The final round of matches will all be played on Saturday March 27th which is already being dubbed 'Super Saturday' by the organisers. The Wales/Italy game gets that particular afternoon's fare under way at 2pm followed by Ireland/Scotland (4pm) and finally France v England set for an 8pm kick-off.It may be recalled that last season there was a lot of disquiet when the England/France game was fixed for the opening day of the championship - many commentators criticising the decision to play 'the championship decider' on day one. However, Ireland made a total nonsense of those fears bringing the championship right down to a final day decider against England in Lansdowne Road.
Jacques Laurans, Chairman of the Six Nations Committee said:"In planning the fixture schedule for 2004, our aim has been to build on the success of this year's Tournament, which was the most widely-viewed of recent times.
" Television audiences were up from 75 million to 95 million, with the Grand Slam-deciding final match attracting an audience share in Britain of more than 50%.
"The 2004 Championship promises even greater interest, coming as it does hard on the heels of the Rugby World Cup."
Saturday 14th February 2004. France vs Ireland (2pm); Wales vs Scotland (4pm). Sunday 15th February. Italy vs England (3pm).
Saturday 21st February 2004. France vs Italy (2pm); Scotland vs England (5.30pm).
Saturday 6th March 2004. Italy vs Scotland (1.30pm); England vs Ireland (4pm). Sunday 7th March. Wales vs France (3pm).
Saturday 20th March 2004. 13:30 Ireland vs Italy (1.30pm); England vs Wales (4pm). Sunday 21st March. Scotland vs France (3pm).
Saturday 27th March 2004. Wales vs Italy (2pm); Ireland vs Scotland (4pm); France vs England (8pm).