The Italy vs. England Six Nations Rugby Match of March 14th has been cancelled. New date TBA
If you’ve ever wanted the chance to watch a modern-day gladiator match, it’s here. The 21st annual RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship commenced in February 2020. 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 was supposed to host two squads at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico this 2020: Scotland on 22 February, England on 14 March. Unfortunately, due to growing fears over the coronavirus, the ministerial decree of March 4th has stated to suspend all sporting events in Italy till April 3rd, thus postponing the Italy vs. England match of March 14th.
The new date has still not been announced. Six Nations wants to closely monitor the situation and once it’s appropriate, they intend to announce a new date for the Italy vs. England match. The remaining matches will take place as planned.
But stay tuned, because after battling the team of Scotland, the Italian national rugby union team (also known as gli azzurri) will eventually go head to head against England 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.
February 22: Italy vs. Scotland
TBA: Italy vs. England
Stadio Olimpico, Viale dei Gladiatori
Entry fee €24 – €90