What are some of the best tries scored during the history of the competition? We take a look here.

Six Nations Greatest Tries

The biggest northern hemisphere international event that takes place every year, the Six Nations pits England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy up against one another over five weeks of action.

Given the standard of player that has appeared in the tournaments, it comes as no surprise that there have been some truly incredible tries scored during competition. Here, we have taken a look at some of the greatest. In no particular order…

Six Nations Greatest Tries

Mauro Bergamasco v Scotland 2001

Unexpected Speed: Bergamasco shocked the Scots with his pace (Getty Images)

Mauro Bergamasco scores after breaking from his own half against Scotland.

Elliot Daly v Wales, 2017

Elliot Daly gets clear of Alex Cuthbert to score England’s late match-winner in the corner in Cardiff. A sumptuous pass from Owen Farrell set up the memorable finish

Imanol Harinordiquy v Scotland 2011

Finish the job: Harinordiquy sprints for the line after a brilliant pass (Getty Images)

The move started in the French half where everything opened up for Harinordiquy after a through-the-legs pass from Francois Trinh-Duc.

Chris Ashton v Italy 2011

Swan dive: Ashton scores the 4th of his tries in 2011 (Getty Images)

Chris Ashton brings out the ‘Splash’ for his first try in the 59-13 win v Italy. He became the first England player since 1914 to score four tries in a championship match.

Sean Maitland v England, 2018

Sean Maitland gets a try as Scotland lift the Calcutta Cup for the first time since 2008.

Jason Robinson v France 2002

Speed Merchant: Robinson leaves the men in blue behind him (Getty Images)

Jason Robinson uses footwork and pace to scythe through the French defence back in 2002.

Sergio Parisse v France, 2016

Emotional Moment: Parisse scores his try against France (Getty Images)

Sergio Parisse gets emotional  after crossing the line from the back of a powerful driving maul at the Stade de France. But Italy still ended up on the wrong side of a 23-21 result.

Brian O’Driscoll v France 2000

Hat-trick Hero: O’Driscoll scores his 3rd try in 2000 against France (Getty Images)

Brian O’Driscoll breaks clear for his third try in a famous Ireland win in Paris.

Shane Williams v France 2010

13 points down with only a few minutes left Williams gave the Welsh hope with a stunning step and solo-try.

Gethin Jenkins v Ireland, 2005

Gethin Jenkins prepares to ground the ball after charging down a Ronan O’Gara kick. Wales went on to beat Ireland 32-20 to secure their first Grand Slam since 1978.

Brian O’Driscoll v France 2001

Just About: O’Driscoll squeezes the ball onto the line back in 2001 (Getty Images)

Just after half-time, O’Driscoll earned Ireland a famous win thanks to a try down the left-flank.

Wesley Fofana v England 2013

Wesley Fofana leaves England flailing during a try-scoring run down the wing.

Jacob Stockdale v Enland 2018

Jacob Stockdale helps to secure Ireland a Grand Slam by scoring in the win at Twickenham – and sets a new Six Nations record with seven tries in a single championship.

Stuart Hogg v Italy 2013

Stuart Hogg leaves Italian defenders in his wake as he breaks from his own 22 to run the length. His score followed an interception and helped Scotland to a 34-10 victory.

Dimitri Yachvili v England, 2004

Dominant Display: Yachvili scored 19 of France’s 24 points in 2004 (Getty Images)

Dimitri Yachvili’s solo try helps France to complete the Grand Slam v England.

Tommy Bowe v Wales, 2009

Tommy Bowe runs in a try as Ireland pip Wales 17-15 to seal a first Slam in 61 years.

Shane Williams v Scotland, 2010

Shane Williams gets the match-winner in the 82nd minute against Scotland.

Cian Healy v Wales 2013

Healy may have dotted the ball down but it was Simon Zebo’s skill with the boot that we all remember. A bad pass from Jamie Heaslip resulted in Zebo flicking the ball up with his left boot into his hands. A couple of phases went by before Healy scored.

Notable Five Nations Tries

Phillipe St Andre v England 1991

Jim Calder v Wales 1989

Rory Underwood v Scotland 1993

Gareth Edwards v Scotland 1972

Phil Bennet v Scotland 1977

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