Immediately after the curtain-raiser in Paris, World Champions,England,will travel to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to meet Wales, andthefollowing day Italy will play host to Ireland. The final match of thetournament will be played out at Twickenham between England andScotland.
Jacques Laurans, 6 Nations Chairman, said, "We recentlyconcluded yetanother fine RBS 6 Nations tournament. Contrary to all thepredictions beforehand, this was not a Championship which was decided by the finalwhistle of the first match. In reality, it hung in the balance untilthevery last moment. I hope that 2005 will prove to be even half asexciting".
RBS 6 Nations Championship.2005 Fixture Schedule (all times GMT).
Week 1Saturday 5th February.France v Scotland 14:00 (15:00 local) Wales v England 17:30Sunday 6th February.Italy v Ireland 14:30 (15:30 local)
Week 2Saturday 12th February.Italy v Wales 13:30 (14:30 local)
Week 319/20 February Rest Weekend
Week 4Saturday 26th February.Scotland v Italy 14:00France v Wales 16:00 (17:00 local)Sunday 27th FebruaryIreland v England 15:00
Week 55/6 March Rest Weekend
Week 6Saturday 12th March.Ireland v France 13:30England v Italy 16:00Sunday 13th MarchScotland v Wales 15:00
Week 7Saturday 19th MarchItaly v France 13:00 (14:00 local)Wales v Ireland 15:30England v Scotland 18:00.