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Rugby Six Nations, where to try it for yourself

The Rugby Six Nations is one of the most highly anticipated events in the world of rugby, and 2024 promises to be an exciting season filled with fierce competition, thrilling matches, and unforgettable moments.

We're taking a closer look at what to expect from the 2024 Six Nations tournament and also provide you with Sportily approved links to the local rugby clubs in Gloucestershire, so you can get involved in the rugby action near you, whatever age or skill level.

The Six Nations tournament is an annual rugby competition that features six of Europe's top rugby nations: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales. These teams face off in a round-robin format, with each nation playing five matches. Points are awarded for wins and draws, and the team with the most points at the end of the tournament is crowned the Six Nations champion.

What sets the 2024 Six Nations apart is the level of talent and skill on display. With each nation striving for glory, the competition is sure to be intense and closely fought. The fans can expect a spectacle of athleticism, strategy, and teamwork on the pitch.

While cheering for your national team in a massive stadium is exhilarating, there's something special about getting involved in the local rugby community. Gloucestershire is home to several rugby clubs, each offering a unique experience for players and fans. Here are some local rugby clubs in Gloucestershire, along with links to their websites and social media profiles:

Gloucester Rugby Club: Website | Facebook
The Premiership club, Gloucester Rugby, has a rich history and is based at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester. They have a strong fan base and offer various opportunities for fans to get involved. You'll know when a match is on as you can hear it across the city!

Cheltenham Rugby Club: Website | Facebook
Cheltenham RC provides a friendly and inclusive environment for rugby enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, starting from Tiger Cubs at age 4.

Old Pats RFC (Old Patesians RFC): Website | Facebook
Located in Cheltenham, Old Pats RFC is a vibrant community rugby club based in Cheltenham Gloucestershire. They have over 100 adults playing everything from irregular social rugby to weekly league rugby and around 360 8–18 year olds playing with their mates at weekends (and tour at the end of the season!).

Cirencester Rugby Football Club: Website | Facebook
Cirencester RFC, known for its family-friendly atmosphere, welcomes players and supporters from all walks of life. With three senior teams and a huge junior section, there's something for everyone to get involved in. 

Stroud Rugby Football Club: Website | Facebook
Stroud RFC is a community club with a focus on both senior and junior rugby. They emphasise inclusivity and a passion for the sport.

Getting involved with your local rugby club can be a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the sport, make new friends, and even play the game if you're so inclined. Whether you're an experienced player or a newcomer to rugby, these clubs offer opportunities for everyone to engage with this exciting sport, and you might see some of the Sportily team getting involved, too!

The 2024 Rugby Six Nations promises to be an unforgettable tournament, with top European nations battling it out on the field. But beyond the international stage, the local rugby clubs in Gloucestershire provide a vibrant and inclusive community for rugby enthusiasts. So, mark your calendars for the Six Nations matches and explore your local rugby club's activities and events to stay engaged with the game throughout the year.

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