The Six Nations Rugby Championship, which starts on Friday 6th February 2015, is without doubt the world's greatest rugby tournament.
Each year the collective fans of six proud nations – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – share in the passion and excitement of this feast of rugby. Some of the rivalries in this tournament date back more than 140 years, which simply adds to the sense of occasion. Six Nations tickets can be bought through the RFU for affiliated individuals. However, you can still purchase Six Nations tickets from ticket websites. Alternatively, try and win some at:
The first match of the 2015 Six Nations Championship is a Friday night fixture between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The following day, Ireland travel to Rome to begin the defence of their Six Nations title against Italy at Stadio Olimpico. Also on the Saturday, France and Scotland get their Six Nations campaigns underway at Stade de France in Paris. See the full fixture list below:
Each year, the RBS 6 Nations Championship Trophy is presented to the winning team. Below are some interesting facts regarding the trophy:
The idea of a Trophy for the Six Nations Championship was first thought of by the Earl of Westmorland, and was first presented in 1993 to France (the winners that season). The Six Nations Championship Trophy Trust holds this rugby trophy in trust. It is made of 200 ounces of sterling silver and is insured for £55,000. This crème de la crème of rugby trophies was designed by James Brent-Ward, a silversmith designer, and made by eight craftsmen at the London silversmith firm William Comyns. The inside of the Trophy was originally silver, but it became so tarnished from repeated fillings with champagne that it has been lined with 22 carat gold to protect it. For more information about the rugby trophy, please select the link below:
There are fifteen sides to the Trophy, representing each player, and three handles representing each official i.e the referee and two touch judges. Around the wooden base of the Trophy is the emblem of each of the six national unions. The handle, or finial, on the lid is interchangeable and represents the current champions. The finials of the five challenging teams are kept in a hidden drawer in the plinth throughout the Championship. The capacity of the Trophy is exactly five bottles of champagne, one for each of the original Five Nations, and the trophy has a lip at the rim, designed so that it is easy to drink from.
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