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Fancy yourself as a silver-tongued Six Nations commentator?

Reckon you could talk us through all the top rugby action better than the likes of Eddie Butler or Nick Mullins?

Could you capture a match-winning moment with a cunning turn of phrase? Or sum up a move with a smooth one-liner?

Then we've got just the competition for you!

Yes, following the success of our FA Cup commentary competition, the Sport Academy have now teamed up with Grandstand to launch a search for an RBS Six Nations "Mini Mike".

Ben Cohen congratulates Jason Robinson following his try against Scotland last season
Will England scoop the Grand Slam?

The super prize for one lucky winner will be a pair of tickets to the Calcutta Cup showdown between England and Scotland at Twickenham on 22 March.

And there will even be an opportunity to interview some of the players.

All we want you budding microphone magicians aged 8-16 to do is ring in with commentary to accompany one of two top tries from last season's RBS Six Nations tournament.

Here's the choice:

1. Ben Cohen's try for England against Scotland at Murrayfield.

2. Scottish star Gregor Townsend's stunning score against Italy.

Just choose one of the two clips, then have a phone to hand ready to do your commentary.

Calls will be a maximum of one minute long, charged at the national rate.

And that number is:08705 12 22 30

Please read the rules and make sure your parent or guardian has agreed before you enter.

  • The phone line opens on Saturday 15, February and close on Friday 14, March.

  • Don't forget to ask the person who pays the phone bill before you call.

  • When you call, leave your first name, age, town, and contact telephone number in case you win. You should then have about 30 seconds for your commentary.

    Scotland's Gregor Townsend in action against England during last season's Six Nations
    Can Scotland clinch the Calcutta Cup?

  • The call will cut off automatically after one minute. Call costs may vary on mobile phones.

  • The best commentaries will appear on BBC Sport Academy, along with your name, age and home town. We will only use the telephone number to contact you if you win one of the prizes.

  • If you win, one of the tickets will be for your parent or guardian to accompany you.

  • The competition is only open to UK residents.

  • That number again - 08705 12 22 30

    Lines provided by Audiocall, 80 Wood Lane, London W12 OHT

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    Hotline number
    08705 12 22 30
    Calls are charged at National Rate

    :: BBC Six Nations website
    :: Grandstand homepage


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