The Six Nations Tournament 2018 starts this weekend and games are played almost every weekend for 5 rounds of games. There's no football on right now - but football's grand daddy is - Rugby Football. And the Six Nations is a favourite tournament of rivals. England are the two time defending champions. Scotland are consider to be contenders this year. Ireland also might have a shot. Wales are underdogs. France have a new coach and haven't won a tournament for a while. Italy are trying to gain some consistency. Could be a good one this year. What does Rugby look like? It looks like all running game with lots of lateral passes and jukes. Imagine a kick return where once the tackle happens play doesn't stop, someone else picks up the ball and keeps running and throw in some laterals. It's a game of awareness and spacing because you can't just get a first down and then stop and try for another, you have to keep going, keep moving, and the other side have to stop you and take the ball away. Now there's no blocking, tackles are limited to the ball carrier only, so that leads to lots of jukes and fakes - do you tackle the carrier or prevent the pass (lateral)? That's not all though. This is the version of Rugby called Rugby Union, so some forward kicks are allowed, sort of punts and offside kicks but done while in live play to avoid a tackle and keep the ball moving. Field goals happen live in play and conversions aren't straight on. They have to be kicked from a spot on the field in line where the 'try' (touchdown) happened. Oh, and for a try to count it has to be grounded, just crossing the plane won't do. If play stalls, then you see a scrum, the origin of the snap. But both 'packs' (lines) start engaged and try to force one another backwards over the ball which is placed in the middle. Once it's out of the scrum, it's live and play starts immediately as before - runs and laterals. The forwards in the scrum have to disengage from the scrum and get going quick. Then there are rucks, mauls, line outs... but maybe this is too much detail. Are there hits? Yeah... Here's a preview of the tournament... Hope to see you watching!