2011 Six Nations Championship
The 2011 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2011 RBS 6 Nations due to sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 12th series of the Six Nations Championship, and the 117th edition of the international championship. The annual rugby union tournament was contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, and was won by England.
|2011 Six Nations Championship|
|Date||4 February – 19 March 2011|
|Champions||England (26th title)|
|Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy||Italy|
|Attendance||920,618 (61,375 per match)|
|Tries scored||51 (3.4 per match)|
|Top point scorer(s)||Toby Flood (50)|
|Top try scorer(s)||Chris Ashton (6)|
|Player of the tournament||Andrea Masi|
This tournament was also notable for a major upset, with Italy beating 2010 champions France. Despite this upset, Italy still finished last, and was awarded the wooden spoon as a result. The champions were England, who won their first four matches, but were denied the Grand Slam and the Triple Crown by a defeat to Ireland.
Italy's Andrea Masi was named the Six Nations Player of the Championship, becoming the first Italian player to win the award with 30% of the voting. The runners up were Fabio Semenzato in second, Seán O'Brien in third and Toby Flood in fourth.