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The Six Nations Championship, also known as the Guinness Six Nations, is an annual rugby union competition held between six European countries: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales. The tournament was first held in 1883 as the Home Nations Championship, which included only England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. In 1910, France joined the competition and it became known as the Five Nations Championship.

The tournament was suspended for several years due to the two World Wars, but it resumed in 1947. Italy was invited to join in 2000, making it the Six Nations Championship as we know it today.

The championship is held annually from February to March, with each team playing against the other five once, resulting in a total of 15 matches. The team with the most points at the end of the tournament is crowned the champion. Points are awarded based on the outcome of the matches, with 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw, and bonus points awarded for scoring four or more tries or losing by seven points or less.

The Six Nations Championship is one of the most prestigious rugby competitions in the world and is known for its intense and passionate matches. The tournament has produced many memorable moments and players over the years, including legendary players like Martin Johnson, Brian O’Driscoll, and Sergio Parisse.