The 2023 men’s Six Nations Championship is off to a thrilling start after Scotland won a dramatic Calcutta Cup clash against England at Twickenham and Ireland defeated Wales in Cardiff on the opening day.
England and Wales both arrived with new coaches – or old in Wales’ case as Warren Gatland returns to the helm. Steve Borthwick takes over England from Eddie Jones but his first match ended in defeat after Duhan van der Merwe stole the show with two stunning tries.
Andy Farrell is hoping to take Ireland one step further after they finished second in the table last year, while Italy head coach Kieran Crowley built upon their first win in 36 Six Nations matches during the last campaign with a battling performance in a narrow defeat to reigning grand slam champions France, having also earned a memorable victory over Australia in the autumn.
Les Bleus come into the tournament looking to defend the title they won in such impressive fashion 12 months ago but also have one eye on a home World Cup later this year.
Here are the Six Nations 2023 fixtures and UK TV channels:
Saturday 4 February
Wales 10-34 Ireland
England 23-29 Scotland
Sunday 5 February
Italy 24-29 France
Saturday 11 February
Ireland vs France, 2.15pm, Aviva Stadium, Dublin (ITV)
Scotland vs Wales, 4.45pm, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh (BBC & S4C)
Sunday 12 February
England vs Italy, 3pm, Twickenham Stadium, London (ITV)
Saturday 25 February
Italy vs Ireland, 2.15pm, Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITV)
Wales vs England, 4.45pm, Principality Stadium, Cardiff (BBC & S4C)
Sunday 26 February
France vs Scotland, 3pm, Stade de France, Paris (ITV)
Saturday 11 March
Italy vs Wales, 2.15pm, Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITV)
England vs France, 4.45pm, Twickenham, London (ITV & BBC)
Sunday 12 March
Scotland vs Ireland, 3pm, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh (BBC & S4C)
Saturday 18 March
Scotland vs Italy, 12.30pm, Murrayfield, Edinburgh (BBC & S4C)
France vs Wales, 2.45pm, Stade de France, Paris (ITV)
Ireland vs England, 5pm, Aviva Stadium, Dublin (ITV)