Six Nations Winners: a look back at the illustrious history of the tournament

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The captains of the Six Nations at the launch of the tournament - AFP

The 2020 Six Nations begins on February 1 when Wales take on Italy. This year's competition is expected to be a very open affair, with England, Ireland, France and Wales all having squads with similar ability.

A historical look at the competition, as it enters its twentieth year of existence, reveals that England have been the strongest team. England have won the most tournaments (six) and won the most matches (69). 

However, Wales have won the most Grand Slams winning four. Italy have the worst record, only winning 12 of their 100 matches in the competition.

Wales were crowned champions in 2019, but are under new management this time around. A fascinating tournament awaits to see who will be crowned champions in 2020.