Rugby Six Nations 2023, Schedule, Venue, Teams,

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Rugby Six Nations

The Rugby Six Nations Championship is also known as the Guinness Six Nations. It is an annual international men’s rugby union competition in which six teams compete for the championship.

The six teams are:

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  • Scotland Rugby six nations
  • Wales Rugby six nations

The present 2022 champion is France. This time again all six teams are going to compete in the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The rugby six nations tournament is organized under the banner of Six Nations Rugby. The main responsibilities of the Six Nation Rugby are to promote and operate the men’s, women’s and under-20s tournaments, and the Autumn International Series. It also negotiates and manages their centralized commercial rights.

The headquarters of Rugby six nations Championship is in Dublin, Ireland by the name of Six Nations Rugby Ltd.  Present CEO of the Six Nations Championship is Benjamin Morel, he replaced John Feehan.

Rugby Six Nations is the successor of the Home Nations Championship which was held during 1883 to 1909 and 1932 to 39, where teams from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales participated.

After the addition of France, it became the Five Nations Championship  during 1910–31 and 1947–99. Finally it became the Six Nations Championship after the addition of Italy in 2000.

England and Wales both have won 39 championship titles. As of now Italy and Scotland have never won the Six Nations title. The women’s tournament started in 1996 as the Women’s Home Nations.

Point System

Each year rugby six nations tournament begins on the first weekend in February and reaches its climax on the second or third Saturday in March. 

It’s a league kind of tournament where each team plays with every other team once (a total of 15 matches), with additional home ground advantage alternating from one year to the next. 

As per the point system before the 2017 tournament, there was no bonus point system. But the bonus points system was first introduced in the 2017 Championship. 

Rest of the system is similar as other used rugby championships, 4 for a win, 2 for a draw, 0 points for a loss, 1 for scoring four or more tries in a match, and 1 for losing by 7 points or fewer.

The team that wins all their games, and wins a Grand Slam, are automatically awarded 3 extra points to ensure they remain at the top irrespective of any  situation.

If in any situation teams tie on both match points and points difference, the team that scored the most tries wins the championship. 

The Wooden Spoon a special award is given to the team that finishes in last place, or alternatively by a team that loses all of its games in a championship. Since the inaugural Six Nations tournament in 2000, Italy had won this award, by finishing last 15 times, they lost every match for consecutively 11 times

Trophies And Awards

The winners of the Rugby Six Nations are presented with the Championship Trophy, which was designed and crafted by Thomas Lyte silversmiths in 2015.

A team that wins all the matches wins the ‘Grand Slam’. One more prestigious award, the Triple Crown which may only be won by one of the Home Nations of England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales, when one nation wins all three of their matches against the others. Since the beginning this triple crown have won four times by Ireland and Wales and three times by England..

Rugby Six Nation 2023 Venues

Six Nations matches are held in the following stadiums:


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Twickenham Stadium, London

  • Opened: 2 October 1909
  • Owner: Rugby Football Union
  • Architect: Archibald Leitch


2023 Rugby World Cup

Stade de France, Saint-Denis

  • Opened: 28 January 1998
  • Height: 35 m
  • Architects:Michel Macary, Michel Regembal, Claude Constantini, Aymeric Zublena


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Principality Stadium, Cardiff   

  • Opened: 26 June 1999
  • Height: 90 m


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Stadio Olimpico, Rome

  • Opened: 1937Height: 34 m
  • Architects: Luigi Moretti, Enrico Del Debbio, Annibale Vitellozzi
  • Owner: Italian National Olympic Committee


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Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

  • Opened: 21 March 1925
  • Owner: Scottish Rugby Union


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Aviva Stadium, Dublin

  • Opened: 14 May 2010
  • Owners: Football Association of Ireland, Irish Rugby Football Union
  • Architects: David Hines, Christopher David Lee


  • UK- BBC Sport, ITV Sport, S4C
  • France- France 2   
  • Republic of Ireland- RTÉ,Virgin Media Television
  • Italy- Sky Italia

