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Six Nations Championship 2018

Centred right to left: Ireland's Mick Galway and Templeton's Justin Kelly. 
Just some of the Irishmen working hard at Twickenham on St Patrick's Day.

 

As the 124th edition of the tournament commenced, with the bonus point system still in swing, all eyes were on the team who could not only dominate the Six Nations Table but also attain the Triple Crown and Grand Slam, ensuring them an additional 3 bonus points.

Ireland had denied England the Grand Slam and Triple Crown last year. Tensions rise in the wait to see if England could go all the way this year as defending champions.

Few would have missed out on the action this year. 

At Templeton Events, we always have a Director present at all times to ensure everything is set up correctly prior to the arrival of you and your party, and to ensure the day continues to run smoothly throughout. Towards the end of the event, we ensure that nothing has been accidentally misplaced or left behind and return it safely to its rightful owner. We also provide personalised table placecards so you can plan in advance where you would like guests to sit during your lunch. Templeton Events offers consistency from one event to the next.


The results of this year’s 2018 tournament were as follows:

1. Ireland – 5W 0L – 26 points - Grand Slam and Triple Crown Winners

2. Wales – 3W 2L – 15 points

3. Scotland – 3W 2L – 13 points

4. France – 2W 3L – 11 points

5. England – 2W 3L – 10 points

6. Italy – 0W 5L – 1 point

Top try scorer this year was awarded to Ireland’s 21-year-old Jacob Stockdale, scoring 7 tries in total,
followed by Italy’s Minozzi and England’s May, who scored 4 tries each.

 

Here’s how [most of] the tournament unfolded: 

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Six Nations Championship 2017


Manu Tuilagi not playing for England at the France match at Twickenham due to injury - chatting with Templeton's Robin Mays. 

2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one
For the 123rd edition of the tournament, the 2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one. For the first time in the Six Nations, this year saw the introduction of the bonus point system in which a team scoring four or more tries in a match were awarded an additional league table point. In addition to this, a winner of a Grand Slam (all five matches) would be awarded three bonus points as so to ensure a clear Championship win. 

England had won the Grand Slam and the Triple Crown last year in 2016 – could they muster up the same strength and determination and do it again?

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Japanese Food for Dummies

 

1. Make your way over to a quality Japanese restaurant or if you're in London try Kiku.

Kiku restaurant is a contemporary Japanese restaurant on Half Moon Street in Mayfair known across London as one of the most authentic of its kind. The design of the restaurant is minimalist and dignified, a clear reflection of Japanese culture. The rooms are long and narrow, plainly furnished with light wood with rattan screens that stop it being monotonous. As we entered, the staff greeted us with a friendly welcome, allowing us to change our booking and sit at the counter for a unique view of the food preparation.

For the first few visits to Japanese restaurants, it is good to go to the more high end examples as you will be looked after very well and likely to feel comfortable about the experience. Soon you will be a natural. Being more relaxed you will enjoy the atmosphere, the subtlety of the flavours and begin to experiment with the more unusual menu choices for example sea urchin (Japanese word "Uni" pronounced oo-nee).

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Greenray Group Team Event, Edinburgh

St Georges day was spent in a sunny Edinburgh for a large contingent of the Greenray Group and their partners.

We hope you enjoy our short film of the event.

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Close to you - What's it all about?

Bacharach Reimagined...

Effortlessly Cool...

A seriously fun evening with Templeton Events...

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What’s the point of Sports Hospitality anyway?

Let’s be honest about things; when a client or a supplier accepts an invitation to spend the day with you at a major sporting event, they are not coming primarily for the pleasure of your company. That is not to say that they do not enjoy your company, but would they leave their family or their workplace to spend a day with you under different, less entertaining circumstances?

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Royal Ascot - Dress Code


 

So another Royal Ascot comes to an end, and not just any Royal Ascot, but one held in the Diamond Jubilee year of Her Majesty The Queen.

 

In many ways, it was arguably the best Royal Ascot ever - not just because of the above, but with the performances of Frankel and Black Caviar, Frankie winning the Gold Cup, and a Royal winner to boot (all of which I am sure you have already witnessed or read about), the racing managed to overshadow the fashion. And it is the latter that I would like to briefly touch upon...

