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Six Nations: Golden moments
BBC Sport Interactive remembers some of the most spine-tingling moments of sporting theatre from the championship's long and illustrious history.
2001 Ireland 20-14 England
This time it was Ireland's turn. Inspired by a superb try from captain Keith Wood in the 15th minute they never looked back.
A disorganised England failed to recover despite a late Austin Healey try. They were instead left to celebrate a hollow Six Nations victory in front of an ecstatic Dublin crowd.
2000 Scotland 19-13 England
From start to finish, Scotland looked a different team to that which had lost the previous four games and played the adverse weather conditions superbly to keep the Auld Enemy out.
After the game, Clive Woodward's men were widely condemned for not lifting the Six Nations trophy - and later were forced to apologise.
1999 Wales 32-31 England
Martin Johnson's men had dominated the game from the outset and, but for the unerring accuracy of Welsh fly-half Neil Jenkins, England would have been out of sight.
Jenkins finished the game with a 100% record, but it was Welsh centre Scott Gibbs who changed the course of the game.
The British Lions hero caught the defence napping and ran past six defenders to touch over next to the posts with minutes remaining.
Jenkins slotted the conversion to send the championship north - to Scotland.
1995 France 21-23 Scotland
With France on top, Gregor Townsend slipped an underarm pass to Gavin Hastings, who raced clear to cross under the posts.
1993 Wales 10-9 England
England, who had been defeated just once in the previous three Championships, suffered a recurrence of their famous Arms Park hoodoo.
The decisive moment came just before half-time when, with England 9-3 up, captain Iuean Evans roasted Rory Underwood with a chip down the right wing before diving in for the most satisfying try of his career.
1991 England 21-19 France
But the game will be remembered equally fondly for France's two tries, which both involved mesmeric attacking moves that began from behind their own try-line.
The great French full-back Serge Blanco, bringing the curtain down on his Five Nations career with a virtuoso display, played a crucial part in both the glorious scores.
1990 Scotland 13-7 England
Swaggering England arrived in Edinburgh expecting to waltz their way to glory - but they had reckoned without the passion and resilience of the Auld Enemy.
The underdogs snatched the Slam when Gavin Hastings kicked deep into English territory and Tony Stanger raced over to score a famous try.
1985 Ireland 13-10 England
With the game tied at 10-10, Michael Kiernan sealed a heart-stopping victory with a drop-goal in the final minute of the match.
1980 Scotland 18-30 England
The all-conquering visitors raced into a 16-0 lead after 30 minutes as Beaumont's rugged pack set up the perfect platform for a back line that included Clive Woodward, Dusty Hare and Mike Slemen. John Carleton was the star of the day, finishing with three tries.
1971 Scotland 18-19 Wales
The Scots were four points ahead with just a few minutes remaining, but flying wing Gerald Davies took a long pass and raced away to score. John Taylor still needed nerves of steel to land a testing conversion ten yards in from touch to secure victory.
Wales, inspired by the brilliant half-back pairing of Gareth Edwards and Barry John, went on that season to complete their first of three Grand Slams in the decade.
1965 England 3-3 Scotland
With the last seconds of injury time ticking away and the Scots heading for their first away win over England since 1938, Hancock ran a full 85 yards down the left flank to score in the corner.
1951 England 3-11 France
Captain and forward Jean Prat was the hero, scoring eight of his side's points with a try, conversion and drop-goal.
But despite the French emergence as serious contenders, it would be another eight years before they first won the Championship outright.
1948 Ireland 6-3 Wales
The Irish, who went on to win the Championship in two of the next three seasons, owed their Slam primarily to their mobile pack, who made up for lack of weight with their superior pace and relentless tackling.
1925 Scotland 14-11 England
In the dying minutes of a desperate tussle, England were leading 11-10. But their forwards were so exhausted they could barely walk, let alone run, and the fitter Scottish pack took advantage to clinch a dramatic victory.
1903 Wales 21-5 England
And this victory over England - regular winners of the Wooden Spoon in those days - was one of the highlights.
The game entered rugby folklore due to Jehoida Hodges' individual feat.
Injury resulted in the prop forward being enlisted as an emergency wing three-quarter and he duly shrugged off the lumbering front-row image by running in a hat-trick of tries.
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