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Six Nations "brings down the barriers" to faith, says Christian group

by Hannah Tooley

Sam Lomas, from Raw Faith, tells Premier rugby's a great way to engage with people: "It's the perfect opportunity really to experience life in a relaxed way and it just really brings down the barriers and formal meetings and it's a brilliant way to connect with one another and hopefully open up new avenues of conversation that can point towards Jesus."

"The way I see sport and the Christian faith is very much together."

Mr Lomas also had this message for young people who were worried about whether they should play rugby on Sundays instead of going to church: "It comes down to each parent, their decision, but I'm certain there's a way of including rugby and church together in a way that doesn't affect your spiritual walk with God." 

The first match takes in France when they play against Italy, followed by England against Scotland at Twickenham.

Ireland were victorious in 2015, and their first game takes place against Wales on Sunday.

Listen to Premier's Hannah Tooley speak to Sam Lomas here:

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