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37. Rugby, the gentlemen's sport

Updated: Mar 20, 2020

By - Giulio D'Ercole

Italy is world famous for its love for soccer, so maybe the millions soccer Italian fans will not be happy about one of the most known Henry Blaha's sentences that compares soccer to rugby: “Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen; soccer is a gentleman’s game played by beasts". Well, maybe Oscar Wilde did not agree that much with Mr. Blaha since he also said “Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city.”

Jokes and famous quotes aside, Rugby is slowly by slowly becoming very popular in Italy, and even though the results of the Italian national team are not always encouraging, the sport is attracting more and more people and fans year after year.

The 2019 edition of the Six Nations Champions Cup will be extremely interesting since it will be contested by France, England, Italy, Scotland, Wales and defending champions Ireland. In addition to that, it has to be noted that the one of next year will be the 125th edition of the tournament..... so lots, lots, lots of fun with thousands of people dressed in most colorful ways. Now, results and competition aside, the rugby games are always a wonderful opportunity to have a real fun photo-shoot in Rome, where three games will be played in 2019, precisely on February 9th (Italy vs Wales), February 24th (Italy vs Ireland) and March 16th (Italy vs France).

If you want to come for sport and street photography workshops, with the chance to have your tickets bought directly in Rome, either you are an individual, a couple, or a small group of friends already in Rome or coming for the event, you only need to contact me and book an amazing day with Romephotofuntours in the section "Your Own Tailored-Made Tour", or in the one "Photo-shooting Your Roman Holiday". You will surely love it!

Come for a fun sport and street photography workshop focusing on Rugby and its colorful fans!
Rugby, the gentlemen's sport

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