Somewhere in the midst of the early 19th Century, at an English academy for the over-privileged, a schoolboy caused chaos by picking up the ball during a game of football and running with it. Normally, this would have been deemed a ‘handball’ and resulted in a public school style ‘debagging’ and ‘crumpeting’, but this was Rugby, so a new sport was heralded instead…
Yes, the world’s greatest annual celebration of any game named after a place is almost upon us, as England, Italy, France, Scotland, Wales and Ireland prepare to clash heads and hearts, starting this weekend, in a push to prove who’s better at hitting each other and, ultimately, take home the trophy and bragging rights for 2013. And, if you’ve any sporting sense, you won’t want to miss a single minute of it.
Which is where this apposite app comes into play; officially sanctioned and packed with all the essential info, the RBS 6 Nations offering comes in English, French and Italian and plays a passing game of fact, hurling out news, stats, fixtures, video highlights, up-to-the-minute scores, line ups, previews, reports and match-play data right into your waiting hands.
Also seeing to the social side of things, the app offers direct access to Twitter to let you interact with other fans or, indeed, bait the opposition as you see fit. Simple to navigate and cleanly designed to boot, the RBS 6 Nations Championship App is the next best thing to being at every game live… which would be difficult under current technological conditions.
THE BOTTOM LINE
An information powerhouse covering everything you could possible need to know about the Championship or any of the games in it, no Android-toting rugby fan should be without it.
Hey, I wonder what would happen if I put down the ball during a game of rugby and started kicking it along? Ah yes, hospitalisation.