The 2023 Guinness Six Nations is bound to throw up some dramatic results with plenty of thrills and spills in store for the championship once it gets underway from Saturday 4 February.
Fabien Galthié’s France enter this year’s tournament off the back of an impressive 2022 Grand Slam, their first title and clean sweep for 12 years. Les Blues will be aiming to defend their crown and seal back-to-back Six Nations wins for the fist time since 2006 and 2007.
Related: Six Nations fixtures
However, there is plenty of stern competition in the shape of Ireland, the world’s best side according to the rankings. The Men in Green are coached by Andy Farrell with the imperious fly-half Johnny Sexton calling the shots on the field.
Read more: Ireland’s Six Nations squad
England are a new proposition with Steve Borthwick having taken over from Eddie Jones. Wales are also under new management but it is a familiar face in the shape of New Zealander Warren Gatland who will lead the charge once again having departed Cardiff in 2019 first time around.
Scotland’s Gregor Townsend will have renewed confidence that his side can beat their best-ever finish of third while Italy were buoyed by beating Wales last year and Kieran Crowley’s men also scalped Australia in the Autumn Nations Series.
2023 Guinness Six Nations results
Sat 4 February, Wales v Ireland (2.15pm)
Sat 4 February, England v Scotland (4.45pm)
Sun February 5, Italy v France (3pm)
Sat 11 February, Ireland v France (2.15pm)
Sat 11 February, Scotland v Wales (4.45pm)
Sun February 12, England v Italy (3pm)
Sat 25 February, Italy v Ireland (2.15pm)
Sat 25 February, Wales v England (4.45pm)
Sun 26 February, France v Scotland (3pm)
Sat 11 March, Italy v Wales (2.15pm)
Sat 11 March, England v France (4.45pm)
Sun 12 March, Scotland v Ireland (3pm)
Sat 18 March, Scotland v Italy (12.30pm)
Sat 18 March, France v Wales (2.45pm)
Sat 18 March, Ireland v England (5pm)
2022 Guinness Six Nations results
Sat 5 February, Ireland 29-7 Wales Andrew Conway scores brace in Six Nations opener
Sat 5 February, Scotland 20-17 England Scotland retain Calcutta Cup
Sun 6 February, France 37-10 Italy Gabin Villiere hat-trick as France beat Italy
Sat 12 February, Wales 20-17 Scotland Wales snatch dramatic win with Dan Biggar drop-goal
Sat 12 February, France 30-24 Ireland Advantage France after Six Nations spectacular
Sun 13 February, Italy 0-33 England Marcus Smith stars in England win over Italy
Sat 26 February, Scotland 17-36 France France remain on track for Grand Slam
Sat 26 February, England 23-19 Wales England hold off Wales in a frantic second half
Sun 27 February, Ireland 57-6 Italy Ireland thump 13-man Italy
Fri 11 March, Wales 9-13 France France keep Grand Slam dream alive with narrow win over Wales
Sat 12 March, Italy 22-33 Scotland, Five-try Scots bounce back in Italy
Sat 12 March, England 15-32 Ireland Ireland break 14-man England – eventually
Sat 19 March, Wales 21-22 Italy Italy stun Wales 22-21 to end their losing run
Sat 19 March, Ireland 26-5 Scotland Hugo Keenan try-saving tackle on Stuart Hogg
Sat 19 March, France 25-13 England France wins the Grand Slam
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