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Event Date: 4 February – 18 March 2017
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Has there been a shift in rugby power towards the Northern Hemisphere? Just over a year ago all four Rugby Championship nations made up the semifinalists of the Rugby World Cup in England. 2016 however has been all about the Six Nations teams – to be more specific England and Ireland. Six Nations and Rugby Championship teams clashed 27 times this year with the northern teams coming out on top 14-13 in the head-to-head. The All Blacks were 6-1 against Six Nations sides this year with the only defeat of course coming against Ireland in Chicago.
However losing twice to Six Nations Rugby Live South Africa earlier in the year, as well as a defeat in Dublin to the All Blacks, means the Irish finished 2016 with a 3-3 record against the Rugby Championship. Wales, France and Italy all had losing records against Rugby Championship teams while Scotland had a narrow defeat to Australia along with a 19-16 win over Argentina. The referees have been confirmed for the 2017 Six Nations and Wales now know who they’ll have. English referee JP Doyle will take charge of the opening match against Italy out in Rome, which could prove to be a tricky encounter against a fired up Azzurri outfit under new management.
South Africa and Argentina shared the worst record against their northern counterparts, both winning just two of their Six Nations Rugby. The Wallabies played eight tests against Six Nations sides in 2016 – winning three and losing five. Four of those defeats came against England who had a perfect record against Rugby Championship teams in 2016 – winning all six tests. However the Six Nations champions didn’t face the Rugby Championship winners with the All Blacks and England not set to play each other until 2018. Ireland had the next best record beating the All Blacks, South Africa and the Wallabies at least once in 2016.
Rob Howley’s men will then return to Cardiff for the big one against England and the experienced Jerome Garces will be the man in the middle for that one. Irishman John Lacey will travel up to Edinburgh to hold the whistle for Scotland v Wales, with Englishman Wayne Barnes refereeing Wales’ final two matches against Ireland and France. Welsh referee Nigel Owens will only take charge of Ireland v France, but will be on the touchline for Italy v France and Scotland v Italy. Last season it was two points for a win, but that will become four – plus a bonus point for four or more tries. A losing team could pick up two bonus points – one if they score four or more tries and another if they lose by fewer than seven points.
A team that wins the Grand Slam – all five games – gets three extra points. Teams that draw will now get two points each with a similar bonus point available for high scoring. The system – already used in the World Cup, English Premiership, Pro12 and the National Rugby Championship in Australia – will also be trialled in the the Women’s Six Nations and the Under 20s Six Nations championships. The first game of this season’s men’s Six Nations is Scotland against Ireland at Murrayfield on 4 February, followed by holders England against France at Twickenham on the same day. England won their first Grand Slam in 13 years in last season’s competition.
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John Feehan, chief executive of Six Nations said: “The drama and excitement of the last weekend of the Six Nations championship is unique and is, more often than not, driven by a number of teams on equal championship points all competing for first place on the table. “It is important for us to ensure that any bonus point system which is implemented would not, in any way, take away from this unique dynamic. “At the same time, we are also conscious that we must reward try scoring and an attacking style of play that will deliver more tries and greater rewards for fans and players alike.” The trial will be “evaluated” after next year’s competitions.
Cape Town – World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the Six Nations Championship, which gets underway in February next year. Appointments were made by the World Rugby Match Official Selection Committee at its recent meeting in Dublin and Six Nations Rugby Live Stream follow a detailed review of all performances in the past two months. The Championship opener between Scotland and Ireland on Saturday, 4 February in Edinburgh will be refereed by Romain Poite of France with his compatriot, Jérôme Garcès, taking charge of the last match, on Saturday, 18 March between Ireland and England in Dublin.
Poite and Garcès, along with England’s Wayne Barnes, have received two appointments each with a total of 12 referees involved. New Zealander Ben O’Keeffe and France’s Mathieu Raynal will make their championship debuts when they take charge of Italy v France in Rome and England v Scotland in Twickenham, respectively, on 11 March. O’Keeffe (27) refereed his first of three full internationals in June of this year while Raynal already has 10 tests under his belt, most recently in October when he took charge of the Ireland v New Zealand match in Chicago. As usual, the appointments for the 15 championship fixtures feature a blend of northern and southern hemisphere match officials.
Several of the assistant referees being used for this year’s Six Nations are graduates of the 2013 and 2014 World Rugby U20 Championship. The autumn schedule may have just come to a close, but rugby fans north of the equator are already looking forward to the beginning of the 2017 Six Nations. Although there might be a great deal of club rugby to be played between now and then, World Rugby have already unveiled the referees who will take charge of each game in the Championship. As is the case with international competitions in the modern era, there is a great deal of cross pollination between the competing hemispheres, with 10 southern hemisphere whistle blowers called into action either as referees, touch judges or TMOs.
Romain Poite will take charge of the opening match of the Championship between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield, while Jérôme Garcès has been tasked with officiating the final game of the tournament and possible title decider between Ireland and England on March 18. New Zealand’s Ben O’Keeffe and France’s Mathieu Raynal will make their championship debuts when they take charge of Italy v France in Rome and Six Nations Rugby Live 2017 England v Scotland in Twickenham, respectively, on 11 March. Nigel Owens will only take charge of one game during this season’s competition, while Poite and Garcès and Wayne Barnes, have received two appointments each with a total of 12 referees involved. [Source]