February is finally upon us, as 2017 really begins to get underway. Make no mistake; the second month of the New Year boasts a hectic sporting calendar, with a host of stellar events scheduled across the length and breadth of the globe.
From pivotal EPL clashes to the iconic Super Bowl, February will see some truly seminal sport events that will take your breath away. Now let’s look at three of the most eye-catching spectacles and a look at how they might play out:
Let’s start with the Six Nations tournament, which kicks-off with the first round of fixtures on the weekend commencing February 4th. The first Saturday also sees a mouth-watering clash between England and France at Twickenham, with Eddie Jones’ men looking to reclaim their crown and cement their reputation as the Northern Hemisphere’s best team after an unbeaten 2016.
A much-improved Scotland will also entertain Ireland in what is sure to be a keenly-contested match, while Italy will host Wales in Sunday’s clash. So while all eyes will be on tournament favourites England and dark horses France in London, the weekend is sure to offer tremendous entertainment across the board.
On the same weekend, a Rugby extravaganza of an entirely different flavour will take place at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia. The fourteenth edition of the Sydney Sevens is scheduled for these dates, as part of a global World Series that takes in various, exotic locations across the globe.
While rugby sevens has always been an intense and popular game, it was only at the Rio Olympics that it began to earn global acclaim. This should lead to record attendances during the 2017 series of events, so if you’re flying to Sydney on business or pleasure this February you should make an attempt to secure some tickets.
February 5th will see the latest instalment of the iconic and globally-renowned Super Bowl franchise, which will take place in the southern Texan town of Houston. A prime-time spectacle that is enjoyed across the globe, this contest will see Tom Brady’s New England Patriots take on the Falcons, with the veteran quarter-back competing in a record eighth Super Bowl.
The 39-year old will also have a pivotal increase on the outcome of the game, with the Falcons’ decidedly young defence apparently conceiving new and innovative ways of combating the formidable star. Their approach will be fascinating to watch, although any failure to deal with Brady could cost the Falcons their chance of winning the game.