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Irish open with Scots at Aviva

Ireland will kick-start their 2014 Six Nations with a home date with Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, February 2.

In fact, they will also have home court advantage when they face the champions Wales six days later. Ireland will journey to England in round three and conclude their campaign against France in Paris on St Patrick's weekend.

2014 Six Nations fixtures

1sT ROUND – Sat, Feb 1: Wales v Italy, 2.30; France v England, 5.0; Sun, Feb 2: IRELAND v Scotland 3.0.

2ND ROUND – Sat, Feb 8: IRELAND v Wales, 2.30; Scotland v England, 5.0. Sun, Feb 9: France v Italy, 3.0.

3RD RD – Fri, Feb 21: Wales v France, 8.0. Sat, Feb 22: Italy v Scotland 1.30; England v IRELAND, 4.0.

4TH RD – Sat, March 8: IRELAND v Italy, 2.30; Scotland v France, 5.0. Sun, March 9: England v Wales, 3.0.

5TH RD – Sat, March 15: Italy v England, 12.30; Wales v Scotland, 2.45; France v Ireland, 5.0.