This is not a drill. The Six Nations Championship is only one month away. On 6th February, Italy travel to Stade de France to take on Guy Noves’ French side to kick off arguably the most competitive international competition in rugby.
Following a largely disappointing World Cup for the northern hemisphere sides where none of them reached a semi-final, they are all looking for redemption in the form of European glory.
Ireland are chasing down a third successive title, while Wales and Scotland are looking to build on promising campaigns in England last Autumn. Meanwhile, England and France need to rebuild under new management after a disastrous end to 2015 for both sides. Italy, the forgotten side of the Six Nations, have receded in recent years, and will seek to make a statement.
We here at Pundit Arena are getting very excited, and this video posted by BBC has done anything but calm us down.
The Six Nations. Rugby’s Greatest Championship. We can’t wait!
Posted by BBC Sport on Dé Céadaoin, 6 Eanáir 2016
31 days… 31 days…