The 2014 Six Nations begins in ten days time and as tradition dictates the captains of the participating sides gathered for the pre-tournament news conference in London on Wednesday.
Reigning champions Wales will be looking to become the first nation to win the tournament outright for a third consecutive year since its inception in 1883 (England, Scotland and France have won the tournament two consecutive times or more but during previous tournament formats when the title was shared if teams finished on same number of points).
Wales open up their title defence on Saturday February 1 against Italy at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff while later in the day England travel to Paris to face fierce rivals France.
On Sunday Ireland take on Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to complete the first round of matches of the 15th series of the Six Nations.
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