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2021 Guinness Six Nations – Latest News & Updates

2021 Guinness Six Nations

The 2021 Guinness Six Nations – Latest News & Updates

Wales win the Triple Crown

Wales have unexpectedly won the Triple Crown after seeing off England 40-24 who were punished for giving away sloppy penalties at the end of the game, as well as a controversial referring performance. After beating Ireland and Scotland by narrow margins, Wales have incredibly beaten the three United Kingdom teams, to set up two away matches against Italy and France to win the title. France have recently been decimated by covid cases which lead to a late cancellation of France v Scotland, which will likely be rearrange. Forget the fact that it’s hosted behind closed doors, there’s still plenty of key fixtures to look forward to. England will realistically be playing for pride now as a loss against Scotland in their first match set them back massively, with the Wales defeat the real dagger. Eddie Jones’ side will be scratching their heads as to how the tournament got away with them so quickly.

Ireland v England – Behind Closed Doors Hospitality Package

A huge game on Super Saturday that may determine the final outcome of the Six Nations is Ireland vs England at the Aviva Stadium. After the success of our virtual event during the Autumn Nations Cup, we are hosting a premium hospitality package for guests to watch the final day in style. An incredible three-course meal delivered to your door awaits, where you will cook alongside Dylan Hartley, Alex Payne and Jimmy Garcia to deliver the perfect pre or post-match feast. You’ll also get to chat to a rugby star just before the match, as well as a beautifully brewed keg, bottles of wine, first-class snacks and many more additions arriving to you. Register your interest for the event and we can discuss this brilliant opportunity with you now.

Six Nations Preview

England and France were the form teams heading into the Six Nations. England having won last years Championship and the inaugural Autumns Nations Cup, will be looking to follow up with successive wins but also improve the quality of the rugby they play as a squad. Eddie Jones earlier this week outlined their willingness to play a brand of rugby which will excite fans.

“Maybe we haven’t played as well as we could have – and we want to play better,” Jones said. “Our goal in the Six Nations is to play better rugby. It doesn’t matter how many times you kick the ball, it’s the quality of rugby you play.”

France will want to follow up on last years success and will have been given a boost knowing they took England right to the wire in the Autumn Nations Cup Final with a team which was predominately made up of under 20’s and reserves. There is plenty of talent in this French team and they now have a defensive steel to boot. Watch out for ‘Les Bleus’.

Ireland and Wales will have been disappointed with their performance’s at the back end of the tournament in 2020  and as both squads are under new management at the start of this new World Cup cycle every player will be fired up and looking to cement his position for the long term.

Key fixtures

The Key battle this year will be between England and France at Twickenham. In week 3 of the Championship this fixture is at Twickenham however with no fans in attendance will England feel the home field advantage? The French shocked the English in the opening game of the Six Nations in 2020 which was played just after the 2019 World Cup Final. Unfortunately we all remember England narrowly losing to South Africa on that momentous occasion. Fans were expecting a response from Eddie Jones’s men however it was the French who in front of a packed Stade de France played some scintillating attacking rugby. Led by the two stand offs Antonie Dupont (9) and Romain Ntamack (10) The French rugby team tore through the English defence to rack up 24 points without a response. The second half belonged to England however it was too little too late and the rampant French deserved the spoils.

Ireland under Andy Farrell and Wales under the guidance of Wayne Pivac are both undergoing change. The senior figures are now looking to stamp their signature on the squad and the brand and systems of the rugby they want to play. Of the two it is Pivac who is under the most amount of pressure, taking over from Warren Gatland the most successful Welsh coach of all time. Between 2007 and 2019, Wales won four Six Nations titles, including three Grand Slams, and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 and 2019 Rugby World Cups. Tough shoes to fill and with only three wins from his first 10 Internationals and 5 losses on the bounce in the Six Nations, Pivac will be looking to prepare well and hit the ground running. On the bright side there is no trip to Ireland or England this year with both those two fixtures at the Principality. Although as we have already mentioned A trip to the Stade de France as both England and Ireland have shown is not an easy place to visit, with or without fans.

Scotland and Italy have struggled for consistency in recent years. Italy have taken home the wooden spoon on 13 occasions and will be desperate to turn their fortunes around. Scotland will be looking to build upon their win at the Parc Y Scarlets which was their first win in Wales for 18 years. Its great to see Finn Russell back for Scotland and fans will be excited to see how Gregor Townsend will get the best out of their forwards to allow their high flying back line quick ball to play with.

2021 Guinness Six Nations Venues :

The 2021 Guinness Six Nations will be held at The BT Murrayfield StadiumThe Aviva Stadium, The Principality, The Stade de France, The Stadio Olympico and Twickenham

2021 Guinness Six Nations Fixtures:

Round 1

6th Feb Italy v France

6th Feb England v Scotland

7th Feb Wales v Ireland

Round 2

13th Feb England v Italy

13th Feb Scotland v Wales

14th Feb Ireland v France

Round 3

27th Feb Italy v Ireland

27th Feb Wales v England

28th Feb France v Scotland

Round 4

13th Mar Italy v Wales

13th Mar England v France

14th Mar Scotland v Ireland

Round 5

20th Mar Scotland v Italy

20th Mar Ireland v England

20th Mar France v Wales

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Virtual Events? – It’s here to stay

Virtual Events

Virtual Events? – It’s here to stay

As the world continues to acclimatise to connecting, socialising and working virtually, we can see through the success of our virtual events that corporate hospitality hosted through online platforms are here to stay indefinitely.

