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Any excuse to hate your neighbour!
2013 RBS 6 Nations
Member Name: gmoczulski
2013 RBS 6 Nations
Advantages: Annual, great atmosphere, excuse to visit other places in europe
Disadvantages: When your neighbour wins!
The 6 nations is the biggest annual event of Northeren Hemisphere Rugby, with England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy. It is always during February and March. The 6 nations is a compition that rugby fans will look forward to every year, and the fact that it is yearly is great meaning that you do not have to wait every 4 or so years like other major tournaments, giving you the chance to get behind your country, year in, year out.
There is a certain magic about the 6 nations that dates back through all the years of Britsh Rivalry and untouched patriotism that no other sporting competition can compete with in my opinion. This is chiefly because it flares up this border rivalry that we Brits revel in. In this respect it is probably worth noting that many, many shock defeats take place due to the will to beat the English or other such nations.
The addition of the Italians is great in my opinion as although they were basically there to make up the numbers at first, there is now a clear and marked improvement in their rugby year upon year, and soon they will be challenging the likes of Ireland or England. Which is clearly good for world rugby and has been the backing behind plans for Argentina to join such a competition.
Bring on the 6 nations !
Summary: A great thing to look forward to ever February
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