We may not know if we will be able to go to the games. Neither can we say with certainty where we will be able to watch them on TV. But at least we can fill in the dates for the 2022 Guinness Men’s Six Nations.

The fixture have been announced for the tournament a little over nine months before the first kick but there is a sweet taste to anticipation anyway.

Wales will open their title defence against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 5th February.

Scotland will host England on the same day while France will face Italy at the Stade de France on Sunday 6th February.

Ireland will travel to France on Saturday 12th, and host Italy on Sunday 27th.

There will be a return of Friday night rugby in Round 4 with Wales v France set to take place on 11th March at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Ireland will travel to Twickenham the following day and will round off matters with a home game against Scotland on March 19th

“The 2021 Championship was one of the most competitive in history with 8 of the 15 matches won by 7 points or less,” said Ben Morel, CEO of Six Nations Rugby.

“The drama of Super Saturday with France’s last-minute win against Wales meant that the winner of the Championship was only revealed after the final match was played.

“It was an amazing effort from many people to make the Championship happen, not least the players and staff from the unions, the broadcasters, media and our partners.”

“That effort paid off in the shape of record TV audiences and the most engaged Championship we’ve ever seen, it was truly a special achievement. This Guinness Six Nations entertained many of our long-standing fans and I believe we won plenty of new ones as well.”

“We look forward to next year’s Championship with hopefully a return to normality when we can welcome fans back in stadia and bring that unrivalled Guinness Six Nations atmosphere into sitting rooms, pubs and rugby clubs all over the world.”

 

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