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RBS Six Nations Championship: Friday night fixtures will return from next season

Last Updated: 16/04/13 3:09pm

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Player of the 2013 tournament Leigh Halfpenny parades the trophy

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Tournament organisers have announced that Friday night fixtures will return to the RBS Six Nations Championship from next season.

Defending champions Wales will tackle France at the Millennium Stadium on Friday, February 21 in their third game of the 2014 championship.

The 2015 tournament will open with a Friday night fixture, when Wales host England in Cardiff.

Wales will launch the defence of their title at home to Italy on February 1 next season while England travel to France, with Ireland hosting Scotland the following day.

The final round of matches will once again be played on the same day with staggered kick-offs, with Italy against England, Wales hosting Scotland and Ireland travelling to France.

The Six Nations committee also announced the full fixture list for 2015, Rugby World Cup year.

The opening round will see Italy host Ireland and France tackle Scotland the day after the Friday-night curtain-raiser in Cardiff.

Fixtures for 2014 and 2015


1/2 February
Wales v Italy Sat 2.30
France v England Sat 5.00
Ireland v Scotland Sun 3.00

8/9 February
Ireland v Wales Sat 2.30
Scotland v England Sat 5.00
France v Italy Sun 3.00

21/22 February
Wales v France Fri 8.00
Italy v Scotland Sat 1.30
England v Ireland Sat 4.00

8/9 March
Ireland v Italy Sat 2.30
Scotland v France Sat 5.00
England v Wales Sun 3.00

15 March
Italy v England Sat 12.30
Wales v Scotland Sat 2.45
France v Ireland Sat 5.00


6/7 February
Wales v England Fri 8.05
Italy v Ireland Sat 2.30
France v Scotland Sat 5.00

14/15 February
England v Italy Sat 2.30
Ireland v France Sat 5.00
Scotland v Wales Sun 3.00

28/1 February/March
Scotland v Italy Sat 2.30
France v Wales Sat 5.00
Ireland v England Sun 3.00

14/15 March
Wales v Ireland Sat 2.30
England v Scotland Sat 5.00
Italy v France Sun 3.00

21 March
Italy v Wales Sat 12.30
Scotland v Ireland Sat 2.30
England v France Sat 5.00

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