It comes around quickly thankfully and it’s never without drama!

Rugby's Greatest Championship will take starting on Saturday 3rd February and finishing with 'Super Saturday' on March 17.

It seems there are a lot of equestrian orientated families who also follow rugby as fervently as they do equestrian sports.

Wales Vs Scotland start the championship on Sat 3rs Feb at 1415hrs so get the tartan out for those of us that support Scotland.

Championship winners England against Italy on 4th February in Italy.

England and Wales will renew their rivalry in Round Two, while Ireland welcome Italy and Scotland look to avenge 2017's defeat to France at Murrayfield.

A Friday evening clash for the Guiseppe Garibaldi Trophy between France and Italy kicks off Round Three. For the first time ever, this fixture will take place outside of Paris. A venue for this match will be announced in the next few weeks.

The Calcutta Cup will be contested between England and Scotland in Murrayfield Edinburgh, whilst Ireland and Wales play out a crucial clash in Dublin.

The Centenary Quaich will be on the line again as Ireland host Scotland in Round Four, with the Scots defending that trophy after winning 2017's encounter. England will travel to France for 'Le Crunch', and Wales welcome Italy the following day.


3/4 February 2018
Wales v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm
France v Ireland, Saturday 4.45pm
Italy v England, Sunday 3.00pm

10/11 February 2018
Ireland v Italy, Saturday 2.15pm
England v Wales, Saturday 4.45pm
Scotland v France, Sunday 3.00pm

23/24 February 2018
France v Italy, Friday 8.00pm
Ireland v Wales, Saturday 2.15pm
Scotland v England, Saturday 4.45pm

10/11 March 2018
Ireland v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm
France v England, Saturday 4.45pm
Wales v Italy, Sunday 3.00pm

17 March 2018
Italy v Scotland, Saturday 12.30pm
England v Ireland, Saturday 2.45pm