There may be lots of talk over dilution of the value of the jersey in England, players drifting away from Wales, general malaise in Ireland and wholesale uncertainty in France, but one change which could effect the values of Rugby on more levels than any of the aforementioned events and situations combined is the new schedules for the Six Nations. Before I incur the wrath of those snobs who live north of the Watford gap near Leicester, I choose the word schedule instead of "fixtures" mind you because the whole competition is treated as a product these days and it seems that the media is having an ever greater influence than before. This is, after all, <strike>the first time that the</strike> going to be the last Six Nations before friday night kick offs are introduced next year if the BBC have their way. Also, there are more games taking place on Sundays in this year's competition than before. Is this a good thing or would you prefer that we went back to how things used to be? Also, how is it in the SH? Did the big three down there have traditional days of the week in which the Tri-Nations were pencilled in for? Or was it just a case of playing at a time which suited everyone best?