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2023 Six Nations Odds - France early favourites to retain title

02 May 2022
Ralph Staniforth 02 May 2022
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  • Six Nations starts on 4 February 2023
  • France favourites to defend title
  • England handed outside chance
  • Final round will be on 18 March 2023
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France are the defending Six Nations champions (Getty Images)

The 2023 Six Nations gets underway on 4 February 2023. It has proven to be the best international tournament over the last few years considering the serious competition from a number of sides.

In 2022 France eventually prevailed after losing out narrowly in the previous two editions. They are once again favourites with bookmaker bet365 at 2.25.

Ireland follow closely with odds of 2.62 with England paying 5.50. Scotland and Wales are not given much of a shout at 17.00.

Much can indeed happen before then to change people’s mind. The European teams travel to the Southern Hemisphere mid-year to play South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina. They then welcome those same teams up north in October/November 2022.

More than any other tournament the Six Nations can be greatly affected by the fixtures. Because there are five games for each, some will always play three home and two away, and others vice versa. They change it around every year to give everyone a similar schedule.

France only have two home games in 2023 against Scotland and Wales but they do play Italy away, a team most others prefer to play away as victory has been almost guaranteed of late.

France do play both Ireland and England away which could be very tricky. If they retain the title they certainly deserve it.

Another factor to remember is that 2023 is a Rugby World Cup year. This could force coaches into resting key players at different parts of the tournament.

2023 Six Nations Odds

Odds correct as of 2 May 2022 with bet365


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