Wales is a strong rugby nation with a long, proud history that goes back many years. They Wales national rugby union team compete in the annual Six Nations Championship and the quadrennial Rugby World Cup. The team is an important part of the Welsh national identity and its successes on the pitch bring a big sense of pride for the people of Wales.
The home of the Welsh national team is the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Big events here often see people flocking to Wales from all over Europe and beyond. The city is home to Cardiff Airport, currently Wales' sole international air hub, so overseas fans taking flights to Wales will arrive here. Good rail and road connections to the rest of Wales ensure that all onward journeys are hassle free. Motorway connections with the rest of the UK are very good, as are high-speed rail connections between Welsh cities and destinations in England and Scotland. There are also frequent ferry services between Wales and Ireland.
Rugby teams from Wales regularly take part in the Magners League, the Heineken Cup and the European Challenge Cup. The biggest domestic tournament is the Welsh Union Challenge Cup, which is a knockout competition held every year. Other rugby stadiums of note in Wales are the Liberty Stadium, Rodney Parade and Stradey Park.