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Another title for England – the story of the Six Nations in pictures

A 34-5 win over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico was enough to pip France to the title on points difference after they defeated Ireland 35-27 in Paris.

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England won their third Six Nations title in five years in Italy (Marco Lacobucci/PA)

England won their third Six Nations title in five years in Italy (Marco Lacobucci/PA)

England won their third Six Nations title in five years in Italy (Marco Lacobucci/PA)

England were crowned 2020 Guinness Six Nations champions on Saturday.

A 34-5 victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico was enough to pip France to the title on points difference after they defeated Ireland 35-27 in Paris.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the story of the competition in pictures.

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Wales and Italy kicked off the 2020 competition at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff (David Davies/PA)

Wales and Italy kicked off the 2020 competition at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff (David Davies/PA)

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Wales and Italy kicked off the 2020 competition at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff (David Davies/PA)

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Josh Adams scored a hat-trick as Wales, under new coach Wayne Pivac, hammered the Italians 42-0 (Adam Davy/PA)

Josh Adams scored a hat-trick as Wales, under new coach Wayne Pivac, hammered the Italians 42-0 (Adam Davy/PA)

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Josh Adams scored a hat-trick as Wales, under new coach Wayne Pivac, hammered the Italians 42-0 (Adam Davy/PA)

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Tempers flared as coach Andy Farrell started his Ireland reign with a 19-12 win over Scotland in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)

Tempers flared as coach Andy Farrell started his Ireland reign with a 19-12 win over Scotland in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)

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Tempers flared as coach Andy Farrell started his Ireland reign with a 19-12 win over Scotland in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)

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England left their comeback too late as Fabien Galthie’s France, who led 17-0 at half-time, triumphed 24-17 in Paris (David Davies/PA)

England left their comeback too late as Fabien Galthie’s France, who led 17-0 at half-time, triumphed 24-17 in Paris (David Davies/PA)

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England left their comeback too late as Fabien Galthie’s France, who led 17-0 at half-time, triumphed 24-17 in Paris (David Davies/PA)

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Ireland made it two wins from two by edging Wales 24-14 in Dublin (Donall Farmer/PA)

Ireland made it two wins from two by edging Wales 24-14 in Dublin (Donall Farmer/PA)

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Ireland made it two wins from two by edging Wales 24-14 in Dublin (Donall Farmer/PA)

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England bounced back to win the Calcutta Cup after beating Scotland 13-6 in Edinburgh (David Davies/PA)

England bounced back to win the Calcutta Cup after beating Scotland 13-6 in Edinburgh (David Davies/PA)

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England bounced back to win the Calcutta Cup after beating Scotland 13-6 in Edinburgh (David Davies/PA)

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After Italy lost to France 35-22, they also suffered a 17-0 defeat to Scotland in Rome (Andrew Matthews/PA)

After Italy lost to France 35-22, they also suffered a 17-0 defeat to Scotland in Rome (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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After Italy lost to France 35-22, they also suffered a 17-0 defeat to Scotland in Rome (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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France underlined their title credentials, battling past Wales 27-23 in Cardiff (Adam Davy/PA)

France underlined their title credentials, battling past Wales 27-23 in Cardiff (Adam Davy/PA)

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France underlined their title credentials, battling past Wales 27-23 in Cardiff (Adam Davy/PA)

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A 24-12 win over Ireland at Twickenham kept England’s title hopes alive (David Davies/PA)

A 24-12 win over Ireland at Twickenham kept England’s title hopes alive (David Davies/PA)

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A 24-12 win over Ireland at Twickenham kept England’s title hopes alive (David Davies/PA)

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A third straight win for England followed, as well as the Triple Crown, after condemning Wales to a third defeat in a row with a thrilling 33-30 victory at Twickenham (David Davies/PA)

A third straight win for England followed, as well as the Triple Crown, after condemning Wales to a third defeat in a row with a thrilling 33-30 victory at Twickenham (David Davies/PA)

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A third straight win for England followed, as well as the Triple Crown, after condemning Wales to a third defeat in a row with a thrilling 33-30 victory at Twickenham (David Davies/PA)

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Scotland blew the championship wide open by ending France’s winning run with a 28-17 success in Edinburgh in the final match before the coronavirus pandemic halted the tournament (Jane Barlow/PA)

Scotland blew the championship wide open by ending France’s winning run with a 28-17 success in Edinburgh in the final match before the coronavirus pandemic halted the tournament (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Scotland blew the championship wide open by ending France’s winning run with a 28-17 success in Edinburgh in the final match before the coronavirus pandemic halted the tournament (Jane Barlow/PA)

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After a seven-month break, the competition resumed with Ireland hammering Italy 50-17 behind closed doors in Dublin to move into pole position to win the title (Brian Lawless/PA)

After a seven-month break, the competition resumed with Ireland hammering Italy 50-17 behind closed doors in Dublin to move into pole position to win the title (Brian Lawless/PA)

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After a seven-month break, the competition resumed with Ireland hammering Italy 50-17 behind closed doors in Dublin to move into pole position to win the title (Brian Lawless/PA)

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Scotland ended their campaign with an impressive 14-10 win over Wales (David Davies/PA)

Scotland ended their campaign with an impressive 14-10 win over Wales (David Davies/PA)

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Scotland ended their campaign with an impressive 14-10 win over Wales (David Davies/PA)

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England ensured the title race went to the final game by seeing off Italy 34-5 in Rome (Marco Lacobucci/PA)

England ensured the title race went to the final game by seeing off Italy 34-5 in Rome (Marco Lacobucci/PA)

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England ensured the title race went to the final game by seeing off Italy 34-5 in Rome (Marco Lacobucci/PA)

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Antoine Dupont led France to a 35-27 victory against Ireland but could only finish as runners-up (PA)

Antoine Dupont led France to a 35-27 victory against Ireland but could only finish as runners-up (PA)

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Antoine Dupont led France to a 35-27 victory against Ireland but could only finish as runners-up (PA)


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