Everything you need to know as England, Ireland, France, Italy, Scotland and Wales prepare for action
ENGLAND will be looking to become the first nation to win three successive Six Nations titles.
The 2016 and 2017 champions will be looking to defend their title when the action kicks off in February.
What is the Six Nations?
This is an annual international rugby union competition that consists of just six sides.
England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales will all play each other once.
If a team wins all of its games, then they are said to have won a ‘Grand Slam’.
When does it start and what TV channel can I watch them on?
The Six Nations action will get underway on Saturday, February 3.
Wales will take on Scotland to kick-off proceedings in Cardiff.
And all of the matches will be available for you to watch live on either the BBC or ITV.
Are there any rule changes for the 2018 Six Nations?
The 2017 Six Nations introduced the bonus-point system and it WILL be used again this year.
This means that it is four points for a win and a team will secure an extra point if they score four tries or more.
If a team loses by less than seven points then they will secure a losing bonus-point.
A draw is worth two points and a Grand Slam is worth three points.
What is the fixture list for the 2018 Six Nations?
Wales vs Scotland: February 3, 2.15pm, Cardiff, BBC
France vs Ireland: February 3, 4.45pm, Paris, BBC
Italy vs England: February 4, 3pm, Rome, ITV.
Ireland vs Italy: February 10, 2.15pm, Dublin, ITV
England vs Wales: February 10, 4:45pm, London, ITV
Scotland vs France: February 11, 3pm, Edinburgh, BBC
Frances vs Italy: February 23, 8pm, Marseille, ITV
Ireland vs Wales: February 24, 2.15pm, Dublin, BBC
Scotland vs England: February 24, 4.45pm, Edinburgh, BBC
Ireland vs Scotland: March 10, 2.15pm, Dublin, ITV
France vs England: March 10, 4:45pm, Paris, BBC
Wales vs Italy: March 11, 3pm, Cardiff, BBC
Italy vs Scotland: March 17, 12:30pm, Rome, ITV
England vs Ireland: March 17, 2:45pm, London, ITV
Wales vs France: March 17, 5pm, Cardiff, BBC