Rugby Six Nation 2023 Schedule

04 Feb

Wales Vs Ireland19:451Principality Stadium
04 Feb

England Vs Scotland22:151Twickenham Stadium
05 Feb

Italy Vs France20:301Stadio Olimpico
11 Feb

Ireland Vs France19:452Aviva Stadium
11 Feb

Scotland Vs Wales22:152BT Murrayfield Stadium
12 Feb

England Vs Italy20:302Twickenham Stadium
25 Feb

Italy Vs Ireland19:453Stadio Olimpico
25 Feb

Wales Vs England22:153Principality Stadium
26 Feb

France Vs Scotland20:303Stade de France
11 Mar

Italy Vs Wales19:454Stadio Olimpico
11 Mar

England Vs France22:154Twickenham Stadium
12 Mar

Scotland Vs Ireland20:304BT Murrayfield Stadium
18 Mar

Scotland Vs Italy18:005BT Murrayfield Stadium
18 Mar

France Vs Wales20:155Stade de France
18 Mar

Ireland Vs England22:305Aviva Stadium

Rugby Six Nations Squads

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Head coach: Australia Eddie Jones

Jamie Blamire- Hooker     
Luke Cowan-Dickie- Hooker     
Jamie George- Hooker    
Ellis Genge- Prop   
Joe Heyes- Prop   
Joe Marler- Prop   
Bevan Rodd M- Prop   
Kyle Sinckler- Prop   
Will Stuart- Prop   
Ollie Chessum- Lock   
Charlie Ewels- Lock   
Jonny Hill- Lock   
Maro Itoje- Lock   
Courtney Lawes- Lock   
Alfie Barbeary- Back row   
Tom Curry- Back row   
Alex Dombrandt- Back row   
Lewis Ludlam- Back row   
Sam Simmonds- Back row   
Raffi Quirke- Scrum-half   
Harry Randall- Scrum-half   
Ben Youngs- Scrum-half   
Orlando Bailey- Fly-half   
Owen Farrell- Fly-half   
Marcus Smith- Fly-half   
Mark Atkinson- Centre   
Joe Marchant- Centre   
Luke Northmore- Centre   
Henry Slade- Centre   
Ollie Hassell-Collins- Wing   
Jonny May- Wing   
Jack Nowell- Wing   
Tommy Freeman- Fullback   
George Furbank- Fullback   
Max Malins- Fullback   
Freddie Steward- Fullback   

FranceRugby six nations

Head coach: Fabien Galthié

Gaëtan Barlot- Hooker     
Julien Marchand- Hooker     
Peato Mauvaka- Hooker     
Uini Atonio- Prop   
Cyril Baille- Prop   
Demba Bamba- Prop   
Daniel Bibi Biziwu- Prop   
Jean-Baptiste Gros- Prop   
Mohamed Haouas- Prop   
Thibaud Flament- Lock   
Bernard Le Roux- Lock   
Romain Taofifénua- Lock   
Florent Vanverberghe- Lock   
Florian Verhaeghe- Lock   
Paul Willemse- Lock   
Grégory Alldritt- Back row   
Dylan Cretin- Back row   
François Cros- Back row   
Ibrahim Diallo- Back row   
Anthony Jelonch- Back row   
Sekou Macalou- Back row   
Yoan Tanga- Back row   
Cameron Woki- Back row   
Baptiste Couilloud- Scrum-half   
Antoine Dupont- Scrum-half   
Maxime Lucu- Scrum-half   
Léo Berdeu- Fly-half   
Antoine Hastoy- Fly-half   
Romain Ntamack- Fly-half   
Jonathan Danty- Centre   
Jules Favre- Centre   
Gaël Fickou- Centre   
Yoram Moefana- Centre   
Virimi Vakatawa- Centre   
Tani Vili- Centre   
Matthis Lebel- Wing   
Damian Penaud- Wing   
Teddy Thomas- Wing   
Gabin Villière- Wing   
Brice Dulin- Fullback   
Melvyn Jaminet- Fullback   
Thomas Ramos- Fullback   

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Head coach: England Andy Farrell

Rob Herring- Hooker    
Rónan Kelleher- Hooker     
Dan Sheehan- Hooker    
Finlay Bealham- Prop   
Tadhg Furlong- Prop   
Cian Healy- Prop   
Tom O’Toole- Prop   
Andrew Porter- Prop   
Ryan Baird- Lock   
Tadhg Beirne- Lock   
Iain Henderson- Lock   
James Ryan- Lock   
Kieran Treadwell- Lock   
Jack Conan- Back row   
Gavin Coombes- Back row   
Caelan Doris- Back row   
Peter O’Mahony- Back row   
Cian Prendergast- Back row       
Nick Timoney- Back row   
Josh van der Flier- Back row   
Craig Casey- Scrum-half   
Jamison Gibson-Park- Scrum-half   
Conor Murray- Scrum-half   
Jack Carty- Fly-half   
Joey Carbery- Fly-half   
Johnny Sexton ©- Fly-half   
Bundee Aki- Centre   
Robbie Henshaw- Centre   
James Hume- Centre   
Garry Ringrose- Centre   
Robert Baloucoune- Wing   
Andrew Conway- Wing   
Keith Earls- Wing   
Mack Hansen- Wing   
Hugo Keenan- Fullback   
Jordan Larmour- Fullback   
Michael Lowry- Fullback   

