Similarly as dependably as the seasons change from winter to spring, a once preferred group tumbles to a shock rout and unexpectedly an external opportunity is pursuing a Grand Slam.
Last year, it was Wales who raged up the home directly to take the title.
This year, it appears to be more tight than any time in recent memory, with just Italy – who have completed last consistently starting around 2015 – considered no longer available.
Have a go at anticipating your 2022 Six Nations table at the lower part of this page. To assist you en route, BBC Radio 5 Live’s board of previous players with having given their considerations in every one of the five groups who could pack the prize.
Grains – ‘The total dark horses’
In the harvest time: Suffered a weighty loss by New Zealand, then, at that point, lost to South Africa, prior to beating Fiji and Australia.
Previous Wales skipper Philippa Tuttiett: Everyone’s discounting Wales – we’re the finished dark horses.
- We’re feeling the loss of a few huge names [Lions Alun Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau, Josh Navidi, Dan Lydiate, George North and Leigh Halfpenny are all injured].
- Commander Alun Wyn Jones has been associated with each Six Nations for quite a while – missing any semblance of him is enormous.
- The huge names we’re missing are the spine of our scrum so with regards to set-piece we could be debilitated.
In the free, any semblance of Ellis Jenkins, Taine Basham and Aaron Wainwright will be truly great for us – they’re an athletic, lithe back line that will be all around the rucks.
Six Nations table appearance Wales top after all games playedHow the Six Nations completed in 2021 France – ‘They need to convey’
In the harvest time: Beat New Zealand, Argentina and Georgia.
Previous France whore Benjamin Kayser: “We’ve been trusting that quite a while will win the Six Nations, beginning around 2010 indeed.