Six Nations Championship 2024: Live, Start Time, Fixtures, squads, How to Watch

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The Guinness Six Nations Championship is arguably the world’s most loved rugby tournament, and the 2024 edition promises to be as exciting as ever. This year’s Championship kicks off in February 2024, when defending champions Ireland travel to Marseille to take on France.

The current deal runs until 2025, with a £460m, three-year deal signed in January 2022. However, concerns are growing that the championship may not remain free-to-air after that date.

Late last year, the government refused to give Six Nations the ‘crown jewel’ status, which would have meant it would remain with the BBC for the foreseeable future.

While five of the six head coaches remain from last year’s tournament, there have been plenty of high-profile changes to the player pool, with the steady Johnny Sexton and Alun Wyn Jones, Wayne Farrell taking a break to retire from international rugby and Louis Rees. -Jammitt is getting a shot at the NFL. Going to the USA. It will also be interesting to see how the six giants of the northern hemisphere bounce back from various disappointments at the Rugby World Cup.

Six Nations Championship: Live & Start Time

Mark your calendars: The opening whistle will sound on Friday, February 2, 2024, as defending champions Ireland lock horns with hosts France in a mouth-watering opening match. Brace yourself for six weeks of non-stop action, building to an epic crescendo on Super Saturday, March 16, 2024, with all three matches kicking off simultaneously for a heart-pounding finale.

Six Nations Championship: location

How to Watch Six Nations Championship 2024?

The 2024 Six Nations Championship is almost upon us, promising weeks of fierce competition, breathtaking tries, and national pride reaching fever pitch. But where can you catch all the action, no matter where you are in the world? Worry not, rugby fans, for this comprehensive channel guide will be your compass to witnessing every moment of this epic tournament.

United Kingdom:

Rest of Europe:

North America:

Oceania:

Six Nations Championship 2024 : squads

TEAM
England
Wales
Scotland
France
Italy
Ireland

2024 England squad

Forwards
Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 6 caps)
Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 18 caps)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 107 caps)
Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins, uncapped)
Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, 5 caps)
Theo Dan (Saracens, 7 caps)
Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 15 caps)
Ben Earl (Saracens, 25 caps)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 58 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 85 caps) – captain
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 7 caps)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 11 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 76 caps)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 88 caps)
Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, 3 caps)
Tom Pearson (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)
Ethan Roots (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 33 caps)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 30 caps)
Backs
Danny Care (Harlequins, 96 caps)
Elliot Daly (Saracens, 64 caps)
Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
George Ford (Sale Sharks, 91 caps)
Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 6 caps)
Max Ojomoh (Bath, uncapped)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 11 caps)
Will Muir (Bath, uncapped)
Tom Roebuck (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 57 caps)
Fin Smith (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 30 caps)
Ben Spencer (Bath Rugby, 4 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 31 caps)

2024 Wales squad

Forwards
Corey Domachowski (Cardiff Rugby – 6 caps)
Kemsley Mathias (Scarlets – 1 cap)
Gareth Thomas (Ospreys – 26 caps)
Elliot Dee (Dragons – 46 caps)
Ryan Elias (Scarlets – 38 caps)
Evan Lloyd (Cardiff Rugby – uncapped)
Keiron Assiratti (Cardiff Rugby– 2 caps)
Leon Brown (Dragons – 23 caps)
Archie Griffin (Bath Rugby – uncapped)
Adam Beard (Ospreys – 51 caps)
Dafydd Jenkins (Exeter Chiefs – 12 caps)
Will Rowlands (Racing 92 – 29 caps)
Teddy Williams (Cardiff Rugby – 1 cap)
Taine Basham (Dragons – 16 caps)
James Botham (Cardiff Rugby – 9 caps)
Alex Mann (Cardiff Rugby / Caerdydd – uncapped)
Mackenzie Martin (Cardiff Rugby / Caerdydd – uncapped)
Tommy Reffell (Leicester Tigers – 13 caps)
Aaron Wainwright (Dragons – 43 caps)
Backs
Gareth Davies (Scarlets – 74 caps)
Kieran Hardy (Scarlets – 18 caps)
Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby – 53 caps)
Sam Costelow (Scarlets – 8 caps)
Cai Evans (Dragons – 1 cap)
Ioan Lloyd (Scarlets – 2 caps)
Mason Grady (Cardiff Rugby – 6 caps)
George North (Ospreys – 118 caps)
Joe Roberts (Scarlets – 1 cap)
Nick Tompkins (Saracens – 32 caps)
Owen Watkin (Ospreys – 36 caps)
Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby – 53 caps)
Rio Dyer (Dragons – 14 caps)
Tom Rogers (Scarlets – 3 caps)
Cameron Winnett (Cardiff Rugby – uncapped)

