Thursday, February 4th, 2021


World’s Oldest Rugby Championship Begins this Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9:15 a.m ET with First of Three Round One Matches Live on Peacock Premium; NBCSN to Present Same-Day Encores

England Begins Title Defense this Saturday v. Scotland Live at 11:45 a.m. ET on Peacock Premium

Studio Hosts: Ahmed Fareed, Alex Corbisiero

STAMFORD, Conn. & NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 4, 2021 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship begins this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 7 with opening round matches of the world’s oldest rugby championship.


    • Studio Hosts – Ahmed Fareed and Alex Corbisiero, who played for England in the Six Nations Championship in 2011 and 2012 (England won the Six Nations title in 2011)




Date Match Time (ET) Network/Streaming  
Sat., Feb. 6 Italy v. France (LIVE) 9:15 a.m. Peacock Premium  
  Italy v. France * 5:30 p.m. NBCSN  
Sat., Feb. 6 England v. Scotland (LIVE) 11:45 a.m. Peacock Premium  
  England v. Scotland * 11 p.m. NBCSN  
Sun., Feb. 7 Wales v. Ireland (LIVE) 10 a.m. Peacock Premium  
  Wales v. Ireland * 6 p.m. NBCSN  
*Same-day delay



Pos. Team P W D L PD Points
1 England 5 4 0 1 44 18
2 France 5 4 0 1 21 18
3 Ireland 5 3 0 2 30 14
4 Scotland 5 3 0 2 18 14
5 Wales 5 1 0 4 21 8
6 Italy 5 0 0 5 -134 0



    • England looking to defend their 2020 Six Nations championship, has 29 outright titles, the most all-time.
      • England’s 2020 title was their first Six Nations championship since 2017.
    • France finished as runners-up in the 2020 Six Nations tournament.
      • Entering the final game of the tournament needing a 31-point margin and bonus-point victory over Ireland to earn the title, France beat Ireland, 35-27, securing a second-place finish.
      • France aims to secure its 18th outright title and sixth of the Six Nations era (beginning in 2000).
    • Ireland finished third in last year’s tournament after entering the final round with a shot at the championship before ultimately falling to France.
    • Scotland, who finished in fourth place last year, is in search of its first title since 1999, when the tournament was still the Five Nations Championship. Since 2000, Scotland has not finished higher than third place.
    • Wales, who were semi-finalists in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, look to earn their second Six Nations title in the past three years after winning the 2019 championship.
    • Italy will make its 22nd Six Nations tournament appearance and looks to make its first top-three finish in the standings, following its fifth consecutive sixth-place finish last year.


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 the 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.

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