Get ready. The Guinness Six Nations starts at 20:00 on 1st February in Paris and runs each weekend until its nail-biting conclusion on 16th March at Twickenham when England take on Scotland.
England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy will be using this tournament, a staple in the northern hemisphere’s rugby calendar, to prepare for September’s World Cup in Japan.
Warren Gatland, Wales’ coach is aiming for a fast start to his 12th Six Nations as head coach and to achieve momentum. He believes that the opening match against France on 1st February is a key factor for their overall performance.
“If you can win your first couple of games, then you have a great chance of being in contention on the last weekend.
“That first game is important for us – If we can get a win then I think we’ll have a good tournament.”
Wales finished in 2nd place to Ireland at Six Nations 2018. Gatland has already coached three triumphant Six Nations teams and the Wales Autumn Internationals 2018 yielded 4/4 wins against Scotland, Tonga, South Africa and Australia so we’ll see if he gains the results to take the team confidently to 1st place this March.
On January 15th 2019, Gatland named his 39 man strong squad, captained by Alun Wyn Jones. After the success of the Autumn Internationals team there are few alterations for the Six Nations. Among the big-name players, the same ten front-row forwards have been selected, Rob Evans, Wyn Jones and Nicky Smith are loose head props.
Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Seb Davies and Cory Hill are the second-row options whilst Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias and Ken Owens are the hookers; Leon Brown, Tomas Francis, Samson Lee and Dillon Lewis provide the tighthead choices.
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- Watch the matches on TV; BBC, ITV and S4C are covering matches.
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Source – https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/2019/01/15/wales-announce-39-man-squad-for-2019-guinness-six-nations/