There is added incentive to this year’s Six Nations Championship, with the small matter of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on the horizon. The next seven weeks will be an exuberance of colour, passion and energy, as six of the northern hemisphere’s finest battle it out to hold the Six Nations crown aloft. There are many questions to be answered amongst the four home nations, from Dublin and Edinburgh to Cardiff and London.
The opening two rounds of the Gallagher Premiership season have seen Exeter Chiefs and Saracens secure back-to-back bonus point victories, whilst Newcastle Falcons prop up the table with a solitary bonus point following consecutive defeats.
Another season of European club rugby will come to a climax on Saturday 12th May when Leinster lock horns with Racing 92 at Bilbao’s San Mames Stadium in the final of the Champions Cup.
The 2018 NatWest Six Nations will undoubtedly be full of drama, excitement and quality rugby over the course of five rounds.