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

By PA Sport Staff
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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
Wales and Italy kicked off the 2020 competition at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff (David Davies/PA)
Josh Adams scored a hat-trick as Wales hammered the Italians 42-0
Josh Adams scored a hat-trick as Wales, under new coach Wayne Pivac, hammered the Italians 42-0 (Adam Davy/PA)
Tempers flared as coach Andy Farrell started his Ireland reign with a 19-12 win over Scotland in Dublin
Tempers flared as coach Andy Farrell started his Ireland reign with a 19-12 win over Scotland in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)
England left their comeback too late as Fabien Galthie's France, who led 17-0 at half-time, triumphed 24-17 in Paris
England left their comeback too late as Fabien Galthie’s France, who led 17-0 at half-time, triumphed 24-17 in Paris (David Davies/PA)
Ireland made it two wins from two by edging Wales 24-14 in Dublin
Ireland made it two wins from two by edging Wales 24-14 in Dublin (Donall Farmer/PA)
England bounced back to win the Calcutta Cup after beating Scotland 13-6 in Edinburgh
England bounced back to win the Calcutta Cup after beating Scotland 13-6 in Edinburgh (David Davies/PA)
After Italy lost to France 35-22, they also suffered a 17-0 defeat to Scotland in Rome
After Italy lost to France 35-22, they also suffered a 17-0 defeat to Scotland in Rome (Andrew Matthews/PA)
France unlined their title credentials, battling past Wales 27-23 in Cardiff
France underlined their title credentials, battling past Wales 27-23 in Cardiff (Adam Davy/PA)
A 24-12 win over Ireland at Twickenham kept England's title hopes alive
A 24-12 win over Ireland at Twickenham kept England’s title hopes alive (David Davies/PA)
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
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 (David Davies/PA)
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
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 (Jane Barlow/PA)
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
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 (Brian Lawless/PA)
Scotland ended their campaign with an impressive 14-10 win over Wales
Scotland ended their campaign with an impressive 14-10 win over Wales (David Davies/PA)
England ensured the title race went to the final game by seeing off Italy 34-5 in Rome
England ensured the title race went to the final game by seeing off Italy 34-5 in Rome (Marco Lacobucci/PA)
Antoine Dupont led France to a 35-27 victory against Ireland but could only finish as runners-up
Antoine Dupont led France to a 35-27 victory against Ireland but could only finish as runners-up (PA)