Six Nations Under 20s Championship

The Six Nations Under 20s Championship is an international rugby union tournament. It is the under-20s equivalent of the Six Nations Championship. Originally the tournament was in an under-21 format but changed to under-20s in 2008. England were the inaugural winners and they have gone on to be the tournament's most successful team, winning nine titles. The tournament is played annually during February and March on the same weekends as the senior men's Six Nations.

Six Nations Under 20s Championship
Current season or competition:
2024 Six Nations Under 20s Championship
SportRugby union
Instituted2008; 16 years ago (2008)
Number of teams6
Country England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Holders Ireland (2023)
Most titles England (nine titles)
WebsiteWebsite

Winners edit

Six Nations Under 21s Championship
Year Winner Grand Slam Triple Crown Ref.
2004   England   England   England [1]
2005   Wales   Wales   Wales [2]
2006   England   England   England [3]
2007   Ireland   Ireland   Ireland [4]
Six Nations Under 20s Championship
Year Winner Grand Slam Triple Crown Ref.
2008   England   England   England [5]
2009   France [6]
2010   Ireland   Ireland [7]
2011   England   England   England [8]
2012   England   England [9]
2013   England [10]
2014   France   France   England [11]
2015   England [12]
2016   Wales   Wales   Wales [13]
2017   England   England   England [14]
2018   France [15]
2019   Ireland   Ireland   Ireland [16]
2020 Cancelled   Ireland [17][18]
2021   England   England   England [19]
2022   Ireland   Ireland   Ireland [20]
2023   Ireland   Ireland   Ireland [21]

Statistics edit

  England   France   Ireland   Italy   Scotland   Wales
Tournaments 20 20 20 20 20 20
Winners 9 3 5 0 0 2
Grand Slams 6 1 4 0 0 2
Triple Crowns 8 6 0 2
Wooden Spoon 0 0 0 7 7 1

References edit

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