2017 Six Nations Championship

2017 Six Nations Championship
Date 4 February – 18 March 2017
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Official website Six Nations Website
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The 2017 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2017 RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by The Royal Bank of Scotland, will be the 18th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

It will be contested by defending champions England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Including the competition's previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it will be the 123rd edition of the tournament.

For the first time, the 2017 tournament will use the bonus point system common to most other professional rugby union tournaments.[1] As well as the standard four points for a win or two for a draw, a team scoring four or more tries during a match will receive an additional league table point, as will a team losing by 7 or fewer points.[1] Additionally, to ensure that a team winning all of its five matches (a Grand Slam) will also win the Championship, three bonus points will be awarded for this achievement.[1][2]


Nation Stadium Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity Location
 England Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London Eddie Jones Dylan Hartley
 France Stade de France 81,338 Saint-Denis Guy Novès Guilhem Guirado
 Ireland Aviva Stadium 51,700 Dublin Joe Schmidt Rory Best
 Italy Stadio Olimpico 73,261 Rome Conor O'Shea Sergio Parisse
 Scotland Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Edinburgh Vern Cotter Greig Laidlaw
 Wales Millennium Stadium 74,500 Cardiff Rob Howley (interim) Sam Warburton


Position Nation Games Points Tries Bonus
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff
1 England 0000000000
2 Wales 0000000000
3 Ireland 0000000000
4 Scotland 0000000000
5 France 0000000000
6 Italy 0000000000

Match Weeks 1 to 5

Week 1 (4–5 February)

4 February 2017
14:25 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  v  Ireland

4 February 2017
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
England  v  France

5 February 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  v  Wales

Week 2 (11–12 February)

11 February 2017
15:25 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  v  Ireland

11 February 2017
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  v  England

12 February 2017
16:00 CET (UTC+1)
France  v  Scotland

Week 3 (25–26 February)

25 February 2017
14:25 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  v  Wales

25 February 2017
16:50 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  v  France

26 February 2017
15:00 CET (UTC+0)
England  v  Italy

Week 4 (10–11 March)

10 March 2017
20:05 GMT (UTC+0)
Wales  v  Ireland

11 March 2017
14:30 CET (UTC+1)
Italy  v  France

11 March 2017
16:00 GMT (UTC+0)
England  v  Scotland

Week 5 (18 March)

18 March 2017
12:30 GMT (UTC+0)
Scotland  v  Italy

18 March 2017
15:45 CET (UTC+1)
France  v  Wales

18 March 2017
17:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Ireland  v  England


  1. 1 2 3 http://www.rbs6nations.com/en/news/30434.php
  2. "Six Nations: Bonus-point system introduced for 2017 tournament". BBC Sport. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016.

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