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Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Every year, we cannot help but get excited about the Six Nations. And already, the 2020 edition of the grand competition has us buzzing. Round One was excellent. However, while we enjoy all of the action on TV and will share lots of clips and gifs of wonderful moments from seasons gone by, there is more to see.

Below is a gallery of snapshots from previous seasons in Six Nations history. Many of them you may never have seen before. There are some absolute crackers in there so enjoy!

THE LIGHTER SIDE

Lets get off to a nice easy start with these funnier numbers…

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Mirror image: Martin Johnson faces his caricature in 2003 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Eye eye: Bernard Laporte after a loss to Scotland in 2006 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

That’s pants: Paul O’Connell with a familiar prank in 2009 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Cover: Cendric Heymans, 2005 (Getty Images)

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Cowboy: Fred Michalak, 2006 (Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Traffic offence: Scotland’s James Craig in a Ferrari, 2001 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Former club mates: Johnny Sexton and Nathan Hines, 2016 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Hands up: Sam Warburton and Ryan Jones, 2012 (Getty Images)

 

Slaps: England, 2011 (Getty Images)

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Shorts: Scott Murray, 2005 (Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATCH ACTION

There are some great snaps from general play…

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Anticipate: Noa Nakaitaci waits for the ball, 2017 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Hungry: England defend their line in 2000 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Diving in: England and Ireland jump to it in 2004. (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Doubled: Gavin Henson and Brian O’Driscoll, 2009. (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Always thinking: Cheeky Maxime Medard in 2013 (Getty Images)

 

Bookends: A Scotland double tackle in 2018 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Whack: Scott Williams on O’Driscoll, 2014 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Mine: Mike Brown and Ali Price, 2017. (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Spring: Mathieu Bastareaud dives for ball, 2018. (Getty Images)

 

Topless: Alex Dunbar loses his shirt, 2014. (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Pointed: England’s Joe Marler and Jack Nowell, 2017 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

One-handed: Virimi Vakatawa jumps to catch, 2016. (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Bingo: Alun Wyn Jones, Josh Navidi and Elliot Dee, 2019. (Getty Images)

 

THE ARTY ONES

Of course, no Six Nations is complete without a few arty shots thrown in!

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Lone piper: Performing at Murrayfield in 2018. (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

White lines: An aerial shot of snow in Rome, 2012 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

All alone: France’s Fulgence Ouedraogo in the changing room, 2013 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Catching light: Italian flanker Mauro Bergamasco, in 2007 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Lined up: England face their backroom staff, 2014 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Behind closed doors: Philippe Saint-Andre at a press conference, 2013 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Flash: England’s Jonny May runs with a ball in training, 2018. (Getty Images)

 

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Eyes on the prize: Prowling Sergio Parisse of Italy, 2016 (Getty Images)

 

Stunning Six Nations pictures through the years

Stretched out: France prepare to train, 2017 (Getty Images)

Which photo was your favourite? Maybe you have better memories or pictures of your own too. Why not let us know by contacting us on social media or by sending us an email at rugbyworldletters@ti-media.com

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