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

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

Italian rugby has had a strong pro season, including Benetton Rugby's strong United Rugby Championship season. Will that carry to the national team?

Jan 27, 2024 by Joe Harrington
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Spoiler alert for rugby fans watching the Netflix show "Six Nations: Full Contact": 

The Italians were indeed "Wooden Spooners" again in 2023. 

But despite Italy's Six Nations struggles, the Italians have had some recent success in rugby. 

Through nine rounds of United Rugby Championship play, Italian club Benetton Rugby sits second in the table and just two points behind Leinster Rugby for the top spot. 

With handfuls of the Italian national team's players also playing for Benetton, including Sebastian Negri, the squad looks to snap its eight-year run as the "Wooden Spoon." 

New Italian national coach Gonzalo Quesada, who last coached Stade Francais of Top 14, took over the team on New Year's Day. 

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

Here is the Italy schedule for the Six Nations:

Six Nations 2024 Round 1 Fixture 

  • Feb. 3: Italy vs. England, 9:15 a.m. EST, Rome

Six Nations 2024 Round 2 Fixture

  • Feb. 11: Ireland vs. Italy, 10 a.m., Dublin

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 9: Italy vs. Scotland, 9: 15 a.m., Rome

Six Nations 2024 Round 5 Fixture

  • March 16: Wales vs. Italy, 10:15 a.m., Cardiff, Wales

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 in 2024, followed by Ireland and England.

How To Watch The Six Nations Rugby Championship

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 United States' streaming providers of the United Rugby Championship, which 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.

In April, the 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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