Ireland has high hopes of winning 2017 Rugby Six Nations
Ireland to face England, Wales, Scotland, France, Italy in RBS 6 Nations 2017
Will Ireland win the Six Nations again in 2017, Ireland fans believe their national team has a fighting chance. After winning the 2015 Six Nations and coming in third in 2016, Ireland will play two home matches against France and England, and three away matches against Scotland, Italy and Wales in the 2017 Six Nations Championship. With two wins, one draw and two losses, Ireland ended the 2016 Six Nations Championship in third place. In 2016, Ireland had only a slim a chance to defeat mighty the giant New Zealand rugby team, but surprised everyone and earned a historic 40-29 victory in Chicago. The confident All Blacks went into the game on an 18-game unbeaten run. Ireland were next defeated by the All Blacks a fortnight later. However Ireland celebrated a historic 12 months of winning ways, defeating New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia in the same year for the first time. Rory Best's 100th cap added to the fans celebrations in Dublin. A victory over Australia rounded off Ireland’s amazing year.
Watch twenty-four-year-old Ireland tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong in the Six Nations after his impressive fall performance. Furlong is tipped the tighthead prop to be a contender for a British & Irish Lions place in New Zealand next summer. Furlong looks forward to the upcoming pivotal RBS 6 Nations campaign. Meanwhile twenty-one year old Leinster fly-half Joey Carbery is facing a race against time to make the Ireland squad for the start of the RBS 6 Nations. Carbery suffered an ankle injury in Leinster's European Champions Cup battle with Northampton Saints on December 9 and has since undergone surgery for "syndesmosis repair" on his ankle. Six Nations begins for Ireland at Murrayfield against Scotland on February 4. Carbery made his debut for Joe Schmidt's Ireland side in the Autumn Internationals against the All Blacks, and has made three appearances altogether. A Leinster club statement said: "Carbery had an ankle operation last week for syndesmosis repair and will be out of action for up to eight weeks.
Ulster center Jared Payne will be sidelined for Ireland's first three games against Scotland, Italy and France with a kidney problem. Payne may return for key clashes against Wales and England. Ireland are also concerned about the fitness of Leinster wing Dave Kearney who is working his way back from ankle surgery he had in October. Many rugby fans consider the Six Nations Championship to be the world's greatest rugby tournament. Every year the collective fans of six European nations,England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales travel to watch their favorite players and national teams battle for the Six Nations title. Scotland and Ireland will open the 2017 Six Nations Championship with their Saturday afternoon match in Edinburgh on 4th February. Later that day England and France will meet for 'Le Crunch' at Twickenham. On Sunday Italy host Wales in Rome.
The upcoming popular Six Nations Rugby Tournament is a highlight of the rugby season not to be missed by passionate rugby supporters as 2016 winners England, France, Scotland, Wales, Italy and 2015 winners Ireland go head to head for the glory and trophy when the six-week rugby union championship kicks off on February 6, 2016. If you've yet to secure your tickets to one of the Six Nations fixtures, it is not to late. Buy authentic, legal Ireland Six Nations rugby tickets now for all upcoming 2017 fixtures from the safe and secure LiveRugbyTickets.co.uk rugby union ticket marketplace. Support the Ireland National Rugby Union Team as they compete with titan national teams from Scotland, Italy, France, England and Wales in the upcoming Six Nations Rugby tournament in February – March 2017.
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Scotland v Ireland Tickets 4 Feb Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh, UK
Italy v Ireland Tickets 11 Feb Stadio Olimpico Rome, Italy
Ireland v France Tickets 25 Feb Aviva Stadium Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Wales v Ireland Tickets 10 Mar Millenium Stadium Cardiff, UK
Ireland v England Tickets 18 Mar Aviva Stadium Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Six Nations Rugby Stadiums
BT Murrayfield, Scotland – On February 4, 2017 Scotland will host Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh in their opening Six Nations clash. The BT Murrayfield is the largest stadium in Scotland, with a capacity of 67, 130. Located west of Edinburgh city centre, the stadium can be reached from Haymarket station (which is a 20 minute walk away).
Stadio Olimpico – On February 11th Italy host Ireland at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. The 72,698 seat Stadio Olimpico is located aprox 4km north from Vatican City. The easiest way to access the venue by public transportation is via the local tram or bus network.
Aviva Stadium – Ireland host France at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Republic of Ireland on February 25 and host England on March 18. Aviva stadium is located in a suburb of Ballsbridge in Dublin. Aviva Stadium is about 15 minutes away from the city centre via public transport, and can be accessed from Lansdowne Road DART station.
Millennium Stadium – Ireland travel to Wales on March 10th to compete at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Millennium Stadium is located right in the heart of Cardiff. It is a stunning venue and has hosted a number of high profile events since opening in 1999. The nearest station is Cardiff Central which operates services to the Midlands, South coast and London.
Stade de France – Located in north Paris, France, Stade de France can be reached by several local metro stations that service the stadium from Gare du Nord and the airport.
Twickenham – Located in England, Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union ground in the world, Located in South West London, Twickenham is easy to reach from the city centre by train from Twickenham station and tube stations Richmond and Hounslow East.