France will start the 2023 Six Nations Tournament by traveling to Rome on February 5 and will close it by hosting Wales on March 18, before organizing the World Cup in September. The Blues will have the heavy task of repeating their performance from this year when they won the tournament by making the Grand Slam.
France, winners of the Grand Slam in 2022, will start the 2023 Six Nations Tournament by traveling to Rome on February 5 and will close it by hosting Wales on March 18, before organizing the World Cup in the fall. Between these two dates, according to the calendar revealed on Wednesday by the organizers of the competition, the Blues will travel to Dublin on February 11, will host Scotland on February 26 and will go to London on March 11.
The so-called “odd” editions of the Tournament translate for the French team into three trips and two receptions, unlike even years, as was the case in 2022, during which the Blues receive three times and travel two times.
The defending champions Blues
This year, the French beat Italy (37-10) at the Stade de France on February 6, then Ireland (30-24), also in the Dionysian enclosure on February 12. They then dominated Scotland (36-17) at Murrayfield on February 26, before beating Wales (13-9) in Cardiff on March 11.
The Blues have finally conquered the Grand Slam, the first since 2010 and the tenth in its history for the France team, beating England (25-13) on March 19 at the Stade de France.
The World Cup scheduled for September 2023
“Once again our fans had to wait until the last match to find out the winner of the Tournament (…) The combination of incredible media coverage and the expected return of fans to the stadiums made this Six Nations Tournament truly special “, welcomed the boss of the competition, Ben Morel, quoted in a press release from the organizing body.
The Rugby World Cup will be held in France from September 8 to October 28, 2023.