Will Ireland retain the RBS 6 Nations title after their 2015 win? Check the forecast for the 2016 RBS 6 Nations fixtures.
Click on the stadium link to take you through to the weather forecast for each individual location.
|Saturday 6 February||14.25||France||v||Italy||Stade de France|
|Saturday 6 February||16.50||Scotland||v||England||Murrayfield|
|Sunday 7 February||15.00||Ireland||v||Wales||Aviva Stadium|
|Saturday 13 February||14.25||France||v||Ireland||Stade de France|
|Saturday 13 February||16.50||Wales||v||Scotland||Millennium Stadium|
|Sunday 14 February||14.00||Italy||v||England||Stadio Olimpico|
|Friday 26 February||20.05||Wales||v||France||Millennium Stadium|
|Saturday 27 February||14.25||Italy||v||Scotland||Stadio Olimpico|
|Saturday 27 February||16.50||England||v||Ireland||Twickenham|
|Saturday 12 March||13.30||Ireland||v||Italy||Aviva Stadium|
|Saturday 12 March||16.00||England||v||Wales||Twickenham|
|Sunday 13 March||15.00||Scotland||v||France||Murrayfield|
|Saturday 19 March||14.30||Wales||v||Italy||Millennium Stadium|
|Saturday 19 March||17.00||Ireland||v||Scotland||Aviva Stadium|
|Saturday 19 March||20.00||France||v||England||Stade de France|
Will Ireland be able to retain the RBS 6 Nations title?
In 1871, England and Scotland played the first rugby union international. After 12 years of occasional friendly matches between the teams, the inaugural Home International Championship, comprising England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales was played in 1883.
In 1910 the French, who had played in four of the tournaments up to that point, officially joined the competition and coined the phrase 'Five Nations'. In 2000 Italy joined the competition, and the tournament became known as the '6 Nations Championship'.
In 2012 Wales took the RBS 6 Nations title and the grand slam by winning all five matches and topping the table, and in 2013 they retained the RBS 6 Nations title. Ireland then stopped Wales winning a third time by taking the 2014 RBS 6 Nations title and in 2015 Ireland once again retained the trophy.
Twickenham stadium director Richard Knight talks about how weather can affect the stadium and the rugby matches.
Transcript: Weather at Twickenham stadium (PDF, 121 kB)
For full information about the RBS 6 Nations, check the official RBS 6 Nations site.
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