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Your Guide to Scotland’s 6 Nations Rugby Campaign

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Scotland finished in third place in 2013, and a new-found optimism surrounds the Scottish camp this time around, even though performances ’til now are not amazing. How will the 6 Nations end this year?

RBS 6 Nations 2014(original photo by: England Kath)

Thrashed by England 20-0 in the second round, all of the squad’s big players will need to be present if we want to avoid the Wooden Spoon. Unfortunately, the last time Scotland won a championship was in 1999 when they lifted the last 5 Nations Championship, so the presence of big stars such as Greig Laidlaw, Greig Tonks and team Captain Kelly Brown is vital to the team’s success.

The 6 Nations Championship – Dates and Venues
The 2014 6 Nations Championship kicked off on 1st February 2014 with the match between Wales and Italy at the Millennium Stadium. The final game will be instead on Saturday 15th March. Games are played in some of Europe’s most wonderful stadiums, including England’s iconic Twickenham Stadium, Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, Edinburgh’s Murrayfield, the Stade de France in Paris, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Scotland’s upcoming matches
We have already played 3 matches and unfortunately have lost two of them. However, we won against Italy on Feb 22nd thanks to a last-second place kick. Scotland have now a week off before an eagerly anticipated clash with France at Murrayfield on Saturday 8th March, before the final game against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 15th March.

Follow the Scots through the tournament!
If you are so lucky to have found a couple of tickets for the upcoming matches, hurry up to book a hotel for attending them! Among the fantastic hotels near Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh there are the Holiday Inn Edinburgh and the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor. And if the Wales game interests you, hotels near Millennium Stadium, Cardiff include the Cardiff Marriott Hotel and the Novotel Cardiff Centre.

Summing up  the info
Here’s a short recap of all the fixtures for Scotland, just to have it clear! Only two games divide us from the end of the championship, so hurry up and book one of the latest rooms available for Hotels near Murrayfield Stadium!

  1. Opponent Squad: Ireland vs Scotland
    Date: 2nd February 3pm
    Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
    Result: 28 – 6
  2. Opponent Squad: Scotland vs England
    Date: 8th February 5pm
    Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
    Result: 0 – 20
  3. Opponent Squad: Italy vs Scotland
    Date: 22nd February 2:30pm
    Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
    Result: 20 – 21
  4. Opponent Squad: Scotland vs France
    Date: 8th March 5pm
    Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
    Where to stay: hotels near Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
  5. Opponent Squad: Wales vs Scotland
    Date: 15th March 2:45pm
    Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
    Where to stay: hotels near Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Was last year’s improvement a one-off for Scotland? Or can the players use it as a stepping stone to a renewed confidence? We’ll only know when the tournament is over.


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Venere Travel Blog writer anna lia gerardi

I love travelling and writing about my experiences. From my early years I have kept a passion for different cultures and habits and for languages. I speak Italian and Spanish fluently, alongside my native English, and after many years of roaming around I have established myself in beautiful Rome. Google+

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