As the Principality Stadium – probably the best stadium in the world – gears up for another year of tension, drama and heart ache (for the other side!) we’ve taken a look at all the ways you can keep up with the action even if you can’t make it to the home of Welsh rugby this year.
There’s a fire in every Welsh belly right now. As a nation we live and breathe rugby, and when it comes to the the Six Nations, that excitement reaches fever pitch.
From the unforgettable experience in our national stadium, to watching on the telly box – in English and Welsh – we’re a nation of rugby-watching-bingers and, while the lucky few will cheer the squads on from the sides, for most of us, there’s a world of ways to catch (and catch up) on every nail-biting second online.
- The official bits
The official Six Nations website is the first stop for comprehensive coverage of the tournament, including live scores, fixtures, and news updates; while the Welsh Rugby Union TV offers video highlights, player interviews, and behind-the-scenes content from the team as they gear up for every game – making it a one-stop-shop for all things camp-Wales.
- Read all about it
For all those with a nervous disposition when it comes to the games themselves, for lots of us, rugby enthusiasts and bloggers provide in-depth coverage and analysis of the tournament. Websites like WalesOnline and the BBC Sport offer a back catalogue of articles, opinion pieces, and match reports to keep you updated on every angle – weather you agree or not. And for immediate ramblings at any time of day – but especially after that first kick – and X (Twitter) has real-time updates men’s, women’s and U20s and insights from pundits, former players, and like-minded fans.
- Listening in
For those who prefer to listen to lively debates, interviews with players and coaches, and analysis form experts and like-minded armchair-pros, then rugby podcasts are your tournament best buddy. Welsh rugby fans can tune in to podcasts 5 Live’s Rugby Union Daily and Scrum V’s The Welsh Rugby Podcast have a lot of the banter you’d expect down the pub.
- Watching on telly
While the tournament is being streamed on BBC, ITV and S4C – with English and Welsh commentary available at the click of a button – this year Netflix is also getting in on the actions with an new docu-series Six Nations: Full Contact; so there’s even more ways to binge the tournament and all its drama.
- Binge online
Online rugby communities and forums can be a great way to connect with like-minded fans. Websites like Rugby Forum offer platforms to discuss the tournament, sharing insights, and participating in pre and post-match analysis.
While nothing can quite match the atmosphere of being in the stadium, experiencing the tournament online can help you stay connected to all the nail-biting action – whether you’re reading insightful blogs, listening to passionate podcasts, or watching the games on TV.
And with ultrafast broadband from us – you can keep up without the fear of hearing the cheer from the other room.
So, gear up, stick on something red and Welsh, and get ready to immerse yourself in every twist and turn of the Six Nations from the heart of Welsh rugby fandom, right on your home screen.