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Six Nations set for launch with a bang

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Bryn Palmer | 23:18 UK time, Wednesday, 26 January 2011

This year's official Six Nations launch was unusual in one respect.

It was the first time in a decade that the same six coaches who were talking about their team's prospects a year ago were still in situ 12 months on.

That minor miracle aside, a reassuring sense of déjà vu - or perhaps déjà entendu - pervaded proceedings at London's Hurlingham Club.

"This tournament is all about momentum," was, as ever, the go-to phrase, borne out perhaps by three Grand Slams in the last three years by three different countries.

Win the first game, get on a roll, and there's every chance the glory will follow.

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