The start of the 2016 Six Nations is only a matter of days away and the whole of Wales is at the point of bubbling over in excited anticipation, including everyone here at our North Wales Holiday Parks! What’s more, arguably the two favourites for the 2016 Six Nations title, Wales and Ireland, are set to kick off their campaigns in their opening game. The two big hitters, in Wales and Ireland, have taken the spoils in the last four championships – claiming two titles each – and both are once again in a strong position to contend for a third title, in this year’s tournament. The clash between Ireland and Wales will take place on Sunday, February 7 at the Aviva Stadium, with kick-off at 3pm, and as the Irish fans will know only too well, Ireland are coming into the tournament off the back of a disappointing World Cup after crashing out at the quarter-final stage against Argentina. There have been a series of changes for both Ireland and Wales’ landlocked neighbours England, since the World Cup, while Wales have been able to build on the same blend of youth and experience under current coach Warren Gatland. As some of you will well be aware, Wales have a recognised history of flourishing after previous World Cups, with Gatland’s men winning Grand Slams in both 2008 and 2012. Despite the fact there will be no Leigh Halfpenny for the tournament, Dan Biggar highlighted his class and ability at the World Cup and there are many who will believe that he might well be the chance for the tie to swing in Wales’ favour when crunch time come in Dublin. Image: jeanfrancois beausejour under Creative Commons.