2009 Six Nations Championship

The 2009 Six Nations Championship, known as the RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons, was the 10th Six Nations Championship, and the 115th international championship, an annual rugby union competition contested by the six major European national teams. The tournament was held between 7 February and 21 March 2009. The championship was contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

2009 Six Nations Championship
Ireland win over Scotland on 14 March 2009
Date7 February – 21 March 2009
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions Ireland (11th title)
Grand Slam Ireland (2nd title)
Triple Crown Ireland (10th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Millennium Trophy Ireland
Centenary Quaich Ireland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy France
Matches played15
Attendance981,963 (65,464 per match)
Tries scored56 (3.73 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Ronan O'Gara (51)
Top try scorer(s) Brian O'Driscoll (4)
Riki Flutey (4)
Player of the tournament Brian O'Driscoll
2008 (Previous) (Next) 2010

Ireland won the Grand Slam and Triple Crown, only their second Grand Slam, and first since 1948, and first Triple Crown since 2007. It was Ireland's second Grand Slam in total.[1]

England finished as runners-up, and also won the Calcutta Cup. The tournament featured the first Friday night game in its history, played between France and Wales at the Stade de France.[2]


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