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6 Nations Championship

6 Nations Championship


A Brief History Of 6 Nations Championship

In 1871 , England and Scotland played the first rugby union international. Wales and Ireland joined battle in the 1880 s, and the Home International Championships began.

In 1910 , the French, who had played in four of the tournaments up to that time, coined the phrase "Five Nations", but by 1931 the inadequacies of the French game's administration led to the Home Unions halting relations with them. Due to this, the championship became an entirely domestic affair for eight years and France rejoined in 1939-40, with the outbreak of World War Two delaying their re-entry for a further eight years.

In 2000 with the addition of the Italian Rugby team, the Five Nations became Six , adding a new dimension to the development and history of Northern hemisphere rugby.
Previous Winners Of 6 Nations Championship

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Ireland
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France
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France
England
France
England
England
Scotland
France
France
England
England
Wales
France
England
England
Scotland
France
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France
France & Scotland
Ireland
Scotland
France & Ireland
Ireland
France
England
Wales
Wales
France
Wales
Wales
Ireland
Five Teams Shared Title
No Competition
Wales
France & Wales
Wales
France
France
Wales
Wales
Scotland & Wales
England
France
France
England & France
France
England
England
Wales
France & Wales
England, France & Wales
England
Wales
Ireland
Wales
Ireland
Ireland
England & Wales
1939/1946 League suspended due to World War Two
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1931
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England, Ireland & Wales
Scotland
England
Wales
Ireland
England
Scotland
England, Ireland & Wales
Wales
England
Scotland
England
Ireland & Scotland
Ireland & Scotland
Scotland
England
England
Wales
England
England, Scotland & Wales
1915/1919 League suspended due to World War One
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1911
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England
England
England & Ireland
Wales
England
Wales
Wales
Scotland
Ireland & Wales
Wales
Scotland
Scotland
Wales
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
No Competition
Ireland
Scotland
Ireland
Wales
England
Scotland
England & Scotland
No Competition
Scotland
England & Scotland
No Competition
England
England
England