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Six Nations Schedule 2024: Here's When France Rugby Plays

Six Nations Schedule 2024: Here's When France Rugby Plays

France Rugby vs. Ireland Rugby opens the 2024 Six Nations Rugby Championship. Here's the complete Six Nations schedule for France.

Jan 27, 2024 by Joe Harrington

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Two years ago, France Rugby won the Six Nations Grand Slam by going 5-0 against the other teams. But last year, the French lost to Ireland 32-19 in Dublin. 

It was the only match France lost. 

France opened the Six Nations 2024 talk as the betting favorite but learned that star Antoine Dupont will not play for the team as he focuses on the Rugby Sevens Tournament in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Dupont also plays for the Top 14 club Toulouse.

France hosted the 2023 Rugby World Cup and was among the favorites to win. France was the No. 2-ranked team in the world. 

France handed New Zealand its first Rugby World Cup pool-play loss to begin the tournament, but after Ireland beat South Africa in pool play, the French drew the Springboks in the quarterfinals and lost 29-28. 

South Africa went on to win the Rugby World Cup for 2023.

France now is the No. 4-ranked team in the world, but that could change with a strong Six Nations performance. 

Here's when the French play in the 2024 Six Nations:    

Six Nations Fixtures 2024: Here’s When France Rugby Plays In The Six Nations

Here is the France schedule for the Six Nations:

Six Nations 2024 Round 1 Fixture 

  • Feb. 2: France vs. Ireland, 3 p.m. EST, Marseille, France 

Six Nations 2024 Round 2 Fixture

  • Feb. 10: Scotland vs. France, 9:15 a.m., Edinburgh, Scotland

Six Nations 2024 Round 3 Fixture

  • Feb. 25: France vs. Italy, 10 a.m., Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France

Six Nations 2024 Round 4 Fixture

  • March 10: Wales vs. France, 11 a.m., Cardiff, Wales

Six Nations 2024 Round 5 Fixture

  • March 16: France vs. England, 4 p.m., Décines-Charpieu, France

France Rugby Has The Best Six Nations Odds

While Ireland went 5-0 and completed the Grand Slam in 2023, according to a collection of betting sites, including Draftkings and Fanduel, France is the betting favorite to win the Six Nations this year, followed by Ireland and England.

How To Watch The Six Nations Rugby Championships

The Six Nations Rugby Championship will be broadcast on NBC Sports in the United States and a variety of different networks across Europe. 

However, the U20 Six Nations tournament, which begins on Feb. 2, can be streamed on FloSports in the United States. 

In March, the 2024 Women's Six Nations tournament also will stream on FloSports.

Where Can I Watch The Stars Of The Netflix Show Six Nations: Full Contact?

FloRugby and the FloSports app are the streaming providers of the United Rugby Championship for those in the United States. The URC features the top professional teams in Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Wales and South Africa. 

This includes Leinster Rugby, Andrew Porter's professional team. 

Both platforms also stream the Top 14, the French professional rugby league, where stars such as Antoine Dupont, play for Toulouse. 

In April, FloRugby and the FloSports app will continue coverage of the Investec Champions Cup, which is for the European professional championship. This features the eight best teams from the URC, Top 14 and the Gallagher Premiership (the English professional league).

World Rugby Rankings Ahead Of 2024 Six Nations Tournament

Here are the rankings before the Six Nations Rugby Championship: 

  1. South Africa 94.54
  2. Ireland 90.57
  3. New Zealand 89.80
  4. France 87.81
  5. England 85.46
  6. Scotland 83.43
  7. Argentina 80.68
  8. Wales 80.64
  9. Australia 77.48
  10. Fiji 76.38
  11. Italy 75.93
  12. Japan 74.27
  13. Portugal 72.78
  14. Georgia 72.68
  15. Samoa 72.23
  16. Tonga 71.57
  17. USA 67.94
  18. Uruguay 67.39
  19. Romania 63.28
  20. Spain 62.86
  21. Canada 60.90
  22. Namibia 60.56
  23. Chile 60.49
  24. Hong Kong China 59.80
  25. Russia 58.06

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