2024 Scotland squad

Forwards
Ewan Ashman (Edinburgh Rugby – 12 caps)
Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby – 5 caps)
Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors – 34 caps)
Andy Christie (Saracens – 4 caps)
Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby — 7 caps)
Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors – 33 caps)
Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors – 15 caps)
Rory Darge (Glasgow Warriors – 15 caps)
Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby – 68 caps)
Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors – 78 caps)
Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors – 40 caps)
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors – 62 caps)
Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs – uncapped)
Will Hurd (Leicester Tigers – uncapped)
Johnny Matthews (Glasgow Warriors – 1 caps)
WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby – 61 caps)
Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby – 46 caps)
Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby – 26 caps)
Sam Skinner (Edinburgh Rugby – 30 caps)
George Turner (Glasgow Warriors – 40 caps)
Glen Young (Edinburgh Rugby – 3 caps)
Backs
Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby – 27 caps)
Ben Healy (Edinburgh Rugby – 4 caps)
George Horne (Glasgow Warriors – 26 caps)
Darcy Graham (Edinburgh Rugby – 39 caps)
Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints – 8 caps)
Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors – 43 caps)
Blair Kinghorn (Toulouse – 50 caps)
Stafford McDowall (Glasgow Warriors – 1 caps)
Harry Paterson (Edinburgh Rugby – uncapped)
Ali Price (Edinburgh Rugby – 66 caps)
Cameron Redpath (Bath Rugby – 9 caps)
Arron Reed (Sale Sharks – uncapped)
Kyle Rowe (Glasgow Warriors – 1 caps)
Finn Russell (Bath Rugby – 75 caps)
Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors – 15 caps)
Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors – 22 caps)
Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby – 34 caps)
Ben White (Toulon – 18 caps)

2024 France squad

Forwards
Esteban Abadie (Toulon)
Dorian Aldegheri (Toulouse)
Grégory Alldritt (La Rochelle) (Captain)
Uini Atonio (La Rochelle)
Cyril Baille (Toulouse)
Gaëtan Barlot (Castres Olympique)
Paul Boudehent (La Rochelle)
François Cros (Toulouse)
Paul Gabrillagues (Stade Français)
Matthias Halagahu (Toulon)
Alexandre Roumat (Toulouse)
Thomas Laclayat (Racing 92)
Julien Marchand (Toulouse)
Peato Mauvaka (Toulouse)
Paul Willemse (Montpellier)
Charles Ollivon (Toulon)
Romain Taofifenua (Lyon)
Sébastien Taofifenua (Lyon)
Reda Wardi (La Rochelle)
Cameron Woki (Racing 92)
Backs
Louis Bielle-Biarrey (Bordeaux-Bègles)
Jonathan Danty(La Rochelle)
Nicolas Depoortère (Bordeaux-Bègles)
Gaël Fickou (Racing 92)
Emilien Gailleton (Section Paloise)
Antoine Gibert (Racing 92)
Matthieu Jalibert (Bordeaux-Bègles))
Melvyn Jaminet (Toulon)
Nolann Le Garrec (Racing 92)
Matthis Lebel (Toulouse)
Maxime Lucu (Bordeaux-Bègles)
Yoram Moefana(Bordeaux-Bègles)
Damian Penaud(Bordeaux-Bègles)
Thomas Ramos (Toulouse)

