The Six Nations is at last set to announce their new title sponsor in the next few days ahead of the 2018 instalment of the competition.
After 14 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), The Rugby Paper has reported today that tournament organisers have agreed on a deal with NatWest, who only last year became the principal partner of the England and Wales Cricket Board.
NatWest, the title sponsor of the T20 Blast, are now set to the extent their role into world sports oldest annual international competition.
They come at a considerably reduced rate, as reported in The Rugby Paper last week – £9m after the Six Nations committee rejected RBS’ final offer of over £56m over four years.
Talks to secure a deal with NatWest beyond this season are still taking place.