Thursday, March 11th, 2021


World’s Oldest Rugby Championship Continues this Saturday, March 13 at 9:15 a.m. ET with First of Three Round 4 Matches Live on Peacock Premium; NBCSN to Present Same-Day Encores

Studio Hosts: Ahmed Fareed, Alex Corbisiero

STAMFORD, Conn. & NEW YORK, NY – March 11, 2021 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship continues this Saturday, March 13 with three Round 4 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)




Date Match Time (ET) Network/Streaming  
Sat., Mar. 13 Italy v. Wales (LIVE) 9:15 a.m. Peacock Premium  
  England v. Italy * 3 p.m. NBCSN  
Sat., Mar. 13 England v. France (LIVE) 11:45 a.m. Peacock Premium  
  England v. France * 5 p.m. NBCSN  
Sun., Mar. 14 Scotland v. Ireland (LIVE) 11 a.m. Peacock Premium  
  Scotland v. Ireland * 1 a.m. NBCSN  
*Same-day delay



Pos. Team P W D L PD Points
1 Wales 3 3 0 0 22 14
2 France 2 2 0 0 42 9
3 Ireland 3 1 0 2 31 7
4 England 3 1 0 2 2 6
5 Scotland 2 1 0 1 4 5
6 Italy 3 0 0 3 -101 0



    • Wales, who topped England in Round 3, won the ‘Triple Crown’ for the second time in three years and the fifth time in the Six Nations era (beginning in 2000), which is tied with England and Ireland for the most Triple Crown titles since 2000.
      • The Triple Crown is awarded if a team from the four ‘Home Unions’ (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) beats each of the other three Home Unions in a single tournament.
    • Italy enter Round 4 on a 30-match Six Nations losing streak after falling to Ireland, 48-10, in Round 3.
    • After the France v. Scotland match was postponed in Round 3 due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the French squad, both nations return to action this weekend.
    • France face England in Round 4 and seek their second consecutive 3-0-0 Six Nations start.
    • Defending champion England lost for the second time in three matches, falling to Wales, 40-24, in Round 3.
    • Scotland look to rebound from a 25-24 home loss to Wales in Round 2, snapping their record four-match Six Nations winning streak.
    • After starting 0-0-2, Ireland picked up their first win of the competition in Round 3 with a 48-10 win over Italy, earning a bonus point.


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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