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.


3/4 February
Wales v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm
France v Ireland, Saturday 4.45pm
Italy v England, Sunday 3.00pm

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10/11 February
Ireland v Italy, Saturday 2.15pm
England v Wales, Saturday 4.45pm
Scotland v France, Sunday 3.00pm

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23/24 February
France v Italy, Friday 8.00pm*
Ireland v Wales, Saturday 2.15pm
Scotland v England, Saturday 4.45pm

10/11 March
Ireland v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm
France v England, Saturday 4.45pm
Wales v Italy, Sunday 3.00pm

17 March
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

Johnny Sexton

Playmaker: Johnny Sexton will be looking to avenge the 2017 defeat to Wales in Dublin


1/2 February
France v Wales, Friday 8.00pm
Scotland v Italy, Saturday 2.15pm
Ireland v England, Saturday 4.45pm

9/10 February
Scotland v Ireland, Saturday 2.15pm
Italy v Wales, Saturday 4.45pm
England v France, Sunday 3.00pm

23/24 February
France v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm
Wales v England, Saturday 4.45pm
Italy v Ireland, Sunday 3.00pm

9/10 March
Scotland v Wales, Saturday 2.15pm
England v Italy, Saturday 4.45pm
Ireland v France, Sunday 3.00pm

16 March
Italy v France, Saturday 12.30pm
Wales v Ireland, Saturday 2.45pm
England v Scotland, Saturday 5.00pm




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.

Enjoy the tournament!!

Round 1

Saturday 4th February – Scotland 27-22 Ireland – Report

Saturday 4th February – England 19-16 France Report

Sunday 5th February – Italy 7-33 Wales – Report

Defending champions: England's campaign kicks off against France

Defending champions: England’s campaign kicks off against France

Round 2

Saturday 11th February – Italy 10-63 Ireland – Report

Saturday 11th February – Wales 16-21 England – Report

Sunday 12th February – France 22-16 Scotland – Report

Round 3

Saturday 25th February – Scotland 29-13 Wales – Report

Saturday 25th February – Ireland 19-9 France – Report

Sunday 26th February – England 36-15 Italy – Report

Ariel dominance: Ireland v France always proves a brutal 80 mins

Ariel dominance: Ireland v France always proves a brutal 80 mins

Round 4

Friday 10th March – Wales 22-9 Ireland – Report

Saturday 11th March – Italy 18-40 France – Report

Saturday 11th March – England 61-21 Scotland – Report

Round 5

Saturday 18th March – Scotland 29-0 Italy – Report

Saturday 18th March – France 20-18 Wales – Report

Saturday 18th March – Ireland 13-9 England – Report

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