Six Nations 2021 TV schedule: Channels, times and how to watch online

England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales will battle it out for the Six Nations crown

The 2021 Six Nations Championship is set to go ahead despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales will battle it out for the Six Nations crown, with the first of five rounds of fixtures on 6-7 February.

England begin the defence of their title at Twickenham against Scotland, playing for the Calcutta Cup as well as the chance to make the perfect start to the championship.

Italy host France in Rome and Wales take on Ireland in Cardiff in the other two games on the opening weekend.

Here is everything you need to know.

When is the Six Nations?

The tournament begins on Saturday 6 February when Italy meet France in Rome, followed by England’s match against Scotland at Twickenham later that afternoon.

The Six Nations concludes on 20 March when Scotland play Italy, Ireland host England and France meet Wales.

What is the TV schedule? 

Round 3

27 February 2021

15:15 CET (UTC+1)

Italy  v  Ireland – ITV Sport

Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

27 February 2021

16:45 GMT (UTC+0)

Wales  v  England – BBC Sport

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

28 February 2021

16:00 CET (UTC+1)

France  v  Scotland – BBC Sport

Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Round 4

13 March 2021

15:15 CET (UTC+1)

Italy  v  Wales – ITV Sport

Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

13 March 2021

16:45 GMT (UTC+0)

England  v  France – ITV Sport

Twickenham Stadium, London

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)

14 March 2021

15:00 GMT (UTC+0)

Scotland  v  Ireland – BBC Sport

Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Round 5

20 March 2021

14:15 GMT (UTC+0)

Scotland  v  Italy – BBC Sport

Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)

20 March 2021

16:45 GMT (UTC+0)

 Ireland  v  England – ITV Sport

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

20 March 2021

21:00 CET (UTC+1)

France  v  Wales – BBC Sport

Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

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