This isn’t just an exercise in entertaining clients, customers and staff during lockdown and keeping spirits high when times are tough, this is a part of the normalisation of technology in our everyday lives. We have expanded our virtual event offering and are extremely excited to continue to put new ideas into motion. Now you can even get competitive in the kitchen in a Bake-Off themed virtual contest!

Over the past few months we have hosted a variety of virtual events to our clients, with a strong emphasis on quality. Our online hosts and experts are charismatic and engaging, with years of experience in their respective fields. They can read the virtual room and will adapt to the needs of the group, making sure that everyone is participating and enjoying themselves. We also use professional lighting and sound equipment when required so that our events stand out from our competitors and give the attendees the most enthralling experience possible.

All of our virtual hospitality events can be customised to suit the needs of your business and we won’t be satisfied until you have the exact virtual event that you want. We can adapt our ‘Night at the Races’ to mirror Cheltenham during the festival in March, we can give you branded rooms in our ‘Escape Room’s’ event and we can even provide local ales, gins, wines, cheese and more in our tasting events. Once you determine the type of virtual hospitality you want and an estimate number of attendees (up to 500 in certain events!), we will help to guide you to the perfect virtual event with a quick turnaround time.

For more information, call us on 0207 048 4848 and we would be delighted to discuss all of the opportunities that we have. You can also register your interest on a specific event and we will call you to explain in more detail.

Our Clients Feedback

We pride ourselves on running these virtual events with a 100% satisfaction rate for our clients. With technical support guaranteed throughout the event, we have successfully met all of our clients needs and their virtual hospitality experience has often exceeded their expectations. Below is just some of the positive feedback we have had so far:

Cocktail Masterclass

“Just wanted to say thank you for arranging the mixology event on Tuesday. We all enjoyed it and had so much fun. The host was hilarious and the mixologist made it so easier for us to create amazing drinks. The only complaint…..a few sore heads on Wednesday morning”.

“Just wanted to say thank you! What a great event you, ran! It was amazing. Our journalists loved it!!!”

A Night at the Races

“The night was great fun thank you, everyone really enjoyed it”

Wine and Cheese Tasting

“Thank you both for the significant roles that you played in making our event yesterday a great success. We’ve already had messages from delegates confirming that they really enjoyed themselves and were impressed with the quality of the logistics, hosting, wine, cheese and aprons!”

“I’ve heard such great feedback from the event yesterday, the team had a fantastic time! Would it be possible to send me the names of all of the wines included? Quite a few team members have asked as they loved the wines!”

“Thank you again to you and team for a lovely wine tasting event yesterday. I really enjoyed it – thought Rich the host was spot on with his tone and content.”

“I had a lovely time and it was nice to connect with some old friends over a terrific selection of wine and accompaniments.”

“It was a very good event and also really nice to get to see some other faces and engage over some great wine.”

Escape Rooms

“Just wanted to say thanks for the escape room yesterday, it went down really well, everyone enjoyed it, and it was the perfect virtual event for us!”

“Everyone had a great time! It was really fun and I’ve received great feedback all round. I think it definitely could have gone on a bit longer, it seemed to go really quickly. Also, are we able to have a link to the photos from tonight by any chance? I’d love to circulate to everyone that participated tonight.”

“Thanks so much for the photos and for all of your help with this event. It went really well, and the group had a great time!”

“Thanks for all your help with yesterday’s event. It went really well and everyone seemed to have fun!”

Behind Closed Doors Series

“It’s brilliant, fantastic, the food looks amazing and the beer is really good, it’s good to see you all.”

“Interestingly this is better as an event in many ways being able to speak to you both (Alex Goode & Alex Payne) in private than the in person events”

“This is such a treat on a Saturday, even more so during lockdown. Thank you so much!”

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Behind Closed Doors with Dylan Hartley – Virtual Hospitality

Unfortunately the Guinness Six Nations 2021 will be played behind closed doors, however we are providing premium virtual hospitality for the final day fixture as Ireland take on England at the Aviva.

Check out the preview of our event below and register your interest today to be part of a unique and interactive experience.

England v Ireland was a huge match in the first ever Autumn Nations Cup and although we couldn’t entertain in the stadium, we were delighted to entertain some of our clients with our ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Virtual Hospitality Package.

 

Behind Closed Doors – Dylan Hartley and Alex Payne are joined by the fantastic Jimmy Garcia to create the perfect pre-match meal with all of the premium ingredients that our clients were sent. Guests watched the full video to learn how to cook the three courses to restaurant quality, whilst listening to the guys give some exclusive insights around the relationship between food and rugby.

Dylan pours the pints for the guys as Jimmy whips up a special crumpet based starter, an incredible steak main course accompanied by a beautiful red wine and a sticky toffee pudding to finish, all easily made on gameday.

This is just a part of the package, as guests also received a live pre-match chat virtually with Alex Goode and Alex Payne. This was accompanied by hand-crafted snacks, a bottle of bubbles and other gifts to have alongside the game.

We’re delighted with our first exciting venture into virtual events and we can’t wait to bring you more options. Our next confirmed ‘Behind Closed Doors’ event will be Ireland v England in the Six Nations on 20th March.

Our range of events is expanding to Cocktail Masterclass, Tequila and Taco Night, Virtual Pub Quiz, Wine and Cheese Tasting Night and many more to come.

We are also getting ready for an extremely busy year of live sport as major competitions across the world of sport are being prepared in 2021. When it’s safe, we will be on hand to host you with our world-class hospitality packages.

Register Your Interest Now for any of our events and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss availability. Alternatively give us a call on 0207 048 4848.