New 6 Nations Rugby Trophy Launched

A new trophy has been created for the RBS 6 Nations tournament which is due to start next month.

The previous trophy had been in use since 1993, when the tournament was still the 5 Nations, but the new trophy has 6 sides reflecting the fact that there have been 6 Nations competing since 2000.  It is the latest in a flurry of new major Rugby trophies, following on from the European Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup which will be presented for the first time this Spring.

The trophy itself is 75cm tall and weighs 7kg.  It is a silver cup but has a gold plated ‘6’ in each handle.  All three of the new major rugby cups that have been launched have added an extra design dimension to reflect the competition.  they’ve strayed away from the conventional cup designs and in doing so create something that is both unique and prestigious.