Rugby’s Six Nations starts tonight and you should get excited because it kicks off with a classic. Beginning at eight o’clock Wales takes on England. Wales-England is a legendary rivalry and sure there are World Cup connotations but this match is about rugby and pride.
Six Nations is always important but this year it is the last international rugby championship before the World Cup.
The contest happens every year and always includes Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy. It is the oldest international rugby tournament and by far the most important annual tournament in the region.
Ireland which is seeing one of its highest IRB rankings in history at third is the team to beat. Last Year, Ireland won the trophy after tying in points with England, but earning more overall points. This year we are looking at an amazing contest, here are the teams:
England hosts the World Cup this year so it will be important to show their strength in the Six Nations. The team has very powerful forwards. Look out for a young and tough Billy Vunipola to intimidate and inspire the English fans.
Wales is always a potential winner in the six nations tournament. They won in both 2012 and 2013. George North is a winger for the Welsh with 21 tries in international play at just 22 years old.
After making some changes and hiring a new coach from New Zealand, they are looking a little more fierce but not yet the feared team of old.
Fresh off a Six Nations victory and playing some of their best rugby, Ireland is a force to be reckoned with. Paul O’Connell is a beastly 6’6 man with unnatural longevity that strikes fear into opponents
A team with a ton of talent but that hasn’t lived up to it. It will be interesting to watch however their tournament turns out.
Very small chance of winning the tournament but Sergio Parisse is a tough opponent.