This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
The Six Nations Championship annual rugby tournament between England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy is at the half way point.
For the record the average crowd of 76,000 across its 15 games is 3,600 is more than the NFL in second place Its one of the world’s most attended sports competition according to footballs governing body UEFA. The success of the Six Nations, which pits the Northern Hemisphere’s best rugby sides against each other in February and March each year, is due in part to the competition’s rich history.
It dates back to 1871 and a single rugby game between England and Scotland. From there it has grown, with Ireland, Wales and France all added by 1910. The Five Nations endured until the end of the century, until the inclusion of Italy in 2000 saw the birth of the modern Six Nations.
Ireland are unbeaten inched a step closer to a potential Grand Slamleading the way over England followed by Scotland who produced a thrilling first victory over England since 2008 to open up wide the Six Nations title race.
Saturday 10th March 2018 will see Ireland take on Scotland that will be a crucial match leading into the showdown on March 14th England v Ireland to see who will take the championship.