REPORTS | Six Nations could switch format in 2021 - Ruck

REPORTS | Six Nations could switch format in 2021

Next season’s Six Nations could be expanded to a home-and-away format under proposals being considered by the competing nations, according to reports.

“One of the solutions could be to have a home and away Six Nations, but that’s one of the solutions it’s not `the solution’ because the main solution is that of maintaining the autumn tests for all the countries from the Six Nations,” Italian rugby federation president Alfredo Gavazzi said on Wednesday.

“An alternative could be that but we still haven’t decided anything. It’s an alternative which is on the plate and we need to evaluate it.”

“We have a meeting every Thursday night between all the six nations and we talk about those things. We are verifying the possibility of having another competition in alternative to the November tests,” Gavazzi added.


“It’s a new situation which is evolving day by day and certainly we can’t give a schedule but we are talking about alternatives to the November tests, we are talking about the global situation, we are looking at the possibility of having other competitions.”

Gavazzi was speaking at a press conference, held via video link, at the presentation of Franco Smith as Italy’s new coach.

RANKED | The 5 Dirtiest Rugby Players in History

There is a fine line between being an aggressive, hard nosed player and a dirty one. With some players it is difficult to distinguish whether or not they are simply playing with grit and determination

Here are, in RUCK’s opinion, the 5 dirtiest players in rugby history.

5. Danny Grewcock

A second row with something of a short fuse. Picked up a five-week ban after being sent off for kicking All Blacks hooker Anton Oliver in a Test in Dunedin in 1998, two weeks for punching Lawrence Dallaglio in a club match in 2003, two months for biting All Black hooker Keven Mealamu during the first Lions Test in 2005, six weeks for punching French lock Thibault Privat in 2007 and seven weeks for stamping on Ulster flanker Stephen Ferris in 2010. Knew his way to the disciplinary offices!