NatWest 6 Nations Championship, 2018

2018 Six Nations: Everything you need to know

This season’s NatWest Six Nations Championship - once again mirrored by the Women’s and U20s championships - kicks off on the weekend of 2/3 February. 

Fixtures

ROUND 1: WALES v SCOTLAND

Friday 2 February, Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay

Wales Women v Scotland Women (kick-off 6pm)

Wales U20 v Scotland U20 (kick-off 8.15pm)

Saturday 3 February, Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Wales v Scotland (kick-off 2.15pm)

 

ROUND 2: SCOTLAND v FRANCE

Friday 9 February, Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld

Scotland U20 v France U20 (kick-off 7.45pm)

Saturday 10 February, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow

Scotland Women v France Women (kick-off 7.05pm)

Sunday 11 February, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Scotland v France (kick-off 3pm)

 

ROUND 3: SCOTLAND v ENGLAND

Friday 23 February, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow

Scotland Women v England Women (kick-off 7.05pm)

Friday 23 February, Myreside, Edinburgh

Scotland U20 v England U20 (kick-off 7.30pm)

Saturday 24 February, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

 Scotland v England (kick-off 4.45pm)

 

ROUND 4: IRELAND v SCOTLAND

Friday 9 March, Donnybrook, Dublin

Ireland Women v Scotland Women (kick-off 1pm)

Ireland U20s v Scotland U20s (kick-off 7.15pm)

Saturday 10 March, Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Ireland v Scotland (kick-off 2.15pm)

 

ROUND 5: ITALY v SCOTLAND

Friday 16 March, Stadio Plebiscito, Padova

Italy Women v Scotland Women (kick-off 3pm local, 2pm GMT)

Friday 16 March, Stadio della Vittoria, Bari

Italy U20s v Scotland U20s (kick-off 3pm local, 2pm GMT)

Saturday 17 March, Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Italy v Scotland (kick-off 1.30pm local, 12.30pm GMT)

 

Tickets

Scotland v France
First Release of Tickets for Scotland v France at BT Murrayfield is SOLD OUT.  A further limited sale is expected later this month - if you want to be alerted to the sale of tickets, please put your name on the waiting list. Click here to join the waiting list.  If you are already on the waiting, you will be emailed as soon as details are confirmed.

Scotland v England
A limited number of tickets for Scotland v England may be available later this month and we will email everyone on the waiting list with details as soon as any on-sale date is confirmed.

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Scotland Women
Scotland Women play both their home fixtures at Scotstoun Stadium, the home of Glasgow Warriors. Tickets are now on general sale, with adults from only £10.20 and concessions (under-18s, students and senior citizens) all only £5.10.  (All prices are inclusive of VAT and any transaction fees.)

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Scotland U20s
Tickets for both Scotland U20 home games - against France first at Cumbernauld’s Broadwood Stadium and England at the home of Edinburgh Rugby, Myreside – are on sale now. Adult £10.20, Student/Senior (65+) £5.10, Under 18 £1*(All prices are inclusive of VAT and any transaction fees.)

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Review of Last Year

Scotland

Scotland kicked off the 2017 RBS 6 Nations with an impressive 27-22 opening victory over Ireland, with Man-of-the-Match Stuart Hogg scoring two tries. This was followed by a narrow defeat by France in Paris before returning home to beat Wales 29-13 in front of a jubilant, capacity crowd – the second-half’s 20 unanswered points being one of many highlights in the Championship. With title contention a serious possibility going into the penultimate round, the Scots put in an uncharacteristic performance at Twickenham and succumbed to an England side in top gear. The disappointment of that defeat was then put to bed in the final match with a convincing, bonus-point 29-0 win over Italy at BT Murrayfield. It was a fitting send off for head coach Vern Cotter and put the Scots in contention for second place in the championship. Results, however, conspired to see them miss out on their highest-ever placing, finishing equal on Championship points with Ireland and France (14) and fourth on match-points difference.

Scotland Women

Last year’s Six Nations campaign was the most successful in over a decade for Scotland Women, with victories over Wales and Italy to finish fourth. They came close to holding Ireland to a draw in their opening match at Broadwood Stadium, but a try in the last play of the match saw the visitors clinch the win. After losing in France, the squad rallied well and proved their mettle with a remarkable comeback against Wales at home to win their first Six Nations game since 2010, clawing their way back from a 14-point deficit and securing the one-point win with a penalty goal as the clock wound down. Following another disappointing away match against England, they returned to winning ways in their final test against Italy at Broadwood, again coming from behind to record their first win against the Italians since 2009.

Scotland U20

The young side had a disappointing Six Nations campaign, recording a sole victory against Italy in a frustrating tournament. However, they put it behind them and went on to achieve their highest ever finish of fifth in the U20 Championship in the summer, improving on their previous high of eighth. An opening loss to eventual winners New Zealand was the team’s only defeat in the tournament, as they recorded tremendous wins against Ireland, Italy and Australia.

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