Rugby and Sports

The 2020 Rugby Six Nations takes place this year from Sat Feb 1st until Sat March 14 ( the Sat before St. Patrick’s day) and all the games will be shown live at Kieran’s. It should be another fun competition (it generally is) and the craic is always great at Kieran’s. It’s always difficult to predict who does what during Rugby’s most famous tournament. Many a supporter-including this reporter-has voiced his opinion over a glass of the dark stuff and put his foot firmly in his mouth. This season will be no different. So! Who will do what? Wales are the current champions after winning the Grand Slam in 2019 and should be strong again. They had a very good World Cup in reaching the semi-finals, only to lose narrowly to the eventual champions South Africa. The losing World Cup finalists, England, will be sure to test the mettle of the other five teams and should figure strongly all through the tournament. Ireland have undergone the most difficult period of the six teams. An indifferent World Cup, a change in the coaching ranks and the retirement of their respected captain means the Irish will enter the tournament in a less than settled frame of mind. Scotland have also faced a difficult time and their opening game in Dublin will set the tone for the rest of the tournament. The French have named an very inexperienced team and will be an unknown entity (are they anything else?)   and will start off hosting England. The Italians will once again struggle when they start their campaign in Cardiff. The most the Italians can hope for is a surprise victory, possibly when they host the Scots in round 3. Whoever does what, the tournament promises to be a fun and entertaining one and you can rest assured that all the fun will be at Kieran’s.

2020 Six Nations Rugby

Round 1

Saturday, 1st February

Wales v Italy, 08:15am, Live

Ireland v Scotland, 10:45am, Live

Sunday, 2nd February

France v England, 09:00am, Live


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