I Hate The Six Nations

Heretic! Well no, what he is really talking about is a rejig of the season and whilst he doesn’t go on to say it, a global calendar. This is something I’ve been planning to write about and I’ll respond in my Rugby Thoughts piece tomorrow.

Cardiff Rugby Life

It’s a bold statement from any Northern Hemisphere rugby fan, and maybe it’s not strictly true, ‘really dislike’ would be a better way of describing my feelings towards the Six Nations. It’s not even the Six Nations as a competition, it’s the time of the year it’s on, right in the middle of the club rugby season. So basically, I really dislike the organisers of the Six Nations, but that’s a boring article title. For two months every February/March, fans of professional club rugby collectively groan as all of our top European internationals are snatched away for the International window and second rate teams, or even third rate teams in the case of some Pro12 sides, are put out to compete the domestic leagues. It massively devalues the competition in the sense of the decreased quality of the players and rugby on show, as well as giving an unfair advantage…

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