Rugby Six Nations

Rugby Union Six Nations

The Six Nations Championship (often referred to as the RBS 6 Nations on account of the tournaments sponsor) takes place annually and is currently held by England, the winners of the tournament will be known as the European Champions.

All of the teams that are entering the tournament hope to win all their games to give them selves the title "Grand Slam Winners" (currently held by England) a victory by any home nation over the other three is referred to the "Triple Crown" and the team that ends the tournament at the bottom of the table gets the "Wooden Spoon." Another trophy on offer during the Six Nations is the Calcutta Cup which is awarded to winner of the Six Nations match between England and Scotland; it is currently held by England.

No Grand Slam for England

Ireland 24 - 8 England

A defeat in Ireland has denied in the England Rugby team the chance to claim the Grand Slam title and the Triple Crown trophy in the RBS 6 Nations but even though the team failed to win they are still able to named as winners of the 2011 RBS Six Nations Championship, which will be a major boost ready for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

England make it 4 for 4

England 22 - 16 Scotland

Martin Johnson's side continue their good form in the RBS 6 Nations with a narrow win over Scotland and claimed the Calcutta Cup

With just one game to go the odds of a Grand Slam for Martin Johnsons side are now just 8/15 on.

Moody still out but Flood returns for England

Lewis Moody chances of coming back into  the unbeaten England squad in time for their match against Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday look slim but Toby Flood comes back as fly half for the team after recovering from his Achilles injury.

Coach Martin Johnson will announce his team for the match against Scotland later today (Friday).

Moody set to miss three Six Nations Games

England have been dealt blow with an injury to Captain Lewis Moody.  He is out following a knee injury that he suffered during Bath's win over Aironi in the Heineken Cup.

Coach Martin Johnson will now have to find a replacement Captain, the most likely candidates are either Nick Easter or Mike Tindall.

England Squad Announced

Martin Johnson has detailed the players  from his 33 man elite squad that will be the line up for England when they take on Wales on the 4th February from the Millennium Stadium.

B Foden (Northampton Saints); C Ashton (Northampton Saints), M Tindall (Gloucester, capt), S Hape (Bath), M Cueto (Sale Sharks); T Flood (Leicester Tigers), B Youngs (Leicester Tigers); A Sheridan (Sale Sharks), D Hartley (Northampton Saints), D Cole (Leicester Tigers), L Deacon (Leicester Tigers), T Palmer (Stade Francais), T Wood (Northampton Saints), J Haskell (Stade Francais), N Easter (Harlequins).

Replacements: S Thompson (Leeds Carnegie), D Wilson (Bath), S Shaw (Wasps), J Worsley (Wasps), D Care (Harlequins), J Wilkinson (Toulon), M Banahan (Bath).

England RBS 6 Nations Fixtures