Thursday, February 25th, 2021


World’s Oldest Rugby Championship Continues this Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9:15 a.m. ET with First of Two Round 3 Matches Live on Peacock Premium; NBCSN to Present Same-Day Encores

Studio Hosts: Ahmed Fareed, Alex Corbisiero

STAMFORD, Conn. & NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 25, 2021 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship continues this Saturday, Feb. 27 with two Round 3 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.

NOTE: Six Nations organizers announced that the France v. Scotland Round 3 match has been postponed due to health concerns related to the coronavirus.


    • 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. 27 Italy v. Ireland (LIVE) 9:15 a.m. Peacock Premium  
  Italy v. Ireland * 12:30 p.m. NBCSN  
Sat., Feb. 27 Wales v. England (LIVE) 11:45 a.m. Peacock Premium  
  Wales v. England * 2:30 p.m. NBCSN  
POSTPONED France v. Scotland      
*Same-day delay



Pos. Team P W D L PD Points
1 France 2 2 0 0 42 9
2 Wales 2 2 0 0 6 9
3 England 2 1 0 1 18 6
4 Scotland 2 1 0 1 4 5
5 Ireland 2 0 0 2 -7 2
6 Italy 2 0 0 2 -63 0



    • Wales, who have topped Ireland and Scotland in their first two matches of this year’s tournament, would earn the ‘Triple Crown’ with a victory over England this weekend.
    • England bounced back from an opening-round defeat to Scotland to beat Italy, 41-18, in Round 2.
    • Scotland look to rebound from a 25-24 home loss to Wales in Round 2, snapping their record four-match Six Nations winning streak.
    • Ireland fell to France, 15-13, at home in Round 2, and have lost three straight Six Nations matches dating back to last year, their longest losing streak in the Six Nations era (since 2000).
    • Italy enter Round 3 on a 29-match Six Nations losing streak after falling to England, 41-18, in Round 2.
    • The France Scotland match has been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the French squad that has sidelined 11 players who tested positive, including captain Charles Ollivon, star scrum-half Antoine Dupont, and head coach Fabien Galthie.


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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