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Where to watch the Rugby Six Nations this Super Saturday

By Evie Payne

17th Mar 2023 | Local News

Image courtesy of The Crown Tavern
Image courtesy of The Crown Tavern

This Saturday, 18 March, will see the final few games of the 2023 Six Nations tournament hit screens across the nation, and we are here to help you find the perfect spot to catch the action.

The Rugby Six Nations started on 4 February 2023, and has seen locals across Rutland flock to local pubs and venues to watch the games, both celebrations and commiserations continuing long after some games had finished.

This is not only great for local pubs and vendors, but shows once again the enthusiasm of an Oakham crowd - who this week celebrated Oakham School's 1st XV win at the Schools' Cup Final at Twickenham this week.

Read more about the victory here.

Oakham School 1st XV rugby team. Image credit: Oakham School.

The Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championships, featuring England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, was founded in 1882 and is is an annual international men's rugby union competition beloved by players, fans, and Guinness drinkers alike.

Much to the delight of many Rutland-based fans, the squad is jam-packed with Leicester Tigers players, including Ollie Chessum, Dan Cole, Joe Heyes, Dan Kelly, Freddie Steward, Ben Youngs and Jack van Poortvliet.

Leicester Tigers stadium.

While many England games have not been easy to watch for rugby fans, supporters have turned out in their masses locally to support the game - one that is particularly popular in the local area, in part due to the presence of Oakham Rugby Football Club, based at Rutland Showground.

Oakham RFC playing earlier this season. Image credit: @andy_balmford Instagram.

The games this weekend are:

Scotland v Italy - 12:30pm

France v Wales - 14:45pm

England v Ireland - 5pm

Whether they play or follow the game, rugby fans across Rutland can watch the Six Nations at a range of venues across the county:

Enjoy a cold beer, Guinness or soft drink at The Crown Tavern, Crown Walk, Oakham, LE15 8BZ. 

Call Lindsay on 07769 680641 to book a table. 

Alternatively, Bill's Bar on Oakham High Street, who are offering two beers for £7 during all Six Nations matches.

The Grainstore by Oakham Station, Station Approach also show games.

The Fox and Hounds in Tugby will be showing the games, and have nice cold Guinness ready and waiting.

With a section of beers, from Neck Oil to a range of Oakham Ales, The Lord Nelson are also hosting screenings this Saturday.

Get in touch via [email protected] to share your own screenings of Saturday's matches, or to let us know about any upcoming events that you would like to share for FREE on our What's On page.

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