Here we bring you the confirmed the 6 Nations fixtures 2018. Below you’ll find a week-by-week guide through the tournament included full information about where the teams – England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy – will playing their games this year. And where. If you’re looking to watch the games live, head over to our How to get 6 Nations Tickets page for detailed information about buying your ticket.
- Week 1
- Week 2
- Week 3
- Week 4
- Week 5
6 Nations Fixtures 2018: Week 1
Saturday 3 February 2018
- 14:15 Wales vs. Scotland
- 16:45 France vs. Ireland
Saturday 4 February 2018
- 15:00 Italy vs. England
6 Nations Fixtures: Guide to week 1
The 2018 6 nations championship kicks off at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as Wales face Scotland. In 2017, the Scots managed to stop Wales’ 10-game winning streak, with a 29-13 victory at Murrayfield.
The late afternoon evening kick-off is between France and Ireland in Paris. In recent years this fixture has been dominated by the Irish. The only French victory since 2011, is a slender 10-9 win for Les Blues at the Stade de Paris in 2016.
The final fixture of the weekend is Italy vs England at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Italy will be trying desperately to beat England for the first time in their, albeit recent, history. England’s complete dominance over Italy dates back to a 36-6 victory in the 1991 Rugby World Cup and since then it’s been 22 played 22 wins to England.
6 Nations Fixtures: Week 1’s head-to-head stats
- England vs. Italy: 23-0-0
- Frances vs. Ireland: 56-33-7
- Wales vs. Scotland: 70-49-3
6 Nations Fixtures: Week 2
Saturday 10 February 2018
- 14:15 Ireland vs. Italy
- 16:45 England vs. Wales
Sunday 11 February
- 15:00 Scotland vs. France
6 Nations Fixtures: Guide to week 2
The second round of matches starts in Dublin, where Italy will be looking to break their recent run of one win, in 2013, in the last 24 attempts. Surprisingly after their first encounter in 1988, Italy won the next three in the mid 90’s.
England’s first home game of the 6 Nations will see them against the Welsh in front of a home crowd of 82,000 at Twickenham. In the last 10 years, England just edge out Wales 9-7 in meetings. Though Wales famously beat England in the 2015 World Cup at Twickenham.
The Sunday of the second round of matches sees France travel to Edinburgh for a match they historically have done well in. Times are different now, with the Scots two places higher than the French, they have only won two encounters out of 20 since the turn of the century.
6 Nations Fixtures: Week 2’s head-to-head stats
- Ireland vs. Italy: 23-4-0
- England vs. Wales: 61-57-12
- France vs. Scotland: 53-35-3
6 Nations Fixtures: Week 3
Friday 23 February 2018
- 20:00 – France vs. Italy
Saturday 24 February 2018
- 14:15 – Ireland vs. Wales
- 16:45 – Scotland vs. England
6 Nations Fixtures: Guide to week 3
The only Friday evening match of the tournament is between France and Italy. The record books show that this fixture hasn’t been kind to the Italian in the past with France winning all but three of their 39 previous meetings. The Italians should a glimmer of form at the turn of the decade, but since then it has been five on the bounce for Les Bleus. Bookies suggest this will be number six.
The first Ireland vs Wales fixture took places 135 years ago. Since then, Ireland have played host a further 61 times. Amazingly honours are currently even in Dublin, with both nations winning 28 games apiece. The last being a 16-16 tie in 2016.
Edinborough and the Calcutta Cup take centre stage for the late afternoon kick-off. England have won the Calcutta Cup 70 times and have held it since beating Scotland 26-12 victory at Twickenham in 2009. Scotland record is more modest, winning the cup only 39 times. The most recent of these came in 2008 where they kicked five penalties to beat England 15-9 at Murrayfield. The nine points kicked by Jonny Wilkinson saw him briefly hold the title of leading scorer in the history of Rugby Union (Dan Carter of New Zealand has since broken the record).
6 Nations Fixtures: Week 3’s head-to-head stats
- France vs. Italy: 36-3-0
- England vs. Scotland: 75-42-18
- Ireland vs. Wales: 50-68-7
6 Nations Fixtures: Week 4
Saturday 10 March 2018
- 14:15 – Ireland vs. Scotland
- 16:45 – France vs. England
Sunday 11 March 2018
- 15:00 – Wales vs. Italy
6 Nations Fixtures: Guide to week 4
The penultimate round of matches kicks off with Centenary Quaich at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland and Scotland have each win this 14 times apiece, with only one draw since its inception in 1989. Ireland have won all their 6 Nations games against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium since moving their homes game there in 2012.
The aptly named ‘Le Crunch’ takes place in French capital as France take on England. England won when the sides first met at the Parc des Princes in 1906 and went on to win the next 15 matches between the two sides. The content has been a lot more evenly balanced since then, however England will be going into this fixture on good form, losing only once in the last five meetings.
Italy’s final away game of the 6 nations is at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. The Welsh have a near perfect record at home to the Italians, where they have won 12 and drawn one of the 13 games in Wales.
6 Nations Fixtures: Week 4’s head-to-head stats
- Wales vs. Italy – 22-2-1
- Ireland vs. Scotland – 61-67-5
- England vs. France – 57-39-7
6 Nations Fixures: Week 5
- Saturday 17 March 2018
- 12:30 – Italy vs. Scotland
- 14:45 – England vs. Ireland
- 17:00 – Wales vs. France
6 Nations Fixtures: Guide to week 5
England would love to put Ireland to the sword in the final round of matches in the 6 Nations Championship. Especially, as Ireland infamously stopped England from completing back-to-back Grand Slams, at the same stage last year. With the game falling on St Patrick’s Day, you can be sure of a lively atmosphere as large sections of both the Irish and English, supporters crowds will inevitably toast St Patrick with several pints of Guinness.
Italy v Scotland start the day’s proceedings just after midday in The Eternal City. The bookies reckon this fixture is unlikely to see either team playing for the 6 Nations trophy, instead suggesting it will more likely be a battle to avoid the wooden spoon.
Wales vs France is the last game of the 2018 6 Nations Championship and takes place in Cardiff this year. This fixture could produce the surprise winners for the tournament as between them, they have won 9 of the last 16 championships. Wales have a 48-44 lead in the head-to-heads between the two nations, thanks to a recent domination over the French, winning five in a row only to be stopped by a narrow 20-18 win in Paris in the last tournament.
6 Nations Fixtures: Week 5’s head-to-head stats
- England vs. Ireland: 76-48-8
- Scotland vs. Italy: 20-8-0
- France vs. Wales: 44-48-3
6 Nations Fixtures: Betting odds
- England 4/6 –check odds
- Ireland 3/1 –check odds
- Wales 8/1 –check odds
- France 9/1 –check odds
- Scotland 14/1 –check odds
- Italy 1000/1 – check odds
Six Nations 2018: Current world rankings
- England 2nd
- Ireland 3rd
- Scotland 6th
- Wales 7th
- France 8th
- Italy 14th