The build up to this years Natwest 6 Nations rugby has begun and England will be looking to win it for the 3rd year in a row. England head coach Eddie Jones has tried to deflect some of pressure of his squad, by suggesting Ireland are favourites for this years tournament. The bookmakers say not though and the latest odds (25/01/18) on Sky Bet are as follows
England - Evens
Ireland - 6/4
Scotland - 8/1
Wales - 14/1
France - 18/1
Italy - 500/1
In the women's competition, this year should see the highest profile yet. TV schedules were not available at the time of writing but we expect more live coverage this year on the BBC and via the red button or website. In the last 5 years Ireland and France have won 2 each, with England winning the 2017 trophy, their 14th win since the women took part in the 6 Nations. Sadly no bookmaker is offering odds on the outright winner at this time.
The full list of fixtures are listed below, with times and venues. All timings are GMT and are pm starts unless stated.