Immediately after the curtain-raiser in Paris, World Champions, England, will travel to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to meet Wales, and the following day Italy will play host to Ireland. The final match of the tournament will be played out at Twickenham between England and Scotland.
Jacques Laurans, 6 Nations Chairman, said, "We recently concluded yet another fine RBS 6 Nations tournament. Contrary to all the predictions beforehand, this was not a Championship which was decided by the final whistle of the first match. In reality, it hung in the balance until the very last moment. I hope that 2005 will prove to be even half as exciting".
RBS 6 Nations Championship 2005 Fixture Schedule ALL TIMES GMT
Week 1 Saturday 5 February France v Scotland 14:00 (15:00 local) Wales v England 17:30 Sunday 6 February Italy v Ireland 14:30 (15:30 local)
Week 2 Saturday 12 February Italy v Wales 13:30 (14:30 local) Scotland v Ireland 16:00 Sunday 13 February England v France 15:00
Week 3 19/20 February Rest Weekend
Week 4 Saturday 26 February Scotland v Italy 14:00 France v Wales 16:00 (17:00 local) Sunday 27 February Ireland v England 15:00
Week 5 5/6 March Rest Weekend
Week 6 Saturday 12 March Ireland v France 13:30 England v Italy 16:00 Sunday 13 March Scotland v Wales 15:00
Week 7 Saturday 19 March Italy v France 13:00 (14:00 local) Wales v Ireland 15:30 England v Scotland 18:00