With the ASU football season winding down, it is time to turn to other things. So why not rugby? The Irish team are favorites for the coming Six Nations Championship, after winning the Triple Crown last year, and a series of victories over South Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islanders which left them the #5 ranked team in the world (bizarrely behind two teams that they beat fairly handily).
The first home game will be played in Croke Park, the fourth largest stadium in Europe. This is fairly significant as the Gaelic Athletic Association (governing body for Gaelic Football and owners of the stadium) had long prevented “foreign games” such as rugby and soccer from played in their stadium.
- Feb 4: v Wales
- Feb 11: v France (last years winners)
- Feb 24: v England
- Mar 10: v Scotland
- Mar 17: v Italy
Good stuff to look forward to next year! Any other rugby fans out there?