Well, it’s finally here. After weeks of anticipation, the Six Nations returns this weekend with England kicking off their campaign against France at Twickenham.
Here, we look at some key numbers in England’s tournament history.
13 – England’s total haul of Grand Slams, with the reigning champions completing the clean sweep in 2016
27 – The number of total outright tournament wins by England, who have also shared the trophy ten times
54 – Jason Leonard’s record number of appearances in the Six Nations. Brian O’Driscoll holds the overall record with 64 caps in the tournament.
546 – Jonny Wilkinson’s competition points haul as England’s record points scorer. Ireland’s Ronan O’Gara retains the overall record of 557
18 – England’s record number of tournament tries, shared by Cyril Lowe and Rory Underwood. Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll holds the overall record of 26
82,319 – England’s highest home attendance in the competition. Murrayfield hosted 104,000 spectators in the tournament’s record crowd for the 1975 clash between Scotland and Wales
25 – England’s number of Triple Crown wins, the accolade awarded for victories over Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the same season. England have also received the Wooden Spoon for finishing last on 25 occasions
54.43 – England’s all-time tournament win percentage, leaving them top of the pile, with Wales second with 53.14 per cent and France third with 51.37 per cent.