Six European nations of Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and France have played in the annual competition called the “6 Nations Cup” since it was formed (previously as 4 teams in the Home Nations Cup from 1881) in 2000. Wales has won the 6 Nations Cup 26 times since then and I remember Wales being such a strong and winning team in the 70’s. The period 1969-1979 was called the “golden era.” Wales has won 47 of the 70 “6 Nations Cup” games played since 2000. A Grand Slam is when a nation beats the other 5 nations on their way to the title. Wales has won the Grand Slam title 11 times since 1908. Quite a feat!
Rugby arrived in Wales in the 1880s. Rugby is the national sport in Wales and is a huge part of Wales’ culture with patriotism and singing in full view.
The 6 nations Cup will be played this year from Saturday, February 1st to Saturday March 15th, 2014.
Here's the latest from www.rbs6nations.com: "Wales captain Sam Warburton has allayed any fears over his fitness for the forthcoming RBS Six Nations after admitting he expects to be back playing later this month." So, a full strength team will be ready to repeat last year’s Grand Slam win. The games are as follows:
Sat, Feb 1: 7:30pm (EST)
Sat Feb 8: 7:30pm (EST)
Sat Feb 22: 1:00am (EST)
Sun March 9: 8:00pm (EST)
Sat March 15: 7:45pm (EST)
Look for them with your cable provider and online.