The Six Nations is one of the bastions of the rugby calendar, and after a World Cup year it always throws up some interesting clashes as teams start their four-year cycle all over again.
Defending champions Wales, who won the Grand Slam in 2019 but have since replaced Warren Gatland with Wayne Pivac, will open the tournament with what should be a straightforward encounter with Italy on their home turf.
The pick of the games on the opening weekend comes in Paris, where England travel to take on a new-look France team, before flying to Edinburgh a week later where they were beaten convincingly on their last trip.
The third weekend will see two titanic clashes as France take on Wales and England host Ireland, but it could be in round four that the title is decided when Pivac's side travel to Twickenham.
(All times Kenyan)
Saturday 1 February, Wales vs Italy, 5.15pm (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
Saturday 1 February, Ireland vs Scotland, 7.45pm (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)
Sunday 2 February, France vs England, 6pm (Stade de France, Paris)
Saturday 8 February, Ireland vs Wales, 5.15pm (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)
Saturday 8 February, Scotland vs England, 7.45pm (Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh)
Sunday 9 February, France vs Italy, 6pm (Stade de France, Paris)
Saturday 22 February, Italy vs Scotland, 5.15pm (Stadio Olimpico, Rome)
Saturday 22 February, Wales vs France, 7.45pm (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
Sunday 23 February, England vs Ireland, 6pm (Twickenham Stadium, London)
Saturday 7 March, Ireland vs Italy, 5.15pm (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)
Saturday 7 March, England vs Wales, 7.45pm (Twickenham Stadium, London)
Sunday 8 March, Scotland vs France, 6pm (Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh)
Saturday 14 March, Wales vs Scotland, 5.15pm (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
Saturday 14 March, Italy vs England, 7.45pm (Stadio Olimpico, Rome)
Saturday 14 March, France vs Ireland, 11pm (Stade de France, Paris)
-Story derived from https://inews.co.uk/