GUIDE TO THE GUINNESS SIX NATIONS 2023, KICK OFF TIMES, FIXTURES, RESULTS, TICKETS AND TV LISTINGS
WHEN DOES THE 2023 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS START?
The 2023 Six Nations will once again see the England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales international rugby union teams take each other on over the course of five thrilling rugby-packed weekends of fixtures. This is an international competition that takes place annually, with each of the six sides playing each other once.
The 2023 fixture schedule for the Guinness Six Nations begins on Saturday, 4th February 2023 with Ireland getting the first match underway away to Wales followed by Scotland travelling to take on England at Twickenham; then on Sunday 5th February 2023 Grand Slam champions France take on Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
WHEN DOES THE 2023 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS FINISH?
The 2023 Guinness Six Nations competition runs until 18th March 2023 when all three fixtures of Round 5 take place on the same day known as ‘Super Saturday’, starting with Scotland v Italy at BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh, followed by France v Wales in Paris before culminating in Ireland v England at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
WHAT ARE THE 2023 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS FIXTURES? (all times GMT)
Wales v Ireland, Saturday Feb 4, KO 14:15, Cardiff
England v Scotland, Saturday Feb 4, KO 16:45, Twickenham
Italy v France, Feb 5, KO 15:00, Rome
Ireland v France, Saturday Feb 11, KO 14:15, Dublin
Scotland v Wales, Saturday Feb 11, KO 16:45, Edinburgh
England v Italy, Sunday Feb 12, KO 15:00, Twickenham
Italy v Ireland, Saturday Feb 25, KO 14:15, Rome
Wales v England, Saturday Feb 25, KO 16:45, Cardiff
France v Scotland, Sunday Feb 26, KO 15:00, Paris
Italy v Wales, Saturday March 11, KO 14:15, Rome
England v France, Saturday March 11, KO 16:45, Twickenham,
Scotland v Ireland, Sunday March 12, KO 15:00, Edinburgh
Italy v Scotland, Saturday March 18, KO 12:30, Rome
France v Wales, Saturday March 18, KO 14:45, Paris
Ireland v England, Saturday March 18, KO 17:00, Dublin
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE 2022 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS?
France claimed their first Guinness Six Nations title in 12 years and a first under Fabien Galthié after successive runners-up finishes. They kicked off with victory over Italy in Paris, with a win at the Stade de France against Ireland a week later laying down a marker in a battle between the two sides who had beaten the All Blacks the previous November. They followed that up by winning on the road in Edinburgh and Cardiff to set up a tilt at a clean sweep against England on home soil. With Ireland winning all their other matches, France needed a win to claim both the slam at the title, and they duly delivered, skipper Antoine Dupont popping up for the try that clinched it. Elsewhere on Super Saturday, Italy claimed a first Championship victory in seven years as they earned a last-gasp win over Wales in Cardiff.