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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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2nd November 2013

England v Australia, ten years after the RWC Final win – this game is very important with a view to Rugby World Cup 2015, where Australia and Wales are both in England’s group, from which only two can progress. Sir Clive Woodward thinks this game and the Six Nations match against Wales are England’s two most important of this season, as they need to get into the habit of beating these two sides.

 

Sir Clive also rates Genia and Cooper as the best halfbacks in the world, and England will have to deprive them of front foot ball with a strong forwards performance and contest the breakdown aggressively. There’s a bit of rain around which might help. This young England side have about half the caps of Australia.

England mess up the start, and Australia are deep inside England’s 22 , but England win Australia’s lineout — all a bit topsy-turvy.

2.10    Australia run into trouble in their own half, penalty England after an excellent tackle by debutant Joel Tomkins. Farrell kicks it, 3-0

5.00    First scrum to Australia. Free kick England. Mike Brown looking good at fullback.

7.45    England lose their own lineout, Australia attack and England give away a penalty. Cooper kicks it, 3-3; poor by England.

10.50    Penalty England. Farrell misses.

England looking good at the breakdown.

13.40    Scrum England, penalty England. Good stuff. Farrell misses almost the same kick.

Great reverse pass by Cooper.

Scrum England, penalty England — then lose their own lineout.

England hold up Genia, good work by Billy Vunipola, scrum England. Penalty to England, Dickson breaks but referee George Clancy calls him back.

25.18    England win their own lineout! Australia infringe at the maul, penalty England, very similar to the two Farrell has already missed. Off the post! That’s nine points gone begging…

27.42    Sustained England pressure featuring Billy Vunipola leads to another penalty, inside the Australian 22. Farrell kicks it. 6-3.

England fail to deal with the restart, scrum Australia; they advance to the England line, and Toomua crashes through Twelvetrees to score. 6-8. Converted, 6-10.

33.37    Penalty Australia as Twelvetrees goes straight off his feet at a ruck. Cooper strikes again, 6-13, which is the halftime score. England need to get some urgency and efficiency into their game.

42.00    Farrell and Tomkins have a misunderstanding in midfield — is it time for Toby Flood yet?

45.20    Marlon Yarde pinged for an unnecessary late tackle, after Tomkins had been brushed aside in the backs. Cooper misses.

Superb looking take and run from his own line by Brown, although he was clearly in touch…

48.30    England penalty, Ashton takes it quickly and after a bit of fumbling Yarde flies down the wing but is tackled brilliantly by Ashley-Cooper a few paces from the Australian line. Australia win the lineout but Genia’s kick is charged down and Robson collects and dives over for an England try. 11-13

Farrell converts, 13-13.

57.40    Sustained pressure from England after they’d upped the tempo. Clancy checks for obstruction by Hartley as Farrell bursts through — and says he didn’t see enough of an offence to disallow the try…quite right, well done George! Converted, 20-13.

64.47    Twelvetrees tries to take a quick throw to Brown but hurls the ball at his feet, resulting in a penalty to Australia — not a great afternoon for 36.

Cooper misses — is the writing on the wall for Australia?

73.20    Penalty Australia. They go for the corner, sustained pressure but England hold firm and Australia knock on.

Full time England 20-13 Australia.