2024 Italy squad

Forwards
Pietro Ceccarelli (Perpignan)
Danilo Fischetti (Zebre Parma)
Matteo Nocera (Zebre Parma)
Luca Rizzoli (Zebre Parma)
Mirco Spagnolo (Benetton Rugby)
Giosuè Zilocchi (Benetton Rugby)
Gianmarco Lucchesi (Benetton Rugby)
Marco Manfredi (Zebre Parma)
Giacomo Nicotera (Benetton Rugby)
Niccolò Cannone (Benetton Rugby)
Edoardo Iachizzi (Benetton Rugby)
Federico Ruzza (Benetton Rugby)
Andrea Zambonin (Zebre Parma)
Lorenzo Cannone (Benetton Rugby)
Riccardo Favretto (Benetton Rugby)
Alessandro Izekor (Benetton Rugby)
Michele Lamaro (Benetton Rugby)
Sebastian Negri (Benetton Rugby)
Ross Vintcent (Exeter)
Manuel Zuliani (Benetton Rugby)
Backs
Alessandro Garbisi (Benetton Rugby)
Martin Page-Relo (Lyon)
Stephen Varney (Gloucester)
Tommaso Allan (Perpignan)
Paolo Garbisi (Montpellier)
Juan Ignacio Brex (Benetton Rugby)
Tommaso Menoncello (Benetton Rugby)
Federico Mori (Bayonne)
Marco Zanon (Benetton Rugby)
Pierre Bruno (Zebre Parma)
Ange Capuozzo (Toulouse)
Monty Ioane (Lyon)
Simone Gesi (Zebre Parma)
Lorenzo Pani (Zebre Parma)

2024 Ireland squad

Six Nations Championship: fixtures

Round 1

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 2

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 3

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 4

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 5

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)

Six Nations Championship: Best Moments

Six Nations 2024: Game Prediction

Round 1 (February 2nd – 4th):

Round 2 (February 10th – 11th):

Round 3 (February 24th – 25th):

Round 4 (March 9th – 10th):

Round 5 (March 16th – Super Saturday):

FAQs

Who is hosting the Six Nations in 2024?

Each team hosts one home game throughout the tournament, so there’s no single “host” nation in 2024. However, the opening match is in France on February 2nd. 🇫🇷

Will there be autumn internationals in 2024?

Yes, there will definitely be Autumn Internationals in 2024! The series is scheduled for November 2024, with the giants of Southern Hemisphere rugby touring the Northern Hemisphere. Get ready for some exciting North v South clashes!

Where will France play 6 Nations in 2024?

France will play all three of their home matches in the 2024 Six Nations Championship away from their usual venue, the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, as the stadium is being prepared for use in the 2024 Summer Olympics. The venues for France’s three home games were announced in May 2023:

  • Friday, February 2nd: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille against Ireland
  • Sunday, February 25th: Decathlon Arena in Lille against Italy
  • Saturday, March 16th: Groupama Stadium in Lyon against England

Is Six Nations every year?

Yes, the Six Nations Championship is held every year! It’s an annual rugby union tournament contested by the national teams of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, and Italy. The tournament typically takes place between February and March, with each team playing the other five teams once. 

How do you get Six Nation tickets for 2024?

Getting Six Nations 2024 tickets can be tricky, but here’s the short version:

  • Check individual Union websites: Each nation (England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France, Italy) sells tickets through their official websites. Some are on sale now, others not yet.
  • Act fast: Tickets sell out quickly, especially for top matches. Sign up for Union mailing lists for updates, and don’t wait.
  • Explore secondary markets: Consider reputable ticket resale platforms, but beware of scams.
  • Hospitality packages: Unions offer premium match packages with food, drinks, and special access. They’re pricey but guarantee entry.

Where is rugby popular?

Rugby is most popular in countries with historical ties to the British Empire, like:

  • Great Britain and Ireland: Where it originated.
  • New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa: Former British colonies with strong rugby traditions.
  • France: Developed its own unique style and passionate fanbase.
  • Argentina: Adopted rugby with South American flair.

It’s also gaining traction in:

  • Japan: Hosting the 2019 World Cup boosted interest.
  • USA: Growing community, particularly in college ranks.

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