The Six Nations big-wigs have announced the fixtures for the next two years and title-holders, England kick off their campaign with an away trip to Conor O’Shea’s Italy in Rome. Wales, with Warren Gatland back at the helm, have an early chance to avenge their 29-13 loss to Scotland at the Principality Stadium.
On the final weekend of the tournament, it’s a repeat of this year’s last day, with Italy v Scotland kicking off events, before England have the chance to gain retribution against Ireland, in a potential title decider. The final game of the Championship takes place in Cardiff, where fans will hope last year’s near-100 minute game will not be repeated.
Wales v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm
France v Ireland, Saturday 4.45pm
Italy v England, Sunday 3.00pm
Ireland v Italy, Saturday 2.15pm
England v Wales, Saturday 4.45pm
Scotland v France, Sunday 3.00pm
France v Italy, Friday 8.00pm*
Ireland v Wales, Saturday 2.15pm
Scotland v England, Saturday 4.45pm
Ireland v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm
France v England, Saturday 4.45pm
Wales v Italy, Sunday 3.00pm
Italy v Scotland, Saturday 12.30pm
England v Ireland, Saturday 2.45pm
Wales v France, Saturday 5.00pm
*Venue for this match will be announced at a later stage
France v Wales, Friday 8.00pm
Scotland v Italy, Saturday 2.15pm
Ireland v England, Saturday 4.45pm
Scotland v Ireland, Saturday 2.15pm
Italy v Wales, Saturday 4.45pm
England v France, Sunday 3.00pm
France v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm
Wales v England, Saturday 4.45pm
Italy v Ireland, Sunday 3.00pm
Scotland v Wales, Saturday 2.15pm
England v Italy, Saturday 4.45pm
Ireland v France, Sunday 3.00pm
Italy v France, Saturday 12.30pm
Wales v Ireland, Saturday 2.45pm
England v Scotland, Saturday 5.00pm
Read more at http://www.rugbyworld.com/news/six-nations-fixtures-announced-for-2018-and-2019-championship-78149#YADLzFXReo6IpLUt.99
2017 Six Nations fixtures
The Six Nations kicks-off with a twist. This year the venerable tournament has added bonus points, so if you score four tries or above, you get an extra point, likewise, if you are seven points or less behind the opposition you’ll pick up a point. Another change is you’ll pick up four points for a win, and if a team wins a Grand Slam, an automatic three points is added, making sure that they cannot be overtaken.
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