2016 looks like being an exciting year for Irish sports gambling fans particularly those who enjoy gambling on football who will be particularly excited at the prospect of following both their teams in France later this year as they take on the best of Europe in the European Championship. Before then it will be time for Irish rugby gambling fans take centre stage as the annual Six Nations Championship gets underway in February. Most rugby gambling enthusiasts will probably have been disappointed with the performances of the Northern Hemisphere sides during last year’s world cup which was dominated by the Southern Hemisphere sides yet again, but a new Six Nations is always a major draw for fans of gambling on rugby. Can Ireland extend their winning sequence and notch up a third championship in a row, or has the current team reached their peak. We will soon find out when they take on Wales in their first match of the tournament at home to Wales, champions in 2012 and 2013. This year sees both Ireland and Wales with three home fixtures, along with France, a situation which most rugby gambling enthusiasts would normally consider to provide an advantage over those teams with just two home games which this year includes England. Over recent years France seem to have lost their renowned flair, but there is no doubting the strength of French club rugby so it is perhaps only a matter of time before we see them return to form. This year many seasoned rugby gambling fans are also expecting Scotland to be a force to be reckoned with following their more promising form during the world cup, but what about England. The English Premier League is considered by most rugby observers to be the most competitive in the world, and England have more professional rugby players than any other nation, but since their world cup win in 2003 they have repeatedly failed to make the best of their talent. Rugby gambling fans know that anything can happen in the Six Nations and this year looks like being very close and perhaps even more difficult to predict.