Six Nations 2024: Fixtures, squads, how to get tickets and more (2024)

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England coach Steve Borthwick has named his 36-man squad for the Six Nations, with Andy Farrell naming his 34-man squad as Ireland seek to defend their Six Nations title.

It means the squads for all six nations have been announced, before the tournament starts in February.

When is the 2024 Six Nations?

The 2024 Six Nations gets under way on Feb 2, 2024 at 8pm (UK time) as France host champions Ireland.

The last time either team stepped on to the field at the Stade de France was for the World Cup quarter-finals in October, when they were knocked out of the tournament on successive nights.

England kick-off their tournament against Italy at 2.15pm (UK time) on Feb 3, 2024. Borthwick’s side will be hoping to improve on their previous showing at the Six Nations after finishing fourth in the standings with 10 points, 17 points behind the winners, Ireland.

How to watch the 2024 Six Nations on TV

Fixtures this year will continue to be shown on both BBC and ITV in the UK. Live streams will be available for free on the BBC iPlayer and ITVX apps, and will be available to download on mobile or tablet devices.

The long-term future of the Six Nations on free-to-air TV is uncertain after the government rejected calls to add the tournament to the list of sporting events that must be shown for free.

2024 Six Nations fixtures in full

All times GMT

Round one

Friday, February 2: France v Ireland,

  • Kick-off: 8pm

  • Venue: Oranage Velodrome, Marseille

  • Referee: Karl Dickinson (ENG)

Saturday, February 3: Italy v England

  • Kick-off : 2.15pm

  • Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

  • Referee: Paul Williams (NZ)

Saturday February 3: Wales v Scotland

  • Kick-off: 4.45pm

  • Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

  • Referee: Ben O’Keefe (NZ)

Round two

Saturday, February 10: Scotland v France

  • Kick-off: 2.15pm

  • Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh

  • Referee: Nic Berry (Aus)

Saturday, February 10: England v Wales

  • Kick-off: 4.45pm

  • Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London

  • Referee: James Doleman (NZ)

Sunday, February 11: Ireland v Italy

  • Kick-off: 3pm

  • Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

  • Referee: Pierrre Brousset (Fra)

Round three

Saturday, February 24: Ireland v Wales

  • Kick-off: 2.15pm

  • Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

  • Referee: Andrea Piardi (Ita)

Saturday, February 24: Scotland v England

  • Kick-off: 4.45pm

  • Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh

  • Referee: Andrew Brace (Ire)

Sunday, February 25: France v Italy

  • Kick-off: 3pm

  • Venue: Decathlon Arena, Lille

  • Referee: Christophe Ridley (ENG)

Round four

Saturday, March 9: Italy v Scotland

  • Kick-off: 2.15pm

  • Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

  • Referee: Jaco Peyper (SA)

Saturday, March 9: England v Ireland

  • Kick-off: 4.45pm

  • Venue: Twickenham Stadium, Cardiff

  • Referee: Nika Amashukeli (Geo)

Sunday, March 10: Wales v France

  • Kick-off: 3pm

  • Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

  • Referee: Luke Pearce (ENG)

Round five

Saturday March 16: Wales v Italy,

  • Kick-off: 2.15pm

  • Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

  • Referee: Mathieu Raynal (Fra)

Saturday, March 16: Ireland v Scotland

  • Kick-off: 4.45pm

  • Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

  • Referee: Matthew Carley (ENG)

Saturday, March 16: France v England

  • Kick-off: 8pm

  • Venue: Groupama Stadium, Lyon

  • Referee: Angus Gardner (Aus)

What are the squads of the Six Nations?

Who is in the England squad?

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Who is in the Wales squad?

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named Dafydd Jenkins as his captain. At 21, Jenkins has just 12 caps to his name and, in the absence of Jac Morgan and the injured Dewi Lake, will become the second-youngest man to captain his country.

Gatland has named five uncapped players in his squad, with a further six named yet to make a Six Nations appearance. Louis Rees-Zammit is not in the squad after his decision to attempt to join the NFL.

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Who is in the Scotland squad?

England under-18 and under-20 winger Arron Reed has been named in Scotland’s 39-man squad. Coach Gregor Townsend is yet to name a captain.

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Who is in the France squad?

Emmanuel Meafou, Toulouse’s New Zealand-born behemoth, has moved a step closer to a France debut after being included as one of six uncapped players in Fabien Galthié‘s Six Nations squad.

Meafou, who only became eligible for Les Bleus after last year’s World Cup having qualified on residency, has made a name for himself since his 2019 arrival in Toulouse as one of Europe’s heaviest-hitting forwards.

