In great shape, the XV of France enters the running on Sunday, with a trip to Italy.
Trips to Ireland and England promise to be perilous for the Blues.
Everything could be decided on the last day, when France will receive Wales while England will go to Ireland.
It's hard to remember the last defeat of XV France (July 17, 2021 against Australia, 33-30), as its last year was crowned with success, with victory at the last 6 Nations Tournament and the successes of prestige against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
Authors of the Grand Slam 2022, the Blues will be expected at the turn this year, especially in Ireland and England, where they will not be welcomed with flowers.
A few months before "its" World Cup, from September 8 to October 28, 2023, the France team will try to keep its trophy.
Carried by its captain and best player in the world 2021, Antoine Dupont, it has everything to win.
Especially since it remains on 13 consecutive victories.
Ireland as main rival
The competition promises to be tough, with Ireland in particular, which acts as the favorite for the next World Cup.
There is no doubt that she will make life difficult for Fabien Galthié's men during the Tournament.
Especially since they will have to travel to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin and to Twickenham in London.
When you know the importance of hosting in rugby, you can expect great Franco-British games.
Warren Gatland's Wales hopes to restore its image and sign its return to the front of the stage.
Without Eddie Jones, England arrives on tiptoe but it will, as always, rely on the XV of the rose.
As far as Scotland and Italy are concerned, their autumn campaign has been promising.
It remains to be seen whether they will be able to grab a few points against the European leaders.
If you are looking forward to following the 2023 6 Nations Tournament, here is the Blues program and all the useful information to follow the competition.
What time, what day and on what channel to see the 6 Nations Tournament live?
Like last year, all the matches of the Six Nations Tournament will be broadcast unencrypted on France Télévisions.
The full schedule for the 6 Nations Tournament is as follows:
Saturday 4 February 2023, at 3.15 p.m.: Wales - Ireland
Saturday 4 February 2023, at 5.45 p.m.: England - Scotland
Sunday 5 February 2023, at 4 p.m.: Italy - France
Saturday 11 February 2023, at 3.15 p.m.: Ireland - France
Saturday 11 February 2023, at 5.45 p.m.: Scotland - Wales
Sunday 12 February 2023, at 4 p.m.: England - Italy
Saturday 25 February 2023, at 3.15 p.m.: Italy - Ireland
Saturday 25 February 2023, at 5.45 p.m.: Wales - England
Sunday 26 February 2023, at 4 p.m.: France - Scotland
Saturday 11 March 2023, at 3.15 p.m.: Italy - Wales
Saturday 11 March 2023, at 5.45 p.m.: England - France
Sunday 12 March 2023, at 4 p.m.: Scotland - Ireland
Saturday 18 March 2023, at 1.30 p.m.: Scotland - Italy
Saturday 18 March 2023, at 3.45 p.m.: France - Wales
Saturday 18 March 2023, at 6 p.m.: Ireland - England
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