On February 4th Kieran’s Irish pub begins its coverage of the 2017 Six Nations Rugby championship and, just like a well-constructed jigsaw, the pieces are beginning to fall into place. The tournament always garners great interest in the Twin Cities and is one of the most popular events in Cara Irish Pubs sporting calendar. The championship opens with Ireland visiting Edinburgh and closes on March 18th with Ireland hosting England the day after St. Patrick’s Day.
Many people attending the Six Nations for the first time are presently surprised how competitive and tribal the respective groups of fans are and yet how good natured everybody behaves. For people uninitiated in the tournament it would be appropriate to give a brief synopsis of the history.