Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Rugby

Six Nations facts and figures

* The first Six Nations game was played on February 5, 2000 in Rome, when Italy beat Scotland 34-20.

* England were crowned the inaugural Six Nations champions.

* France have landed the most Six Nations titles, winning silverware five times.

* A Grand Slam has been achieved on eight occasions during the Six Nations' 14-season history. Wales and France have each completed a clean sweep three times, England once and Ireland once.

* If Wales win the Six Nations this season they will become the first country to secure a hat-trick of titles.

* France and England jointly hold the record for most Six Nations victories, with 47.

* Wales are 15/8 favourites to win this season's Six Nations, followed by England (5/2), France (3/1), Ireland (5/1), Scotland (25/1) and Italy (80/1).

* Italy have won just 11 of their 70 Six Nations Tests, drawn one and lost 58.

* Scotland lifted the last Five Nations title in 1999, but they have never won the Six Nations.

* Of the 210 games played in Six Nations Championship history, only five were draws.

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph