Get In The Scrum
The Nat West Six Nations Championship is the northern hemisphere’s biggest rugby tournament, and England has won the previous two. Is it going to be three wins in a row for Eddie Jones’ men? Unfolding over the course of five weekends, Twickenham Stadium hosts England’s only home match this month, against Wales (10 Feb) in the second round of matches. The tournament also features Ireland (who were runners-up last year), Wales, Scotland, France and Italy.
The Aussie, Jones has led the England team to huge success since he took over as manager after their dismal 2015 World Cup. It has been 22 wins from 23 since he took charge: his team won the 2016 and 2017 Six Nations, plus all three matches in last November’s Autumn Internationals – including the prize scalp of beating their old foes Australia.
Whichever team you follow, there’s even more good new for rugby fans: the new World Rugby Museum opens its doors at Twickenham Stadium after a major refurbishment and rebuilding. Boasting more than a century of sporting history, this is the venue in which to take a guided tour with a rugby expert. Inside, its interactive galleries tell the story of rugby from the schoolboy game to the international sport it is today.
Head behind the scenes to see photos of the match in 1910 between England and Wales – the first international test match played here. England won that game 11-6. Is that a scoreline set to be repeated?