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Wales' captain Sam Warburton lifts the trophy as Wales celebrate winning the Grand Slam during the RBS 6 Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Wales' captain Sam Warburton lifts the trophy as Wales celebrate winning the Grand Slam during the RBS 6 Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

This season’s Six Nations promises to be one of the most exciting yet – and we’ve got the ultimate guide to rugby’s biggest annual competition.

Defending champions Wales face a fight to retain their crown following a run of seven successive Tests defeats since they won the grand slam.

England will fancy their chances of winning a first grand slam in 10 years after their historic win over the All Blacks in the autumn.

France are looking strong again after their fourth-placed finish last year, while Ireland have plenty to prove after a controversial defeat to Wales and a heavy loss to England last time out.

Scotland are hoping to bounce back from their wooden spoon performances last year, while Italy have the potential to be the dark horses this season as they continue to improve.

It all promises to be a classic in the making, and you can read our bumper preview webmag here to get in the mood.

 

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