Six Nations 2011 Schedule

I’m posting the schedule here mainly so that I have it on hand somewhere I can find it quickly 🙂

The 6 Nations kicks off tonight in Cardiff and it should be an interesting tournament this year – much more open than last year.

There’s some interesting stuff going on in the betting – England have been named favourites. I find that quite amusing. Here’s how the bookies have them seeded:

2011 Six Nations Winner (Ladbrokes)

  1. England – 15/8
  2. France – 9/4
  3. Ireland – 11/4
  4. Wales – 7/1
  5. Scotland – 16/1
  6. Italy – 250/1

Here’s how I’d seed them:

  1. France*
  2. Ireland*
  3. England**
  4. Wales**
  5. Scotland
  6. Italy

My notes being first: * Ireland could win the tournament outright if we manage to hold off the French in Dublin on the 2nd weekend. That’s the game of the tournament, and coming so early on will massively influence the outcome.

Secondly ** Wales could easily surprise England and push England down to 4th. I’m not sure what the odds are on England to come 4th but it might be worth a punt 🙂

RBS Six Nations Fixture Schedule 2011

Friday 4th February - Wales v England - 7.45pm
Saturday 5th February - Italy v Ireland - 2.30pm
Saturday 5th February - France v Scotland - 5pm

Saturday 12th February - England v Italy - 2.30pm
Saturday 12th February - Scotland v Wales - 5pm
Sunday 13th February - Ireland v France - 3pm

19/20 February Free

Saturday 26th February - Italy v Wales - 2.30pm
Saturday 26th February - England v France - 5pm
Sunday 27th February - Scotland v Ireland - 3pm

5/6 March Free

Saturday 12th March - Italy v France - 2.30pm
Saturday 12th March - Wales v Ireland - 5pm
Sunday 13th March - England v Scotland - 3pm

Saturday 19th March - Scotland v Italy - 2.30pm
Saturday 19th March - Ireland v England - 5pm
Saturday 19th March - France v Wales - 7.45pm

All times Irish, add an hour for France and Italy local games.