 

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The art of giving back

Is the Art of Giving Back is Good Business Practice... 

Honest and trusting relationships with our clients...
I’m a firm believer in what goes around, comes around. We’ve always tried our best to practise good business karma, and I believe that it has helped us enormously in forging honest and trusting relationships with our clients.

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Wimbledon - Surprise and Certitude

An almost equal measure...

As usual, Wimbledon this year mixed surprises and inevitability in almost equal measure. In the Men’s Championship, Rafa Nadal went out early to the dreadlocked Dustin Brown, although this should not really have been such a shock as Brown had beaten him last year in Germany.

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Royal Ascot - it's horses for courses...

The Fourth Day...

Royal Ascot, Friday 19th June 2015

Friday was the day when Jockey Ryan Moore secured a record-breaking ninth winner at Royal Ascot on Aloft in the Queen's Vase, beating the existing modern day record of eight winners held by Pat Eddery and Lester Piggott.

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Centred right to left: Ireland's Mick Galway and Templeton's Justin Kelly. 
Just some of the Irishmen working hard at Twickenham on St Patrick's Day.

 

As the 124th edition of the tournament commenced, with the bonus point system still in swing, all eyes were on the team who could not only dominate the Six Nations Table but also attain the Triple Crown and Grand Slam, ensuring them an additional 3 bonus points.

Ireland had denied England the Grand Slam and Triple Crown last year. Tensions rise in the wait to see if England could go all the way this year as defending champions.

Few would have missed out on the action this year. 

At Templeton Events, we always have a Director present at all times to ensure everything is set up correctly prior to the arrival of you and your party, and to ensure the day continues to run smoothly throughout. Towards the end of the event, we ensure that nothing has been accidentally misplaced or left behind and return it safely to its rightful owner. We also provide personalised table placecards so you can plan in advance where you would like guests to sit during your lunch. Templeton Events offers consistency from one event to the next.


The results of this year’s 2018 tournament were as follows:

1. Ireland – 5W 0L – 26 points - Grand Slam and Triple Crown Winners

2. Wales – 3W 2L – 15 points

3. Scotland – 3W 2L – 13 points

4. France – 2W 3L – 11 points

5. England – 2W 3L – 10 points

6. Italy – 0W 5L – 1 point

Top try scorer this year was awarded to Ireland’s 21-year-old Jacob Stockdale, scoring 7 tries in total,
followed by Italy’s Minozzi and England’s May, who scored 4 tries each.

 

Here’s how [most of] the tournament unfolded: 

Wales v Scotland 34-7
This result meant that Wales got their first ever try bonus point in the six nations, more than enough to triumph over Scotland who tried to redeem themselves in the 79th minute with one converted try. 

Rugby hospitality in Cardiff
In Cardiff, we offer a number of different options for hospitality including private boxes for 12 or 24 within the Principality Stadium, formerly known as the Millennium Stadium. We offer tables within suites both within the stadium and at a number of officially appointed venues dotted around the grounds.

 

France v Ireland 13-15
Perhaps the most contested over match of the Six Nations this year with Ireland only securing victory with a drop goal by Sexton in the 83rd minute.

Rugby hospitality in Paris 
We offer private boxes and tables within suites at the Stade de France. As one would expect, the Parisian cuisine is exceptional, with a high standard of silver service provided. We are always fortunate enough to have former and current French rugby internationals in the suites, who offer their predictions and thoughts on the imminent battle on the field.

 

Italy v England 15-46
This match saw England’s Hepburn making his international debut and ended with a secure win for the English side.

Rugby hospitality in Rome
Whether it’s at the Stadio Flaminio, or the temporarily used Stadio Olimpico, the hospitality at Stadia in Rome is simply superb. We offer tables within suites where extensive buffets are offered, with many counters serving authentic Italian food, ranging from Chianina beef to lobster salad.

 

Ireland v Italy 56-19
This gave Ireland their 300th Test win.

