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Six Nations preview: Strange championship looks like it all depends on an opening-night finale

Six Nations preview: Strange championship looks like it all depends on an opening-night finale

Jack Crowley during an Ireland training session at The Campus in Quinta da Lago, Portugal. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Jack Crowley during an Ireland training session at The Campus in Quinta da Lago, Portugal. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Rúaidhrí O’Connor

They say rugby is slow to innovate, but the Six Nations is kicking off with its final on the opening night.

Back in the days when England and France worried openly about the standard of competition not being up to scratch, there was a drive to have the big two face off in a quasi-final.

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