RBS 6 Nations Gets Underway
Now’s the time to book a 70 seater coach to London if you want to catch one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. We’re talking about the RBS 6 Nations tournament, of course, which has just got underway at the Hurlingham Club in London.
Captains and coaches from the six nations – England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France and Italy – were all in attendance ahead of this year’s championship, which is promising to be a spectacular affair and certainly not one to be missed if you can help it.
Chairman of the Six Nations Council Pat Whelan noted that last year’s competition had lots of drama for England, with the team claiming a Grand Slam for the first time since 2003. As he explained, these are very rare and as such there’s no doubt in his mind that the other teams will be doing all they can to stop England from achieving the same in 2017.
"This year's Championship will for the first time see the trial of a new bonus-point system. The feasibility of introducing a new bonus point system has been under consideration for quite some time but we needed to ensure that whatever system was selected would work with the already proven structure of the Championship and would materially improve what we already have,” Mr Phelan went on to add.
2017 is also a banner year for female rugby players as well. All 15 games of the Women’s Six Nations are going to be broadcast live for the first time ever, so make sure you tune in for that as well. Mr Phelan commented, saying that the women’s championship is growing year by year and everyone is eagerly anticipating some incredible rugby from these talented sportswomen. Fans will now be able to watch all their team’s matches, whether they’re home or away, live on TV and online as well – which is great news for supporters of the women’s game, indeed!
As for England, skipper Dylan Hartley spoke ahead of the start of the Championship on February 4th, saying that he’s confident the team will be ready even though some of the players are still absent through injury. However, they did end last year on a high, finishing it unbeaten while coping without some pivotal players – so there’s all to play for come the start of February.
Scotland will head off against Ireland on February 4th with kick-off at 14:25, while England will take on France on the 4th as well, kicking off at Twickenham Stadium at 16:50. If you fancy getting tickets to any of the upcoming games, you’d be wise to move quickly as they’re sure to go like hot cakes. And make sure that you organise your transport well ahead of time so that you don’t have any last minute panics to contend with. Contact us to hire a coach for your group today!