Six Nations 2024 schedule, results, standings, format and prize money for rugby union tournament

England made it two wins out of two in the 2024 Six Nations as they came from behind to beat Wales 16-14 in a tense Twickenham encounter.

As was the case in Rome last weekend, Steve Borthwick’s World Cup semifinalists were behind at the break but Fraser Dingwall’s try reduced the deficit to a point and George Ford’s penalty proved to be the difference between the sides.

Two loses in as many outings feels like a very tough return for a youthful Wales side, who were pipped by a point against Scotland in Cardiff last week. Gregor Townsend’s men suffered last-gasp heartache of their own in week two, with a controversial TMO call allowing France to hang on to a 20-16 scoreline at Murrayfield.

Ireland began the defence of their Six Nations title with an authoritative 38-17 victory over France in Marseille and followed up with a dominant display against Italy. A stunning 31-7 win over Wales means Andy Farrell’s side are just two wins away from back-to-back Grand Slams

The Sporting News will update all the information you need to know as the latest edition of this cherished international tournament unfolds. 

STREAM Every Six Nations 2024 match exclusively on DAZN in Canada

Six Nations 2024 schedule, results

Week 1

Date Match Time (GMT) Time (ET) Result
Feb. 2 France vs. Ireland 20:00 15:00 FRA 17-38 IRE
Feb. 3 Italy vs. England 14:15 09:15 ITA 24-27 ENG
Feb. 4 Wales vs. Scotland 16:45 11:45 WAL 26-27 SCO

Week 2

Date Match Time (GMT) Time (ET) Result
Feb. 10 Scotland vs. France 14:15 09:15 SCO 16-20 FRA
Feb. 10 England vs. Wales 16:45 11:45 ENG 16-14 WAL
Feb. 11 Ireland vs. Italy 15:00 10:00 IRE 36-0 ITA

Week 3

Date Match Time (GMT) Time (ET) Result
Feb. 24 Ireland vs. Wales 14:15 09:15 IRE 31-7 WAL
Feb. 24 Scotland vs. England 16:45 11:45  
Feb. 25 France vs. Italy 15:00 10:00  

Week 4

Date Match Time (GMT) Time (ET) Result
Mar. 9 Italy vs. Scotland 14:15 09:15  
Mar. 9 England vs. Ireland 16:45 11:45  
Mar. 10 Wales vs. France 15:00 10:00  

Week 5

Date Match Time (GMT) Time (ET) Result
March 16 Wales vs. Italy 14:15 09:15  
March 18 Ireland vs. Scotland 16:45 11:45  
March 18 France vs. England 20:00 15:00  

Six Nations 2024 standings

Place Team P W L D F A PD B Pts
1. Ireland 1 1 0 0 38 17 21 1 5
2. England 1 1 0 0 27 24 3 0 4
3. Scotland 1 1 0 0 27 26 1 0 4
4. Wales 1 0 1 0 26 27 -1 2 2
5. Italy 1 0 1 0 24 27 -3 1 1
6. France 1 0 1 0 17 38 -21 0 0

What time are Six Nations 2024 matches?

Folllowing the Friday night launch in Marseille on February 2, 2024 Six Nations matches kick off in three different time slots across weeks two to four: 14:15 and 16:45 GMT on Saturdays, and 15:00 GMT on Sundays.

In the final week, all three games take place on Saturday, March 16. The kick-off times are 14:15, 16:45 and 20:00 GMT.

Six Nations 2024 TV channel, live stream

  TV channel Streaming
USA CNBC Fubo, Peacock
Canada

DAZN

UK BBC, ITV, S4C BBC iPlayer, ITVX
Australia Stan Sport

USA: Selected matches will be shown on CNBC which means streaming is available on Fubo. Peacock is also the place to go for streaming services. 

Canada: All games from the 2024 Six Nations are streaming live in Canada on DAZN.

UK: Every match from the tournament will be broadcast nationwide on either the BBC or ITV1, with S4C also broadcasting in Wales and both BBC iPlayer and ITVX providing streaming coverage

Australia: Six Nations coverage for fans down under is provided by Stan Sport.

What is the Six Nations 2024 scoring system? 

Four points are awarded for each win, two for a draw, and zero for a loss — but there are some bonus points up for grabs.

If a team scores four tries or more in a game, they will be awarded a bonus point. Additionally, losing teams are awarded a bonus point if their margin of defeat is seven points or fewer. 

This means a winning team could take home either four or five points, while a losing team could earn zero, one or two.

What is a Grand Slam in Six Nations?

There is another means of getting some bonus points on the board. If a team wins all five of their matches, thereby completing what is known as a ‘Grand Slam’, then they are awarded three extra points. This has been achieved in 12 of the previous 22 editions of the Six Nations. 

In 2023, Ireland finished top of the standings on 27 points, having won all of their matches and earned seven bonus points by achieving the Grand Slam and via the try-scoring reward system.

Six Nations 2024 prize money

As was the case in 2023, the teams will divide a prize pot of £16.5 million. The winning nation is guaranteed £5m, with prize money diminishing as the positions drop and concluding with £1m for the sixth-placed team.

Six Nations 2024 guaranteed prize money

Winner: £5m

Runner-up: £3.5m

Third place: £2.5m

Fourth place: £2m

Fifth place: £1.5m

Sixth place: £1m

That accounts for £15.5m of the prize pot. The remaining £1m is reserved as a Grand Slam bonus if a team completes the clean sweep. If there is no Grand Slam, that prize money is split equally (£200,000) each between the remaining five nations.

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Six Nations rivalries, trophies, Triple Crown explained

For England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, a Triple Crown is achieved by winning all three of their games against the other ‘home nations’ from the British Isles.

There are also six individual rivalry trophies up for grabs each year, contested between the following teams: 

Calcutta Cup: England vs Scotland

Millennium Trophy: England vs Ireland

Centenary Quaich: Scotland vs Ireland

Guiseppe Garibaldi Trophy: France vs Italy

Auld Alliance Trophy: Scotland vs France

Doddie Weir Cup: Scotland vs Wales

Cuttitta Cup: Scotland vs Italy

Who has won the most Six Nations championships?

Including the Home Nations, Five Nations and Six Nations championships, England have won the most titles overall.

They have won the tournament 29 times (with a further 10 shared titles), ahead of Wales (28 wins, 11 shared titles).

In the Six Nations era, England are the most successful side with seven trophies, just ahead of Wales and France on six. Ireland have won five Six Nations championships, with Scotland and Italy yet to win a title since the competition’s modern format was introduced.

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