Will Wales retain the RBS 6 Nations title in 2013? Check the forecast for the RBS 6 Nations fixtures.
The annual RBS 6 Nations Championship kicks off on Saturday 2 February with Wales v Ireland at the Millennium Stadium.
The competition runs through to Saturday 16 March, when the winning team will be crowned champions. Will Wales be able to retain the title for a second year running?
Click on the stadium link to take you through to the weather forecast for each individual location.
|Saturday 2 February||13.30||Wales||V||Ireland||Millennium Stadium|
|Saturday 2 February||16.00||England||V||Scotland||Twickenham Stadium|
|Sunday 3 February||15.00||Italy||V||France||Stadio Olimpico|
|Saturday 9 February||14.30||Scotland||V||Italy||Murrayfield|
|Saturday 9 February||17.00||France||V||Wales||Stade de France|
|Sunday 10 February||15.00||Ireland||V||England||Aviva Stadium|
|Saturday 23 February||14.30||Italy||V||Wales||Stadio Olimpico|
|Saturday 23 February||17.00||England||V||France||Twickenham|
|Sunday 24 February||14.00||Scotland||V||Ireland||Murrayfield|
|Saturday 9 March||14.30||Scotland||V||Wales||Murrayfield|
|Saturday 9 March||17.00||Ireland||V||France||Aviva Stadium|
|Sunday 10 March||15.00||England||V||Italy|
|Saturday 16 March||14.30||Italy||V||Ireland||Stadio Olimpico|
|Saturday 16 March||17.00||Wales||V||England||Millennium Stadium|
|Saturday 16 March||20.00||France||V||Scotland||Stade de France|
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'.
Last year saw Wales take the RBS 6 Nations title and the grand slam by winning all five matches and topping the table.
Twickenham stadium director Richard Knight talks about how weather can affect the stadium and the rugby matches. 6 Nations Facebook competition with Kitbag
Transcript: Weather at Twickenham stadium (PDF, 121 kB)
For full information about the RBS 6 Nations, check the official RBS 6 Nations site.