Well, a new year is upon us and the 6-nations Rugby season is fast approaching.
Every year I struggle to remember who is playing who ….and when! My lack of attention even meant I got married on the day that Ireland beat England at Twickenham in 2006 to win the Triple Crown, now no self respecting Irish Rugby fan would deliberatley plan that, would he?
Since then I’ve taken note of all the 6 nations fixtures very early so that if I’m planning anything, I’ll be aware of any clashes.
For anyone with a similar disposition, here is the full 2009 fixtures list:
|Date||Home||Away||Venue||Local time||Irish time|
|Sat 7th Feb 09||England||v||Italy||Twickenham||15:00||15:00|
|Sat 7th Feb 09||Ireland||v||France||Croke Park||17:00||17:00|
|Sun 8th Feb 09||Scotland||v||Wales||Murrayfield||15:00||15:00|
|Sat 14th Feb 09||France||v||Scotland||Stade de France||16:00||15:00|
|Sat 14th Feb 09||Wales||v||England||Millennium Stadium||17:30||17:30|
|Sun 15th Feb 09||Italy||v||Ireland||Stadio Flaminio||15:30||14:30|
|Fri 27th Feb 09||France||v||Wales||Stade de France||21:00||20:00|
|Sat 28th Feb 09||Scotland||v||Italy||Murrayfield||15:00||15:00|
|Sat 28th Feb 09||Ireland||v||England||Croke Park||17:30||17:30|
|Sat 14th Mar 09||Italy||v||Wales||Stadio Flaminio||16:00||15:00|
|Sat 14th Mar 09||Scotland||v||Ireland||Murrayfield||17:00||17:00|
|Sun 15th Mar 09||England||v||France||Twickenham||15:00||15:00|
|Sat 21st Mar 09||Italy||v||France||Stadio Flaminio||14:15||13:15|
|Sat 21st Mar 09||England||v||Scotland||Twickenham||15:30||15:30|
|Sat 21st Mar 09||Wales||v||Ireland||Millennium Stadium||17:30||17:30|
Of course, for Munster Rugby fans, the Heineken cup will resume on the weekend of April 11th with the quarter finals.