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Sporting life: Sing your heart out

There’s an official anthem to this Six Nations tournament. The fans, however, have their own songs to sing

By David Goldblatt   March 2011

Whichever team wins the Six Nations, the Welsh fans will sing the best and the loudest

In the run-up to this year’s Six Nations rugby tournament, there was much discussion of the new scrummaging laws and whether Friday-night games are a good thing or not. But, perhaps disappointingly for the International Rugby Board, there has been almost no mention of its newly commissioned anthem, “Six Together.” According to the press release, it is meant to “encapsulate the sport’s stature and mood through this new sonic identity.”

That much is true, if only because this insipid tune perfectly captures the blandness…

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