Wales to win the Six Nations for three years running?
Published: Thursday 23rd Jan 2014
Written by: Ginnie James
Wales has a very proud sporting heritage, particularly when it comes to rugby, the national sport and a game ingrained in the Welsh culture. It is not long to go now until the start of the Six Nations Championship 2014 and this famous event never fails to disappoint with some great games of rugby.
The Rugby Union Home Nations Championships was founded in 1883 and has been an important fixture in the sporting calendar of Wales, England, Ireland and Scotland ever since. In 1910, France officially joined the contest and then 90 years later, with the inclusion of Italy, the full line up as we know it today was complete. The friendly rivalry and the long history make this a fascinating competition to follow and a great introduction to the game if you are new to the sport.
Last year Wales retained the coveted Six Nations title. No nation in this historical tournaments’ 134 year history has ever won the competition outright 3 years in a row. Can this be the year for Wales to be the first team to achieve this? The atmosphere in Cardiff is always electric on a match day, whether the team is playing at the Millennium Stadium or not. Tension may be high on the field but in the capital there is always a sociable feel so everybody can just enjoy a fantastic day.
Situated in Taff’s Well, a village just a few miles from Cardiff, 3 Cardiff Road is a great base for 4 people looking to spend time in the city. The railway station is just a short walk from this delightful cottage and there are regular trains that can get you into the centre in about 5 minutes. The popular attraction of Castell Coch is also within walking distance of the cottage and this is a great location for cycling being in the Taff’s Trail and popular mountain biking areas.