The 2024 Guinness Six Nations fixtures have been confirmed, with the five rounds of rugby’s greatest annual international Championship set to kick off on Friday 2nd February, with France hosting Ireland.
The Guinness Six Nations occupies an incredibly special place in the sporting calendar, with fans anticipating its return each year. With the 2023 Championship underway, fans can already start to look forward to its return the following year, with a set of fixtures that promise drama, world class sporting entertainment, and unmissable experiences for fans all over the world.
Through its comprehensive broadcast coverage, the 2022 Guinness Six Nations amassed over 119 million live viewers. Six Nations Rugby is committed to delivering fans the best possible access to all the action, and in 2024, host broadcast partnerships will play a vital role in taking fans inside the Championship.
In the UK, BBC and ITV will share coverage, with S4C offering Welsh language options. France Television will be the home of the Championship for French fans, RTE and Virgin Media will once again cover the games in Ireland. In Italy, broadcast coverage of the Championship is set to be confirmed soon. The host broadcast coverage will also be complemented by widespread international broadcast coverage and a World Feed service.
With over a century of heritage, boasting passionate sporting rivalries, and games that live in the memories of fans the world over, the 2024 Championship promises to add to this legacy. Round one of the Guinness Six Nations will hopefully see a repeat of a staggering 2023 clash between France and Ireland, to kick off the latest edition of the Championship, before moving to round two, which is dominated by one of rugby’s biggest rivalries, England versus Wales, at Twickenham.
The oldest international rugby match in the sport, Scotland versus England, will be played out in Edinburgh in round three, before Scotland travel to Rome in round four to take on the Azzurri.
It was Italy who wrote their name into the Six Nations history books in 2022, on the final day of the Championship, claiming a dramatic victory over Wales in Cardiff. The stage is set again, in a fixture that is catapulting itself into the hearts and minds of rugby fans. France then closes out the 2024 Championship with Le Crunch, hosting England.
Commenting on the 2024 Guinness Six Nations fixtures, Ben Morel, CEO of Six Nations Rugby, said:
“A constant of the Guinness Six Nations is the drama, unpredictable storylines, and rivalries playing out over five unmissable rounds of fixtures. This is what drives the sheer excitement fans have for this great Championship.
We see it every year when the fixtures are confirmed. Fans, media, and players are talking about the games, the rivalries and debating the results. Thanks to our comprehensive broadcast partnerships and coverage, we can bring every moment of the Championship to fans all over the world, and it is exciting to help fans look forward to what is in store for 2024.”