In the absence of Antoine Dupont, who will miss the entire Six Nations in order to focus on a potential sevens appearance at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, La Rochelle skipper Grégory Alldritt will captain France.

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Who is in the Italy squad?

The headline news from Italy’s squad announcement is the selection of South African-born back-rower Ross Vintcent.

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Who is in the Ireland squad?

Experienced Munster backrow Peter O’Mahony was named as the new Ireland captain on Wednesday as Farrell began the post-Johnny Sexton era by naming a mostly experienced 34-man squad to defend their Six Nations title.

O’Mahony, 34, has captained the side 10 times before having led Ireland at underage levels before winning his first of his 101 caps. He has also skippered Munster for years and captained the British & Irish Lions in the opening test of the 2017 tour.

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Who are the favourites to win the 2024 Six Nations?

Ireland and France are the bookies’ favourites, with England a little way behind. Scotland, Wales and Italy are not favoured.

  • France to win: 5/4

  • Ireland to win: 13/8

  • England to win: 11/2

  • Scotland to win: 12/1

  • Wales to win: 18/1

  • Italy to win: 250/1

Odds correct on January 16, 2023

Who are the referees?

Karl Dickson will referee next year’s Six Nations opener which pits the 2023 Grand Slam winners Ireland against the 2022 champions France.

Eight assistant referees will be making their Six Nations debut including Scotland’s Hollie Davidson.

Read the full list of referee appointments here.

How do I get tickets for matches?

You should consult each country’s individual union website for information about tickets to matches. Availability will vary greatly depending on which fixture you are hoping to get tickets for.

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FAQs

Is it hard to get 6 nations tickets? ›

Six Nations tickets are always in high demand – Rugby's Greatest Championships are among the best-attended live sports event in the world! Each Union has its own ticketing procedures and the links below will direct you to the relevant resources.

Who are the favourites to win Six Nations 2024? ›

Ireland are the favourites to win the 2024 Six Nations at odds of 1/9 according to the latest rugby odds at BoyleSports. Those odds imply that Ireland have a 90% chance of winning this year's Six Nations Championship.

How to watch Six Nations 2024? ›

Streaming platforms BBC iPlayer and ITVX will also stream the games online. ITV1 will broadcast two out of three games each weekend, meaning the BBC will air: Round 1: Wales v Scotland. Round 2: Scotland v France.

Why are 6 Nations tickets so expensive? ›

But why are England Six Nations tickets at Twickenham so expensive? Ahead of last year's Six Nations tournament, RFU CEO Bill Sweeney announced ticket prices would rise in line with inflation before then adding another £5 on for the home fixtures against Scotland and France, and an extra £2 for the Italy game.

How big is the Six Nations reservation? ›

Currently, the reserve spans over 46,500 acres (190 km2). This represents approximately 5% of the original 950,000 acres (3,800 km2) of land granted to the Six Nations by the 1784 Haldimand Treaty.

Who has the most tries in the Six Nations 2024? ›

Ireland hooker Dan Sheehan was the highest-rated player in the championship based on the Opta Index, helped no doubt by his tally of five tries, which is the most by any forward in an edition of the men's Six Nations.

What does PD mean on the Six Nations table? ›

10. 30. MP: Matched Played W: Wins L: Losses D: Draws PD: Point Difference TD: Tries Difference BP: Bonus Points TP: Table Points. Table points are determined by the standard rugby union point system: 4 points for winning a match.

Can I watch 6 nations rugby in the USA? ›

How to watch the Six Nations in the USA. NBC is the exclusive broadcast partner for the Six Nations in the United States. All games will stream live on its Peaco*ck streaming service (starts at just $5.99 monthly).

How to watch 6 nations for free? ›

How to watch the 2024 Six Nations for free. You can watch every game from the Six Nations for free on the BBC or ITV. You can also live stream every fixture for free on BBC iPlayer or ITVX.

Is Six Nations on Amazon Prime? ›

Watch Rugby: Six Nations Live 2023 | Prime Video.

How to buy away tickets for Six Nations? ›

Fans looking to purchase Six Nations tickets should either purchase them directly through the respective team ticketing portals or look to secure a seat through a secondary retailer such as StubHub.

How much are 6 Nations tickets at Twickenham? ›

Ticket Prices are Premium £163, Cat1 £146, Cat2 £130, Cat3 £112, Cat4 £80, Junior Tickets £30. (these prices are at a 20% discount on normal prices). Application should be made to treasurer@yarnbury.co.uk, with a deadline date of 18 September 2023.

How much is a try in Six Nations? ›

5 points are scored when you score a touchdown, called a try.

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