Women's Six Nations Championship

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Women's Six Nations Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 Women's Six Nations Championship
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1996
No. of teams 1996-1998: 4
1999-2001: 5
2002-2014: 6
Country  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Most recent champion(s)  France

The Women's Six Nations Championship is an international rugby union competition contested between six European women's national teams. The competition began as a "Home International Championship" for the four home nations in 1996.

In 1999 and 2000 France and Spain joined the competition to create the Five/Six Nations championship.

In 2007, the decision of the Six Nations committee to formally adopt the tournament saw Italy Women subsitituted for Spain Women and the title sponsorship of RBS included to produce a parallel tournament with the men's competition.

Overall (1996 - 2014)[edit]

 England  France  Ireland  Italy  Scotland  Spain  Wales
Tournaments 19 16 17 8 19 7 19
Outright Wins 13 4 1 0 1 0 0
Grand Slams 12 4 1 0 1 0 0
Triple Crowns 16 N/A 1 N/A 1 N/A 1

Roll of Honour (1996 – 2014)[edit]

1996 Home Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
1997 Home Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
1998 Home Nations Championship Scotland Scotland (Grand Slam)
1999 Five Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
2000 Five Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
2001 Five Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
2002 Six Nations Championship France France (Grand Slam)
2003 Six Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
2004 Six Nations Championship France France (Grand Slam)
2005 Six Nations Championship France France (Grand Slam)
2006 Six Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
2007 Six Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
2008 Six Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
2009 Six Nations Championship England England
2010 Six Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
2011 Six Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
2012 Six Nations Championship England England (Grand Slam)
2013 Six Nations Championship Ireland Ireland (Grand Slam)
2014 Six Nations Championship France France (Grand Slam)

Final positions[edit]

Home Nations
Five Nations Six Nations
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
England 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st  1st  1st  1st  1st  3rd 2nd
France - - - 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd  3rd 4th  2nd  2nd 2nd 2nd 1st
Ireland 3rd 4th 4th 5th - - 6th 5th 5th 5th 5th 4th  4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd
Italy - - - - - - - - - - - 6th  5th 6th 5th 5th 5th 5th 4th
Scotland 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 4th 5th 6th  5th  4th  6th 6th 6th 6th
Spain - - - - 3rd 3rd 4th 6th 3rd 4th 6th - - - - - - - -
Wales 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 5th 5th 4th 6th 6th 2nd 3rd  2nd  2nd  6th 4th 4th 4th 5th

Matches won[edit]

Home Nations
Five Nations Six Nations
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 P W L Percent
England 3 3 2 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 3 4 86 78 8 90.7
France - - - 3 3 2 5 3 5 5 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 3 5 77 58 19 75.3
Ireland 1 0 0 0 - - 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 3 5 3 78 28 47 59.6
Scotland 1 2 3 2 1 2 3 3 2 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 86 27 53 31.4
Wales 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 3 4 4 1 2 2 2 1 86 26 52 30.2
Spain - - -   2 2 2 0 3 1 0 - - - - - - - - 33 10 23 30.3
Italy - - - - - - - - - - - 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 40 9 28 22.5

Highest team scores[edit]

89  England v Scotland (89-0) at Twickenham 08/03/2011 [523]
86  England v Spain (86-3) at Madrid 11/02/2006 [523]
83  England v Wales (83-11) at Swansea 10/04/1999 [239]
81  England v Wales (81-0) at Cardiff Arms Park 04/02/2005 [474]:
79  England v Ireland (79-0) at Worcester 17/02/2002 [346]
76  England v Spain (76-0) at Imber Court 12/03/2005 [483]
 England v Scotland (76-0) at Esher 02/02/2013 [969]
 France v Scotland (76-0) at Dijon 15/3/2013 [980]
 England v Italy (76-6) at Rome 09/02/2008 [657]
72  England v Scotland (72-3) at London Welsh 21/3/2009 [733]
71  England v Spain (71-3) at Zaragoza 15/2/2004 [427]

Other nations:

59  Ireland v Scotland (59-0) at Ashbourne 31/1/2014 [1022]
45  Italy v Scotland (45-5) at Rome 23/2/2014 [1029]
48  Scotland v Spain (48-7) at Edinburgh 29/3/2004 [408]
20  Spain v Wales (20-0) at Madrid 2/3/2002 [348]
44  Wales v Spain (44-0) at Cardiff 15/2/2003 [395]

See also[edit]

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