What a tremendous weekend for contact sport!
While every American I know was glued to the TV (or plugged in to the net) yesterday for the Superbowl – in case you didn’t know, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 – there was some fantsatic rugby going on in Europe throughout the weekend.
Three matches were played between all the participating nations in the Six Nations Championship – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – all of which were broadcast live throughout Europe on one TV station or another.
I managed to watch some of the Scotland vs France game on Sunday on the BBC. What a treat! And what an upset! Scotland beat France 20-16 in a nail-biting game that confounded the pundits’ predictions of an easy victory for favourites France.
If you want to get great background into the teams, with interviews and reports, The Six Nations website offers a series of podcasts complete with RSS feeds so you won’t miss any content. And for general news and stories throughout the run of this championship – the highlight of the Rugby Union calendar – you can subscribe to seven RSS feeds: six focused on news about each team plus a catch-all feed that gives you everything.