Hi all! In the build up to the Rugby World Cup taking place on home turf later this year, we’ve decided to offer our invaluable opinions on who we think will come out on top in the Six Nations over the coming six weeks.
The last time the Six Nations took place in a World Cup year, England triumphed against their European counterparts but could only muster a place at the quarter-finals at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. However, this time around England may struggle to claim the Six Nations title in the first place, due to the form of the Irish and Welsh teams. Either way, the Six Nations always serves up some fantastic rugby and will be a good gauge for what’s to come at the World Cup later in the year.
Many of the pundits have chosen Ireland as their early favourites for the Six Nations, but here’s Team Fizzy’s picks as to who they’ll be supporting and the team they have chosen to come out as victors on March 21st:
Harry (Managing Director) – “As I had to sign an oath to support Queen and country when I was commissioned I’ll have to stick with England, or risk being shot for treason…”
Stephen (Acquisitions Analyst) – “Despite being English, all my uni pals are Welsh and I quite enjoy their crazy fanaticism. We are each hosting a game and the theme is whoever Wales is playing against. I am hosting Wales v France, so lashings of Kronenbourg and some cheeky escargot sandwiches for half time.”
Hannah (Fizzy Canning Town ‘Bob’)- “I suspect the Irish will just edge it and while I am English (and root for them) I guess I can switch allegiance with my Irish surname!”
Ha (Fizzy Epsom ‘Bob’) – “I like the Irish accent, is that good to say go with the Irish?”
Dan (Operations Manager) – “Although I’m English, I have a soft spot for the welsh.”
Alan (Senior Development Manager) –
Adam (Acquisitions Manager) –
Niall (Investment Manager) – “I think Ireland will win it but no grand slam, I’ll be supporting England and though we may not win the tournament I certainly think the Calcutta Cup is in the bag (sorry Adam!)”
Kassy (Fizzy Stepney Green ‘Bob’) – “I actually had to google Six Nations, although I played rugby at school. I’ll be sticking with good old England probably, because I don’t know any better.”
Laura (Fizzy Poplar ‘Bob’) – “Seeing as no one has mentioned them and in line with the multi-national vibe at Poplar, I’ll go Italy. Google also led me to see that they have a women’s squad so power to that too.”
The tournament kicks off this evening at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff for the showdown between Wales and England. The atmosphere will be as phenomenal as usual in the 74,500 capacity arena, but in case you didn’t get tickets, here are our tips for the best places to watch the game if you’re a Fizzy resident:
Fizzy Poplar – The Cat & Canary, 25-27 Fisherman’s Walk, Canary Wharf.
Fizzy Epsom – The Vestry, 2 Church Street.
Fizzy Canning Town – The Henry Addington, 22-28 Mackenzie Walk, Canary Wharf.
Fizzy City (Stepney Green) – Bar Kick, 127 Shoreditch High Street.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our incredibly insightful comments and views on the upcoming Six Nations and all that’s left to say is let the games begin!!