2023 men Six Nations The two teams are off to an exciting start as they enter the first week of rest with an excellent record. Scotland followed up with a dramatic Kolkata Cup win against England Together Wales’ record defeat And Ireland also beat Wales at Cardiff on opening day. before knocking down France in a fascinating Round 2 fixture between the two best sides in the world.

England and Wales have come to the championship with new coaches – or in Wales’ case, the old as Warren Gatland takes the helm. Steve Borthwick took over for England from Eddie Jones but his first match ended in defeat after Duhan van der Merwe stole the show with two stunning tries at Twickenham. they came back with a much more impressive 31-14 victory But in Round 2, it’s against Italy.

Andy Farrell is on his way to taking Ireland one step further after finishing in second place last year, while Italy head coach Kieran Crowley built on their first win of 36 Six Nations matches during the final campaign and an autumn victory against Australia. combat performance narrowly defeated by reigning grand slam champions France in the opening, before a slight setback against England.

Les Bleus came to the tournament to defend their impressive title 12 months ago, but a Round 2 loss in Dublin gave them a hard battle, but they will keep an eye on their home World Cup later this year.

Here are the Six Nations 2023 fixtures and UK TV channels:

1st round

Saturday, February 4

Wales 10-34 Ireland

England 23-29 Scotland

Sunday, February 5

Italy 24-29 France

2nd cycle

Saturday, February 11

Ireland 32-19 France

Scotland 35-7 Wales

Sunday, February 12

England 31-14 Italy

Round 3

Saturday, February 25

Italy – Ireland14.15, Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITV)

Wales – England16:45, Principality Stadium, Cardiff (BBC & S4C)

Sunday, February 26

France – Scotland15:00, Stade de France, Paris (ITV)

Round 4

Saturday, March 11

Italy – Wales14.15, Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITV)

England – France16.45, Twickenham, London (ITV & BBC)

Sunday, March 12

Scotland – Ireland15:00, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh (BBC & S4C)

Round 5

Saturday, March 18

Scotland – Italy12.30pm, Murrayfield, Edinburgh (BBC & S4C)

France – Wales, 14.45, Stade de France, Paris (ITV)

Ireland – England17:00, Aviva Stadium, Dublin (ITV)