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England played their first ever test match of rugby against Scotland in 1872 and lost by one try, there probably wasn't much call for England Rugby Tickets back then. From 1883 the Home Nations Championship began with England being the inaugural winners, the English team were the dominant force in this competition up until 1895. Following 1895 the English team did not win the Home Nations Championship again until 1910.

In 1875 England won in their first game against Ireland by one try, one drop goal and one goal to nil and in 1880 England beat Scotland to become the first winners of the Calcutta Cup. In 1881 they played against Wales for the first time and England beatWales by seven goals, one drop goal and six tries to nil, one can only wonder the cost, if any of England Rugby Tickets in those days. 

Englands first test match versus New Zealand was in 1905 and New Zealand won 15-0 scoring five tries. They played South Africa for the first time the following year resulting in a 3-3 draw. In 1907 England played France for the first time whereEngland won 41-13, they then played the Australians in 1909 only to lose by 3 points to 9.

In 1909 Twickenham was opened as the new home of English rugby and this seemed to be the start of a great era for English rugby with them going on to win the Five Nations Championship for the first time since 1895. England also went on to win Grand Slams in 1913, 1914 and 1921, 1923 and 1924.

Englands next Grand Slam came in 1928 and in 1931 England played the Springboks and lost 7-0.

France were ejected from the Five Nations in 1930 due to their professionalism so the Five Nations was once again the Home Nations tournament, England were to win the 1934 and 1937 tournaments with Triple Crowns and in 1935 they beat New Zealand for the first time ever 13-0.

After the war in 1947 France were readmitted to the Five Nations, England won the 1953 Five Nations and won a Grand Slam in 1957 followed by another tournament win in 1958. England won the 1963 Championship but did not win another for that whole decade.

The seventies were kind to English rugby in the Southern Hemisphere with wins recorded over the Springboks in 1972, the All Blacks in 1973 and the Wallabies in 1976.

The 80s got off to a good start for English rugby with a Grand Slam in 1980 although in 1983 they didn’t win a Five Nations game and were awarded the wooden spoon.

England contested the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 and got out of the pool stages only to be beaten in the quarter-finals by Wales by 16 points to 3.

They went on to defeat Japan and the United States, and met Wales in their quarter-final, losing the match 16–3.

The next period of note for England was winning the 1991 Five Nations Grand Slam. In the 1991 World Cup England beat France 19-10 in the quarter-finals, then defeated Scotland 9-6 in the semi-finals but lost to Australia  in the final with a score of 12-6.

In 1992 England won another Grand Slam and did not lose a game all year, this included beating the South Africans 33-16.

Leading up to the 1995 Rugby World Cup England completed another Grand Slam. They got out of the pool stages of the World Cup and beat Australia  in the quarter-finals 25-22. In the semi-finals England faced the All Blacks who dominated the game and won the match with a final score of 45-29, they lost the play off match with France and finished in fourth.

In 2000 Italy were allowed to join the Five Nations Tournament and made it the now Six Nations Tournament, England won this inaugural 6 Nations title. In 2001 England were only denied a Grand Slam by Ireland who beat them 20-14. 2002 saw England winning the Triple Crown even though the Championship was won by France. 

In 2002 England has a good year against the Southern Hemisphere teams beating Argentina, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. This was followed up by England winning a Grand Slam in 2003 and further wins over the All Blacks and Australia.

2003 truly was England’s year as they made their way through the stages of the World Cup to reach the final where a Jonny Wilkinson extra time drop goal won England the Rugby World Cup with a score of 20-17.

The next few years in the Six Nations Tournament were un-noteworthy but England seemed to find a peak of form for the 2007 World Cup. They lost 36-0 to South Africa in the pool stages but went on to beat Australia 12-10 in the quarter-finals, from this they played France in the semi-finals and won 14-9 and made it through to the final against South Africa who won the match by a score of 15-6.

2008 and 2009 saw England finish in second place on the Six Nations table and in the 2010 Six Nations Tournament England finished third.

The 2010 Autumn Internationals saw England lose to New Zealand 16-26, beat Australia 35-18, beat Samoa 26-13 and finally lose to South Africa 11-21 so it was a mixed bag of results but definitely something to work on for the forth coming Six Nations and Rugby World Cup, there is little trouble in selling England Rugby Tickets today and if your looking to buy 6 Nations Tickets  then click on the link above.

For furhter information on English Rugby visit the following sites.

Official English Rugby Site

English Rugby Wiki


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