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Six Nations Championship 2018

2018 Six Nations Championship Live Stream Online,will be the 19th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

Six Nations Championship 2018 Live

Six Nations Championship 2018

Six Nations Championship 2018

Back-to-back title winners England are aiming to become the first nation in 135 years to win the title outright for three consecutive years.

But Warburton, who will be a BBC One pundit, believes no nation will remain unbeaten in this year’s tournament.

“We won’t see anybody winning the Grand Slam this season,” he told BBC 5 live.

“This is the most competitive year since the tournament became the Six Nations. There are definitely four teams, and potentially France, who can all beat each other. It’s wide open.”

Wales face Scotland in the opening match of the 2018 Six Nations in Cardiff on Saturday, before Ireland travel to Paris to play France.

England get their campaign under way against last season’s bottom side Italy in Rome on Sunday.

England

England are not being spoken about as clear favourites, which favours us. Given our injury list, I’m not expecting a macabre dismantling of Italy to be used as a benchmark for a barnstorming Six Nations. Eddie Jones has a mix of brilliant and experienced players, as well as exciting, inexperienced ones. The fixture list is advantageous too with Italy first up and then a slightly depleted Wales at Twickenham.

France

After a bad trip to South Africa last summer – when France lost all three games by quite a margin – we were thoroughly disappointing in the autumn internationals. A 18-38 defeat to New Zealand was fair enough given our form, but losing at home to South Africa hurt and then we topped it off with a terrible draw at home against Japan a week later.

Ireland

I’m hopeful. This is possibly the strongest squad we’ve had in years, with loads of genuine strength in depth. There are injury concerns surrounding Seán O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip, but for once there is ample cover. Garry Ringrose’s absence will be felt though; he can create something from nothing. But it gives both Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki a chance to gel into a potentially world-class centre partnership. Ireland don’t travel that well traditionally and, apart from Italy and France, haven’t beaten many teams away. France in Paris is always a test, no matter how poor you think they are. England at Twickenham is one to relish. St Patrick’s Day in Twickenham will be one hell of a battle – and that’s just to get to the bar!

Italy

I’m not overly confident, but the Italian sides have performed a lot better in the Pro 14 this season and have been a lot more competitive. Benetton in Europe lost all their games in Europe, but should have beaten Toulon at home and away. Instead they managed to lose both in the last minute. Carlo Canna has had a decent season for Zebre and Mattia Bellini is an impressive winger. Giovanni Licata and Renato Giammarioli are two young back row forwards with big future’s ahead of them.

Scotland

It will be a case of head versus heart again with Scotland. But there’s real substance to back up that hope. Last year we toppled Ireland, Wales and Australia twice, including a win away in Sydney with a scratch side and an impressive eight-try thumping at Murrayfield in November – not to mention being a whisker away from drawing – or beating – the All Blacks.

Wales

It will be a rough year for Wales. We’re not without as many players through injury as other teams, but the quality of those missing is alarming; Sam Warburton, Taulupe Faletau, Lloyd Williams and Jonathan Davies were all standouts on the Lions tour. I wouldn’t be hopeful even if they were all fit.

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