2018 Six nations wall-chart

2018 Six nations wall-chart

The 2018 Six Nations Championship will be the 19th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

The tournament is sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland, however, this edition will have title sponsorship from its owned subsidiary NatWest, meaning the tournament will be known as the NatWest 6 Nations.

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It will be contested by defending champions England who are joined by France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the competition’s previous iterations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it will be the 124th edition of the tournament.

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Like in the 2017 tournament, the tournament will continue to use the bonus point system common to most other professional rugby union tournaments

As well as the standard four points for a win and two for a draw, a team scoring four tries in a match will receive an additional league table point, as will a team losing by seven or fewer points.

Additionally, to ensure that a team winning all of its five matches (a Grand Slam) will also win the Championship, three bonus points will be awarded for this achievement.