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The Grand Slam

The Grand Slam


A Brief History Of The Grand Slam

A grand slam is where one team beats all their opponents during one year's competition. There is no official trophy for this achievement.

The term was probably first used in 1957 when The Times used the expression 'Grand Slam' to describe England's four wins in the (then) Five Nations Tournament.

No team has ever won three consecutive Grand Slams. In France it is called Le Grand Chelem.
Previous Winners Of The Grand Slam

Year
2010
2009
2008
2005
2004
2003
2002
1998
1997
1995
1992
1991
1990
1987
1984
1981
1980
1978
1977
1976
1971
1968
1957
1952
1950
1948
1928
1925
1924
1923
1921
1914
1913
1911
Winners
France
Ireland
Wales
Wales
France
England
France
France
France
England
England
England
Scotland
France
Scotland
France
England
Wales
France
Wales
Wales
France
England
Wales
Wales
Ireland
England
Scotland
England
England
England
England
England
Wales