Newsround 31 Jan 2020 31 January 2020 The Six Nations rugby championship is here! If you don’t know know that much about rugby, but would like to find out more, then read on! In this guide you’ll find out all you need to know about the Six Nations, and the sport of rugby union, with the tournament starting on Saturday, 1 February. There’s a men’s and a women’s competition. This is the 20th anniversary of the Six Nations (it was the Five Nations before that) and there are lot of changes to the teams this season, with first-time captains (Luca Bigi, Johnny Sexton, Stuart Hogg and Charles Ollivon) leading out the men’s teams for Italy, Ireland, Scotland and France.