Monday, 13 February 2012

The Six Nations

It's that time of year again when all Rugby Lovers are in their elements.  It's the Six Nations and what a start to the tournament.  As we all know, I am not shy of coming forward and displaying the fact that I'm Welsh, please don't let that stop you from reading my (slightly biased at times) blog!

I love Rugby, it's a part of my makeup, my history and who I am.  My home team is Pontypool, a legendary side known throughout the world for The Pontypool front Row.  We even have a song written about it.  If you ever want to impress me, then if you can sing the chorus with me, you will be sure to have succeeded.  Red, White & Black are the colours, I was wearing the socks before I wore shoes and had my swing and slide painted in the colours too - there was no mistaking what team I was championing.

International Rugby days in Cardiff are magical and I have yet to find any stadium that surpasses the electrifying atmosphere.  For those of you who have not been, then take time to go, whatever your nationality, us Welsh are friendly folk and whatever jersey you have on, as long as you're singing and having some banter, then there will be "A welcome in the hillside" for you.

Now, I'm not much of a gambling girl, I put a bet on the Grand National, (generally chosen by cute name or nice colours) and the Six nations.  No prizes for guessing my bets, but its safe to say, at the moment, my money is well placed on the team in Red.  Italy and Scotland have both played two games and lost both, Ireland were defeated by the Welsh (all be it by 1 point, but who's counting?!) and even though France are undefeated, they have only played one game due to freezing conditions postponing their match and so they are not eligible for the Triple Crown.  England and Wales have both won their two matches, but have yet to face each other.  That nail biting event takes place at Twickenham on 25th February.

So, who will take the Wooden Spoon?  Will it be Italy for the 5th consecutive year or will it be Scotland who last got landed with it in 2007.  All will be revealed on March 17th as all six teams take to the pitch to play for their pride and position's.  With just over one month of Rugby ahead and three more matches to wear that red feathered shirt with pride, I eagerly await the next month and I know where my weekends will be spent!  In a pub in front of a large TV screen. 

If you can't make any of the matches (or are too tense to watch) then follow @rugbymedia on twitter for all of those Try updates.

Come on Wales X

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