Sinead Kissane: From bonus points to live TV coverage for women, what the Six Nations did next...
Unpredictability levels have been ramped up even more going into this year's championship
When Eddie Jones showed up at the Six Nations launch in London this week, it was like looking at the two faces of rugby. The England boss arrived at the media day after, apparently, falling over in his bathroom that morning. A makeshift bandage covered the cut on his face but the damage had spread to his eye. When he sat down in front of me for an interview, one of his eyes was clear and animated while his other eye was bruised, bloodied and looked like it was going to get worse before it got better. Jones, though, didn't seem to care how he looked.
Welcome to the Six Nations.
Not everyone can freewheel like Jones. The caretakers of rugby's oldest championship were obviously concerned about its appearance which is why the 2017 edition has been updated with the trialling of the bonus-point system.
Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.
Independent.ie Comments Facility
INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.
We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie