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This year’s Six Nations will be ‘a championship for the ages’ according to The Independentby Harry Latham-Coyleas it returns with renewed vitality after the pandemic forced last year’s edition behind closed doors.
“It could be the most competitive and open Six Nations in history,” said Italy head coach Kieran Crowley.
Things will start in Dublin with Ireland v Wales on Saturday February 5 at 2.15pm. This “classic Six Nations encounter should be the perfect lead-in,” according to Latham-Coyle.
England take on Scotland in Edinburgh at 4.45pm, with 23-year-old Tom Curry becoming England captain amid injury devastation.
England head coach Eddie Jones has suggested Scotland are “one of the favourites” in what could be another of his regular attempts at performative underrepresentation, but Gregor’s side Townsend will certainly be confident after ending Twickenham’s drought last year.
On Sunday February 6, France will face Italy at 3 p.m.
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