Preview – The Six Nations

Six Nations

One the highlights of the sporting calendar starts this week, but this year’s Six Nations is different in at least one way: the BBC are now sharing the rights to screen it with ITV. At least they are both free-to-view channels.

This year the tournament starts at Murrayfield as Scotland take on Ireland, who are reportedly favourites to win the tournament. Afterwards the defending champions England take on France at Twickenham. England will be looking to repeat their grand slam victory they achieved last year, and things bode well as they still undefeated since Aussie coach Eddie Jones took over as head coach in 2015. On Sunday the tournament travels to the continent as Italy try to hold their own against Wales at the Stadio Olimpico.

We will have to wait and see if England will be as successful again when the tournament ends this Birling Day on 18th March (sorry, I’m a Cabin Pressure fan, I had to get a Birling Day reference in).

Scotland v Ireland is on BBC One on Saturday at 14.00 (Kick-off 14.25)

England v France is on ITV on Saturday at 16.10 (Kick-off 16.50)

Italy v Wales is on ITV on Sunday at 13.00 (Kick-off 14.00)