2012 Six Nations Championship

The 2012 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2012 RBS 6 Nations due to the tournament's sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 13th series of the Six Nations Championship. The annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship was contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

2012 Six Nations Championship
Date4 February – 17 March 2012
Countries England
Tournament statistics
Champions Wales (25th title)
Grand Slam Wales (11th title)
Triple Crown Wales (20th title)
Calcutta Cup England
Millennium Trophy England
Centenary Quaich Ireland
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy France
Matches played15
Attendance1,034,926 (68,995 per match)
Tries scored46 (3.07 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Leigh Halfpenny (66)
Top try scorer(s) Tommy Bowe (5)
Player of the tournament Dan Lydiate
Official websiteOfficial website
2011 (Previous) (Next) 2013

Including the competition's previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it was the 118th tournament of the annual European championship.

For the first time since 2008, there were no Friday night fixtures.[1]

Whilst Italy continued to play their home matches in Rome, they used the Stadio Olimpico instead of the Stadio Flaminio, which Italy had used for their home Championship fixtures since entering the competition in 2000.[2] The Championship was won by Wales, who achieved their third Grand Slam in eight tournaments.[3][4][5][6]

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