Agree with you on this, I think a playoff in the 6N sides home ground is the way to go if we keep the 6n in its current format. And if we're being realistic, with the exception of maybe Italy (and even then I'm not sure) it'll be years before Georgia or anyone else is good enough to beat any 6 nations team away. The only thing about this is that it just assumes that the 6 nations is a European competition, for all intents and purposes it is but it never markets itself as such. It's a shame that the US and, to a lesser extent, Georgia crashed and burned at this world cup after good form leading up to it. I'd have been all for Japan and another joining an 8 team competition if the logistics could be sorted out. As I see it now though there's just not enough good teams about and Japan's best route to the top table is South where they'll be desperate for increased revenue.