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Watching Rugby Internationals in London

With Twickenham being the home of English Rugby union, it's easy to see why London coach hire is the easiest way to watch rugby internationals in the capital and enjoy one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the World.

Rugby brings very different levels of excitement than other sports and is often called “ the real man's game” although the ladies rugby internationals continue to inspire and deliver some fantastic rugby.

One of the biggest occasions in the English rugby calendar is the six nations tournament and we advise booking coach or minibus hire to London as soon as possible if you're going to attend a game or be nearby to soak up the atmosphere.

Along with the six nations there are also some exciting warm up games planned at Twickenham before England head off to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Strange Shaped Balls

In 1823 Mr William Gilbert and Mr Richard Lindon owned boot and shoe making businesses located close to Rugby school and started making footballs for the school.

Lindon introduced rubber inner tubes and because of the pliability of rubber, the shape gradually changed from a sphere to an egg. The rugby ball's distinctive shape is supposedly due to the pig's bladder, although early balls were more plum shape than oval.

The size and shape of the ball was not written into the rules until 1892 when the RFU endorsed ovalness as the compulsory shape.

The game of rugby football became fully recognised when In 1871, English clubs met to form the Rugby Football Union (RFU). In 1892, after some minor falling out regarding paid players against amature players there was a split and the separate organisations were named "rugby league" and "rugby union".

Rugby Union is played with an oval ball by two teams of 15 players and has its origins in the style of football played at Rugby School in England.

According to the sport’s lore, in 1823 William Webb Ellis, a pupil at Rugby School, defied the conventions of the day (that the ball may only be kicked forward) to pick up the ball and run with it in a game, thus creating the distinct handling game of rugby football.

The support for the game today is huge and if you are not able to attend a Rugby International in London but are a fan of the sport, you should get your group together and hire a coach down to London to explore the home of English Rugby as you've never seen it before and visit the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham as part of a stadium tour.

Visit exclusive areas of the stadium usually reserved for elite rugby players, including the England changing room, players tunnel, walk pitchside and more. As it will not be a match day your hired coach or minibus can drop you off and pick up your group after the tour almost right outside the stadium.

International Fixtures in London

It's almost upon us and three of the Six Nations 2023 games will be played at the world famous Twickenham Stadium, England's largest and most iconic rugby venue. Scotland, France and Italy are all set to make the trip to London for their respective matches.

As a spectacle, no other competition inspires such passion, creates as many memories or unites fans as much as Rugby's Six Nations Championship.

This is a huge event for rugby fans around the world as it brings together some of the best teams in Europe. The atmosphere in Twickenham will be electrifying, with passions running high as supporters from both sides cheer on their teams.

It promises to be an exciting tournament and one that should not be missed so ensure you have your coach hire booked and you're ready to experience the wonderful Tickenham atmosphere.

First of the mighty clashes at Twickenham on February 4th will be England v Scotland. Scotland, as the current Calcutta Cup holders, will be partisan and noisy as England seek to wrestle the cup back from north of the border.

On February 12th Twickenham its England v Italy and the Italians will be keen to prove their growing stature in the game and are sure to trade blood and sweat with all their might.

And finally on March 11th London hosts the French who will be full of passion as will be their supporters and as one of the favourites to win the tournament England will be calling on every ounce of experience and muscle to stop them.

Just make sure you are there as the Six Nations 2023 promises to be an entertaining tournament for both players and spectators alike.

Adding to the excitement in 2023 is of course the Rugby World Cup in France and England will play two warm up matches against Wales and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium. Wales are first on Saturday 12 August, and then London welcomes the Fijians two weeks' later on Saturday 26 August. For spectators who are not crossing the channel it will be the last chance to see England play before they head to France for the Rugby World Cup.

For all of these matches as you would expect Twickenham is highly experienced at dealing with large crowds and coach parking is available less than a mile from the stadium but has to be pre booked.

When you complete your London hire coach booking we can organise the parking for you or just let us know if you prefer to be dropped off by your hire coach or minibus at a local pub and walk to the stadium.

We can then pick you all up at the same spot if a post match pint is required.

The Wrap

There is huge excitement around this year's Rugby international in London as the six nations will be a closely contested, highly passionate tournament and England's fans are confident of some good results and hopefully a trophy winning tournament.

With premium coach hire to London, in a vehicle of any size you require, be a part of the action and excitement.

And of course England are mighty keen to preserve their record of never being awarded the wooden spoon.

The Wooden Spoon is an award given to the team that finishes in last place, or alternatively to a team that loses all of its games in a championship. Since the inaugural Six Nations tournament in 2000, only England and Ireland have avoided finishing last, so let's keep it that way.

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