Preview – Rugby Union: Six Nations 2019, Week One

Six Nations

Yesterday the Six Nations began with Wales taking on France, and today sees the rest of the teams in action.

This afternoon begins with Scotland taking on Italy. The Italians failed to win a single match in last year’s tournament, while Scotland finished third overall and are seen as a side on the up. Tonight the current champions Ireland play host to England (in the first of four England matches shown by ITV, with the BBC only airing their game against Wales). While Ireland are dominating rugby at the moment, even beating New Zealand last year, England are continuing to struggle with injuries.

Scotland v Italy is on BBC One at 13.15 (kick-off 14.15).

Ireland v England is on ITV at 16.00 (kick-off 16.45).