The winners of 2015 RBS 6 Nations Championship will lift a new trophy on March 21. It is only the second Championship trophy since 1883.
The new trophy is designed and crafted by world-renowned silversmiths Thomas Lyte. It will replace the 1993 edition, which is being retired as it represented the nations that took part in the pre-millennium Five Nations Championship.
The year 2000 marked the start of the Six Nations Championship, with the addition of Italy to England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This new Trophy is the first to truly represent all six participating nations in the RBS 6 Nations.
This new design keeps a vital element of the history of the Championship by transferring the names of past winners onto the band of the plinth, plus plenty of space for future winners. The trophy is crafted from over 50 pieces and is hand spun from sterling 925 silver.
The new trophy is made from 7kg of silver, stands 75cm high and is adorned with a gold-plated ‘6’ in both handles plus a rugby ball and crown device on the lid finial. It took over 200 hours to make this stunning trophy.