New Six Nations trophy unveiled

Date published: January 28 2015

The Six Nations will have a new trophy representing all six countries, with the new design unveiled at the 2015 Championship launch.

The new trophy was designed by silversmiths Thomas Lyte, and replaces the 1993 trophy which will now be retired.

The previous trophy represented the five countries in the tournament at the time, but this new one is six-sided to also symbolize the addition of Italy in 2000.

The names of past winners have been transferred onto the band of the plinth, with space for future winners.

This trophy is crafted from over 50 pieces. Hand spun from Sterling 925 Silver, the trophy underwent the process of casting, spinning, hand engraving and polishing.

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 new 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 this stunning trophy.

“We are delighted with the new RBS 6 Nations trophy,” said the Chief Executive of Six Nations Rugby, John Feehan.

“The trophy is a magnificent addition to Rugby’s Greatest Championship and we are looking forward to presenting it to the successful captain on the final weekend of the 2015 Championship.

“I would like to applaud the work of Thomas Lyte, who have produced a stunning trophy to match the status of our competition.”