You know it’s on the way… But what are the diary dates you need for the Six Nations 2019?
When does it start?
The 2019 tournament kicks off on Friday, 1st February 2019 with France and Wales getting the first match underway at The Stade de France at 8 pm.
It really begins (and ends?) for us when England visit the Aviva on Saturday February 2, kicking off at 4.45.
When does it finish?
It all comes to an end on 16th March when all three fixtures of Round 5 take place on ‘Super Saturday’ which starts with Italy v France in Rome, followed by Wales v Ireland at the Principality Stadium and culminating in England v Scotland at Twickenham. Catch all the action Live at Sam’s.
What are the fixtures?
Below are the fixtures, dates, and UK kick-off times of the Six Nations 2019.
France vs. Wales, Friday, Feb 1, 8.00pm
Wayne Barnes refs this match. The result will have championship significance.
Scotland vs. Italy, Saturday, Feb 2, 2.15pm
The last time Scotland and Italy met, Scotland came from behind to beat Italy 29-27 in the 2018 Championship.
Ireland vs. England, Saturday, Feb 2, 4.45pm
One of the decisive games; the world’s form team will provide England’s ultimate test before the World Cup.
Scotland vs. Ireland, Saturday, Feb 9, 2.15pm
The winner of this match will be presented with the Centenary Quaich, which was first awarded in 1989 and was most recently won by Ireland following their 28-8 victory in 2018.
Italy vs. Wales, Saturday, Feb 9, 4.45pm
Wales scored five tries in a 38-14 victory over the Azzuri during the 2018 Championship. Hmmm… who didn’t?
England vs. France, Sunday, Feb 10, 3.00pm
England and France have met 104 times since 1906. In many ways this will always be Le Crunch. But which France is turning up?
France vs. Scotland, Saturday, Feb 23, 2.15pm
The last time Scotland and France met, Scotland fought their way to a 32-26 victory.
Wales vs. England, Saturday, Feb 23, 4.45pm
England beat Wales 12-6 last year thanks to two early tries from Jonny May. Wales look like the outside bet for RWC2019. Another huge tie.
Italy vs. Ireland, Sunday, Feb 24, 3.00pm
Ireland beat Italy twice in 2018; firstly winning 56-19 during the Six Nations, and then winning 54-17 during the AIs.
Scotland vs. Wales, Saturday, Mar 9, 2.15pm
Wales beat Scotland twice in 2018; firstly winning 34-7 during the Six Nations, and then winning 21-10 during the AIs. Can Scotland turn promise into victory against Gats’ boys?
England vs. Italy, Saturday, Mar 9, 4.45pm
England comfortably beat Italy 46-15 last year. The real issue is will we deliver a performance?
Ireland vs. France, Sunday, Mar 3.00pm
Jonny Sexton beat France 15-13 with the last kick of the game last year. Can France push them close in the Aviva?
Italy vs. France, Saturday, Mar 16, 12.30pm
The winner of this match will be presented with the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy, which was first awarded in 2007 and was most recently won by France following their 34-17 victory in the 2018 Championship. But do we really care?
Wales vs. Ireland, Saturday, Mar 16, 2.45pm
Ireland beat Wales 37-27 in a thrilling encounter in 2018. In preview, arguably the tie of this tournament. We’ll certainly know more about both sides’ world cup chances afterwards.
England vs. Scotland, Saturday, Mar 16, 5.00pm
Scotland won their first Calcutta Cup match in a decade with a 25-13 victory last year. This could be a very important match for England after their two away games.
Where can I watch?
All the fixtures are available on terrestrial TV – but who wants to watch the world’s oldest and greatest international tournament at home?
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