France will face Eire on a FRIDAY evening to open the 2024 Six Nations… however defending champions will play ALL of their residence video games away from the Stade de France because the venue prepares for the Paris Olympics
- The schedule for the 2024 Six Nations has been unveiled, with the world’s high two groups – France and Eire – kicking issues off on Friday, February 2
- Marseille may host France’s residence video games with Stade de France out of motion
Subsequent yr’s Six Nations might be launched with a showpiece encounter beneath lights between the world’s high two groups – as France will host Eire on Friday, February 2, 2024.
The marquee fixture will kick-off at 8pm UK time however as but the venues for that and France’s different residence matches are nonetheless being determined.
Whereas final yr’s Grand Slam champions usually play on the Stade de France; that’s off-limits as it’s being ready to change into the centrepiece of the Olympics in Paris subsequent summer season.
England might be away from residence for ‘Le Crunch’ because the end result of their marketing campaign on March 16, 2024 and the nationwide group could discover themselves in acquainted environment.
It’s understood that Stade Velodrome in Marseille is into account to host France’s matches and the towering, revamped area which holds 66,000 followers is the place Steve Borthwick’s facet will contest their World Cup opener in opposition to Argentina in September – and return for a possible quarter-final weeks later.
France will host Eire within the opening fixture of the 2024 Six Nations on February 2 subsequent yr
The assembly of the world’s two greatest groups might be performed beneath lights on a Friday night
The Stade Velodrome in Marseille may host France’s residence matches, together with the matchday 5 encounter with England on March 16
The Stade de France might be out of motion in 2024 as Paris gears as much as host the Olympics
In spherical one of many subsequent annual European championship, England will tackle Italy in Rome – on February 3, at 2.15pm UK time.
Subsequent they may host Wales at Twickenham with a late afternoon kick-off on February 10, adopted by a conflict with Scotland at Murrayfield on February 24, additionally beginning within the prime 4.45pm slot.
Eire will come to south west London on March 9, that means that 4 of England’s 2024 fixtures are on Saturday afternoons.
Wales will end with Italy in Cardiff on March 16 (2.15pm kick-off) within the hope that the Azzurri do not ambush them there as they did final yr.
That fixture is the primary instalment of the grandstand ‘Tremendous Saturday’ programme which has change into a standard finale of the event – adopted by Eire versus Scotland (4.45pm kick-off) in Dublin and the France-England (8pm kick-off) showdown hours later.
The total schedule for the 2024 Six Nations in February and March subsequent yr