Another cracking Six Nations we had this year with Ireland winning their fourth Grand Slam title. Ireland are looking in serious nick heading into the Rugby World Cup, which gets underway in September in France.
Georgia won their sixth European title in a row and the calls are there again online for the Georgians to be left into the Six Nations. Surely the time is now to let them in? This is exactly how Italy gone into the tournament, they just kept winning the second European competition.
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🏆 RUGBY EUROPE CHAMPIONS 🏆
Congratulations to Georgia for winning their 15th Rugby Europe Championship title!
It is their SIXTH consecutive title!
The calls for a Six Nations relegation playoff match grow.
— RugbyInsideLine (@RugbyInsideLine) March 19, 2023
Rugby Europe Championship finals are on today, the annual competition outside of the Six Nations with tier 2 and 3 nations participating, the title holders Georgia will face the electric up and coming Portugal, not a game you want to miss 💪#GEOvPOR pic.twitter.com/FqdaKYSDYC
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) March 19, 2023
The stakeholders might be happy this doesn't devalue the World Cup as an occasion, but it almost certainly undermines it as a competition. Georgia will be a much greater force in 2023 for playing every Six Nations team + South Africa this RWC cycle. That will never happen again.
— Squidge Rugby (@SquidgeRugby) March 21, 2023
Time to create a new European Rugby system which would basically just be adding the Six Nations to the existing tiers. Promotion and relegation in place. It's about time Georgia get a chance to play the top teams and improve as a result of it. https://t.co/U1ADq41fRH
— Samuel (@Samuel02Johnson) March 19, 2023
Georgia have as many wins against Six Nations teams in the past 12 months as Italy have had in the past 10 years.
— ᴍıchæl ᴼc Young 🏴🇸🇪 (@michaelocyoung) March 20, 2023
It’s long overdue that the Georgians were left into the Premier rugby competition in Europe it makes sense for everyone involved. Would you bring in South African also to make it the eight nations..?