Women's Six Nations Championship

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Women's Six Nations Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016 Women's Six Nations Championship
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1996
No. of teams 6 (from 2002)
5 (1999–2001)
4 (1996–1998)
Country  England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Most recent
champion(s)
 France
(5th title in 2016)
Most titles  England (13 titles)

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 2006, a championship trophy was commissioned from silversmith Thomas Lyte, to be followed by a second trophy commissioned for the Under 20 Six Nations championship. Designed and created by Thomas Lyte, the trophies are made from sterling silver and feature engraving detail with the logos of the competing countries.[1]

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 - 2016)[edit]

 England  France  Ireland  Italy  Scotland  Spain  Wales
Tournaments 21 18 19 10 21 7 21
Outright Wins 13 5 2 0 1 0 0
Grand Slams 12 4 1 0 1 0 0
Triple Crowns 16 N/A 2 N/A 1 N/A 1
Wooden Spoons 0 0 5 2 7 2 5

Roll of Honour (1996 – 2016)[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)
2015 Six Nations Championship Ireland Ireland
2016 Six Nations Championship France France

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 2015 2016
England 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st  1st  1st  1st  1st  3rd 2nd 4th 2nd
France - - - 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd  3rd 4th  2nd  2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st
Ireland 3rd 4th 4th 5th - - 6th 5th 5th 5th 5th 4th  4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 3rd
Italy - - - - - - - - - - - 6th  5th 6th 5th 5th 5th 5th 4th 3rd 5th
Scotland 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 4th 5th 6th  5th  4th  6th 6th 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 5th 4th

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 2015 2016 P W L Percent
England 3 3 2 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 3 4 2 4 96 84 12 87.50
France - - - 3 3 2 5 3 5 5 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 87 66 21 75.86
Ireland 1 0 0 0 - - 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 3 5 3 4 3 88 35 53 39.77
Scotland 1 2 3 2 1 2 3 3 2 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 27 69 28.12
Wales 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 3 4 4 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 96 34 62 35.41
Spain - - -   2 2 2 0 3 1 0 - - - - - - - - - - 33 10 23 30.30
Italy - - - - - - - - - - - 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 3 2 50 14 36 28.00

Highest Team Scores[edit]

Wins by 50 points or more:

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]
79  England v Ireland (79-0) at Worcester 17/02/2002 [346]
76  France v Scotland (76-0) at Dijon 15/3/2013 [980]
 England v Italy (76-6) at Rome 09/02/2008 [657]
73  Ireland v Scotland (73-3) at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld 22/3/2015 [1107]
59  Ireland v Scotland (59-0) at Ashbourne 31/1/2014 [1022]

Other nations:

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

See also[edit]

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