What are the Six Nations overall standings since the tournament started? Nick Clark, England
The 2014 season was the fifteenth since the tournament was increased from five to six with the admission of Italy in 2000.
England's win against Italy and France's defeat by Ireland on the final weekend of this season's Championship saw the English overtake the French on the all-time table which now looks like this:
The Championship retains its traditional two points for a win, one for a draw and none for a defeat.
John Griffiths is a widely respected rugby historian and is the author of several sports books, a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and co-author of the IRB International Rugby Yearbook. He has provided insight for Scrum.com since 1999.