The Telegraph to offer unrivalled expertise for Six Nations

31 January 2018

The Telegraph today announces an unparalleled line-up of experts and new products to guide its readers through every step of the Six Nations.

The biggest names in rugby will provide expert opinion, unrivalled insight and sharp analysis each and every day, including The Telegraph’s newest signing, Doddie Weir:

Sir Ian McGeechan: rugby authority who won two of his three series as British and Irish Lions head coach. Toured seven times in total. Brian Moore: Won three Grand Slams, 1991-1995; toured twice with the Lions. One of rugby’s most followed experts. Maggie Alphonsi: England legend, World Cup winner and seven-time Six Nations champion. At the forefront of the rise of women’s rugby. Austin Healey: Former England and Lions back. Outspoken and opinionated; a must-read analyst and columnist. Will Greenwood: Member of England’s 2003 World Cup-winning side and Lions tourist on three occasions. Doddie Weir: Giant of a player for Scotland and the Lions. Now a leading campaigner for research into Motor Neurone Disease, having been diagnosed with the illness.

Brian Moore, Doddie Weir and other rugby writers will be offering Telegraph digital readers the unique opportunity to interact with them by debating with them on their articles online.

The Telegraph will also be launching three new weekly rugby newsletters, with bespoke content for readers who register or subscribe:

Rugby Nerd – every Monday. Rugby Nerd digs into the big talking points and little details from the weekend’s games Rugby Reader – every Wednesday. Rugby Reader is the definitive guide of the best rugby writing, views and videos from around the world Geech on Friday – every Friday. Authored by rugby legend Sir Ian McGeechan, with a uniquely personal preview of the weekend’s action A WhatsApp group offering users the chance to receive live, in-match data analysis and notifications on Telegraph rugby content is also being launched.

On Friday, 2 February, on the eve of the tournament, The Telegraph will publish a 16-page Six Nations preview supplement, and will have a separate 12-page rugby section in the paper on each weekend of the Championship.

Brian Moore’s Full Contact Podcast will offer listeners a special Six Nations edition each week, with special co-host for the Championship, former England great, Rob Andrew.

Adam Sills, Head of Sport, The Telegraph said: “The Telegraph is the place for Six Nations coverage. Our incredible line-up of rugby writing talent, expert opinion, dedicated newsletters and extensive print supplements and sections is unmatched – all of this in addition to publishing the UK’s only separate daily Sport section.”

Notes to editors:

The Telegraph is working in partnership with the title sponsors of the Championship, NatWest and official home nation partners, Dove For Men.

NatWest will be sponsoring the Telegraph’s popular Full Contact Podcast as well as a new in-paper supplement, Total Rugby.

Dove Men+Care will be offering registered Telegraph readers a chance to win tickets to key Six Nations matches as well as celebrating the Spirit of Rugby through a number of care moments.


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