Of course, at Dawsons, we are all rugby mad and will be supporting Wales with great enthusiasm throughout the Six Nations Championship. We have asked one of our most enthusiastic supporters, David Parton, the manager of our Killay office, to keep us up to date after each match, read his updates further down.
A bit of History:
The Six Nations is a historic tournament dating back to 1883 when Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland hosted their own ‘Home Nations Championship’. The format we know today was formed in 2000 with the addition of Italy (with France being part of proceedings since 1910).
This year’s tournament is the 19th edition of the modern format and after the 1st round of matches, the favourites and holders (Ireland) are no longer in contention for the Grand Slam. In recent years the title has been won by either Ireland or England however Wales are now in contention with an impressive 24-19 victory away to France in the opening round. This year’s tournament is particularly important as the Rugby Union World Cup takes place at the back end of the year.
Match Schedule February / March 2019:
- Fri 1st: France v Wales 8.00pm
- Sat 2nd: Scotland v Italy 2.15pm
- Sat 2nd: Ireland v England 4.45pm
- Sat 9th: Scotland v Ireland 2.15pm
- Sat 9th: Italy v Wales 4.45pm
- Sun 10th: England v France 3.00pm
- Sat 23rd: France v Scotland 2.15pm
- Sat 23rd: Wales v England 4.45pm
- Sun 24th: Italy v Ireland, 3.00pm March
- Sat 9th: Scotland v Wales 2.15pm
- Sat 9th: England v Italy 4.45pm
- Sun 10th: Ireland v France, 3.00pm
- Sat 16th: Italy v France 12.30pm
- Sat 16th: Wales v Ireland 2.45pm
- Sat 16th: England v Scotland, 5.00pm
Match Update Italy v Wales Sat 9th February:
“A wins a win! I think that’s the best we can say after that performance!?
Two wins away from home to start the Six Nations Championship against France and Italy which takes us up to a record 11 wins in a row!
This now sets up a mouthwatering encounter with a very strong looking English team at Home in a fortnights time! England thumped France this week in Twickenham! Wales will need to improve to be in with a chance of competing with them!
It will be a top of the table clash, with England being just ahead of Wales on Points. Both teams will be determined to win to continue their unbeaten run in the competition and keep the Grand Slam dream alive!
I’m not worried! You’re worried! Shut up!!
Cymru am Byth!!!”
David Parton, Branch Manager Killay Office