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