Rugby hospitality in Dublin
There are many options for hospitality at rugby matches in Dublin. Some of the best of these are tables within suites at the Aviva Stadium, or when demand permits, marquees are erected in the grounds of Marian College, where official hospitality is provided.

 

England v Wales 12-6
This was the lowest aggregate score in a Six Nations since 2013 when England beat Ireland 12-6, however, this match meant that England secured their 15th consecutive home win.

Rugby hospitality at Twickenham
At Twickenham, there are a number of different hospitality facilities in and around the stadium. Our various clients seek different things from their day out at Twickenham, so we offer a wide range of experiences. Each and every facility we use is tried and tested and we believe to be the best of its type. After all, we have been doing this for thirty years.

At the time of writing, our most popular facility at Twickenham is at Kneller Hall, where the Royal Military School of Music is based. This is also where any visiting dignitaries arrive by helicopter before watching the match at Twickenham.

We always have a great atmosphere with rugby celebrities present, including the likes of Martin Johnson, Jonathan Davies, Brian O’Driscoll and Sean Fitzpatrick. Catering is by Michelin star chef Angela Hartnett.

 

Ireland v Wales 37-27
This match saw Wales missing out on a bonus point while Ireland, scoring 5 tries, achieved theirs putting them at the top of the table.

Rugby hospitality in Dublin
There are many options for hospitality at rugby matches in Dublin. Some of the best of these are tables within suites at the Aviva Stadium, or when demand permits, marquees are erected in the grounds of Marian College, where official hospitality is provided.

 

Scotland v England 25-13
Not only was this Scotland’s biggest ever victory over England in the Six Nations, but this triumph meant they reclaimed the Calcutta Cup for the first time since 2008.

Rugby hospitality at Murrayfield
We have a number of options at Murrayfield where you can enjoy varying levels of hospitality. At some matches, like the Calcutta Cup, marquees are erected in the grounds of the stadium. At Murrayfield, we believe it’s important to be within the grounds of the stadium. We provide private boxes, tables within various suites and, where marquees are in used we provide tables within those marquees. As with all high demand games, the secret is booking early to get the best value at whatever level you may choose to go.

 

France v England 22-16
This defining moment meant that Ireland became winners of the Championship with one round yet to be played, and was the first time England lost multiple games in the Six Nations since 2010.

Rugby hospitality in Paris 
We offer private boxes and tables within suites at the Stade de France. As one would expect, the Parisian cuisine is exceptional, with a high standard of silver service provided. We are always fortunate enough to have former and current French rugby internationals in the suites, who offer their predictions and thoughts on the imminent battle on the field.

 

England v Ireland 15-24
This was England’s first loss at Twickenham since 2012 and Ireland’s first victory over England at Twickenham since 2010. This momentous match also saw Ireland winning their third ever Grand Slam (and Triple Crown).

If you’re looking to bring a group to the England v Ireland match, you’ve really got to consider booking this 12 months or more in advance.

Rugby hospitality at Twickenham
At Twickenham, there are a number of different hospitality facilities in and around the stadium. Our various clients seek different things from their day out at Twickenham, so we offer a wide range of experiences. Each and every facility we use is tried and tested and we believe to be the best of its type. After all, we have been doing this for thirty years.

At the time of writing, our most popular facility at Twickenham is at Kneller Hall, where the Royal Military School of Music is based. This is also where any visiting dignitaries arrive by helicopter before watching the match at Twickenham.

We always have a great atmosphere with rugby celebrities present, including the likes of Martin Johnson, Jonathan Davies, Brian O’Driscoll and Sean Fitzpatrick. Catering is by Michelin star chef Angela Hartnett.

 

Wales v France 14-13
Being the concluding match of the tournament this year, France’s losing bonus point put England in 5th place for the first time since 1983 – this calls for an epic return to next year’s Six Nations.

Rugby hospitality in Cardiff
In Cardiff, we offer a number of different options for hospitality including private boxes for 12 or 24 within the Principality Stadium, formerly known as the Millennium Stadium. We offer tables within suites both within the stadium and at a number of officially appointed venues dotted around the grounds.