Fixtures for Six Nations 2023 unveiled

Antonie Dupont led France to a Six Nations title in 2022
Antonie Dupont led France to a Six Nations title in 2022
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The fixtures for the 2023 edition of the Six Nations tournament has been unveiled with Wales taking on Ireland in the opening fixture on 4th February.

The opening day will also have a second fixture with Scotland heading to Twickenham Stadium to take on England as they aim to retain the Calcutta Cup with the first round coming to a conclusion with Italy, who ended their losing streak in the competition with a win over Wales welcoming champions France on 5th February in Rome.

The second round which will be played on 11th and 12th February will see Ireland, Scotland and England having home matches against France, Wales and Italy respectively.

The third round will be played on 25th and 26th February while the fourth has been scheduled on 11th and 12th March.

All six teams will be playing the final round on 18th March with Scotland, France and Ireland hosting Italy, Wales and England respectively.

“The 2022 Championship ended in one of the most exciting Super Saturdays in history with an incredible performance by Italy, a Triple Crown win for Ireland and a long-awaited Grand Slam for France," Six Nations Rugby CEO, Ben Morel said.

“Once again, fans had to wait until the final game was played to know who this year’s Champions would be, and the rugby action did not disappoint. The combination of incredible broadcast coverage of the Championship, and the eagerly anticipated return of fans at games, meant that this year’s Guinness Six Nations felt truly special.”

"As we look ahead to the 2023 Guinness Six Nations, there are so many storylines that will play out across the five rounds of fixtures. This is a huge part of what makes the Championship so unique, and what continues to captivate the imagination of audiences and fans around the world.”