ItalyRugby six nations

Head coach: New Zealand Kieran Crowley

Hame Faiva- Hooker    
Gianmarco Lucchesi- Hooker     
Giacomo Nicotera- Hooker     
Pietro Ceccarelli- Prop   
Danilo Fischetti- Prop   
Ivan Nemer- Prop   
Tiziano Pasquali- Prop   
Cherif Traorè- Prop   
Giosuè Zilocchi- Prop   
Niccolò Cannone- Lock   
Marco Fuser- Lock   
Federico Ruzza- Lock   
David Sisi- Lock   
Toa Halafihi- Back row   
Michele Lamaro ©- Back row   
Sebastian Negri- Back row   
Giovanni Pettinelli- Back row   
Braam Steyn- Back row   
Manuel Zuliani    – Back row   
Callum Braley- Scrum-half   
Alessandro Fusco- Scrum-half   
Stephen Varney- Scrum-half   
Giacomo Da Re- Fly-half   
Paolo Garbisi- Fly-half   
Leonardo Marin- Fly-half   
Ignacio Brex- Centre   
Luca Morisi- Centre   
Marco Zanon- Centre   
Pierre Bruno- Wing   
Monty Ioane- Wing   
Tommaso Menoncello- Wing   
Federico Mori- Wing   
Edoardo Padovani- Fullback   

ScotlandRugby six nations

Head coach: Gregor Townsend

Ewan Ashman- Hooker     
Stuart McInally- Hooker     
George Turner- Hooker     
Jamie Bhatti- Prop   
Zander Fagerson- Prop   
WP Nel- Prop   
Pierre Schoeman- Prop   
Javan Sebastian- Prop   
Rory Sutherland- Prop   
Scott Cummings- Lock   
Grant Gilchrist- Lock   
Jonny Gray- Lock   
Jamie Hodgson- Lock   
Sam Skinner- Lock   
Josh Bayliss- Back row   
Magnus Bradbury- Back row   
Andy Christie- Back row   
Rory Darge- Back row   
Matt Fagerson- Back row   
Nick Haining- Back row   
Jamie Ritchie- Back row   
Hamish Watson- Back row   
Ali Price- Scrum-half   
Ben White- Scrum-half   
Finn Russell- Fly-half   
Mark Bennett- Centre   
Chris Harris- Centre   
Rory Hutchinson- Centre   
Sam Johnson-    Centre   
Cameron Redpath- Centre   
Sione Tuipulotu- Centre   
Darcy Graham    – Wing   
Rufus McLean- Wing   
Kyle Rowe- Wing   
Kyle Steyn- Wing   
Duhan van der Merwe- Wing   
Stuart Hogg- Fullback   
Blair Kinghorn- Fullback   

WalesRugby six nations

Head coach: New Zealand Wayne Pivac

Ryan Elias- Hooker     
Dewi Lake- Hooker    
Bradley Roberts- Hooker     
Leon Brown- Prop   
Rhys Carré- Prop   
Tomas Francis    – Prop   
Wyn Jones- Prop   
Dillon Lewis- Prop   
Gareth Thomas- Prop   
Adam Beard- Lock   
Ben Carter- Lock   
Seb Davies- Lock   
Will Rowlands- Lock   
Christ Tshiunza- Lock   
Taine Basham- Back row   
Ellis Jenkins- Back row   
Jac Morgan- Back row   
Ross Moriarty- Back row   
James Ratti- Back row   
Aaron Wainwright- Back row   
Gareth Davies- Scrum-half   
Kieran Hardy- Scrum-half   
Tomos Williams- Scrum-half   
Gareth Anscombe- Fly-half   
Dan Biggar ©- Fly-half   
Rhys Priestland- Fly-half   
Callum Sheedy- Fly-half   
Jonathan Davies- Centre   
Willis Halaholo- Centre   
Nick Tompkins- Centre   
Owen Watkin- Centre   
Josh Adams- Wing   
Alex Cuthbert- Wing   
Louis Rees-Zammit- Wing   
Johnny McNicholl- Fullback   
Liam Williams- Fullback   

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