Honours: World Champions (2003), Six Nations Grand Slam (2003), Five Nations Grand Slam (1913, 1914, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1957, 1980, 1991, 1992 & 1995), World Cup runners-up (1991).
Anthem: God Save the Queen
Traditions: Singing "Swing low sweet chariot"
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The history of the team extends back to 1871, when the English rugby team officially played their first match, losing to Scotland. With the advent of the Six Nations (then the Home Nations) in 1883, England dominated the early championships, winning the first two and sharing the third with Scotland. Similar success was found in the early 1900s, with England winning 10 championships (two being shared), from 1910 to 1930 (not held in 1915-19 due to World War I). Eight of these 10 victories were grand slams, meaning, England won all their matches in the tournament. Similar success was found in the following decade, when England won four championships from 1931 to 1939. The Rugby World Cup was introduced in 1987, England made it to the final of the 1991 World Cup, only to be defeated by Australia.
England won the World Cup in 2003, beating Australia 20-17 after extra time in Sydney. They compete in the annual Six Nations Championship and have won it and its predecessors more times than any other nation, also having achieved the most grand slams of the six competing nations.
God Save The Queen
The oldest most widely known national anthem, "God Save The Queen" was adopted by the then new United Kingdom of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland some time in the early eighteenth century. With the rise of the British Empire the anthem was also used throughout much of the world for countries such as Australia, South Africa etc. In more recent times with the rise of Scottish and Welsh identity, there have been calls to adopt an English-specific anthem. Traditionally only the first verse is sung.
God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen!
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