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Guide to the NatWest 6 Nations 2018, kick off times, fixtures, tickets and tv listings

The 2018 NatWest 6 Nations will once again see the England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales international rugby union teams take each other on over the course of five thrilling rugby-packed weekends of fixtures. This is an international competition that takes place annually, with each of the six sides playing each other once.

When does competition start?

The 2018 fixture schedule for the NatWest 6 Nations begins on Saturday, 3rd February 2018 with Wales and Scotland getting the first match underway at Principality Stadium in Cardiff followed by France against Ireland in Paris at the Stade de France, then Italy v England on Sunday, 4th February 2018 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

When does it finish?

The competition runs until 17th March 2018 when all three fixtures of Round 5 take place on the same day known as 'Super Saturday' which starts with Italy v Scotland in Rome, followed by England v Ireland at Twickenham Stadium and culminating in Wales v France back in Cardiff where things kicked off.

What are the NatWest 6 Nations fixtures for 2018?

Below are the fixtures, dates and UK kick off times of the NatWest 6 Nations for 2018.

ROUND ONE

Wales v Scotland: February 3, 2.15pm, Cardiff, BBC

France v Ireland: February 3, 4.45pm, Paris, BBC

Italy v England: February 4, 3pm, Rome, ITV.

ROUND TWO

Ireland v Italy: February 10, 2.15pm, Dublin, ITV

England v Wales: February 10, 4:45pm, London, ITV

Scotland v France: February 11, 3pm, Edinburgh, BBC

ROUND THREE

Frances v Italy: February 23, 8pm, Marseille, ITV

Ireland v Wales: February 24, 2.15pm, Dublin, BBC

Scotland v England: February 24, 4.45pm, Edinburgh, BBC

ROUND FOUR

Ireland v Scotland: March 10, 2.15pm, Dublin, ITV

France v England: March 10, 4:45pm, Paris, BBC

Wales v Italy: March 11, 3pm, Cardiff, BBC

ROUND FIVE

Italy v Scotland: March 17, 12:30pm, Rome, ITV

England v Ireland: March 17, 2:45pm, London, ITV

Wales v France: March 17, 5pm, Cardiff, BBC

Full 2018 fixture details including local and GMT kick off times.

What TV channels are showing live matches?

All of the fixtures in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations will be available for you to watch live on either the BBC or ITV with Wales matches also on S4C.

Further information on all televised matches including international broadcasts can be found on our live TV broadcast schedule.

Where can fans and supporters buy tickets or hospitality?

Tickets are controlled by the host Union of each match, with a limited number of tickets made available to the visiting Union for their supporters, ie for a Wales v Scotland match, you should contact the Welsh Rugby Union in the first instance, unless you live in Scotland, in which case you could also contact the Scottish Rugby Union.

To ensure that you obtain a genuine ticket, we recommend that you only purchase tickets through an official source. Details of ticket policies and suppliers can be obtained directly from each Union.

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