Six Nations in numbers: Top performers, breaking winless streaks, tackle warriors and more

Dylan Coetzee
Split with Scotland's Duhan van der Merwe, Ireland celebrating and England's Ben Earl.

Split with Scotland's Duhan van der Merwe, Ireland celebrating and England's Ben Earl.

Following the conclusion of the 2024 Six Nations, where Ireland were crowned the best team in Europe, here’s a look at the Championship in numbers.


19 – The number of tries scored by Ireland in their five Tests en route to a second Six Nations title in as many years.

6 – Ireland claimed the Six Nations title for the sixth time, equalling France, England and Wales’ tally and are now just one behind England.

16 – It is their 16th title overall, including titles won during the Home Nations (4) and Five Nations (6).

11 – Ireland managed to equal the record win streak in the Six Nations with 11 on the bounce but failed to add a 12th and take it for themselves.

144 – Andy Farrell’s side scored the most points in the 2024 edition clearing the next best-placed side, France, by 16 points.

56.1% – The champions managed to have the fastest ruck ball with more than half of their breakdowns lasting three seconds or less.

478 – Superstar wing James Lowe was dominant with ball in hand and finished the tournament with the most metres gained.


63 – Despite having a slow start by his standards, Frenchman Thomas Ramos pipped Scotland’s Finn Russell in the race for the top-points scorer.

13 – The number of penalties kicked by Ramos, as well as the number of conversions Ireland’s Jack Crowley kicked in the tournament.

5 – Two men finished as top scorers as Scotland’s Duhan van der Merwe scored five, including a hat-trick against England and Irishman Dan Sheehan matched the number which is now the most tries a forward has scored in a campaign since Italy joined the Six Nations.

3 – The try assist charts were hotly contested with France star Damian Penaud joined by Paolo Garbisi (Italy), Jamison Gibson-Park (Ireland) and Scotland duo Huw Jones and Finn Russell all managing the same number.

73 – England’s Ben Earl easily topped the carry numbers with a whopping 15 more than the next competitor.

11 – The number of offloads and linebreaks from Penaud showing how lethal he can be even in a quiet tournament by his standards.

8 – Tommy ‘Turnover’ Reffell led the breakdown turnover stats from the start of the Six Nations and never looked back as he doubled anyone else’s effort.

95.65% – The best team goal-kicking percentage from Scotland mainly led by Finn Russell who kicked better than his normal standards off the tee this season.

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103 – The new record number of tackles made by a player in a single tournament after Italian skipper Michele Lamaro averaged more than 25 tackles per game.

972 – Lamaro led Italy’s tackle count but the team produced the goods as a unit very nearly reached the 1,000 mark.

11 – The number of years Italy were winless at home which changed with a passionate win against Scotland this campaign.

8 – Italy had finished last in the Six Nations for the last eight Championships and avoided a ninth straight Wooden Spoon.

Wales and North

121 – The great George North played his 121st for Wales today after announcing his retirement from international rugby. What a legend he is.

21 – It is the first time in 21 years that Wales have gone an entire Six Nations without winning a single game, having lost all five fixtures back in 2003.

2 – It is only the second time that Wales has finished in last place of the Six Nations, picking up the Wooden Spoon.

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