Why Eddie Jones’ England stand on the brink of Six Nations history

What’s the record winning run by a team in the history of the Five/Six Nations?

Eddie Jones’s side will set an all-time championship record if they beat Scotland at Twickenham on March 11. England’s recent win against Italy was their 10th on the trot in the Six Nations.

Their last defeat in the tournament was 19-9 by Ireland in Dublin on St David’s Day, 2015.

The current winning sequence reads:

2015 – 25-13 vs Scotland, Twickenham

2015 – 55-35 vs France, Twickenham

2016 – 15-9 v Scotland, Murrayfield

2016 – 40-9 v Italy, Rome

2016 – 21-10 v Ireland, Twickenham

2016 – 25-21 v Wales, Twickenham

2016 – 31-21 v France, Paris

2017 – 19-16 v France, Twickenham

2017 – 21-16 v Wales, Cardiff

2017 – 36-15 v Italy, Twickenham

England also won 10 championship matches in a row between 1922 and 1925. That sequence included back-to-back Five Nations Grand Slams in 1923 and 1924.

England won 10 from December 1882 until March 1886, but Wales did not meet Ireland in 1883 or 1885, and Scotland and England did not meet in 1885.

Purists might argue, too, that Wales won 10 in a row between March 1907 and January 1910 at a time before Ireland and Scotland had fixtures with the French.

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Why Eddie Jones’ England stand on the brink of Six Nations history

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