In Italy, from 2014 to 2017 dmax of Discovery Communications broadcast all matches, and will do so until 2021.
Administration and television contracts edit The Championship is run from headquarters in Dublin, Ireland by Six Nations Rugby Ltd, 18 which also takes responsibility for the British and Irish Lions tours.Played annually, the format of the Championship is simple: each team plays every other team once (making a total of 15 matches with home ground advantage alternating from one year to the next."Projet Stade" (in French).While the try count is on the up - 79 tries would be a higher total than in any of the previous six championships, and more than double the 37 scored in 2013 - can the same be said for the drama?But has it improved the championship? .Italy are the holders of the most Wooden Spoon awards in the Six Nations era with eleven, and have been whitewashed six times.No other Northern Hemisphere team played a recognised international match until France faced New Zealand in 1906 "Open up the Six Nations and let Georgia in".The following trophies are contested within the main competition, mostly as long-standing fixtures between pairs of teams: Calcutta Cup contested annually between England and Scotland since 1879.4 points for a win."Scots torn apart by Irish mean machine".Retrieved "The Calcutta Cup: the legacy of a club that died".Prior to the 2017 tournament, two points were awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss.Since 2007, France and Italy have contested the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy ; it was created for the 200th poker en anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian hero who helped unify Italy and volunteered in the French Republican Army against Prussia.Stats would suggest that the bonus-point system has done its job.Whether the introduction of bonus points has encouraged teams to attack or if it is just a natural part of rugby's evolution is known to the sport's cognoscenti but unless bonus points have a detrimental effect on the championship - and they certainly haven't.Il était important que le nouveau système expérimenté ne puisse briser ça, de quelque façon que ce soit.
22 France Télévisions covered the competition in France; this lasted until 2017.
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