Six Nations: Fixtures, results and standings plus stats and player profiles

Last Updated February 11 2018, 17:07Rugby Union
England won last year's Six Nations - will they defend their crown?
England won last year's Six Nations - will they defend their crown?

We have the full schedule of NatWest 6 Nations fixtures, results and standings.

Round 1

Saturday, February 3

  • Wales 34-7 Scotland
  • France 13-15 Ireland

Sunday, February 4

  • Italy 15-46 England

Round 2

Saturday, February 10

  • Ireland 56-19 Italy
  • England 12-6 Wales

Sunday, February 11

  • Scotland 32-26 France

Round 3

Friday, February 23

  • France v Italy (2000)

Saturday, February 24

  • Ireland v Wales (1415)
  • Scotland v England (1645)

Round 4

Saturday, March 10

  • Ireland v Scotland (1415)
  • France v England (1645)

Sunday, March 11

  • Wales v Italy (1500)

Round 5

Saturday, March 17

  • Italy v Scotland (1230)
  • England v Ireland (1445)
  • Wales v France (1700)

Six Nations standings

  1. Ireland P: 2 W: 2 D: 0 L: 0 PF: 71 PA: 32 PD: 39 BONUS: 1 PTS: 9
  2. England P: 2 W: 2 D: 0 L: 0 PF: 58 PA: 31 PD: 37 BONUS: 1 PTS: 9
  3. Wales P: 2 W: 1 D: 0 L: 1 PF: 40 PA: 19 PD: 21 BONUS: 2 PTS: 6
  4. Scotland P: 2 W: 1 D: 0 L: 1 PF: 39 PA: 60 PD: -21 BONUS: 0 PTS: 4
  5. France P: 2 W: 0 D: 0 L: 2 PF: 39 PA: 47 PD: -8 BONUS: 2 PTS: 2
  6. Italy P: 2 W: 0 D: 0 L: 2 PF: 34 PA: 102 PD: -68 BONUS: 0 PTS: 0

Six Nations: In Numbers

3 - England will chase a hat-trick of titles, a feat never achieved in the history of the championship or its predecessors the Five Nations and Home Nations Championship.

28 - England have won the tournament more times than any other nation, leading nearest challengers Wales by two. The same is true for Grand Slams, 13 to 11.

26 - former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll holds the career record for most tries in the tournament.

8 - record try total by a player in an individual tournament, shared by England's Cyril Lowe in 1914 and Scotland's Ian Smith in 1925.

89 - England's Jonny Wilkinson set a record points total for the tournament in 2001.

557 - the career record belongs to Ireland's Ronan O'Gara.

65 - O'Driscoll also holds the record for the most appearances in the competition. Italy's Sergio Parisse is on course to equal the mark if he appears in all five games this year.

18 - England players either absent or doubtful for the start of this year's tournament due to injury.

67 - France's Camille Lopez was the leading points-scorer in last season's championship. England's Owen Farrell (63) and Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny (62) were the only other players to crack 50.

100% - Ireland fly-half Jonny Sexton had a perfect nine-from-nine record from his kicks at goal.

103 - Ireland forward CJ Stander was the runaway leader in number of carries, with France's Louis Picamoles his nearest challenger on 71.

432 - Mike Brown, one of those doubts for England's opening game, led all players in metres gained.

Six Nations: Players to Watch

Press Association Sport examines six players to watch for Europe's showpiece Test rugby round robin, one from each side...

Jack Nowell, England

Eddie Jones has named Exeter's powerful wing among his "inside backs" for his Six Nations squad. The ever-savvy England boss Jones could just as easily have indulged in a spot of kidology as to have opted to deploy one of his top talents in a new role. Cornishman Nowell has all the attributes to switch to centre, and Jones may be seeking a different dimension to his backline while missing Wasps' playmaking wing Elliot Daly.

Jordan Larmour, Ireland

The latest backline talent off Leinster's production line, Larmour is another utility operator who can carve open defences across a number of roles. Full-back has proved his most dangerous deployment to date in an impressive breakthrough campaign for the 20-year-old. Appears well equipped to thrive amid head coach Joe Schmidt's revamped, more expansive attacking blueprint.

Stuart Hogg, Scotland

The Glasgow full-back endured a miserable British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, put out of commission in the early throes after hurtling head first and accidentally into Conor Murray's elbow. His broken cheekbone put paid to a tour of some promise, with the Lions coaches lamenting his enforced absence as much as the 25-year-old himself. Now back to full fitness and form, the daring counter-attacking talent will be itching to stretch defences from first to last.

James Davies, Wales

The silver medallist from Team GB's Rugby Sevens run at Rio 2016 has finally earned his first call-up to Wales' senior 15-a-side squad. The 27-year-old flanker is the scourge of breakdowns across Europe at club level, and could well now have the chance to transfer that specialism to the game's top arena.

Brice Dulin, France

Another full-back of some attacking prowess, Dulin comes to represent a reasonable barometer of the always turbulent Les Bleus' performances. If the Racing 92 man is in full flowing form with ball in hand, it is a fair bet the French are on fire. Despite the switch in coach from Guy Noves to Jacques Brunel, nothing changes - France will live and die by the desire and accuracy of their forward pack. If their flyers behind the scrum have plenty of front-foot ball however, then Dulin could inflict some serious damage on his rivals.

Jake Polledri, Italy

The fast-improving Gloucester flanker has earned his first call-up to Conor O'Shea's Italy squad for this year's Six Nations and has a fine chance of forcing his Test debut. English-born Polledri qualifies for Italy through his father Peter, who made more than 500 appearances for Bristol as a back-row forward. The 22-year-old has shone since making the jump from Hartpury College to Gloucester's senior ranks, and now has the opportunity for another big stride forward.

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