Italy will host three squads behind closed doors at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico this 2021
If you’ve ever wanted the chance to watch a modern-day gladiator match, it’s here. The 22nd annual RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship commenced in February 2021. 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 this 2021: France on February 6th, Ireland on February 27th and Wales on March 13th. The Italian national rugby union team (also known as gli azzurri) will be battling teams from France, Ireland and Wales on their home ground. The games will be played behind closed doors but you can show your support from home 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.
February 6: Italy vs. France
February 27 at 3.15pm: Italy vs. Ireland
March 13 at 3.15pm: Italy vs. Wales
Stadio Olimpico, Viale dei Gladiatori