RBS Six Nations
Following a change in sponsorship, RBS Six Nations is now the official name for the Six Nations Championship. Comprising England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, the RBS Six Nations Championship has been one of the premier tournaments in the rugby calendar since its inception in 1883.
Each team must play each other once. Two points will be awarded for every win, one for a draw and no point will be given for the losing team.
Previously solid silver, the current RBS Six Nations trophy has been fitted with a 22 carat gold protective plate. This upgrade was necessary to save the trophy from corrosion due to the celebratory champagne toasts.
By winning the 2011 RBS Six Nations, the English rugby team can lay claim to 12 Grand Slam records.