Ireland‘s win in the 2018 Six Nations and a successful set of Summer and Autumn fixtures have moved Joe Schmidt's side firmly into the discussion around the likely winners of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The 2019 tournament for the Northern Hemisphere sides mark a real test of competitive fixtures before the World Cup and a chance to build momentum – Ireland will be defending their Grand Slam and Triple Crown.
While a series of Summer fixtures will also be played between the sides in August and September before the Japan tournament, a Six Nations trophy a few months before would be more of a marker to lay down to competitors.
All the matches will be broadcast on ITV or the BBC in England, while every Wales game will be broadcast on S4C. For Ireland matches switch to TV3, for France FR2 and for Italy games, go to DMAX. Tickets can be bought online here and here.
Here is the full list of fixtures and kick off times:
- France vs Wales: 8pm (GMT) 1 February 2019, Stade de France
- Scotland vs Italy: 2.15pm (GMT) 2 February 2019, Murrayfield
- Ireland vs England: 4.45pm (GMT) 2 February 2019, Aviva Stadium
- Scotland vs Ireland: 2.15pm (GMT) 9 February 2019, Murrayfield
- Italy vs Wales: 4.45pm (GMT) 9 February 2019, Stadio Olimpico
- England vs France: 3pm (GMT) 10 February 2019, Twickenham
- France vs Scotland: 3.15pm (GMT) 23 February 2019, Stade de France
- Wales vs England: 4.45pm (GMT) 23 February 2019, Principality Stadium
- Italy vs Ireland: 3pm (GMT) 24 February 2019, Stadio Olimpico
- Scotland vs Wales: 2.15pm (GMT) 9 March 2019, Murrayfield
- England vs Italy: 4.45pm (GMT) 9 March 2019, Twickenham
- Ireland vs France: 3pm (GMT) 10 March 2019, Aviva Stadium
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- Italy vs France: 12.30pm (GMT) 16 March 2019, Stadio Olimpico
- Wales vs Ireland: 2.45pm (GMT) 16 March 2019, Principality Stadium
- England vs Scotland: 5pm (GMT) 16 March 2019, Twickenham
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