When are the Guinness Six Nations team announcements for round four?

The six coaches of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations
Round Four has arrived and now we are approaching the business end of the Guinness Six Nations.

Round Four has arrived and now we are approaching the business end of the Guinness Six Nations.

Three fantastic fixtures are on the schedule this week as Scotland host Wales on Saturday afternoon before Italy head to Twickenham to take on England that evening.

And on Sunday, Ireland welcome France to the Aviva Stadium, but when are the teams coming out?


Jacques Brunel and his France squad opted to announce their team early in the week after a request from his players.

And after a resounding win over Scotland in Round Three, this week’s Les Bleus outfit was unveiled on Tuesday morning at 8:00AM.

It was an entirely unchanged 23 as Brunel opted for continuity ahead of a testing trip to Dublin.


Next to name were Warren Gatland and Wales, who dropped their team early on Tuesday afternoon as they look to make it four wins from four this year.

After such an impressive win against England in Cardiff, not many changes were expected for the trip to Edinburgh and that proved to be the case.

Lock Cory Hill has been ruled out with injury and Adam Beard coming in for him was the sole alteration to the starting XV.


Thursday is the busiest day for the team announcements and it will be Eddie Jones and England first to land.

Looking to bounce back from their defeat to Wales, England’s team will be unveiled at 10:30AM.

Maro Itoje is back fit and in contention while Courtney Lawes has been ruled out.

Jones may be tempted to hand the likes of Dan Robson and Joe Cokanasiga a first Championship start while Chris Robshaw and Jonathan Joseph are also back in camp and in contention.


Next up are Gregor Townsend and Scotland, who welcome Wales on Saturday in search of a return to winning ways at BT Murrayfield.

The return of Hamish Watson and WP Nel to fitness are big boosts but Stuart Hogg is not in contention after his shoulder injury sustained against Ireland in Round Two.

Their team comes out on Thursday lunch time, around 1:00PM before Gregor Townsend faces the press an hour later.


Conor O’Shea’s Italy side will come out at 2PM on Thursday.

Sergio Parisse is back in contention after missing out against Ireland in round three but Michele Campagnaro is missing.

Can the Azzurri spring a surprise at Twickenham like they did last time out two years ago when they led early in the second half against Jones’ men?


Last but by no means least, Ireland’s team will be unveiled by Joe Schmidt at 1:45PM on Friday.

Ireland return home to Dublin to welcome France and have got a number of their walking wounded back fit and chasing a start.

The likes of Robbie Henshaw and Tadhg Beirne are both expected to return while Iain Henderson is another expected to be challenging for a start following his appearance off the bench in round three.