Six Nations 2022

France won a Grand Slam in the 2022 Guinness Six Nations. But the Six Nations action isn’t over as the women’s championship picks up where the men’s left off.

The Women’s Six Nations returns to a full five-round tournament this year after running in a condensed format in 2021 and it remains in a standalone window.

The championship begins on Saturday 26 March and concludes with its own ‘Super Saturday’ on 30 April. Scroll down for all the team guides and fixtures information – and here’s a look at the tournament’s new look given its partnership with TikTok.

In terms of the men’s event, France were given the favourites tag before the tournament after a stunning win over New Zealand in the autumn and they backed up the performance with a brilliant run in the competition.

They were challenged by Italy in the opening round but overcame them and battled Ireland in a close match but the French came out with the slight upper hand. France then dealt losses to Scotland and Wales which left only England in their way. A raucous Stade de France crowd weren’t let down as Antoine Dupont’s side raced to victory.

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France lifting the 2022 Six Nations trophy (Getty Images)

England finished third but they won as many games as they did in their fifth-place finish of 2021. Many fans and pundits have called for Eddie Jones’ sacking after a lacklustre attacking performance but the Rugby Football Union are sticking by their manager.

France’s glorious finish wasn’t the only magnificent end to the Six Nations as Italy got their first win in seven years. They defeated Wales in Cardiff after Edoardo Padovani scored a late try and Paolo Garbisi kicked the winning conversion. It wasn’t a great tournament for them in terms of wins and finishing last but it’s a definite building block which will see them hailed as Italian rugby legends.

Wales, on the other hand, finished fifth after heading into the tournament as the reigning champions. Wayne Pivac’s side only managed to bag one win out of five matches and only didn’t finish last due to the bonus points they picked up.

Elsewhere, Ireland beat Scotland to cement their second spot after an impressive tournament almost saw them lift the trophy themselves. They ensured France had to beat England to take the title, anything less and the trophy would have been in the hands of Andy Farrell.

Scotland, though, ended up in fourth after a campaign which saw them regress from the highs of the 2021 competition. Some of their players, including captain Stuart Hogg, were also reprimanded after breaking team rules by heading to a bar to celebrate their win over Italy.

Below you’ll find links to all the information you need about the men’s and women’s championships, with squads updated as they are announced.

Guinness Six Nations Fixtures: Make sure you know when all the games are taking place in this piece.

Women’s Six Nations Fixtures: Stay up to date with all the games taking place in the women’s championship here.

Guinness Six Nations TV CoverageTake a look at our handy guide on the TV schedule for the tournament so you don’t miss a moment of the action.

Women’s Six Nations TV Coverage: How to watch all the matches in the women’s championship.

Guinness Six Nations Table: Come tournament time, this page will keep you to date with how the teams stand.

Men’s Team Guides

EnglandFixtures, Squad

France Fixtures, Squad

Ireland Fixtures, Squad

Italy Fixtures, Squad

Scotland Fixtures, Squad

WalesFixtures, Squad

Women’s Team Guides

EnglandSquad & Fixtures

FranceSquad & Fixtures

IrelandSquad & Fixtures

ItalySquad & Fixtures

ScotlandSquad & Fixtures

WalesSquad & Fixtures