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Thursday, February 6th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS ROUND TWO OF 2020 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RUGBY THIS WEEKEND
Coverage Begins with a Saturday Doubleheader on NBCSN – Ireland v. Wales at 10 a.m. ET, Followed by Scotland-England at 12 p.m. ET
Following a Round One Upset Over England, France Looks to Stay Hot Against Italy on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
All Matches Live & Commercial-Free on NBC Sports Gold’s Rugby Pass; Available Now for $79.99
New Episode of Alex Corbisiero’s The Scrumdown Podcast Recaps First Round of Six Nations Play with Guest Dan Lyle
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 6, 2020 – NBC Sports continues its coverage of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship this weekend with matches from Round Two of the world’s oldest rugby championship. Coverage begins this Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN, when Ireland faces Wales, followed by Scotland v. England at Noon ET.
Round Two coverage on NBCSN continues Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET, when France hosts Italy at Stade de France in Paris.
The annual tournament, which has roots that date back more than a century, consists of 15 matches played in a round-robin format among six national teams – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales.
All matches will stream live, commercial-free and on-demand via “Rugby Pass” on NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product. “Rugby Pass” is available for purchase now for $79.99. Click here for more information on Six Nations coverage on NBC Sports Gold. NBC and NBCSN will combine to present linear coverage. All television coverage will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
The tournament concludes with the fifth and final round of the 2020 Six Nations Championship on Saturday, Mar. 14.
Ahmed Fareed will anchor this weekend’s coverage on NBCSN alongside analyst Alex Corbisiero, who played for England in the Six Nations Championship.
Following is this weekend’s slate of Guinness Six Nations Championship matches on NBC Sports Gold and NBCSN. Click here for more information.
|Sat., Feb. 8||Ireland v. Wales||9:15 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Ireland v. Wales*||10 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Scotland v. England||11:45 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Scotland v. England*||12 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 9||France v. Italy||10 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|France v. Italy*||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
On this week’s episode of Corbisiero’s The Scrumdown podcast, Alex is joined by NBC Sports rugby analyst Dan Lyle to recap Round One and preview Round Two of the 2020 Six Nations Championship.
NBC Sports’ Six Nations coverage is part of an extensive collection of rugby programming across NBC Sports platforms which spans the calendar year, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, the HSBC Sevens Series, and last September’s 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Rugby offerings are available to U.S. commercial establishments through the NBC Sports Pub Pass – a customizable direct-to-consumer platform developed specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the U.S. Through the Six Nations Championship, all tournament matches will be available live, commercial-free and on-demand.
IRELAND V. WALES – SATURDAY, 9:15 A.M ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD (10 A.M. ET ON NBCSN)
Ireland earned four points in Round One, topping Scotland at home, 19-12. In his first Six Nations match as the Irish captain, Johnny Sexton scored all 19 points for Ireland. Wales opened their title-defense by earning full points in a 42-0 win over Italy. The victory marked Wales’ eighth consecutive Six Nations win dating back to the 2018 tournament. In their 2019 meeting, Wales defeated Ireland, 25-7.
SCOTLAND V. ENGLAND – SATURDAY, 11:45 A.M ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD (12 P.M. ET ON NBCSN)
Heading into the ‘Calcutta Cup’ match, Scotland and England both aim to rebound from First Round losses as Scotland opened its 2020 Six Nations Championship campaign with a 19-12 loss at Ireland, while England was upended by France, 24-17. The two nations drew, 38-38, in last year’s Six Nations meeting.
FRANCE V. ITALY – SUNDAY, 10 A.M ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD (4:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN)
France defeated England, 24-17, at home last weekend to earn four points as they seek to secure their 26th Six Nations Championship. Italy look to bounce back from a 42-0 loss to defending champion Wales last week. In the 2019 Six Nations Championship, France topped Italy, 25-14, in Rome.
ABOUT SIX NATIONS RUGBY
The Six Nations Championship is held annually in February and March in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy. Since 2003, The Six Nations Championship is broadcast in over 180 countries globally, and over 1 million people attend the 15 games of the Championship annually.
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