So it all starts here. Well, for some it does, with the Six Nations kickoff this weekend being the first international rugby since the World Cup final and hence the start of the next four-year cycle building up to Australia 2027.            

For Australia, a dramatic build is necessary, but looking through the Six Nations squads it is clear that not all the coaches are thinking ahead to the next World Cup. Ireland coach Andy Farrell has said as much. For him, this Six Nations is about continuing where his men left off last year. His choice of captain to replace the now retired Jonny Sexton mirrors that...

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