also the oldest rugby competition in the world. In fact, the history of the Six Nations dates all the way back to 1883, when England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales formed the Home Nations Championship.

As rugby became more popular, the tournament grew and welcomed teams from overseas. The first expansion in Six Nations history occurred in 1910, with the addition of France. As a result, the competition was renamed as the Five Nations Championship. The second rebrand took place in 2000, when Italy joined the formidable line-up.

History of the Six Nations

The Six Nations brings together the six greatest rugby sides in the northern hemisphere: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. This current format has existed since 2000 and the competition is contested every year.

In addition to line-up alterations, the tournament has undergone a number of sponsorship changes. Today, the Six Nations has become better known as the Guinness Six Nations. This is thanks to a sponsorship deal that saw Guinness sign as the title sponsor from 2019 to 2024.

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