Six Nations 2023: 2nd Day
Well, what a start to the Six Nations 2023! After a brilliant performance against Wales, Ireland lived up to its position as the top team of the World Rugby rankings, beating the Welsh 34 points to 10.
As for the English, they were left disappointed after losing to Scotland on home-ground by just 6 points.
The biggest surprise of the weekend, however, had to be Italy’s beautiful performance against France at the Stadio Olimpico. The French still won, although only by 5 points!
So, what to expect in week 2? The first game will have the eyes of the rugby world peeled; with France facing Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
The French will have to pick up their game and stay disciplined should they stand a chance of beating the Irish.
Scotland will be hosting Wales for the second game of the day, who will also need to step up considerably to beat their hosts.
Finally, England will play Italy at Twickenham on Sunday; a game the English wouldn’t typically worry about but given this is only Steve Borthwick’s second game as coach, the Red Roses still have much to prove as a squad.
As it stands, Ireland is leading, followed by Scotland and France respectively sitting in 2nd and 3rd. Italy is 4th, England 5th and Wales trail behind in 6th.
Please see below for the remaining France match dates:
- Ireland – France: February 11, 2023 at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, at 2:15 p.m. (local time)
- France – Scotland: February 26, 2023 at the Stade de France, Paris, at 3:00 p.m. (local time)
- England – France: March 11, 2023 at Twickenham, London, at 4:45 p.m. (local time)
- France – Wales: March 18, 2023 at the Stade de France, Paris, at 2:45 p.m. (local time)
As a reminder, the women’s Six Nations matches take place on these dates:
- Italy – France: March 26, 2023 at the Stadio Sergio - Lanfranchi, Parma, at 4:00 p.m. (local time)
- Ireland – France: April 1, 2023 at Musgrave Park, Cork, at 4:15 p.m. (local time)
- France – Scotland: April 16, 2023 at the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes, at 4:15 p.m. (local time)
- France – Wales: April 23, 2023 at the Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, at 4:15 p.m. (local time)
- England – France: April 29, 2023 at Twickenham, London, at 2:00 p.m. (local time)
Have a great weekend all.