6 Nations Rugby Facts Fixtures & Quiz

Old Friends Become Enemies

– Rugby 6 Nations Championship

Yes it’s that time of year when old friends become enemies for 6 weeks. The 6 Nations Rugby Championship is back. Some say ‘normal hostilities are resumed’. Whichever way you look at it, the air tingles with excitement if you are lucky enough to get a ticket. And if no luck, well, we all (all 6 Nations fans) pile in together for 80 minutes of banter, tension, emotion and most of all fun. The brotherhood of rugby comes alive this time every year.

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So to ensure you are fully equipped and ready for the 6 Nations, here is the 6 Nations Rugby 2015 Fixtures,  2014 Results and Quotes  ‘from the voice of rugby’, the late, great, Bill McLaren.  You can actually read ‘6o Of The Best From Bill’ along with a beautiful piece written by Bill’s daughter, Linda, especially for the Great Sportsmanship Programme.  Please do add your own Bill McLaren quotes (in the comments section at the end). Please note you can download all the information below into a single A4 sheet – ideal for your phone, or as some tell me, they print & carry it in their wallet: download one single A4 sheet or just read on……


6N Top Half

Bill McLaren (‘the voice of rugby’) Classic Quotes:

“A little bit of argy-bargy there.”

“Those props are as cunning as a bag o’ weasels.”

“He’s like a raging bull with a bad head.”

 “You wouldn`t want to meet him in a dark alleyway!”

“He could sidestep 3 men in a telephone box”

“He’s as quick as a trout up a burn.”

“Big Vleis Visagie – born when meat was cheap!”

On Finlay Calder – “hands like dinner plates!”

For more great Bill McLaren quotes click ‘60 0f Of The Best’ Bill McLaren quotes  

or go to www.GreatSportsmanship.org & insert ‘Bill McLaren’ (& add your own quotes)!

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Enjoy the 6 Nations.

6 Nations Rugby 10 Questions Quiz

  1. Who scored more points than they conceded – but only just  – 101 points but conceded 100 points in 2014?
  2. What was the closest game last year?
  3. What was the second closest game last year?
  4. What was the score Italy v Irl in 2013?
  5. What was the score Italy v Fra in 2013?
  6. What was the unusual score Irl v Fra  in 2013?
  7. Who has won the most Triple Crowns since the 6 Nations was established in 2000?
  8. Who has won the most 6 Nations Championships (since being established in 2000)?
  9. Ireland pipped England in 2014 to win the Championship by 10 extra points scored. In 2013 Wales pipped England – by how many points scored  to win the 6 Nations: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60. 70 or 80, 90, 100?
  10. If Wales had of won the 6 Nations Championship in 2014, they would have achieved something no other Welsh side (including halcyon heroes of the 70’s) nor any other 6 Nations team ever achieved. What was that?




Answers: (1) France   (2)   It v Scot  20-21   (3)   Scot v Fra 17-19  & Fra v Irl  20-22  (4) It v Irl  22-15  (5) It v Fra 23-18  (6) Irl v Fra 13-13   (7) Ireland   (8) France   (9) 40 points   (10) 3 in a row!


Bill McLaren (‘the voice of rugby’) Classic Quotes:

“You’ll notice Davies is standing very deep & that’s because

Jones can pass off either hand, just watch this ’Whooosh!!’

“It’s high enough, it’s long enough, it’s straight enough.”

“He kicked that ball like it were three pounds o’ haggis.”

“A twitter of a puck” (on Peter Dodds conversion attempt)

On Mark Andrews and Doddy Weir contesting a lineout

”They both go up like 2 pieces of white bread in a pop up toaster”


For more great Bill McLaren quotes click ‘60 0f Of The Best’ Bill McLaren quotes  

or go to www.GreatSportsmanship.org & insert ‘Bill McLaren’ (& add your own quotes)!

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