LIVE: The Six Nations Launch Press Conference

Rory Best is to captain Ireland in the tournament for the first time

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The Six Nations is now less than two weeks away and preparations are well underway as the captains meet in London ahead of the tournament. 

Rory Best leads Ireland into the tournament for the first time after the international retirement of Paul O'Connell. England and France also have new captains ahead of the tournament with Dylan Hartley and Guilhem Guirado leading their teams after the World Cup. 

France and Wales kick off the tournament on Saturday February 6th, with Scotland and England playing in the Calcutta Cup match later that day. Wales travel to Dublin on the following day to complete the first round of fixtures.

You can watch the press conference below.