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Post 2018 6 Nations
Does anybody know when the fixtures for next years 6 nations will be released.

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Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:22 pm
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Post Re: 2018 6 Nations
The R£U have a push on to compress the fixtures to six weeks, might evolve after that's been thrashed out ?


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Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:27 pm
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It must be coming up to time they left the 6 N , the number of changes they want , to suit themselves of course .

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Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:09 pm
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Scotland aren't in favour - "player welfare must come first".


Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:49 am
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Just got this from WOL , so it could be their April fools joke ,(only 3 days late)
Wales have spoken to their players and are having none of it.

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:48 pm
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Another update, let's hope that rare commodity , common sense wins through.
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Welsh Rugby Union to oppose English plans to make Six Nations Championship shorter.

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:41 pm
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Post Re: 2018 6 Nations
PRL were pushing for the tournament to be reduced to a straight five weeks, with no break recently. Seems they've found some common ground with their amigo Ritchie, and are now pushing for a one week break, and are both screaming from the same song sheet. Obviously this hasn't been received well by the WRU/SRU or the players. A tournament of that intensity, with little or no breaks is going to take its toll on all nations. But the ones who will be hurt most, are the smaller nations with less resources and depth. Not that Ritchie or PRL give a shite about that though, they're only interested in feathering their own nests.


Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:05 pm
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Well if England want to reduce a week, all they need to do is find a team to play them on a rest weekend. Probably France, that way it won't affect the rest of the teams.


Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:11 pm
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France are actually pushing for the tournament to be reduced to 5 Weeks. So I think the competition will probably alter with France and England starting the tournament a week later than everyone else. With the France and England game being played on the first rest weekend.

It does seem there is room for a compromise if England and France want to move their game to a rest weekend, to keep their clubs happy.

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Until then, the competition that brings together the six best European nations takes place over seven weeks. The technical team proposes to have the Tournament disputed over five consecutive weeks, so as to limit the round trips between the French team and the clubs, and thus avoid a player being aligned in Top 14 between two matches of the VI Nations (and is not injured, for example). "It must be condensed over five weeks," says the former captain of the XV of France. This year, clubs like us (Stade Français) or Toulouse were the suppliers of the XV de France during the Tournament and were wronged. "
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