- Three away games for Stuart Lancaster’s side in 2014 RBS 6 Nations
- England kick off 2015 tournament with Friday night match in Cardiff
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England start the 2014 RBS 6 Nations with a trip to face France in Paris, the first of three away games in the tournament.
After facing Les Bleus on February 1, Stuart Lancaster’s team travel to Murrayfield to play Scotland on February 8, before a first home game against Ireland on February 21. England then host 2013 RBS 6 Nations Champions Wales at Twickenham on March 9, with the final game in Italy on March 15.
Three away fixtures will hold no fear for England, who won three fixtures on the road for the first time in history in 2012, when under Lancaster’s interim stewardship the team achieved the first of successive second-place finishes.
Wales, who will have British and Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland back at the helm, start their title defence at home to the Azzurri (February 1) and finish by hosting Scotland at The Millennium Stadium on the ‘Super Saturday’ triple-header which also sees France host Ireland and England in Italy.
The fixtures for 2015 have also been released by the organisers, with the schedule notable for England’s opening fixture against Wales in Cardiff on Friday, February 6 (8.05pm) and successive home fixtures to close the tournament, against Scotland (March 14) and France (March 21).
A full list of the 2014 and 2015 RBS 6 Nations fixtures (PDF 104KB) is available to download.
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Former England captain and Chairman of the Six Nations Council, Bill Beaumont, commented on the continued growth of the world’s oldest and largest annual international rugby tournament. The 1980 Grand Slam winner said: “Today the RBS 6 Nations Championship is the focus of rugby and sports supporters all over the world, particularly over those seven weekends in February and March.
“This year we saw more than one million people attend the 15 matches, making it still the best attended international rugby tournament in the world on a per match basis.”