2013 Six Nations Championship
The 2013 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2013 RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 14th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. It was contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
|2013 Six Nations Championship|
|Date||2 February – 16 March 2013|
|Champions||Wales (26th title)|
|Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy||Italy|
|Attendance||1,042,965 (69,531 per match)|
|Tries scored||37 (2.47 per match)|
|Top point scorer(s)||Leigh Halfpenny (74)|
|Top try scorer(s)||Alex Cuthbert (4)|
|Player of the tournament||Leigh Halfpenny|
|Official website||Official website|
Including the competition's previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it was the 119th edition of the tournament. Wales won the tournament for the second time in two years, the first time they had won back-to-back championships since their 1978 and 1979 wins. France collected the wooden spoon by finishing last for the first time since 1999. It was also the first time every team managed to win at least 3 competition points (the equivalent of a win and a draw or three draws) since 1974.