FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 11th, 2021
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS ROUND TWO OF 2021 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RUGBY THIS WEEKEND, WITH ALL MATCHES LIVE ON PEACOCK PREMIUM
World’s Oldest Rugby Championship Continues this Saturday, Feb. 13 at 9:15 a.m ET with First of Three Round Two Matches Live on Peacock Premium; NBCSN to Present Same-Day Encores
Studio Hosts: Ahmed Fareed, Alex Corbisiero
STAMFORD, Conn. & NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 11, 2021 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship continues this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 with second round matches of the world’s oldest rugby championship. All matches will be live in the morning on Peacock Premium, with same-day encores on NBCSN.
- 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)
HOW TO WATCH – SATURDAY, FEB. 13 & SUNDAY, FEB. 14
- Streaming – Peacock Premium (LIVE)
- TV – NBCSN (same-day delay)
|Sat., Feb. 13||England v. Italy (LIVE)||9:15 a.m.||Peacock Premium|
|England v. Italy *||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 13||Scotland v. Wales (LIVE)||11:45 a.m.||Peacock Premium|
|Scotland v. Wales *||2:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 14||Ireland v. France (LIVE)||10 a.m.||Peacock Premium|
|Ireland v. France *||10:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
2021 SIX NATIONS TABLE
- England looking to bounce back after starting their Six Nations campaign with an opening round defeat for the second consecutive year.
- France won at Italy, 50-10, last weekend and was the only team to secure a bonus-point victory.
- Ireland fell at Wales, 21-16, in round one while playing most of the match a man down after Peter O’Mahony was sent off for a ‘head blow’ in the 14th
- Scotland, who topped defending champions England, 11-6, last weekend, have won four straight Six Nations matches, their longest win streak in the competition since 1990.
- With a win this weekend v. Wales, Scotland would start 2-0-0 for the first time in the Six Nations era.
- Wales defeated Ireland, 21-16, at home last weekend, snapping a four-match losing streak in Six Nations play.
- Italy enter round two on a 28-match Six Nations losing streak after falling to France, 50-10, at home last weekend.
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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