Who inherits the French? The hosts of More than Sports TV picked the Six Nations winner for us.
On Saturday, the Guinness Six Nations are finally here. The oldest and most prestigious of all rugby tournaments is streaming live and legal for free on More than Sports TV until March 18th. We asked the commentators for their prognosis and even picked the winner of the tournament ourselves.
Jan Lüdeke: Ireland will win the Six Nations this year because the schedule is predestined for it and Johnny Sexton won’t let that go in what will probably be his last year. Ireland is number one in the world, this time I don’t have the feeling that the team peaked in the year before the World Cup, but that there’s more going on this time. Ireland play England and France at home and should be able to dominate their away games. That means: a Grand Slam is also possible.
Manuel Wilhelm: “My heart says France. But my mind is that based on the form of the provincial sides, the form in the November tests and the home game schedule against France and England, this time the Irish will come out on top.”
Simon Jung: “England will react to the change of coach in the same way as in 2016 – with a Grand Slam. Despite being absent through injury (Elliot Daly in particular is hurting), Steve Borthwick will have prepared the players perfectly for this tournament. As a former player and captain of this team, he knows the tournament better than almost anyone else and he knows what is important.”
TR Editor-in-Chief Denis Frank: „France has the heavier program this year with only two home games and the difficult away games in Dublin and London. Nevertheless, I see les Bleus ahead in the end. A French team has never been so stable, also thanks to the work of defensive coach Shaun Edwards. In addition, the French are really double and triple occupied in all positions. On Verbinder alone, coach Galthié has three outstanding options in Ntamack, Belleau and Jalibert. In addition to the playful wit, the French also bring the necessary toughness in the storm.”
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