Six Nations Schedule 2024: When Does The Tournament Start?

The Six Nations Rugby Union Tournament is one of the iconic events of the rugby calendar. Held every year in January-March Month, it’s a prestigious competition that pits teams from England, Ireland, Wales, France, Scotland and Italy against each other. This year, the tournament will take place from February 2nd to March 16th 2024. However, what exactly happens during this time? In this blog post, we will answer this question and provide a full schedule for all of the action that takes place during the Six Nations 2024 Tournament. From match times to ticket information, we have you covered!

Six Nations Schedule 2024

The Six Nations Championship is an annual international rugby union tournament contested by the national teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. The tournament features six teams and runs from February to March. The championship was first played in 1881 and since then has been one of the premier rugby tournaments in the world.

The Six Nations Championship kicks off on Saturday 2 Feb 2024 with France facing Ireland at Stade Vélodrome, Marseille. The tournament concludes on 16th March 2024. with Ireland playing France at Stade Vélodrome, Marseille. In between these games there are three rounds of group play where each team plays two matches. The top two teams from each group progress to the next stage of the competition where they compete in a round-robin format.

Each team is guaranteed at least four matches during the championship which means that fans can expect some exciting clashes throughout the tournament weeks. Keep an eye out for games between England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as these will be some of the most eagerly watched fixtures this year.

When Does the Tournament Start?

The Six Nations Championship rugby tournament kicks off on February 2nd and runs until March 16th. This year’s tournament features England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Wales and France. The first two weeks of the tournament are scheduled to air on ITV in the UK while the rest of the rounds will be broadcast on FOX Sports in the United States. Specific start times for each country can be found below:

Round One

  • France vs Ireland: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, Cardiff – Kick-off: 2:15pm
  • Italy vs England: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – Kick-off: 4:45pm
  • Wales vs Scotland: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Round Two

Saturday 10th February 2024

  • Scotland vs France: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh – Kick-off: 2:15pm
  • England vs Wales: Twickenham Stadium, London – Kick-off: 4:45pm
  • Ireland vs Italy – Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Sunday 11th February 2024

  • Ireland vs Italy: Aviva Stadium, Dublin – Kick-off: 3:00pm

Round Three

Saturday 24th February 2024

  • Ireland vs Wales: Aviva Stadium, Dublin – Kick-off: 2:15pm
  • Scotland vs England: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh – Kick-off: 4:45pm

Sunday 25th February 2024

  • France vs Italy: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille – Kick-off: 3:00pm

Round Four

Saturday 9th March 2024

  • Italy vs Scotland: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – Kick-off: 2:15pm
  • England vs Ireland: Twickenham Stadium, London – Kick-off: 4:45pm

Sunday 10th March 2024

  • Wales vs France: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff – Kick-off: 3:00pm

Round Five

Saturday 16th March 2024

  • Wales vs Italy: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff – Kick-off: 12:30pm
  • Ireland vs Scotland: Aviva Stadium, Dublin – Kick-off: 2:45pm
  • France vs England: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu – Kick-off: 5:00pm

How to Watch The Tournament?

For those in the U.K., the 2024 Six Nations will be available to watch on TV and also available to live stream via BBC and ITV, and this is great news as both of these are free to watch. The TV channels that the Six Nations will be available on is BBC One, BBC Two and ITV One.


The Six Nations 2024 rugby tournament is scheduled to start on February 2, and will run until March 16. To get all the details on this year’s tournament, be sure to check out our complete schedule.

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