What is a Grand Slam and does it have different meanings in rugby union Six Nations, tennis and golf?

THE Six Nations is coming to a shut with Eire trying to win the elusive grand slam.

However what is a Grand Slam and how does if differ in Rugby Union, Golf and Tennis?

 Dylan Hartley and England secured the Grand Slam in the Six Nations 2016

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Dylan Hartley and England secured the Grand Slam in the Six Nations 2016

SunSport provides you all it is advisable to find out about how greatness is achieved in the three sports.

What is a Grand Slam?

The time period Grand Slam usually means in sport a workforce or particular person has gained a set of tournaments in a calendar yr.

Groups may also declare a Grand Slam in the event that they win all of their fixtures in a particular event.

A Grand Slam is all about profitable and not remaining unbeaten.

 England boss Eddie Jones led his team to the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2016

England boss Eddie Jones led his group to the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2016

What is a Rugby Union Grand Slam?

This is when a nation participating in the Six Nations, or the previous 5 Nations, win all of their video games to win the annual event.

You’ll be able to nonetheless win the Six Nations by drawing and even dropping a recreation, however the coveted Grand Slam will probably be misplaced.

Presently England, with thirteen, have gained probably the most Grand Slams and might add to that tally in the event that they beat Eire.

Wales are subsequent with eleven, adopted by France with 9, Scotland with three and Eire with simply two.

The Italians are the one nation but to win the coveted prize.

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You have to return to 1930 when Bobby Jones gained the Grand Slam – that consisted of the Open Championship, US Open, US Newbie and the British Newbie.

Jones nonetheless stays the one man the obtain the Grand Slam, however this was earlier than the Masters was created and when the novice tournaments have been thought-about majors.

What is a tennis Grand Slam?

As in golf, a participant or doubles group should win all 4 Grand Slam titles (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) in that order, beginning with the Australian title in January, via to the US Open in September.

 Steffri Graf is the last woman to win all four Grand Slam titles in one calendar year

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Steffri Graf is the final lady to win all 4 Grand Slam titles in one calendar yr

American Don Budge was the primary man to win the Grand Slam in 1938, whereas one other American, Maureen Connolly was the primary woman in 1953.

Steffi Graf in 1988 and Rod Laver in 1960 have been that final singles gamers to realize the Grand Slam.

Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have gained non-calendar Grand Slams.

Djokovic's French Open victory in 2016 noticed him maintain all 4 Grand Slams on the similar time.

However his loss to Stan Wawrinka in the 2015 Roland Garros ultimate meant he failed to select up the profession Grand Slam that yr, as he gained solely three of the 4 trophies.

 

THE Six Nations is coming to a shut with Eire trying to win the elusive grand slam.

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