A Breakdown of Ireland’s Six Nations Fixtures 2024

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Ireland Six Nations Fixtures 2024

The Six Nations fixtures 2024 are here and the atmosphere is building. People are already getting tickets and some are looking out for the best pubs to watch the games. The Guinness Six Nations 2024 is around the corner, so it’s time to look at what to expect and where the Irish team will be heading.

What’s At Stake?

After a disappointing World Cup performance, the Ireland team are looking to pick themselves back up and defend their Six Nations title after completing a Grand Slam victory in the 2023 campaign. That marked their 5th title, and now they are looking to match France and Wales with a 6th title success. 

Winning the tournament is primarily dependent on performance, however, the fixture list can have an effect. Teams tend to perform better in home games, especially against strong opposition.

Ireland’s Six Nations Fixtures 2024

Here are Ireland rugby fixtures at the Six Nations and what to expect from each.

France vs Ireland (February 2nd; 20:00GMT)

In what many are tagging as a tournament decider, Ireland travels to Marseille to face France on open day in what will likely be their toughest fixture of the tournament. This fixture is known to most times favour the home side, so putting up a good performance here might just be what decides the tournament winner. 

Ireland vs Italy (February 11th; 15:00GMT)

Ireland’s first home game is a relatively soft landing from their first fixture. They face an Italian side with a new manager in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. This will likely be their easiest game in the campaign and one of the matches where you can most likely drink your beer and enjoy the game.

Ireland vs Wales (February 24th; 14:15GMT)

Another game in the Aviva stadium sees Ireland host Wales. On paper, the Wales team looks pretty weak and inexperienced. They have so many new caps and some experienced players have either moved on or have injuries. This is something that the Ireland team will look to capitalise on and use the strength of the home fans to achieve success.

England vs Ireland (March 9th; 16:45GMT)

England hosts the Ireland team in Twickenham Stadium for their first game in March. Off the back of being the farthest progressing Six Nations team in the World Cup, the England team are brimming with confidence. This will be another tough away fixture that Ireland will have to dig in. and will need all the support they can get. England will however be without their captain, Owen Farrell for this tournament.

Ireland vs Scotland (March 16th; 16:45GMT)

The final game in Ireland’s Six Nations Fixtures 2024 is a home game against Scotland. This is a winnable game if the Irish team aren’t already fatigued or don’t get complacent. They would be motivated if they win the previous 5 and need just this final game to secure a Grand Slam.

What to Look Forward To

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Ireland have a very good chance of winning the Six Nations again this year. Their success majorly hinges on their performances in their away fixtures, most especially that game in Marseille. The team will need all the support they can get, so get ready to cheer them on in the stadiums, pubs, social media, and any other platform that you can.

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