The Six Nations Championship is an annual rugby tournament between six European Countries’
rugby teams - England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy. Prior to 2000
it was known as the Five Nations until Italy entered the competition.
The rules of the 6 Nations Championship involves each National Rugby Team playing
every other team once, with 2 points awarded for a win, one point for a draw and
no points for a losing team.
If a team wins all matches they have won the ‘Grand Slam’ and the rugby team that
finishes bottom of the group is said to have won the ‘Wooden Spoon’. The six nations
is seen as the European Championship of rugby and the winners are awarded with a
magnificent 6 Nations Trophy.