Six Nations Captains

Starting this weekend the Six Nations championship often described as the biggest annual rugby tournament in the world, will get underway. The matches can be seen live, or if it is a late kick off, replayed  the following morning at Jimmy’s Sports Café in Buriram.

Bonus points will be awarded for the first time in the history of the tournament.

A team scoring four tries will get a bonus point, as will a losing team who get within seven points of the winners – with a special three-point bonus for a team winning all five of their matches.

Wales interim coach Rob Howley believes it could make for exciting rugby in the closing stages of games.

“The history and the legacy of the Six Nations is about winning the game,” he said.

“There’s no doubt there will be a mindset change in terms of the last 20 minutes of matches. If you find yourself near a bonus point you’re more likely to go for it.”

Meanwhile, England head coach Eddie Jones says he is unfazed by the change to the points system.

England Rugby Head Coach Eddie Jones

“I’ve grown up with bonus points. I was coaching Super Rugby when they first came in,” he said.

“It’s always been the fact, that if you play well you win and if you play really well you win with a bonus point. It’s as simple as that.”

Scotland and Ireland will get the 2017 Six Nations Championship underway with their Saturday afternoon match in Edinburgh on the 4th of February. Later that same day England and France will meet for ‘Le Crunch’ at Twickenham. The following day Italy will take on Wales in Rome.

England v Wales just discussing the rules i’m sure!


Six Nations 2017 Fixtures List

Saturday 4th February 2017

Sunday 5th February 2017

Saturday 11th February 2017

Sunday 12th February 2017

Saturday 25th February 2017

Sunday 26th February 2017

Friday 10th March 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017

Saturday 18th March 2017

Jimmy’s Sports Cafe


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