Super Rugby starts this weekend but, much further north, rugby remains a winter sport. There, in the depths of darkness, the post-World Cup era kicks off with the Six Nations, and the first test matches

1. Who will win?

2. What impact will the widespread coaching changes have?

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3. Who is the dark horse?

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4. Will the Saracens salary cap drama prove a major distraction for England?

5. Speaking of distractions ... has Finn Russell derailed Scotland's campaign before it begins?

6. Which Kiwis should you look out for?