2019 Six Nations Championship; Participants, Format, Match Schedules & TV Broadcast       

2019 Six Nations Championship

      The 2019 Six Nations Championship is going to start soon from 1st February 2019. The tournament is also known as the Guinness Six Nations as Guinness sponsored the championship every year. This is going to be the 20th series of the Six Nations Championship, the yearly northern hemisphere rugby union championship.

The championship is going to participate amongst England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales. The defending champions of 2019 Six Nations Championship are Ireland who has also won the Grand Slam in 2018.

The championship is going to be the 125th edition of the competition which also includes all the competition’s preceding forms as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship.

2019 Six Nations Championship: Participants

Nation: England

Stadium: Twickenham Stadium, London

Head coach: Eddie Jones

Captain: Owen Farrell

Nation: France

Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Head coach: Jacques Brunel

Captain: Guilhem Guirado

Nation: Ireland

Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Head coach: Joe Schmidt

Captain:  Rory Best

Nation: Italy

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Head coach: Conor O’Shea

Captain: Sergio Parisse

Nation: Scotland

Stadium: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Head coach: Gregor Townsend

Captain: Greig Laidlaw

Nation: Wales

Stadium: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Head coach: Warren Gatland

Captain: Alun Wyn Jones

2019 Six Nations Championship: Format

  • There will be four match points which are going to be awarded for a win and two match points for a draw.
  • A bonus match point is granted to a squad that marks four or more tries in a match or loses a match from seven points or less. At this situation they will be awarded individually bonus points.
  • Three bonus match points will be granted to a team that victories all five of their matches also known as a Grand Slam.
  • If two or more teams be tied on match points, then the team with the superior point’s variance is graded upper. Also if this tiebreaker be unsuccessful to discrete tied teams, then the team that recorded the higher number of total tries in their matches is graded upper.
  • If two or more teams continue to be tied for first place at the conclusion of the competition after putting on the above stated tiebreakers, then the title is shared amongst them.

 2019 Six Nations Championship: Match Schedules & TV Broadcast

Round 1

France vs Wales

The match will held at Stade de France, Paris stadium on Friday, 1st February 2019 at 8pm GMT. You can watch the tournament at BBC TV Channel.

Scotland vs Italy

The match will held at Murrayfield, Edinburgh stadium on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 at 2.15pm GMT. You can watch the tournament at BBC TV Channel.

Ireland vs England

The match will held at Aviva Stadium, Dublin stadium on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 at 4.45pm GMT. You can watch the tournament at ITV TV Channel.

Round 2

Scotland vs Ireland

The location of the match will be at Murrayfield, Edinburgh stadium. It will be held on Saturday, 9 February 2019 at 2.15pm GMT. The tournament will be broadcasted at BBC TV Channel.

Italy vs Wales

The location of the match will be at Stadio Olimpico, Rome stadium. It will be held on Saturday, 9 February 2019 at 4.45pm GMT. The tournament will be broadcasted at ITV TV Channel.

England vs France

The location of the match will be at Twickenham, London stadium. It will be held on Saturday, 10 February 2019 at 3 pm GMT. The tournament will be broadcasted at ITV TV Channel.

Round 3

France vs Scotland

The match will held at Stade de France, Paris stadium on Saturday, 23 February 2019 at 2.15pm GMT. You can watch the tournament at BBC TV Channel.

Wales vs England

The match will held at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday, 23 February 2019 at 4.45pm GMT. You can watch the tournament at BBC TV Channel.

Italy vs Ireland

The match will held at Stadio Olimpico, Rome stadium on Saturday, 24 February 2019 at 3pm GMT. You can watch the tournament at BBC ITV TV Channel.

Round 4

Scotland vs Wales

The location of the match will be at Murrayfield Edinburgh stadium. It will be held on Saturday, 9 March 2019 at 2.15 pm GMT. The tournament will be broadcasted at BBC TV Channel.

England vs Italy

The location of the match will be at Twickenham, London stadium. It will be held on Saturday, 9 March 2019 at 4.45 pm GMT. The tournament will be broadcasted at ITV TV Channel.

Ireland vs France

The location of the match will be at Aviva Stadium, Dublin stadium. It will be held on Sunday, 10 March 2019 at 3pm GMT. The tournament will be broadcasted at ITV TV Channel.

Round 5

Italy vs France

The location of the match will be at Stadio Olimpico, Rome stadium. It will be held on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 12.30pm GMT. The tournament will be broadcasted at ITV TV Channel.

Wales vs Ireland

The match will held at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 2.45pm GMT. You can watch the tournament at BBC TV Channel.

England vs Scotland

The match will held at Twickenham, London stadium on Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 5pm GMT. You can watch the tournament at ITV TV Channel.

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