Another title for England – the story of the Six Nations in pictures

England won their third Six Nations title in five years in Italy
England won their third Six Nations title in five years in Italy (PA Wire)
9:00am, Sun 01 Nov 2020
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England were crowned 2020 Guinness Six Nations champions on Saturday.

A 34-5 victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico was enough to pip France to the title on points difference after they defeated Ireland 35-27 in Paris.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the story of the competition in pictures.

Wales and Italy kicked off the 2020 competition at the Principality Stadium (PA Archive)
Josh Adams scored a hat-trick as Wales hammered the Italians 42-0 (PA Archive)
Tempers flared as coach Andy Farrell started his Ireland reign with a 19-12 win over Scotland in Dublin (PA Archive)
England left their comeback too late as Fabien Galthie's France, who led 17-0 at half-time, triumphed 24-17 in Paris (PA Archive)
Ireland made it two wins from two by edging Wales 24-14 in Dublin (PA Archive)
England bounced back to win the Calcutta Cup after beating Scotland 13-6 in Edinburgh (PA Archive)
After Italy lost to France 35-22, they also suffered a 17-0 defeat to Scotland in Rome (PA Archive)
France unlined their title credentials, battling past Wales 27-23 in Cardiff (PA Archive)
A 24-12 win over Ireland at Twickenham kept England's title hopes alive (PA Archive)
A third straight win for England followed, as well as the Triple Crown, after condemning Wales to a third defeat in a row with a thrilling 33-30 victory at Twickenham (PA Archive)
Scotland blew the championship wide open by ending France's winning run with a 28-17 success in Edinburgh in the final match before the coronavirus pandemic halted the tournament (PA Archive)
After a seven-month break, the competition resumed with Ireland hammering Italy 50-17 behind closed doors in Dublin to move into pole position to win the title (PA Wire)
Scotland ended their campaign with an impressive 14-10 win over Wales (PA Wire)
England ensured the title race went to the final game by seeing off Italy 34-5 in Rome (PA Wire)
Antoine Dupont led France to a 35-27 victory against Ireland but could only finish as runners-up (PA Wire)

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