The 2009 Six Nations will herald a new era, with the Wales v France match scheduled for a Friday night.
This decision will no doubt have some rugby traditionalists shaking in their blazers, bemoaning the end of the 3pm Saturday kick off. Well, not me – I like it. I’m quite a fan of evening rugby, and if Saturday night is suitable, why not Friday night?
What do you think? Does it matter?!
2009 Six Nations fixtures
February 7, England v Italy (1500), Ireland v France (1700); February 8, Scotland v Wales (1500).
February 14, France v Scotland (1500), Wales v England (1730); February 15, Italy v Ireland (1430).
February 27, France v Wales (2000); February 28, Scotland v Italy (1500), Ireland v England (1730).
March 14, Italy v Wales (1500), Scotland v Ireland (1700); March 15, England v France (1500).
March 21, Italy v France (1315), England v Scotland (1530), Wales v Ireland (1730).