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Thursday, March 14th, 2024

IRELAND LOOK TO CLINCH TITLE AS 2024 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RUGBY CONCLUDES WITH LIVE FINAL ROUND COVERAGE THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 16 ON NBC, PEACOCK & CNBC

Ireland Look to Secure Second Consecutive and 16th All-Time Outright Title as They Host Scotland Saturday at 12:45 p.m. ET Live on Peacock

England, Scotland, and France All Still Alive for Championship

France Host England Saturday Live at 3:30 p.m. ET on Peacock and CNBC

Fifth Round of World’s Oldest Rugby Championship Begins this Saturday Live at 10:15 a.m. ET on Peacock with First of Three Final Round Matches as Wales Host Italy

Studio Host: Ahmed Fareed; Studio Analysts: Dan Lyle, Alex Corbisiero

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

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 14, 2024 – NBC Sports presents coverage of the final round of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship this Saturday, March 16 on NBC, Peacock, and CNBC as first-place Ireland aim to win their second consecutive outright title with three other nations still in championship contention.

At 12:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, first-place Ireland host Scotland live on Peacock as they look to secure their 16th outright title and sixth of the Six Nations era (began in 2000). Ireland will clinch the title with a win, draw or loss with two bonus points. In the Six Nations tournament, bonus points can be earned if a team scores at least four tries in a game or if a team loses by seven points or fewer.

Then at 3:30 p.m. ET live on Peacock, England faces France. England is four points behind Ireland and can claim the title with a bonus point win and an Ireland loss without a bonus point. If victorious, England would claim its 30th outright title and the nation’s first since 2020.

Scotland and France are still mathematically in contention for the title, but both face a much more difficult path to win this year’s championship. The Scottish and French teams would each need to win their respective matches with bonus points, avoid conceding a losing bonus point and overturn a points difference of 76 to Ireland to have a chance at winning the title.

Saturday’s coverage of the Six Nations final round begins live at 10:15 a.m. ET on Peacock as Italy, which beat Scotland, 31-29, in Round 4, visit Wales, who lost to France, 45-24, last round. With a win, Italy would finish higher than last place for the first time since 2015.

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 Host – Ahmed Fareed
    • Studio Analysts – 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 – ROUND 5: SATURDAY, MARCH 16-SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Date Match Time (ET) Platform
Sat., March 16 Wales v. Italy (LIVE) 10:15 a.m. Peacock
  Wales v. Italy Noon NBC*
  Ireland v. Scotland (LIVE) 12:45 p.m. Peacock
  France v. England (LIVE) 3:30 p.m. Peacock
Sun., March 17 Ireland v. Scotland 10 a.m. CNBC*
  France v. England Noon CNBC*

 

2024 SIX NATIONS TABLE

Pos. Team P W D L PD Points
1 Ireland 4 3 0 1 80 16
2 England 4 3 0 1 -3 12
3 Scotland 4 2 0 2 4 11
4 France 4 2 1 1 4 11
5 Italy 4 1 1 2 -37 7
6 Wales 4 0 0 4 -48 3

 

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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