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Rugby France Six Nations 2023 Fixtures and squad

by Roger Brown

France enters the Six Nations 2023 as reigning champions and begin their first title defense in more than a decade.

Fabien Galthie will be determined to make the most of the upcoming tournament in a crucial World Cup year. France is yet to win the RWC and a strong Six Nations performance would see them installed as one of the true favorites.

The French recorded a Grand Slam victory last time with Antoine Dupont sealing the final win over England in Paris with a second half try.

A 42-player France squad has been named for the upcoming Six Nations as they bid to become the first men’s team to win back-to-back Grand Slams.

Head coach Fabien Galthie has been left without several players due to injury, with forward Cameron Woki the latest casualty after fracturing his hand.

Centre Jonathan Danty, prop Jean-Baptiste Gros and hookers Peato Mauvaka and Pierre Bourgarit are also injured.

France Six Nations

France squad in full

Forwards: Gregory Alldritt, Uini Atonio, Cyril Baille, Gaetan Barlot, Teddy Baubigny, Alexandre Becognee, Paul Boudehent, Yacouba Camara, Bastien Chalureau, Dylan Cretin, Francois Cros, Sipili Falatea, Thibaud Flament, Mohamed Haouas, Anthony Jelonch, Thomas Jolmes, Thomas Lavault, Sekou Macalou, Julien Marchand, Charles Ollivon, Dany Priso, Romain Taofifenua, Reda Wardi, Paul Willemse.

Backs: Pierre-Louis Barassi, Louis Bielle-Biarrey, Romain Buros, Leo Coly, Julien Delbouis, Ethan Dumortier, Antoine Dupont (capt), Gael Fickou, Emilien Gailleton, Antoine Hastoy, Matthieu Jalibert, Melvyn Jaminet, Nolann Le Garrec, Matthis Lebel, Yoram Moefana, Romain Ntamack, Damian Penaud, Thomas Ramos.

Six Nations 2023 Fixtures, schedule, kick-off times for England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy

Opening weekend sees Wales host Ireland, England facing Scotland and France vs Italy. The championships end on Super Saturday on March 18 as Scotland host Italy, Wales visit France and Ireland welcome England; France are looking to defend their title in a World Cup year.

The 2023 Guinness Six Nations takes place between February 4 and March 18 and will be of huge importance ahead of the Rugby World Cup in the autumn.

Last time out, France achieved their first championship since 2010 and completed the Grand Slam. Ireland was second – losing only to the champions – while England, Scotland and Wales faltered. Italy footed the table but managed a memorable win over Wales.

The opening match of this year’s championship will see Wales host Ireland on Saturday February 4 (2.15pm). On the same day, England face Scotland (4.45pm). The first weekend will be completed with Italy playing France on Sunday February 5 (3pm).

On week four, Wales will hope not to lose two years running against Italy on Saturday March 11 (2.15pm) as England play France for Le Crunch (4.45pm). Sunday March 12 sees Scotland welcome Ireland for a Celtic clash (3pm).

The Six Nations championships come to an end on Super Saturday on March 18. Scotland host Italy (12.30pm), Wales visit France (2.45pm) and Ireland welcome England (5pm).

Six Nations fixtures 2023

Saturday February 4, 2023

Wales vs Ireland (2.15pm)
England vs Scotland (4.45pm)

Sunday February 5, 2023

Italy vs France (3pm)

Saturday February 11, 2023

Ireland vs France (2.15pm)
Scotland vs Wales (4.45pm)

Sunday February 12, 2023

England vs Italy (3pm)

Saturday February 25, 2023

Italy vs Ireland (2.15pm)
Wales vs England (4.45pm)

Sunday February 26, 2023

France vs Scotland (3pm)

Saturday March 11, 2023

Italy vs Wales (2.15pm)
England vs France (4.45pm)

Sunday March 12, 2023

Scotland vs Ireland (3pm)

Saturday March 18, 2023

Scotland vs Italy (12.30pm)
France vs Wales (2.45pm)
Ireland vs England (5pm)

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