Highest Score in Six Nations history


With the six nations well underway and each team having already played 3 games, it’s time to take a look back into the history books and see what the highest win in six nations history was.

As things stand, it seems France are leading the charge with 3/3 wins. So far so good, they have convincingly beaten Italy (37-10), Ireland (30-24) and Scotland (17-36). Wales are who they face next, who showed great fight against England towards the latter  stages of the game and nearly pulled off a marvellous comeback, only to just fall short, being beaten 23-19. After they face Wales, they then have to play England, who are the most successful team in the six nations competition to date.

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Who Holds The Record For The Highest Six Nations Score?

Throughout the history of the six nations, there have been some close beatings, then there have been some batterings. The highest beating to be recorded in history was way back in 2001. The venue was Twickenham, home to one of the most frightening looking England sides ever to be seen in the six nations. 

On this particular day, England thrashed an Italian side, 80 points to 23. This would go down in history  as the biggest win for any team in the competition. To make matters worse for Italy, they had not long been in the competition, having only been in it for 1 year.

Luckily, 75,000 fans packed inside the ground to watch such a notorious victory. England’s star man Jonny Wilkinson scored 4 penalties and 9 conversions. As well as this being the biggest victory, it is also the most points scored by any team, in a single match, in the tournament.

Unfortunately for England, despite such dominance in this game, they couldn’t manage to continue this form to win the Grand Slam that year. This does not mean to say that they underperformed throughout the season, as only 11 out of 22 Six Nations have ended with a Grand Slam. This emphasises the difficulty of a Grand Slam victory and just how special it is when a team does manage to win it.

Deciding Grand Slam Matches

Some of the journeys that the six nation teams have been on in order to receive a grand slam victory has been truly remarkable. Over the years we have been spoiled with some nail-biting matches that really have shaken up the rugby world.

Let’s start with Wales, back in 2005. From start to finish, their Six Nation triumph was top draw. They began with a famous win against England, in Cardiff. The first instance of this since 1993, which probably gave them the motivation and momentum to power on through to the end. 

Despite an unfortunate run of 3 away fixtures, it didn’t seem to phase them as they won all of them; quite convincingly too.

Ireland have also broken some records they will be happy to see the back of in involvement in the six nations. Back in 2009, they won the competition for the first time in 24 years. Let’s also not forget England, back in 2013, beating France in their own back yard to complete the grand slam, under Eddie Jones. Let’s also not forget that this was the first campaign for the Australian.

These huge grand slam victories can be few and far between, but nonetheless it does keep us excited for future competitions, including this 2022 competition! Here’s hoping for more record breaking. You can follow all the six nations updates on the go and make sure you don’t miss any of the action. If you do miss any of the action, be sure to watch the highlights on BBC.