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Twickenham, EnglandTHE mecca of English rugby, TWICKENHAM is, following the redevelopment of the south stand in 2006, the largest venue in the world which is dedicated solely to rugby union. Although the stadium has, and does, occasionally host other events – the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final, and concerts by the likes of U2, Genesis, Police, Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones – the fact that it is wholly owned by the Rugby Football Union means it has control over the stadium. It is also home to the World Rugby Museum, which houses one of the finest collections of rugby memorabilia in the world and covers the history of the game globally, not just in England. The stadium has recently been expanded to incorporate new coorporate suites and restaurants in the East Stand.


AIR: Twickenham is approximately six miles from London Heathrow, 20 miles from London City Airport, 30 miles from London Gatwick and 40 miles from London Luton. If you are travelling to Heathrow and require a transfer to central London, you can use the Heathrow Express.
CAR: Twickenham Stadium is on the northern side of the A316 into London. From the M25, exit J12 onto the M3. This becomes the A316 and Twickenham Stadium is off the Whitton Road roundabout next to the Lexus/Toyota car dealership. From London, turn right off the A316 at Whitton Road roundabout. Parking in the area is very limited and matchday visitors are advised to pre-book.
RAIL: Twickenham is the nearest station, a 10 walk from the stadium. Regular trains run to Twickenham from London Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Reading, Ascot and Windsor & Eton Riverside. Other stations in the vicinity of the stadium are Richmond, Whitton, St Margarets and Hounslow. The London Overground service also runs from Richmond to North London and Stratford. The nearest Underground stations are, and Richmond for the District Line.
TUBE: Richmond station on the District Line and Hounslow East for the Piccadilly Line are 2 miles from the stadium. There is a free shuttle bus service before and after a match.
BUS: There is an RFU shuttle bus service between Richmond Station and the Stadium and Hounslow East and the stadium. The service is free and the buses return to Richmond and Hounslow after the match. Pre match the services run from the A316 Pools in the Park in Richmond and Hounslow East station, Kingsley Road in Hounslow. Post match the Richmond service departs from Rugby Road adjacent to the stadium and the Hounslow service departs from Whitton Dene to the north of the stadium. Other buses which pass close to the stadium are the 281, 267, 481, 681 and H20.

Whitton Road, Twickenham TW2 7BA

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ENGLAND: Twickenham Stadium





Stade de France, FranceSTADE DE FRANCE is not actually in Paris, but just north of the capital city, in the suburb of Saint Denis. It was built for the 1998 football World Cup, which the host nation won. The rugby team have thus far not been able to emulate that feat, despite Stade de France being the only stadium in the world to host both football and rugby World Cup finals. It has a capacity of 80,000 and on its completion took over from Parc des Princes as the home of French rugby. In addition it has hosted international football matches and Champions League finals, the world athletics championship, the Race of Champions motorsport event and a number of domestic events in both football and rugby, although no club team is permanently based there.


AIR: The nearest airport is the Charles de Gaulle then take the RER Line B direct to the stadium
CAR: Saint Denis is 10km from Notre Dame and the stadium is located at the crossroads between auto-routes A1 and A86 but space is limited to reserved parking only
TRAIN: RER B to La Plaine – Stade de France NB Given the choice, take this option! It's much closer & easier to get to the stadium.
TUBE: Paris Metro Line 13 to Saint Denis – Porte de Paris

93216 Saint-Denis

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FRANCE: Stade de France





Aviva Stadium, IrelandTHE AVIVA STADIUM made its championship bow in 2010, and it is testimony to its success that it quickly felt like home to Irish rugby. It is also home to the Republic of Ireland’s national football team and has hosted the Europa League final. It is controlled by a joint venture between the Irish Rugby Football Union and the Football Association of Ireland, who together hold a 60-year lease on the stadium, after which it will return to the exclusive ownership of the IRFU. Built by the same firm of architects that was behind the Millennium Stadium (not to mention the O2 arenas in Dublin and London and the new Wimbledon Centre Court), the Aviva employs an undulating, wavelike roof similar to that of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

The Aviva Stadium is now a 'cashless' venue, which means cash will no longer be accepted at any of the bars of food outlets, but all bank cards, Apple, Android and Google Pay will be accepted.


