It was formerly called Home Nations and Five Nations, and became 6 Nations when Italy joined the tournament in 2000. It is called RBS 6 Nations after its current sponsor, Royal Bank of Scotland. See schedule.
Here are some suggested viewing locations for where to watch 6 Nations Rugby in NYC:
133 W. 33rd St.
(between Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
6 Nations at Slattery’s Pub
Slattery’s will be showing the following matches:
Scotland vs. England: Saturday, February 4, 12 pm
France vs. Ireland: Saturday, February 11, 3 pm ET
England vs. Wales: Saturday, February 25, 11 am ET
Wales vs. Italy: Saturday, March 10, 9:30 am ET
England vs. Ireland: Saturday, March 17, 1 pm ET
Slattery’s Midtown Pub
8 E. 36th St.
(between Madison & Fifth Ave.)
New York, NY
While the new Nevada Smith’s is under construction, Nevada Smith’s is holding “Away Games” at Webster Hall. They will be showing 6 Nations rugby, including Ireland vs. England on St. Patrick’s Day.
Rugby fans in New York have a meetup group. They meet at Kinsale Tavern to watch all 6 Nations, Tri-Nations and Rugby World Cup matches. You can join them on-line at: meetup.com/rugby-29
then meet them in person
The Kinsale Tavern
1672 Third Ave. (bet. 93rd & 94th St.)
New York, NY
Brooklyn rugby followers also have a meetup group, aptly titled “Brooklyn Rugby Followers”.
You can join them at:
They meet at:
4 Berry Street (N 14th St.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
But wait, there’s more…
McCormack’s: 365 3rd Ave. (bet. 26 & 27 St.) New York, NY. (212) 683-0911
Showing all 6 Nations matches.
The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern 54 Pearl St. (Broad St.) New York, NY
Showing Ireland vs. England on St. Patrick’s Day.
Slainte: 304 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston St.) New York, NY (212) 253-7030
Irish Exit: 978 Second Ave. (between 51st & 52nd St.) New York, NY (212) 755-8383
MurphGuide Party Tip:
Since many of the games are held in the morning, it is always a good idea to call the venue ahead of time to confirm that they will be open.
2012 RBS Six Nations Rugby Schedule:
(all times are ET)
Saturday, March 17
7:30am Italy vs. Scotland
9:45am Wales vs. France
12:00pm England vs. Ireland
Saturday, February 4
France def. Italy 30-12
England def. Scotland 13-6
Sunday, February 5
Wales def. Ireland 23-21
Saturday, February 11
11:00am England def. Italy 19-15
3:00pm France vs. Ireland (postponed to March 4 due to weather)
Sunday, February 12
10:00am Wales def. Scotland 27-13
Saturday, February 25
8:30am Ireland def. Italy 42-10
11:00am Wales def. England 19-12
Sunday, February 26
10:00am Scotland vs. France def. Scotland 23-17
Sunday, March 4
10:00am France tied Ireland 17-17
Saturday, March 10
9:30am Wales def. Italy 24-3
12:00pm Ireland def. Scotland 34-14
Sunday, March 11
10:00am England def. France 24-22