BAT­TLE OF THE SIX NATIONS RE­VIVED

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The cap­tains of the six na­tional teams com­pet­ing in the Six Nations – from left, Ser­gio Parisse of Italy; Rory Best of Ireland; Greig Laid­law of Scot­land; Dy­lan Hart­ley of Eng­land; Guil­hem Guirado of France and Alun Wyn Jones of Wales – pose next to the tro­phy at the launch of this year’s tour­na­ment at the Hurling­ham Club in Lon­don, yes­ter­day. The Six Nations starts on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 4 when Scot­land take on Ireland and bit­ter ri­vals Eng­land face France. Then on Sun­day the first round fix­tures are com­pleted when Wales travel to Italy to bat­tle the Az­zurri.

PIC­TURE: EPA

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