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Six Nations Rugby Live  Stream : The 2017 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2017 RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament’s sponsorship by The Royal Bank of Scotland, will be the 18th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

It will be contested by defending champions England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the competition’s previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it will be the 123rd edition of the tournament.

For the first time, the 2017 tournament will Six Nations Rugby Live Stream use the bonus point system common to most other professional rugby union tournaments.[1] As well as the standard four points for a win or two for a draw, a team scoring four or more tries during a match will receive an additional league table point, as will a team losing by 7 or fewer points.[1] Additionally, to ensure that a team winning all of its five matches (a Grand Slam) will also win the Championship, three bonus points will be awarded for this achievement.

Australian rugby’s most heated rivalry is gearing up for an encore performance, when Twickenham Stadium hosts Eddie v Cheik, round three, in November next year.

That’s England v Australia in the November internationals, of course. Except that after four brutal encounters in the ring this year, the sparring of the coaches has been as hot a ticket to watch as the rugby.

Australian rugby’s most heated rivalry is gearing up for an encore performance, when Twickenham Stadium hosts Eddie v Cheik, round three, in November next year.

That’s England v Australia in the November internationals, of course. Except that after four brutal encounters in the ring this year, the sparring of the coaches has been as hot a ticket to watch as the rugby.

Eddie Jones, spurned former Wallabies Six Nations Rugby 2017 Live coach leading an England renaissance, has delivered his old Randwick teammate Michael Cheika four lessons in on- and off-field tactics this year. England downed the Wallabies in three straight Tests in June, and again on the latter’s spring tour, while Jones demonstrated why a decade in international rugby – and all the accompanying successes and failures – have him at the top of his coaching game.

Now, Cheika and the Wallabies have the opportunity to salvage some pride after the RFU announced England would host Argentina, Australia, and Samoa next November. It is a year to wait, but the Wallabies will play at least nine Tests next season, including three more bites at the Bledisloe Cup and a first ever Test against Japan on Japanese soil, before darkening England’s door on November 18.

“These block of matches are an important step in our preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and we look forward to playing in the 2017 series against three tough opponents in Argentina, Australia and Samoa,” Jones said.

The Australian Rugby Union announced a November 4 fixture against Japan on Thursday. The Japan Rugby Union will pay the ARU a fee to play at a yet-to-be-announced venue, which will be an important warm-up fixture for the union in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup. Australia last played a Test in Japan in 2009, when the Wallabies lost a Bledisloe Cup match against the All Blacks 32-19 in Tokyo. It will have been a decade since the two nations last met in a Test fixture, after the Wallabies notched a 91-3 win in Lyon, France, at the 2007 World Cup.

Despite the coaching fireworks off the field, the Australia-England clash is not the fixture the rugby world is waiting for. Now it will not be until at least 2018 that New Zealand’s All Blacks pit themselves against the second best team in the world.

In the meantime, Jones and his captain, New Zealand-born Dylan Hartley, have been tipped to surpass the All Blacks’ record 18-match winning streak.

Unbeaten in 2016, and with 14 successive victories, England begin their defence of the Six Nations title against France at Twickenham on February 4, before playing Wales (February 11), Italy (February 26), Scotland (March 11) and Ireland (March 18). A second successive Grand Slam triumph would extend their winning run to 19 internationals.

Hansen told New Zealand radio he believed England could clinch the record.

“They’ve got games against Italy and you’d expect them to beat Italy and I’d expect them to beat Scotland so they’ve then got the Irish game, the French game and the Welsh game,” he told Radio Sport.

“They’ll be toughies but we know Six Nations Rugby Live they’re capable of beating them. They went through last year undefeated so it’s there for them to have a crack at.”

warren Gatland says he has picked a coaching team that is capable of “hitting the ground running” for the tour of New Zealand next summer after retaining Andy Farrell and Rob Howley from the victorious series against Australia in 2013.

Gatland has confirmed that Farrell, the former England defence coach now in the same role with Ireland, and Howell, his deputy at Wales, will be his respective defence and backs coaches for the New Zealand tour.

Steve Borthwick, the England forwards coach, is the new face in the coaching set-up after impressing Gatland with his work with England during their unbeaten year under Eddie Jones.

Gatland, himself a veteran of the 2009 and 2013 tours, believes the mix of experience will give his side the best chance of defeating the All Blacks, a feat that the Lions have not achieved since 1971.

Farrell has been working with Ireland since leaving his role with England CREDIT: REUTERS

“I am excited about this coaching team,” Gatland said. “I said from the outset it was important to have continuity because we need to hit the ground running, given the limited preparation time.

“In Rob and Andy we have guys who understand the Lions concept, have worked together and know how to coach a winning Lions team.

“It’s also important to have some new input. Steve has done a great job in shaping the England pack and played a major role in their recent run of success, so I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Rob Howley

Borthwick, Farrell and Howley will continue to work with their respective countries through next year’s Six Nations Championship before joining up with the Lions ahead of the squad announcement on Apr 19.

Gatland confirmed that he is also looking to bring in another specialist coach for the 10 match tour next June and July. Telegraph Sport revealed on Tuesday that Ben Ryan, who guided Fiji to their gold medal in the Sevens in Rio, has been under consideration.

“We may look to bring in a specialist coach but, fundamentally, this is the core coaching team we believe can help a talented group of players win a Test series in New Zealand,” Gatland added.

Gatland reveals his coaches

More names to come in due course…

Howley – it’s the pinnacle of international rugby

Rob Howley, who was a Lions player in 1997 and 2001 and coach in 2009 and 2013, says the coaching staff and team have a “responsibility to uphold its tradition and heritage, and build on the success of the 2013 Tour”.

Howley

Borthwick privileged to be chosen

Former England captain Steve Borthwick is delighted to be included as part of Gatland’s coaching set-up. So we have six chairs on display at Carlton House in Dublin. But 2003 World Cup winner and Telegraph columnist Will Greenwood will not be occupying one of those seats. He’ll be one of the most vocal supporters out there in New Zealand though.

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