The 2018 Six Nations are just around the corner. I know, the best time of year has crept up on us before we have even had time to polish off the last mince pie. I have been to watch England v Wales every year for a long time, but this year the tradition comes to a sad end, or rather a short temporary hold. This got me thinking about my last experience of the Six Nations, with my sister and a few friends. I have to say I wasn’t relishing the idea of taking my sister to the rugby, we get on very well and we do lots together but going to watch live rugby games isn’t one of them. I came up with a few cunning strategies for How To Survive Going To The Rugby With Your Sister. I hope they prove as effective for you as they were for me.
- Give her a plus 1. Invite one of your mates and let her bring a friend to. They can talk to each other meaning they won’t be distracting you during the game.
- Bring the drinks. Rugby bars don’t tend to be particularly well equipped, less so for women. Unless your sister likes a pint I suggest sneaking her in a couple of drinks. Mine likes a Pimms or G&T. She enjoys the game much more with a tipple or two. Similarly a few snacks always go down a treat.
- Dig deep into that pocket of yours. You don’t go to a live rugby game every day and you know it is going to be an expensive day out. But one thing will make it a misery, constantly thinking about how much money you are spending. Forget about it and spend however much is necessary for you to have a good time. If that means paying for a train so you can drink and don’t have to drive, buying the first round or getting some half time snacks, do it, do all of it.
- Wrap up. No one likes sitting in a freezing cold stadium with no enough layers.
- But my favourite tip. Upgrade your day trip and go Rugby Hospitality. This is probably a once a year jobby but it’s always going to be an amazing day out.
Bring on the rugby!