The winners of the Six Nations are presented with the Championship Trophy. This was originally conceived by the Earl of Westmorland, and was first presented to the winners of the 1993 championship, France.
The Grand Slam winners are awarded the Six Nations trophy (as tournament winners), but there is no special grand slam trophy – the Grand Slam is an informal honour recognising a Championship-winning team which has won all their games. A Grand Slam was therefore available in a total of 97 seasons to date.
The winning Union will receive the Guinness Six Nations Championship Trophy and Medals. Defeating all other five Unions means they will also get the title of 'Grand Slam Winner'. The Triple Crown goes to any of the four Home Unions (England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales) that defeat the other three.
The Auld Alliance Trophy is a trophy in rugby union awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between France and Scotland.
The Calcutta Cup is the oldest rugby trophy and a private affair, going back to 1878, and it is up for grabs this Saturday.
The All Blacks compete with Argentina, Australia and South Africa in the Rugby Championship, and have won the trophy eighteen times in the competition's 25-year history. The team has completed a Grand Slam tour against the four Home Nations four times (1978, 2005, 2008 and 2010).
England and Wales have won the championship the most times, both with 39 titles, but England have won the most outright titles with 29. Since the Six Nations era started in 2000, only Italy and Scotland have failed to win the Six Nations title.
The Six Nations is one of the oldest tournaments in rugby, having been played in one form or another for more than 138 years. It takes place every year between the top rugby union-playing countries in Europe.
The Six Nations Championship is the oldest international rugby tournament in the world, dating back to its original incarnation in 1883 and expanding to its current format of six teams in 2000. It consists of three highly competitive annual tournaments across men's, women's and U20s rugby.
France have been crowned 2022 Guinness Six Nations champions after defeating England in Paris to secure their first title and Grand Slam since 2010.
Since joining the competition, Italy have won 11 Six Nations games. They won their first-ever Six Nations game against Scotland at the Stadio Flaminio in Rome.
In rugby union, the Triple Crown is an honour contested annually by the "Home Nations" – i.e. Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales who compete within the larger Six Nations Championship. If any one of these teams defeat all three other teams, they win the Triple Crown.
Rugby enjoyed a surge in popularity because of its perceived greater patriotism and after the war many public schools that had hitherto played football switched to rugby union, because they believed its values were those they wished to instil in their boys.
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has bought a 14.3% stake in the Six Nations. The deal, which has been two years in the making, is worth £365m. The partnership will cover the men's, women's and U20 tournaments, as well as the autumn Internationals involving England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
Team A gets four points for the win, plus a bonus point for scoring at least four tries. Team B doesn't get any points for the loss, but gets two bonus points - one for losing by seven or less points, and the other for scoring four tries or more.
Italy last won a Six Nations match in 2015 when they beat Scotland 22-19 at Murrayfield. That win on the final day meant they avoided the Wooden Spoon.
England has won seven titles, lifting the trophy for the first time in 2000, then again in 2003, 2011, 2016, 2017 and 2020. Wales has won the six nations six times, lifting the trophy in 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2019 and 2021.
England have won the accolade the most times, having secured 26 Triple Crowns, with their most recent coming in 2020. Behind them comes Wales with 22 while Ireland have 12 and Scotland have ten.
Australia has by far the most successful rugby history over New Zealand, with almost double the wins as South Africa. The Wallabies have beaten the All Blacks forty-five times since 1903.
The answer: Rippa Rugby, a non-contact, small-sided version of the game that can be played anywhere, by kids as young as three years old. Every single primary school in New Zealand has a grass playing field. After a five-year campaign, every primary school in the country also has a Rippa Rugby kit and instruction DVD.
Winning Colors (1988), Genuine Risk (1980) and Regret (1915) are the only fillies to win the Kentucky Derby. Each raced against males in advance of running in the Kentucky Derby. Winning Colors and Genuine Risk are the only two fillies to compete in all three Triple Crown races.
Every year, hundreds of people come to the Bluegrass to visit a landmark known primarily only to horse people: Secretariat's grave at Claiborne Farm in Paris, just outside Lexington. Claiborne is the Fenway Park of Kentucky horse farms, one of the oldest and most respected operations.