Sky Sports | Football | England | Home Nations could return Was disappointed that Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland excluded us from their weird little tournament they are starting next month. But this is great news. Don't see why the Republic of Ireland would then miss out though? Surely the 5 nations can work something out? I love watching the 6 nations Rugby, yeah I know France and Italy are involved and England are not the dominant force, and a dominant force by a long way, but we all love playing against each other.