Guinness Six Nations window will be from 5th February to 19th March Friday night rugby to return in Round 4 for Wales v France
Le Crunch to conclude the Championship Super Saturday
The eagerly awaited 2022 Guinness Six Nations fixtures have been announced with Wales set to open their title defence against Ireland on 5th February.
Scotland will host England on the same day while France will face Italy at the Stade de France on Sunday 6th February.
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.
Super Saturday 2022 will take place on 19th March starting with Wales v Italy followed by Ireland v Scotland and France v England.
Commenting on the announcement, Six Nations CEO, Ben Morel said: “The 2021 Championship was one of the most competitive in history with 8 of the 15 matches won by 7 points or less.
“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.”
- Kick off times will be announced in due course.
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