2018 Six Nations

sixnations The 2018 Six Nations were won by Ireland, breaking the run of England who had taken the title out for two years in a row.

Ireland put in a dominating performance, winning all five matches through their campaign. England fell away, only winning two matches and finishing fourth ahead of lowly Italy, who for the second year in a row didn’t win a game.

The Italians managed to improve their for-and-against from -151 in 2017 to -111 in 2018, but it doesn’t say muc.

Wales and Scotland were moderately successful, winning three games a piece, but couldn’t keep up with Ireland, while France finished fourth with two wins, only ahead of England on for-and-against.

The 2019 fixtures are yet to be announced, however, for reference, here were the dates and venues used during 2018.

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: 15 May, 2018

Six Nations Articles

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by , 27 Mar 2018

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by , 18 Mar 2018

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by , 18 Mar 2018

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“Job done” for Gatland as Wales take pole position for Six Nations runners up

“Job done” for Gatland as Wales take pole position for Six Nations runners up

by , 12 Mar 2018 Video

Warren Gatland felt it was “job done” as Wales overpowered Italy to ensure the battle for second spot in the Six Nations is in their control on the final weekend.

A foretaste of the All Blacks? How Scotland broke down the England defence at Murrayfield

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by , 7 Mar 2018 Popular article!

The eternal war between structure and chaos took another turn in the third round of the Six Nations tournament two weeks ago.

Scott Hastings condemns Jones abuse

Scott Hastings condemns Jones abuse

by , 2 Mar 2018 Video

Scotland great Scott Hastings has branded fans who directed verbal and physical abuse at England rugby coach Eddie Jones as “scum of the earth” who should be named and shamed.

The Wrap: Irrepressible Scots cap off weekend rugby feast

The Wrap: Irrepressible Scots cap off weekend rugby feast

by , 26 Feb 2018 Video

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Reflections on an excellent Six Nations weekend

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by , 26 Feb 2018 Video

What a great weekend of rugby from the Six Nations. Here are five rugby-related observations from a weekend where France Scotland rose up, Ireland plateaued and England crashed.

England crushed in Six Nations boilover

England crushed in Six Nations boilover

by , 25 Feb 2018 Popular article! Video

Scotland have produced a blistering display of attacking rugby to hand Eddie Jones just his second defeat as England head coach and end the visitors’ Grand Slam aspirations with a 25-13 Six Nations victory at Murrayfield.

Ireland stay unbeaten with win over Wales

Ireland stay unbeaten with win over Wales

by , 25 Feb 2018

Ireland have maintained their unbeaten record in this season’s Six Nations after beating Wales in Dublin.


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