2025 Six Nations Fixtures Announced


While Northern Hemisphere fans with Six Nations tickets anxiously wait for the rest of the international fixtures, the new Six Nations 2025 dates have been announced. 

Next year's Championship starts in Paris on the 31st of January under Friday night lights, with France returning to the Stade de France to host Wales.

The opening round of fixtures includes Scotland hosting Italy and England travelling to Dublin to face Ireland on Saturday, February 1st.

Five unpredictable and captivating rounds of elite sporting entertainment will culminate in Super Saturday on March 15th, with back-to-back fixtures that could decide the 2025 title. 

Italy will host Ireland in Rome for the first game of the day. It will be followed by one of the sport's biggest rivalries, Wales against England in Cardiff, before concluding in Paris when France plays Scotland.

The Guinness Men’s Six Nations is etched into the calendar of supporters yearly, attracting even more fans to the sport. In 2023, broadcast coverage alone saw 130 million fans tune in to watch the drama unfold—a +2.0m increase on the previous year. 

In 2024, the Championship was shown across 190 international markets, offering fans every opportunity to witness every moment of the action.

As per this year, the 2025 Championship will see BBC and ITV sharing coverage in the UK, with S4C offering Welsh-language options. 

France television will be the official broadcaster for the fans who will watch it on television. 

RTE and Virgin Media will take ownership of the Ireland region. In 2025, Sky Italia will continue covering the Championship in Italy. The host broadcast coverage will complement widespread international broadcast coverage and a World Feed service.

Commenting on the 2025 Guinness Six Nations fixtures, Tom Harrison, CEO of Six Nations Rugby, said:

“The Guinness Men’s Six Nations is an appointment to view each year, delivering blockbuster entertainment for fans worldwide. The Championship always delivers unpredictable excitement and experiences for fans to look forward to and savour.

"The announcement of the next instalment of fixtures is always keenly anticipated by fans, and with Six Nations tickets now available for the 2025 fixtures, coupled with extensive broadcast coverage of the games, fans can already begin looking forward to what is in store as the action for the remaining rounds of this year's Championship plays out."

According to the Six Nations, fans can buy Six Nations tickets as early as December 2024, giving them enough time to plan their visits to watch the Grand Slam. 

2025 Guinness Men's Six Nations matches:

Round 1

Friday 31st January

France v Wales, 20:15 GMT

Saturday 1st February

Scotland v Italy, 14:15 GMT

Ireland v England, 16:45 GMT

Round 2

Saturday 8th February

Italy v Wales, 14:15 GMT

England v France, 16:45 GMT

Sunday 9th February

Scotland v Ireland, 15:00 GMT

Round 3

Saturday 22nd February

Wales v Ireland, 14:15 GMT

England v Scotland, 16:45 GMT

Sunday 23rd February

Italy v France, 15:00 GMT

Round 4

Saturday 8th March

Ireland v France, 14:15 GMT

Scotland v Wales, 16:45 GMT

Sunday 9th March

England v Italy, 15:00 GMT

Round 5

Saturday 15th March

Italy v Ireland, 14:15 GMT

Wales v England, 16:45 GMT

France v Scotland, 20:00 GMT

Bundee Aki - Ireland's Player of the Year!

Bundee Aki and Aoife Wafer were voted the Players of the Year at Dublin's annual Rugby Player Ireland Awards ceremony.

Following a fine campaign, Connacht and Ireland centre Aki was honoured as the BDO Ireland Men’s 15s Players of the Year by his fellow players at the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road event.

Nominated for both the World Rugby Player of the Year and Six Nations Player of the Championship awards, Aki was always going to be a strong contender for the national award despite the presence of Jamison Gibson-Park and Dan Sheehan on the shortlist.

A fan favorite, the 34-year-old powerhouse hit new heights this season in the Ireland midfield, helping the team to win their second Guinness Men’s Six Nations title in as many years.

On receiving his award, Aki commented: “I’m honored to be recognised by my fellow Rugby Players Ireland members as their Player of the Year. It has been bittersweet, but I won’t consider the results or awards when reflecting on the season.

Meanwhile, exciting back-rower Wafer won on the double, claiming both the Strata Financial Women’s 15s Players’ Player of the Year and Energia Women’s 15s Young Player of the Year awards.

Having returned to international action following a lengthy injury lay-off, the Wexford woman was keen to make up for lost time in the green jersey.

Despite being just 21, Wafer emerged as a natural leader within the group as the Ireland Women secured Rugby World Cup qualification and a place in WXV1. Her outstanding performances in the back row also saw her nominated for the Six Nations Player of the Championship gong.

Speaking as she received the senior award, Wafer said:

The past few months have been the highlight of my career to date. Given where I was not very long ago, I find it hard to believe. While I was happy with how I played personally, I fed off the energy of the wider squad.

Many of the biggest names in Irish Rugby attended the ceremony hosted by former Ireland internationals Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble. The ceremony celebrated a successful season on many fronts, both on and off the field.

After his retirement, Keith Earls was honored with the Zurich Contribution to Irish Society award. At the same time, Rugby Players Ireland Chairperson Peter O’Mahony presented Jonathan Sexton, one of his predecessors in the role, with a portrait piece on behalf of the Players Association’s membership.

Leinster claimed one back over their provincial rivals, with Joe McCarthy named Nevin Spence Men’s 15s Young Player of the Year ahead of Tom Ahern and last year’s winner, Jack Crowley.

Further accolades were presented to Zac Ward, who was acknowledged as the TritonLake Men’s Sevens Players’ Player of the Year, with Megan Burns, the TritonLake Women’s Sevens Players’ Player of the Year.

Teenage winger Katie Corrigan scooped the AIB Corporate Banking Women’s 15s Try of the Year award, while the Ireland Men’s Six Nations title-winning campaign was recognized as the Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort Moment of the Year.

Reflecting on the night, Rugby Players Ireland Chairperson O’Mahony said: “As always, it’s a huge honor to come together and look back on another successful campaign for Irish Rugby.