SCOTLAND will kick-off their 2023 Six Nations as they have their two previous campaigns, and they will be hoping for a similar outcome to what they achieved in both 2021 and 2022 when they take on England in round one of the championship.
If Gregor Townsend‘s side do manage to get the better of the ‘Auld Enemy’ at Twickenham on Saturday 4th February [4.45pm kick-off], it will be the first time since 1972 that Scotland have triumphed in three Calcutta Cup matches on the bounce.
However, recent experience in the Six Nations highlights that a good opening weekend does not guarantee a successful campaign, and Wales at home in round two on Saturday 11th February [also at 4.45pm] will bring back lots of painful memories.
That will be followed by two Sunday matches against France away on 26th February [3pm] and Ireland at home on March 12th, with Italy at home kicking-off Super Saturday on March 18th [12.30pm].
The full fixture schedule is –
- Wales v Ireland – 2.15pm, Saturday, February 4
- England v Scotland – 4.45pm, Saturday, February 4
- Italy v France – 3pm, Sunday, February 5
- Ireland v France – 2.15pm, Saturday, February 11
- Scotland v Wales – 4.45pm, Saturday, February 11
- England v Italy – 3pm, Sunday, February 12
- Italy v Ireland – 2.15pm, Saturday, February 25
- Wales v England – 4.45pm, Saturday, February 25
- France v Scotland – 3pm, Sunday, February 26
- Italy v Wales – 2.15pm, Saturday, March 11
- England v France – 4.45pm, Saturday, March 11
- Scotland v Ireland – 3pm, Sunday, March 12
- Scotland v Italy – 12.30pm, Saturday, March 18
- France v Wales – 2.45pm, Saturday, March 18
- Ireland v England – 5pm, Saturday, March 18
All kick-off times GMT