1st December 2019

#Sports

Six facts you might not know about the Six Nations

1st December 2019

#Sports

With the Guinness Six Nations on the horizon, 2020 is promising to be an incredible tournament and with a whole squad of pubs all over London and the South of EnglandĀ  to choose from there’s no better time to get ahead of the scrum and book your turf. Find out all you need to know about this year’s Six Nations (including your nearest rugby pub) by clicking below and in the meantime test your rugby knowledge with our six, Six Nations facts below.

1: The Six Nations is one of the oldest cup competitions in the world, dating all the way back to 1883.

 

2: Crafted from sterling silver, the Six Nations trophy to over 200 hours to make and you can bet it has a hefty price tag to match!

 

3: It’s estimated on a game day that Twickenham Stadium will sell more than 160 000 pints per match. Cheers to that!

4: It’s not always been six. Starting off as the four home Nations, the the tournament changed to the Five Nations inĀ  1910 when France was included and then eventually became the six we know with the admission of Italy in 2000.

 

5. Twickenham is the largest rugby union stadium in the world, but actually started life as a cabbage patch.

6. Did you know there are actually SEVEN trophies to be won during the tournament. Including the Wooden Spoon for coming last! Everyone’s a winner.

Exciting!

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