The rivalry and hotly-contested nature of every game makes the Guinness Six Nations a special Championship, according to England captain Owen Farrell.
Farrell will captain the Red Rose in the 2020 Championship, with their first game being a testing trip to Paris to face France on Sunday.
And at the official launch of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations in London last week, the fly-half was quick to explain why the Championship is such a unique, enjoyable spectacle.
“The Guinness Six Nations is so special because of the rivalry, how close it is and how tough a tournament it is,” said Farrell.
“It’s always been that way ever since I can remember and I don’t see that changing any time soon.”
And as he prepares to pull on the captain’s armband once more, Farrell was quick to point out that leadership in the England squad is a group effort.
“The strength of leadership in this group is massive – everyone leads in their own way,” he added.
“To walk out at the start and take the atmosphere in is always special but once you get going, it’s about playing rugby and focusing solely on your job.”