Six Nations squads 2019: Wales to be announced TODAY and all other countries’ dates

THE Six Nations has nearly arrived and Ireland will hope to defend their crown, won last year with a grand slam.

But Eddie Jones and England are hoping for a revival after  a diabolical 2018, while Warren Gatland will look to take the title in his final campaign as Wales Director of Rugby.

Warren Gatland will leave his Wales post after this autumn’s World Cup

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Warren Gatland will leave his Wales post after this autumn’s World Cup

And there will also be eyes on the French, who are looking to make a statement ahead of a World Cup campaign in which they’ll face England and Argentina in the group stage.

Six Nations 2019 squads

Eddie Jones will announce his England squad on Thursday, January 17.

Warren Gatland will announce his Wales squad on Tuesday, January 15 – tomorrow.

Joe Schmidt will announce his Ireland squad on Wednesday, January 16.

Gregor Townsend will announce his Scotland squad on Wednesday, January 16.

Forwards: Dorian Aldegheri, Gregory Alldritt, Uini Atonio, Demba Bamba, Pierre Bourgarit, Yacouba Camara, Guilhem Guirado (c), Arthur Iturria, Felix Lambey, Wenceslas Lauret, Bernard Le Roux, Julien Marchand, Louis Picamoles, Jefferson Poirot, Dany Priso, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Paul Willemse

Backs: Mathieu Bastareaud, Anthony Belleau, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Antoine Dupont, Gael Fickou, Wesley Fofana, Yoann Huget, Camille Lopez, Maxime Medard, Romain Ntamack, Morgan Parra, Damian Penaud, Thomas Ramos, Baptiste Serin

Forwards:

Simone Ferrari, Andrea Lovotti, Tiziano Pasquali, Cherif Traore, Giosuè Zilocchi, Luca Bigi, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Dean Budd, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Alessandro Zanni, Marco Barbini, Maxime Mbanda, Sebastian Negri, Sergio Parisse, Braam Steyn, Jimmy Tuivaiti

Backs:

Guglielmo Palazzani, Tito Tebaldi, Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Ian McKinley, Giulio Bisegni, Michele Campagnaro, Tommaso Castello, Luca Morisi, Tommaso Benvenuti, Angelo Esposito, Jayden Hayward, Edoardo Padovani, Luca Sperandio

Ireland seal Six Nations Grand Slam as they destroy the England at Twickenham

THE Six Nations has nearly arrived and Ireland will hope to defend their crown, won last year with a grand slam.