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The second spherical of the 2024 Six Nations kicks off on Saturday with Scotland internet hosting France at Murrayfield earlier than England deal with Wales at Twickenham. On Sunday, Ireland welcome Italy to Dublin.

Ireland are brimming with “massive belief” after launching their Six Nations defence final week with a landmark demolition of pre-tournament favourites France.

England survived a scare on the Stadio Olimpico to start their post-World Cup rebuild with victory in Italy.

The last match of the opening weekend almost noticed probably the most outstanding comebacks in latest reminiscence as Scotland held on towards Wales to lastly finish their 22-year Cardiff hoodoo.

How to look at the 2024 Six Nations on TV

Fixtures this yr will proceed to be proven on each the BBC and ITV within the UK. Live streams can be found totally free on BBC iPlayer and ITVX apps, and may be downloaded on cell or pill gadgets.

The long-term way forward for the Six Nations on free-to-air TV is unsure after the British Government rejected calls so as to add the event to the record of sporting occasions that should be proven totally free.

2024 Six Nations fixtures in full

All instances GMT

Round one

Round two

Saturday, February 10: Scotland v France

  • Kick-off: 2.15pm
  • Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
  • Referee: Nic Berry (Aus)
  • Channel: BBC

Saturday, February 10: England v Wales

  • Kick-off: 4.45pm
  • Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London
  • Referee: James Doleman (NZ)
  • Channel: ITV

Sunday, February 11: Ireland v Italy

  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
  • Referee: Pierrre Brousset (From)
  • Channel: ITV

Round three

Saturday, February 24: Ireland v Wales

  • Kick-off: 2.15pm
  • Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
  • Referee: Andrea Piardi (Ita)
  • Channel: ITV

Saturday, February 24: Scotland v England

  • Kick-off: 4.45pm
  • Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
  • Referee: Andrew Brace (Ire)
  • Channel: BBC

Sunday, February 25: France v Italy

  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Venue: Decathlon Arena, Lille
  • Referee: Christophe Ridley (ENG)
  • Channel: ITV

Round 4

Saturday, March 9: Italy v Scotland

  • Kick-off: 2.15pm
  • Venue: Olympic Stadium, Rome
  • Referee: Jaco Peyper (SA)
  • Channel: ITV

Saturday, March 9: England v Ireland

  • Kick-off: 4.45pm
  • Venue: Twickenham Stadium, Cardiff
  • Referee: Give Sugar (Geo)
  • Channel: ITV

Sunday, March 10: Wales v France

  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
  • Referee: Luke Pearce (ENG)
  • Channel: BBC

Round 5

Saturday, March 16: Wales v Italy,

  • Kick-off: 2.15pm
  • Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
  • Referee: Mathieu Raynal (Fra)
  • Channel: BBC

Saturday, March 16: Ireland v Scotland

  • Kick-off: 4.45pm
  • Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
  • Referee: Matthew Carley (ENG)
  • Channel: ITV

Saturday, March 16: France v England

  • Kick-off: 8pm
  • Venue: Groupama Stadium, Lyon
  • Referee: Angus Gardner (Aus)
  • Channel: ITV

When does 2024 Six Nations begin and end?

This yr’s Six Nations received underway on a Friday night time – February 2, 2024 – when France took on Ireland in Marseille.

The last spherical is on Saturday, March 16 – aka ‘Super Saturday’ – with all all three matches on the identical day.

Six Nations round-one recap

Les Bleus feeling the blues

A 38-17 residence defeat by the hands of Ireland left France backside of the boys’s standings for the primary time since they completed with the wood spoon in 2013.

In the Six Nations period, it was the primary time they’ve conceded 5 tries in a house sport and solely as soon as have they conceded extra factors at residence, dropping 43-35 to Wales in 2001 – certainly it is just the sixth time they’ve conceded 30 or extra at residence.

A 21-point margin made it by far their heaviest residence defeat – they’ve misplaced solely 14 of 61 such video games and it is just the fourth by double figures. England gained 24-13 in 2008 and 31-21 in 2016 whereas Wales gained 16-6 in 2013.

For Ireland, it was solely a fourth Six Nations win in France and beat their file factors whole away to Les Bleus, beforehand set in a 43-31 loss in 2006.

Wales fightback falls simply brief

Last place was assured for Les Bleus as Saturday’s two video games each completed shut, Wales and Italy gaining dropping bonus factors.

It didn’t appear like being that means when Warren Gatland’s facet trailed 27-0 to Scotland shortly after half-time, however James Botham’s attempt sparked a outstanding comeback that got here up simply wanting setting a brand new Six Nations file.

Wales’ personal win over France in 2019, once they trailed 16-0 at half-time earlier than successful 24-19 with two George North tries, was the biggest deficit beforehand overcome to win a sport within the Six Nations or its predecessors. Scotland drew video games from 31-0 down towards England in 2019 and 25-6 towards Wales in 2001.

Had Wales managed to complete the job on Saturday it could have matched the third-largest comeback win in Test historical past.

Korea’s 38-36 victory over Chile in 2016 holds the file, having trailed by 29 factors at 36-7. Fiji recovered from 28-0 and 31-3 right down to beat Tonga 41-38 in 2010 and Chile had been on the receiving finish of one other beautiful comeback in 2007, main Uruguay 27-0 on the break however dropping 35-34.

England’s win didn’t require the identical drama at the same time as they trailed twice within the first half in Rome. The guests pulled out to a 10-point lead earlier than Monty Ioane’s transformed attempt 4 minutes past the regulation 80 made the ultimate rating 27-24 and earned Italy’s bonus level.

Who are the favourites to win the 2024 Six Nations?

  • Ireland to win: 1/4
  • England to win: 17/2
  • Scotland to win: 12/1
  • France to win: 22/1
  • Wales to win: 100/1
  • Italy to win: 500/1

Odds appropriate on February 7

How do I get tickets for matches?

You ought to seek the advice of every nation’s particular person union web site for details about tickets to matches. Availability will range significantly relying on which fixture you might be hoping to get tickets for.