Whether you are a member of the Royal family, a celebrity or a commoner, the glamour, passion and fun of the Six Nations Rugby Championship will change the way you choose to spend your Winter weekends.
This historic championship is one of the top European sporting events and features the best players from English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, French and Italian teams meeting each other over the course of a few Winter weeks.
Rugby is one of the biggest sports in these countries and brings out the national pride of those who enjoy the sport and want to support their national team. Each weekend teams face off against each other in some of the largest and loudest stadiums in the World, despite the Union Jack covering most of the nations in the tournament national pride is based on more local borders. For most fans, the chance to watch the tournament every year is the highlight of the sporting calendar as the biggest hits and fastest players in European rugby meet in a bid to claim the Six Nations title.
Six Nations United in Rivalry
One of the major attractions of the tournament is the unpredictability of the Six Nations championship, which rarely sees a repeat winner appear, or a single team dominate the sport for more than a few years. The English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh teams have their own small championship to fight over within the larger championship. The Triple Crown is awarded to any British or Irish team who can defeat all the others and claim an unbeaten season against their local and traditional rivals. Newer rivalries are also fought over during the Six Nations as the French, and Italian teams make their way to Britain and Ireland in a bid to win the overall title by topping the table come the Spring.
Watching the crowds can be as entertaining as watching the game, with royalty often sat in the stands alongside everyday fans. Other celebrities and stars also make their way to these games in a bid to drink in the unique atmosphere both inside and outside each stadium.