Six Nations Rugby Championship in Rome

Six Nations Rugby Championships in Rome

If you’ve ever wanted the chance to watch a modern-day gladiator match, it’s here. The 20th annual RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship commences this February, and three of the matches will be hosted in our very own Roma. Six elite rugby nations–Italy, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and France–will go head-to-head in this hundred year old tradition, and just like the Ancient Romans, these rugby warriors will be fighting to the death, or rather to the trophy.

Italy will host three squads at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico: Wales on 9 February, Ireland on 24 February and France on 16 March. The Italian national rugby union team (also known as gli azzurri) will be battling teams from Wales, Ireland and France on their home ground. Show your support by pouring into the stands of Stadio Olimpico, or by pouring yourself a beer while you take in the games live in the comfort of your nearest viewing bar.

Watch the players roar, claw, and run to victory. Be prepared for fans to swarm into pubs after the games for the legendary “third half,” known to be a time of copious drinking and celebration of rugby, no matter which team won or lost.

Here is a full schedule of the matches and a link to purchase tickets for them, should you be so brave as to come within 100 feet of modern-day gladiators.


February 9th, Italy vs. Wales

February 24th, Italy vs. Ireland

March 16th, Italy vs. France

Stadio Olimpico, Viale dei Gladiatori

Entry fee €24 – €90


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