Sports Tours Ireland

Rugby

The Ireland national rugby union team represents the island of Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) in rugby union. The team competes annually in the Six Nations Championship, which they have won twelve times outright and shared eight times. Ireland home ground, the Aviva, formally Lansdowne road, is a modern stadium with excellent facilities and transport links.

The team also competes every four years in the Rugby World Cup, where they reached the quarter-final stage in all but two competitions (1999 and 2007). Ireland is also one of the four unions that make up the British and Irish Lions – players eligible to play for Ireland are also eligible for the Lions. Ireland has produced some excellent players such as Robbie Henshaw, Brian O Driscoll, Rory Best and the late Antony Foley.

Sportstours will arrange all your accommodation and ticket needs to travel to watch play this fantastic sport.