This past Sunday TSN TV Rugby Analyst Brian Spanton, Rugby Reporter Pearse Higgins & Rugby Commentator Rick Powers joined the International Sports Report’s Lins O’Connor and Peter Irvine on TSN 1050 Radio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to preview the Six Nations Rugby Championship.
Pearse offers his analysis of his native Ireland ahead of the Six Nations Championship. Brian speaks to what Eddie Jones will change for England, but also points out the unprecedented number of coaches from different countries then they are employed by. Rick speaks to the strong start to Six Nations, but thinks France is lacking the experience to succeed. Rick says the winner of Wales vs Ireland at the start of the Championship will likely win it all. Pearse speaks to the success Warren Gatland has had of late. Pearse points out that Eddie Jones has cleared house with England. Rick speaks to the significant of kicking during 6 nations, explaining it could be critical. Brian reviews the structure Eddie Jones is planning for the future but doubts they will win. Brian thinks France could succeed with the chaos all around them. Brian feels Scotland could be motivated by their fans and surprise many. Rick recounts some of the best stadiums hosting Six Nations action this year. Pearse thinks France could be a dark house team to win the 6 Nations Rugby Championship.
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CARDIFF, WALES – SEPTEMBER 05: Warren Gatland, Head Coach of Wales looks on prior to the International Match between Wales and Italy at Millennium Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)