Natwest to sponsor Six Nations 2018 tournament

England players celebrate winning the Six Nations title last season
England players celebrate winning the Six Nations title last season

NatWest has been confirmed as the title sponsor of the Six Nations tournament for the 2018 edition.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group that owns the NatWest bank network is looking to phase out their RBS initials and have further extended the contract for one more year for an undisclosed amount.

Six Nations chief executive John Feehan expressed his delight on the news of RBS staying on the board for the upcoming edition.

"We are delighted to be announcing NatWest as title sponsor of the NatWest 6 Nations, and the extension of our relationship with RBS," said Feehan.

"They have been excellent partners, and we know what an outstanding role they have played and will continue to play in the success of our championship.

"I am sure it will be a wonderful event in 2018 with NatWest on board.

"They know how this great championship works, and there is no doubt that it is a very positive development for both us and for NatWest. We greatly look forward to it."

NatWest chief marketing officer David Wheldon added: "We have been title sponsors of the Six Nations for the last 15 years, and are delighted to be renewing our sponsorship for a further year under our customer-facing NatWest brand."

The 2018 edition will kick off on 3rd February and will come to a conclusion on 17th March.