AIR: Dublin airport is about 25 minutes’ drive to the stadium; the Air Coach provides a 24-hour service to the nearby D4 Inn on Lansdowne Road
CAR: Not recommended there is a 1km car-free exclusion zone in operation on matchdays and there are no parking facilities at the stadium itself
RAIL: Use the DART from the city centre southbound direct to Lansdowne Road station
BUS: Routes 7, 8, 45 and 84 all serve the Ballsbridge area from Dublin city centre

Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

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IRELAND: Aviva Stadium





Stadio Olimpico, ItalyTHE STADIO OLIMPICO  is the largest sports facility in Rome, Italy, seating over 70,000 spectators. It is located within the Foro Italico sports complex, north of the city. As well as the home of Italian Rugby since 2012, is the home stadium of the AS Roma and SS Lazio football clubs. It was built to serve as the centrepiece of the Foro Italia sports complex, a project initiated by the regime of Mussolini. Construction started in 1928 and a first tier had been finished in 1932. Works on the second tier were halted though due to the outbreak of the Second World War and were only resumed in December 1950, officially opening in 1953. Stadio Olimpico served as the centrepiece stadium for the 1960 Olympics, and for this all terraces got converted into seats, resulting in a capacity of 53,000 seats. The 1990 Football World Cup saw the stadium overhauled with a new roof and capacity increased in access of 70,000.


AIR: Leonardo da Vinci-Flumicino Airport (FCO)is 40km from the stadium. Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) is 35km away.
CAR: From Milan, Florence of Bologna on the Autostrada A1, take the exit that goes into the GRA (Gran Raccordo Anulare) towards Flaminia road. Take Junction 5 signposted Flaminia then follow directions to the Foro Italico
TRAM/BUS: Red line – Line A: Get off at Ottaviano-San Pietro, then take the bus number 32 and get off at Piazzale della Farnesina, just a few meters away from the Olympic Stadium | Get off at Flaminio stop, then take tram number 2 and get off at the last stop in Piazza Mancini on the opposite side of Tevere River respect to the stadium | Get off at Lepanto stop between Ottaviano-San Pietro and Flaminio, from there take the bus No. 280 up to the stadium
Metro B Blue line – Line B: get off at Termini and make a change to line metro A direction Battistini and then just follow the instructions above.

Via Foro Italico, 00194 Roma

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Stadio Olimpico





Murrayfield, ScotlandBT MURRAYFIELD, alone among the 6 Nations venues, is also home to a club side, in this case Edinburgh Rugby who play both Magners League and Heineken Cup matches there. The ground was purchased in 1922 for £3,800 from the old Edinburgh Polo Ground and Murray’s Field. Following its renovation in 1994 it became the largest sports stadium in Scotland, with a capacity of 67,130. In addition to rugby the stadium has, on occasion, hosted football, American football and rugby league games, as well as pop concerts from the likes of Bon Jovi and Oasis.


AIR: Edinburgh airport is about 30 minutes’ drive north west of the stadium
CAR: Take the A8 or A71 into Edinburgh city centre then follow the signs to the stadium. There is very little if any parking available at the stadium, however park & ride sites can be found at Ingliston (west), Hermiston (west) Newcraighall (east), Ferrytoll (north), Sheriffhall (south), Straiton (south), Wallyford (east)
TRAM: Edinburgh Trams run a fast, frequent service to the entrance of BT Murrayfield stadium from Edinburgh Airport, Ingliston Park & Ride, Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park Station, Haymarket Station and St Andrew Square tram stop, just a short walk from Waverley Station. All trams are fully low floor and have dedicated spaces for wheelchairs. Murrayfield tram stop is fully accessible with lift facilities to street level.

Corstophine Road, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ

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SCOTLAND: Murrayfield Stadium





Millennium Stadium, WalesNOW widely acknowledged as one of the world’s best sports and entertainment venues, the newly re-branded Principality Stadium (formerly Millennium) replaced nearby Cardiff Arms Park as the home of Wales Rugby Union in 1999. Boasting a capacity of 74,500, it has a fully retractable roof and was designed to be a multi-purpose event venue. It hosts football matches (FA Cup finals and Wales internationals), speedway Grands Prix, rugby league, indoor cricket and boxing, not to mention pop concerts. It is essentially a concrete stadium into which pallets of natural grass can be rolled for sporting events.


AIR: Wales International airport is 20 minutes’ drive from stadium
CAR: From the M4, take Junction 28 to Cardiff then the A48 west to the city centre. There is no parking at the stadium but it is readily available around the city
RAIL: Cardiff Central Railway Station is 5 minutes’ walk from the stadium, and First Great Western runs to and from London, Birmingham, Manchester and south-west England. Arriva Trains Wales branch line connects with Ebbw Vale, Rhymney, Merthyr, Aberdare, Coryton, Penarth and Barry

Westgate Street, Cardiff CF10 1NS

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Principality Stadium Cardiff