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2019 Six Nations Championship Posted On 01 February 2019

To celebrate one of the biggest months on the rugby union calendar, we take a look at the history of the Six Nations, previous winners and what to expect from this year’s championship

The 2019 Six Nations Championship is the 20th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship and it’s, without doubt, the world’s greatest rugby tournament.

Each year collective fans of six proud nations – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – share in the passion and excitement of this feast of rugby.

The Six Nations is the successor to the Home Nations Championship played between teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With the addition of France, this became the Five Nations Championship, which in turn became the Six Nations Championship with the addition of Italy.

Since the Six Nations era started in 2000, only Italy and Scotland have failed to win the Six Nations title, although Scotland were the last winners of the Five Nations. England have won the most Six Nations with six wins, France have five title wins, while Ireland and Wales both have four.

Ireland are the current reigning champions, after claiming the Grand Slam and Triple Crown in 2018.

Joe Schmidt’s men picked up 26 points in total – 11 more than secondplace Wales. Ireland won the title in the fourth round, and Victory over England at Twickenham on St. Patrick’s Day securing their third-ever Grand Slam.

England, who had been going for their third Six Nations title in a row, ended up finishing a disappointing fifth. Scotland finished third with 13 points, France were fourth with 11 points, and bottom of the table Italy only managed one point.

France and Wales kick off the championship today, Friday, 1st February at the Stade de France and all matches will be shown live on either BBC or ITV – every Wales game will also be shown on S4C. The competition runs until 16th March when all three fixtures of Round 5 take place on the same day, known as ‘Super Saturday’ which starts with Italy v France in Rome, followed by Wales v Ireland at the Principality Stadium and culminating in England v Scotland in Twickenham.

Full Fixtures

February
Fri 1st: France v Wales 8.00pm
Sat 2nd: Scotland v Italy 2.15pm
Sat 2nd: Ireland v England 4.45pm

Sat 9th: Scotland v Ireland 2.15pm
Sat 9th: Italy v Wales 4.45pm
Sun 10th: England v France 3.00pm

Sat 23rd: France v Scotland 2.15pm
Sat 23rd: Wales v England 4.45pm
Sun 24th: Italy v Ireland, 3.00pm

March
Sat 9th: Scotland v Wales 2.15pm
Sat 9th: England v Italy 4.45pm
Sun 10th: Ireland v France, 3.00pm

Sat 16th: Italy v France 12.30pm
Sat 16th: Wales v Ireland 2.45pm
Sat 16th: England v Scotland, 5.00pm

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