Six Nations tournament: ranking of countries 1883-2016

This graph represents the ranking of the countries participating in the Six Nations men's rugby tournament XV from 1883 to 2016, in points. England had more than 1,000 points during this period and ranked first according to the system of calculation.

Ranking of countries participating in the Six Nations rugby tournament from 1883 to 2016*

Number of participations
England1,006
Wales975
Ireland883
Scotland869
France757
Italy110
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Source

Release date

January 2017

Region

France, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales)

Survey time period

1883 - 2016

Supplementary notes

* England has two fewer participations in the competition because it was boycotted in 1888 and 1889 by the other teams. France joined the tournament in 1910 and was excluded from 1931 to 1939. Italy joined the tournament in 2000.

The calculation is based on three points per win, two points per draw and one point per defeat.

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