Calendar, start times, how to watch and latest odds

Jamie Ritchie, Captain of Scotland, Ken Owens, Captain of Wales, Owen Farrell, Captain of England, Antoine Dupont, Captain of France, Johnny Sexton, Captain of Ireland and Michele Lamaro, Captain of Italy pose with the Guinness Six Nations trophy – David Rogers/fake images

Steve Borthwick and Warren Gatland had a rude awakening in their new roles as England and Wales were beaten on a thrilling opening day of this year’s Six Nations.

England were beaten by a scintillating performance by Scotland at Twickenham – Scotland’s first win at a sold-out England venue since 1983 (the win two years ago was played in front of empty stands due to lockdown) and their first consecutive wins in South West London never. Duhan van der Merwe’s brilliance with two tries, his first for an all-time great score, helped Gregor Townsend’s men to a well-deserved victory.

Scotland were bold and brave and held on in the match when it threatened to slip away from them after half time, withstanding the pressure of everything England threw at them.

In a game with thin margins, the hosts, far from falling out of favor, found themselves derailed by the struggle and brilliance of the visitors.

At Cardiff Gatland, Wales’ return to the dock was a rout as Ireland walked away with an early 27-3 lead they never seemed to lose.

Gatland defended his team, saying he saw many positives after the break as Wales attacked but failed to make his time in the Irish 22 worthwhile.

When does the 2023 Six Nations start?

The 2023 Six Nations kicked off on Saturday, when Wales were handily beaten by Ireland in Cardiff. That was followed by Scotland’s brilliant victory over England at Twickenham. The first weekend is completed by France, great favorite for the title, who visits Rome to face Italy. The tournament concludes on ‘Super Saturday’, March 18, when all three matches begin on the same day, one after the other.

TV schedule and matches of the Six Nations 2023

round one

Saturday, February 4

Wales 10 Ireland 34

England 23 Scotland 29

Sunday, February 5

Italy vs France LIVE, 3:00 p.m., Stadio Olimpico (Rome), itv

second round

Saturday, February 11

Ireland vs France, 2:15 p.m., at the Aviva Stadium (Dublin), itv

Scotland vs Wales, 4:45 p.m., at BT Murrayfield (Edinburgh), BBC

Sunday, February 12

England vs Italy, 3:00 p.m., in Twickenham (London), itv

round three

Saturday, February 25

Italy vs Ireland, 2:15 p.m., at the Stadio Olimpico (Rome), itv

Wales-England, 4:45 p.m., at the Principality Stadium (Cardiff), BBC

Sunday, February 26

France vs Scotland, 3:00 p.m., at the Stade de France (Paris), itv

fourth round

Saturday, March 11

Italy vs Wales, 2:15 p.m., at the Stadio Olimpico (Rome), itv

England vs France, 4:45 p.m., in Twickenham (London), ITV and BBC

Sunday, March 12

Scotland vs Ireland, 3:00 p.m., at BT Murrayfield (Edinburgh), BBC

round five

Saturday, March 18

Scotland vs Italy, 12.30pm, at BT Murrayfield (Edinburgh), BBC

France vs Wales, 2:45 p.m., at the Stade de France (Paris), itv

Ireland vs England, 5:00 p.m., at Aviva Stadium (Dublin), itv

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How to watch the Six Nations live

All Championship games will be broadcast live on BBC or ITV.

The BBC lost the rights to broadcast France’s home games in the men’s Six Nations in 2022, meaning all matches in Paris will be broadcast on ITV. England matches are shared between the broadcasters, who began sharing rights to the entire competition in 2016.

S4C will broadcast all the Wales games live, and RTE will have live coverage of seven of the 15 games, including all the Ireland games.

Latest Winning Odds

  • Ireland 8/13

  • France 9/4

  • Scotland 2/15

  • England 1/14

  • Welsh 50/1

  • Italy 250/1

Odds correct as of February 4

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