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Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

COVERAGE OF 2024 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RUGBY CONTINUES WITH THIRD ROUND MATCHES LIVE ON PEACOCK THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Round 3 of One of the World’s Oldest Rugby Championships Begins this Saturday, Feb. 24, Live at 9:15 a.m. ET on Peacock as Defending Champion Ireland Host Wales, Followed by Scotland-England at 11:15 a.m. ET

France Host Italy this Sunday at 10 a.m. ET Live on Peacock

All Six Nations Matches Stream Live on Peacock; Encore Coverage Presented Across CNBC and NBC

Studio Hosts: Brian Hightower, Alex Corbisiero

Rugby Offerings Available to U.S. Commercial Establishments through Peacock Sports Pass

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 21, 2024 – NBC Sports continues coverage of the 2024 men’s Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship this weekend with third round matches of one of the world’s oldest rugby championships live Saturday and Sunday exclusively on Peacock.

All matches throughout the 2024 Six Nations Championship – which culminates with the final three Round 5 matches on Saturday, March 16 – will be presented live on Peacock. Television coverage throughout the tournament includes same- or next-day encores across NBC and CNBC.

This weekend’s coverage begins Saturday at 9:15 a.m. ET on Peacock as Ireland, who shut out Italy, 36-0, in Round 2, host Wales, who narrowly lost to England, 16-14, in the previous round. Later that day at 11:15 a.m. ET, Scotland, looking to rebound from a 20-16 loss to France in Round 2, host undefeated England. Closing out this week’s slate is defending runner-up France hosting Italy this Sunday at 10 a.m. ET live on Peacock.

Rugby offerings are available to U.S. commercial establishments through Peacock Sports Pass. Peacock Sports Pass offers commercial establishments in the U.S. access to select events from Peacock’s exclusive live sports content library, including rugby, the Premier League, Big Ten football and basketball, and much more. To subscribe or to find out more information about Peacock Sports Pass, click here. Through the Six Nations Championship, all tournament matches will be available live, commercial-free and on-demand.

COMMENTATORS

    • Studio Hosts – Brian Hightower, former USA Sevens captain, 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 – THIRD ROUND: SATURDAY, FEB. 24-SUNDAY, FEB. 25

Date Match Time (ET) Platform
Sat., Feb. 24 Ireland v. Wales (LIVE) 9:15 a.m. Peacock
Scotland v. England (LIVE) 11:15 a.m. Peacock
Sun., Feb. 25 Ireland v. Wales 6 a.m. CNBC*
Scotland v. England 8 a.m. CNBC*
France v. Italy (LIVE) 10 a.m. Peacock
France v. Italy 1 p.m. CNBC*
*Encore presentation

 

CURRENT 2024 SIX NATIONS TABLE

Pos. Team P W D L PD Points
1 Ireland 2 2 0 0 57 10
2 England 2 2 0 0 5 8
3 Scotland 2 1 0 1 -3 5
4 France 2 1 0 1 -17 4
5 Wales 2 0 0 2 -3 3
6 Italy 2 0 0 2 -39 1

 

CHAMPIONSHIP FACTS

    • Ireland, looking to defend their 2023 Six Nations championship, aim to secure their 16th outright title and sixth of the Six Nations era (beginning in 2000).
    • Wales have 28 outright titles, the second-most all-time (England, 29).
    • France finished second in last year’s tournament after winning the 2022 championship, their first title since 2010.
    • Scotland, who finished in third place last year, are in search of their first title since 1999, when the tournament was still the Five Nations Championship. Since 2000, Scotland has not finished higher than third place.
    • England finished in fourth place last year. England won the 2020 Six Nations championship – their 29th outright title, the most all-time.
      • England’s 2020 title was their first Six Nations championship since 2017.
    • Italy are making their 25th Six Nations tournament appearance and look to make their first top-three finish in the standings, following their eighth 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 HSBC SVNS Series and the 2024 Paris Olympics rugby tournament.

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