Princess Anne to watch Scotland in Rome
January 11, 2000
Princess Anne will be here on February 5 to watch Scotland take on Italy in the opening match of the new Six Nations championship, the Italian rugby federation announced on Monday.
The match is seen here as the crowning achievement of Italian rugby after winning themselves a place among the European elite and effectively ending the Five Nations format, which also comprises England, Wales, Ireland and France.
Princess Anne is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and has long been a keen supporter of Scottish rugby.
Huw Richards assesses where Wales are after a mixed Six Nations, with front row seats still very much available for the World Cup
John Mitchell lapped up the action on 'Sensational Saturday' - but warns not to expect a repeat come Rugby World Cup time later this year
Craig Dowd warns England, Ireland and Wales they should play to their strengths rather than those of the All Blacks and the Wallabies
Tom Hamilton runs the rule over just where the six countries stand ahead of the global gathering in September