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Six nations has it all
2013 RBS 6 Nations
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2013 RBS 6 Nations
Advantages: Great crowds, fine rugby, exciting competition.
Disadvantages: Standard of rugby may be not quite as good as Southern hemisphere rugby.
At this point in time the western hemisphere is struggling to compete with southern hemisphere rugby. HOWEVER regardless of this point, the western hemisphere's six nations tournament by far and away out trumps the tri nations played in the southern hemisphere. Let me tell you why! Firstly there are more teams. An obvious point but the more teams there are the more exciting the competition as more teams can win! Secondly you just never know who's going to win each year. Perhaps Italian rugby and Scottish rugby aren't potential winners but the remainding four always clash horns for the top spot adding to the excitement, particularly if you support one of these sides. Thirdly the western hemisphere boasts far and away the most passionate fans. As newish countries South Africa, New Zealand and Australia are not blessed with the long history between them that the six nations are blessed with. Scotland are still trying to take revenge on England for wars which took place 500 years ago! Throw in a pinch of French flair, Italian passion, Welsh voices and Irish egoism and you have a fine tournament. Crowds are always large and most games are shown on regular television. It's a great tournament to watch to get into the rugby scene and I can't wait for when it starts!
Summary: A great tournament to watch for the lifelong rugby fan or the beginner.
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