Take the train … and catch this month’s Six Nations matches
Rugby fans won’t want to miss a moment of the Six Nations – and with matches taking place at the Millennium Stadium, Twickenham and Murrayfield this month, you won’t have to travel far to feel part of the action.
Here’s our guide to the matches taking place in England, Scotland and Wales this month. And if you’re travelling to support your team, don’t forget to check out our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you set off.
Take the train to Cardiff … for Wales vs. Scotland
Jump on board a train to Cardiff and head to the city’s Millennium Stadium to see Wales take on Scotland in what’s likely to be a fiercely fought on-field battle.
The Scots, captained by Ross Ford, will be looking to take the win after five years’ of successive Six Nations defeats by the Welsh team – but the Red Dragons flew into the semi-finals of the World Cup in November, and if they’re still on form, Scotland may have a tough task on their hands, particularly in front of the Dragons’ home crowd.
Wales vs. Scotland kicks off at 3 p.m. on 12 February 2012.
Take the train to London … for England vs. Wales
Historically the most successful of the 6 Nations (and its predecessors) teams, England will be going all out for the win, in the first of their two home matches.
But with crowd-pleasing fly-half Jonny Wilkinson having announced his retirement from international rugby in December 2011, will the absence of England’s goal-kicking kings leave them lacking on the field? The Red Dragons will certainly be hoping so – and you can take the train to London and head off to Twickenham to find out.
England’s Six Nations tie with Wales is set to kick off at 4 p.m. on 25 February 2012.
Take the train to Edinburgh … for Scotland vs. France
The French rugby team has reputation for being unpredictable, and their 2011 World Cup bid was tainted by tales of in-team turmoil. In spite of that, however, they defeated Scotland and England on their way to the final, where they were pipped to the post by New Zealand.
So Scottish fans could be in for a treat or a disappointing defeat at this Six Nations tie – take the train to Edinburgh and see what happens for yourself.
Scotland will play France at Murrayfield on 26 February 2012 at 3 p.m.
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