RBS Six Nations 2016 - Rugby's Greatest Championship, Europe

Affair: RBS Six Nations 2016 - Rugby's Greatest Championship

When: Saturday, February 6 - Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hot Spot: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales

Deets: The 2016 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2016 RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by The Royal Bank of Scotland, will be the 17th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

It will be contested by England, France, defending champions Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the competition's previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it will be the 122nd edition of the tournament.

2016 marks the first year that the tournament will be broadcast across both the BBC and ITV in the United Kingdom, with the BBC broadcasting France, Scotland and Wales home matches and ITV screening England, Ireland and Italy home fixtures.

Who You May Spot: Rugby players, fans

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are controlled by the host Union of each match, with a limited number of tickets made available to the visiting Union for their supporters, ie for a Scotland v Wales match, you should contact the Scottish Rugby Union in the first instance, unless you live in Wales, in which case you could also contact the Welsh Rugby Union.

To ensure that you obtain a genuine ticket, it is recommended that you only purchase tickets through an official source. Details of ticket policy / suppliers can be obtained directly from each Union listed here.

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