New trophy for Six Nations

The winners of the 2015 Six Nations will lift a new six-sided trophy on 21 March.

This is only the second trophy since 1883 to be created for the European championship. The new trophy will replace the 1993 edition, which is being retired as it represented the nations that took part in the pre-millennium Five 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, with space for future winners.

The body of the trophy is crafted from a single sheet of sterling silver, with the six-sided shape representing each competing nation with each nation's crest, as well as the year they joined the championship engraved on the plinth.

The trophy is made from 7kg of silver, stands at 75cm high and is adorned with a gold-plated '6' in both handles and a rugby ball and crown device on the lid finial. Over 200 craft hours have been used to make it.

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Simon Borchardt