Fans Outraged by 2025 Six Nations Kick-Off Time, it's not great for anyone - Ruck

Fans Outraged by 2025 Six Nations Kick-Off Time, it’s not great for anyone

England will kick off their 2025 Guinness Six Nations campaign with an away match at the Aviva Stadium against Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

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It’s a formidable challenge for Steve Borthwick’s team, given Ireland’s impressive record of just two defeats in their last 41 home games.

Following the Ireland fixture, Andy Farrell’s side will travel to Scotland and Wales, before hosting France in Dublin. They will conclude their campaign with a match against Italy in Rome.

The tournament commences on Friday, 31 January, with France hosting Wales in Paris, with kick-off at 9:15 pm local time. This hasn’t gone down well with fans.

One fan wrote: “Rugby is already declining in Wales and now children won’t be able to watch their first game. Bad idea,”

A second said: “Getting to the Stade de France at the best of time is hard. Getting back after a 9:15 kick-off time will be a nightmare,”

Another simply stated: “Who’s f***ing s*** idea was this?”

England will play the following day, as Scotland takes on Italy at Murrayfield, as announced by tournament organisers.

As per this year, the 2025 Championship will see BBC and ITV sharing coverage in the UK, with S4C offering Welsh language options. France Television will be the home of the Championship for French fans, RTE and Virgin Media will once again cover the games in Ireland. In Italy, Sky Italia will continue their coverage of the Championship in 2025. The host broadcast coverage will also be complemented by widespread international broadcast coverage and a World Feed service.

2025 Siz Nations Fixtures


  • Friday 31 January
    • France vs Wales – 8.15pm
  • Saturday 1 February
    • Scotland vs Italy – 2.15pm
    • Ireland vs England – 4.45pm
Jamison Gibson-Park of Ireland spins the ball out during the Autumn Nations Cup match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 21 2020. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK


  • Saturday 8 February
    • Italy vs Wales – 2.15pm
    • England vs France – 4.45pm
  • Sunday 9 February
    • Scotland vs Ireland – 3pm