A rundown of all the winners of the Six Nations rugby tournament and previous iterations

There have been multiple winners in the 128 tournaments (in all its guises) held since 1883. So we’ve put together a Six Nations Winners List for you.

England currently lead the way with the most outright championship victories, but Wales are only one behind. The most recent champions have been Ireland, who took a Grand Slam in 2023.

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England (29 outright wins, 10 shared wins)

France (18 outright wins, 8 shared wins)

Ireland (15 outright wins, 9 shared wins)

Italy (no wins)

Scotland (15 outright wins, 9 shared wins)

Wales (28 outright wins, 11 shared wins)

Listed below are the years in which each nation won the tournament.

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England won the first Six Nations in 2000 and have won the most tournaments outright (Getty Images)

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England

England are the most successful nation in the championship having claimed seven Six Nations titles. However, only two of those have been Grand Slams.

Clive Woodward’s 2003 squad beat Ireland in Dublin to secure a clean sweep while Eddie Jones took his 2016 group all the way in his first championship in charge at Twickenham.

England started the noughties in dominant fashion, winning in 2000 and 2001 before claiming that 2003 Grand Slam.

However, eight years passed before the 2011 success under Martin Johnson and it was another five years until Australian Jones delivered back-to-back successes.

England’s last title came in the Covid-disrupted 2020 Six Nations but two fifth-place finishes in the last four years were far below expectations.

Wales

Wales have won six Six Nations titles but an impressive four of those have been Grand Slams.

Mike Ruddock helped Wales to their first Grand Slam in 27 years in 2005 as they became the first side to win all their games with three out of five fixtures taking place away from home.

Warren Gatland coached two more all-conquering sides in 2008 and 2012 while Rob Howley oversaw the defence of the title in 2013 while Gatland was on British & Irish Lions sabbatical.

Six years elapsed before Gatland was able to claim another clean sweep in the last year of his first stint in charge in 2019 before his successor Wayne Pivac took Wales to the title in 2021.

France

France are joint second with Wales having won their sixth Six Nations title in 2022.

Les Bleus were a dominant force at the turn of the century, winning four out of six championships after claiming the 2002 Grand Slam.

France went unbeaten again in 2004 scooping both the 2006 and 2007 Six Nations crowns. Marc Lièvremont’s side swept aside all their opponents in 2010 but France then had to endure a 12-year wait for another title.

Fabien Galthié’s men delivered on their promise in style, sealing a fourth Grand Slam of the Six Nations era, equalling Wales’ tally.

Ireland

It took Ireland until 2009 to win the Six Nations but they have since won five in total. Brian O’Driscoll inspired the 2009 Grand Slam, a first for the Men in Green in 61 years and only their second ever.

Joe Schmidt led Ireland to the 2014 and 2015 titles before finally landing an elusive third Grand Slam in 2018 with Player of the Championship Jacob Stockdale running in seven tries.

In 2023, Ireland won the Grand Slam in Dublin – in front of their home fans – for the first time ever.

Scotland

Scotland may have won the last Five Nations in 1999 but they have never won the Six Nations.

Their best finish is third, which they have achieved on four occasions.

Italy

Italy have never managed to win the Six Nations, their highest finish of fourth came in 2013 following wins over France and Ireland.

Six Nations Winners List

Home Nations (1883-1909)

1883 – England

1884 – England

1885 – Not Competed

1886 – England & Scotland

1887 – Scotland

1888 – Ireland, Wales & Scotland

1889 – Scotland

1890 – England & Scotland

1891 – Scotland

1892 – England

1893 – Wales

1894 – Ireland

1895 – Scotland

1896 – Ireland

1897 – Not Competed

1898 – Not Competed

1899 – Ireland

1900 – Wales

1901 – Scotland

1902 – Wales

1903 – Scotland

1904 – Scotland

1905 – Wales

1906 – Ireland & Wales

1907 – Scotland

1908 – Wales (Grand Slam)

1909 – Wales (Grand Slam)

Five Nations (1910-1931)

1910 – England

1911 – Wales (Grand Slam)

1912 – Ireland & England

1913 – England (Grand Slam)

1914 – England (Grand Slam)

1915 – 1919 – World War I

1920 – Scotland, Wales & England

1921 – England (Grand Slam)

1922 – Wales

1923 – England (Grand Slam)

1924 – England (Grand Slam)

1925 – Scotland (Grand Slam)

1926 – Ireland & Scotland

1927 – Ireland & Scotland

1928 – England (Grand Slam)

1929 – Scotland 

1930 – England

1931 – Wales

Home Nations (1932-1939)

1932 – England, Ireland & Wales

1933 – Scotland

1934 – England

1935 – Ireland

1936 – Wales

1937 – England

1938 – Scotland

1939 – England, Ireland & Wales

1940 – 1946 – World War II

Five Nations (1947-1999)

1947 – England & Wales

1948 – Ireland (Grand Slam)

1949 – Ireland

1950 – Wales (Grand Slam)

1951 – Ireland

1952 – Wales (Grand Slam)

1953 – England

1954 – England, France & Wales

1955 – France & Wales

1956 – Wales

1957 – England (Grand Slam)

1958 – England

1959 – France

1960 – England & France

1961 – France

1962 – France

1963 – England

1964 – Scotland & Wales

1965 – Wales

1966 – Wales

1967 – France 

1968 – France (Grand Slam)

1969 – Wales

1970 – France & Wales

1971 – Wales (Grand Slam)

1972 – Not Competed

1973 – England, France, Ireland, Scotland & Wales

1974 – Ireland

1975 – Wales

1976 – Wales (Grand Slam)

1977 – France (Grand Slam)

1978 – Wales (Grand Slam)

1979 – Wales

1980 – England (Grand Slam)

1981 – France (Grand Slam)

1982 – Ireland

1983 – France & Ireland 

1984 – Scotland (Grand Slam)

1985 – Ireland

1986 – France & Scotland

1987 – France (Grand Slam)

1988 – France & Wales

1989 – France

1990 – Scotland (Grand Slam)

1991 – England (Grand Slam)

1992 – England (Grand Slam)

1993 – France

1994 – Wales

1995 – England (Grand Slam)

1996 – England

1997 – France (Grand Slam)

1998 – France (Grand Slam)

1999 – Scotland

Six Nations (2000-present)

2000 – England

2001 – England

2002 – France (Grand Slam)

2003 – England (Grand Slam)

2004 – France (Grand Slam)

2005 – Wales (Grand Slam)

2006 – France

2007 – France

2008 – Wales (Grand Slam)

2009 – Ireland (Grand Slam)

2010 – France (Grand Slam)

2011 – England

2012 – Wales (Grand Slam)

2013 – Wales

2014 – Ireland

2015 – Ireland

2016 – England (Grand Slam)

2017 – England

2018 – Ireland (Grand Slam)

2019 – Wales (Grand Slam)

2020 – England

2021 – Wales

2022 – France (Grand Slam)

2023 – Ireland (Grand Slam)

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