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Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
NBC SPORTS CONTINUES COVERAGE OF 2023 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RUGBY WITH THIRD ROUND THIS WEEKEND ON PEACOCK AND CNBC
World’s Oldest Rugby Championship Continues this Saturday, Feb. 25, Live at 9:15 a.m. ET on Peacock with First of Three Round 3 Matches as Italy Host Ireland, Who Beat Defending Champion France in Round 2
All Six Nations Matches Stream Live on Peacock; Encores Presented on CNBC
Studio Hosts: Dan Lyle, Alex Corbisiero
Rugby Offerings Available to U.S. Commercial Establishments through NBC Sports Pub Pass
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 23, 2023 – NBC Sports continues its coverage of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26, with all Round 3 matches of the world’s oldest rugby championship streaming live exclusively on Peacock.
This weekend’s coverage begins Saturday live at 9:15 a.m. ET on Peacock as Ireland, who topped defending champion France, 32-19, in Round 2, visit Italy, who fell to England, 31-14, in Round 2. Next at 11:45 a.m. ET on Saturday, Wales host England live on Peacock. CNBC will present encore coverage of Italy-Ireland at Noon ET and Wales-England at 2 p.m. ET.
On Sunday, defending champion France host Scotland live at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock, with an encore presentation on CNBC at 1 p.m. ET later that day. After two rounds, Scotland and Ireland are the only undefeated teams and are tied for first place with 10 points each.
All matches throughout the 2023 Six Nations Championship – which culminates with the final three Round 5 matches on Saturday, March 18 – will be streamed live on Peacock. Television coverage throughout the tournament includes same- or next-day encores across NBC and CNBC.
In addition to live coverage on Peacock, CNBC will also present live coverage of three more matches: the Round 4 match between Scotland and Ireland, and the Round 5 matches of Scotland v. Italy and France v. Wales on Sat., March 18. NBC will present encore coverage of the Round 5 matchup between Ireland and England on March 18.
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.
- Studio Hosts – Dan Lyle, a former USA Rugby captain and Premiership Rugby player, 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 – ROUND 3: SATURDAY, FEB. 25, & SUNDAY, FEB. 26
|Sat., Feb. 25||Italy v. Ireland (LIVE)||9:15 a.m.||Peacock|
|Italy v. Ireland *||Noon||CNBC|
|Sat., Feb. 25||Wales v. England (LIVE)||11:45 a.m.||Peacock|
|Wales v. England*||2 p.m.||CNBC|
|Sun., Feb. 26||France v. Scotland (LIVE)||10 a.m.||Peacock|
|France v. Scotland*||1 p.m.||CNBC|
2023 SIX NATIONS TABLE
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 HSBC Sevens Series, Premiership Rugby, and the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
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