2018 Six Nations

sixnationsThe Six Nations have been won by England two years on the trot and they will be out to make it three when the 2018 version gets away.

England have been the dominant force in the competition over the last 24 months, winning four of their five games during 2017 to run out dominant victors.

Ireland, France and Scotland all had moderately successful 2017 campaigns, winning three games each. With only Ireland able to overthrow England in what was a dead rubber game at the end, the battle will still be to get the better of Eddie Jones’ side.

Warren Gatland has had an up and down stint in charge of Wales, and will want to see some improvement from his men as they come up against some strong opposition after just two victories in last years Six Nations.

Italy were the cellar-dwellers of the competition last year, finishing with no victories and a staggeringly bad points differential of minus 151.

Full 2018 Six Nations fixtures

Date Time (AEDT) Home Away Venue TV

Round 1

Sun Feb 4 1:15 AM Wales Scotland Principality Stadium, Cardiff BeIN Sports
Sun Feb 4 3:45 AM France Ireland Stade de France, Paris BeIN Sports
Mon Feb 5 2:00 AM Italy England Stadio Olimpico, Rome BeIN Sports

Round 2

Sun Feb 11 1:15 AM Ireland Italy Aviva Stadium, Dublin BeIN Sports
Sun Feb 11 3:45 AM England Wales Twickenham Stadium, London BeIN Sports
Mon Feb 12 2:00 AM Scotland France Murrayfield, Edinburgh BeIN Sports

Round 3

Sat Feb 24 7:00 AM France Italy Orange Velodrome, Marseille BeIN Sports
Sun Feb 25 1:15 AM Ireland Wales Aviva Stadium, Dublin BeIN Sports
Sun Feb 25 3:45 AM Scotland England Murrayfield, Edinburgh BeIN Sports

Round 4

Sun Mar 11 1:15 AM Ireland Scotland Aviva Stadium, Dublin BeIN Sports
Sun Mar 11 3:15 AM France England Stade de France, Paris BeIN Sports
Mon Mar 12 2:00 AM Wales Italy Principality Stadium, Cardiff BeIN Sports

Round 5

Sat Mar 17 11:30 PM Italy Scotland Stadio Olimpico, Rome BeIN Sports
Sun Mar 18 1:45 AM England Ireland Twickenham Stadium, London BeIN Sports
Sun Mar 18 4:00 AM Wales France Principality Stadium, Cardiff BeIN Sports

Last updated: 6 February, 2018

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