Six Nations: Records and facts

  • Last Updated: January 28 2014, 0:22 GMT

We pick out some of the more interesting records, facts and figures from the history of the Five/Six Nations Championship.

Scotland won the Five Nations back in 1999
Scotland won the Five Nations back in 1999

RECORDS, FACTS AND FIGURES

  • England and Wales have jointly won most championship titles, but England have claimed most Grand Slams (12) and Triple Crowns (23).
  • Biggest victory: England 80 Italy 23, Twickenham 2001.
  • Most appearances: 63 - Ronan O'Gara (Ireland).
  • Most tries: 26 - Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland).
  • Most team points in a season: 229 - England 2001.
  • Most individual career points: 557 - Ronan O'Gara (Ireland).
  • Most individual points in a season: 89 - Jonny Wilkinson (England) 2001.
  • Most points in one game: 35 - Jonny Wilkinson (England) versus Italy 2001.
  • Most team tries in a season: 29 - England 2001.
  • Most tries in one game: 5 - George Lindsay (Scotland) versus Wales 1887.
  • 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 (12/5), France (5/2), Ireland (11/2), Scotland (33/1) and Italy (100/1).
  • 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.
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