New Ireland rugby manager Andy Farrell will begin his tenure with a home against Scotland on the 1st of February 2020 it has been confirmed after the fixture details for the 2020 and 2021 were released on Wednesday.
The second game will also be at home to 2019 Grand Slam winners Wales on Saturday 8th of February 2020 , while Farrell will travel to a place he knows oh so well on the 23rd of February when he brings Ireland to Twickenham, the fourth side Ireland will face in the tournament that year is Italy also at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 4th of March , whether Conor O’Shea will be at the helm still we just have to wait and see. The final game which could potentially be a Grand Slam game for Ireland presuming they beat all other 4 teams is a difficult assignment in Paris against France. This game will the final game of the tournament for 2020, it’s on the 14th of February.
The tournament chiefs have also released the 2021 fixtures. It looks a very difficult assignment again. Ireland will travel to Wales for their first game of the 2021 Six Nations on Sunday the 7th of February, a week later on Valentine’s Day they welcome France to the Aviva Stadium. A loss in either of these game would impact their Six Nations hugely. On the 27th of February Ireland will travel to Rome to play Italy, before they finish with two very tough games away to Scotland on Sunday 14th of March and home to England on Saturday the 20th of March.
Fixture details of both Six Nations 2020 and 2021 can be seen below with times and dates:
2020 Six Nations fixtures
Ireland vs Scotland, 16.45, Saturday, February 1
Ireland vs Wales, 14.15, Saturday, February 8
England vs Ireland, 15.00, Sunday, February 23
Ireland v Italy, 14.15, Saturday, March 7
France vs Ireland, 20.00, Saturday, March 14
2021 Six Nations fixtures
Wales vs Ireland, 15.00, Sunday, February 7
Ireland vs France, 15.00, Sunday, February 14
Italy vs Ireland, 14.15, Saturday, February 27
Scotland vs Ireland, 15.00, Sunday, March 14
Ireland vs England, 16.45, Saturday, March 20