Six Nations

The Six Nations is an international rugby union competition held annually between the teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. The competition started out as the Home Nations Championship in 1883 before France were added in 1910 to become the Five Nations Championship, this was later increased further in 1999 with the addition of Italy. Each team plays the other teams once, with home advantage being alternated each year.

As well as the Championship trophy, a team can win the ‘Grand Slam’ if it wins all its matches or a Home Nations nation can win the ‘Triple Crown’ if it wins all three of their matches against the others. Other individual trophies awarded for matches between teams include:

  • Calcultta Cup (England and Scotland)
  • Millennium Trophy (England and Ireland)
  • Centenary Quaich (Ireland and Scotland)
  • Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy (France and Italy)
  • Auld Alliance Trophy (France and Scotland)
  • Doddie Weir Cup (Wales and Scotland)
  • Cuttitta Cup (Scotland and Italy)

England and Wales have won the championship the most times with 39 titles but England have won the most outright titles with 29 (Wales 28). France have won 18 titles followed by Ireland with 15 and Scotland with 14, whilst Italy have never won the tournament.


2024 Six Nations

The 2024 Six Nations is set to take place between the 2nd February and 16th March 2024. Click below for further information on each of the matches (all times are GMT).

Round 1

2nd February 2024 (20:00) – France v Ireland (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

3rd February 2024 (15:15) – Italy v England (Stadio OlimpicoRome)

3rd February 2024 (16:45) – Wales v Scotland (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

Round 2

10th February 2024 (14:15) – Scotland v France (Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh)

10th February 2024 (16:45) – England v Wales (Twickenham StadiumLondon)

11th February 2024 (15:00) – Ireland v Italy (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)

Round 3

24th February 2024 (14:15) – Ireland v Wales (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)

24th February 2024 (16:45) – Scotland v England (Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh)

25th February 2024 (15:00) – France v Italy (Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille)

Round 4

9th March 2024 (14:15) – Italy v Scotland (Stadio OlimpicoRome)

9th March 2024 (16:45) – England v Ireland (Twickenham StadiumLondon)

10th March 2024 (15:00) – Wales v France (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

Round 5

16th March 2024 (14:15) – Wales v Italy (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

16th March 2024 (16:45) – Ireland v Scotland (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)

16th March 2024 (20:00) – France v England (Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon)


Tickets for the Six Nations

Tickets for Six Nations matches are available through the relevant hosting Rugby federation:


Further Information

Aviva Stadium Guide

Millennium Stadium Guide

Murrayfield Stadium Guide

Six Nations Event Guide

Six Nations Official Website

Stade de France Guide

Stadio Olimpico Guide

Twickenham Stadium Guide


Last Updated on May 29, 2023 by Sports Tourist

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