After knowing all about Rugby Six Nations tournament, we are giving you important Six Nations Rugby Facts in this article so that you can know more about this oldest tournament of Rugby.
Important Six Nations Rugby Facts
- The Six Nations Rugby Tournament is one of the oldest Rugby Union tournaments which was started in the year 1883, which means it has already 130 years old.
- England has the honor of winning the most number of Six Nations Rugby tournaments. The English rugby team has won this tournament 26 times till now.
- England also has the distinction or winning most number of grand slams in this tournament. The grand slam term in the Six Nations Rugby tournament means, a team winning all their matches including the title during a tournament. England has achieved this feat 12 times.
- Wales have won the grand slam 10 times and France has won 9 grand slams till now.
- The Six Nations Rugby trophy is currently worth GBP 55, 000.
- Johnny Wilkinson, the English rugby player holds the record of scoring most number of points in a Six Nations Rugby game. Wilkinson scored 35 points against Italy in 2001.
- The team, which stands the last in the pool after the tournament is finished is awarded with a Wooden Spoon award, although there is no such trophy exist.
- The most number of Wooden Spoon has been won by Italy, which is 10 times: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014.
- Scotland has won the Wooden Spoon three times and Wales and France only once.
- England and Ireland have never won the Wooden Spoon award.
- The lowest stadium capacity in the history of Six Nations Rugby is Italy’s Stadio Flaminio which has a capacity of only 24, 973.
- Scotland was the last team to win the Five Nations Rugby which was converted to Six Nations Rugby after Italy was added in 2000.
- Since 1876 every Rugby match between England and Scotland is played for a ‘Calcutta Trophy’ even if the match is part of Six Nations Rugby. This trophy was made after melting Indian currency, coins and the contest is keenly contested.
- Princess Anne is the patron of the Scottish Rugby Union and she always remain present during Scotland’s game at the Six Nations Rugby tournament and she also briefly chats with all the players before the start of each game.