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The Triple Crown

The Triple Crown


A Brief History Of The Triple Crown

the Triple Crown is contested annually by the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland as part of the Six Nations Championship. If any one team manages to win all their games against the other three, then they win the Triple Crown.

No-one is altogether sure what the origins of the name 'Triple Crown' are. The Irish Times has the first recorded use of the term in its introduction to the newspaper's Ireland v Wales match report on Monday, 12 March 1894.

The name may derive from the Triple Crown of James I/VI who was the first King to rule over England, Scotland and Ireland. Wales at that time was treated as being part of England and not a separate entity. In Act 4, scene I of Macbeth, Macbeth refers to King James' "treble sceptre".
Previous Winners Of The Triple Crown

Year
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
1998
1997
1996
1995
1992
1991
1990
1988
1985
1984
1982
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1971
1969
1965
1960
1957
1954
1952
1950
1949
1948
1938
1937
1934
1933
1928
1925
1924
1923
1921
1914
1913
1911
1909
1908
1907
1905
1903
1902
1901
1900
1899
1895
1894
1893
1892
1891
1884
1883
Winners
Ireland
Wales
Ireland
Ireland
Wales
Ireland
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
Scotland
Ireland
England
Wales
Wales
Wales
Wales
Wales
Wales
Wales
England
England
England
Wales
Wales
Ireland
Ireland
Scotland
England
England
Scotland
England
Scotland
England
England
England
England
England
Wales
Wales
Wales
Scotland
Wales
Scotland
Wales
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
Scotland
Ireland
Wales
England
Scotland
England
England