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England v Scotland
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- 4:00pm ~ 7:00pm
Week 06 2023 : Sat 04 Feb - Fri 10 Feb
- Wed 25 Jan 2023
England v Scotland
The Steve Borthwick era begins in earnest as the new England coach takes charge of his first match against Scotland at Twickenham. Since winning the Six Nations in 2020, England have underwhelmed in the tournament and with a World Cup on the horizon this year, Borthwick will be hoping to make an immediate impact. Scotland head south with no inferiority complex - they have only lost one of their last five Calcutta Cup matches.
Mark Pougatch is joined by Sir Clive Woodward, Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Ian McGeechan in the studio, with pitchside analysis from Martin Bayfield and Jim Hamiton and commentary from Nick Mullins, Scott Hastings and Lawrence Dallaglio.
A star-studded line-up of on-screen talent and key matches feature in ITV’s live coverage of the Guinness Six Nations Championship 2023, kicking off with the Calcutta Cup between England and Scotland at Twickenham.
Kicking off a massive year of rugby union on ITV - with the Rugby World Cup to be exclusively screened on ITV1 and ITVX in the Autumn - the channel will show ten live matches throughout the six weeks of the Six Nations.
They include mouth-watering clashes including the tournament finale Ireland v England at the Aviva Stadium, England v France on March 11, and a clash of the pre-championship favourites Ireland v France on Feb 11.
This year's tournament marks the latest in a deal between ITV and the BBC that sees Six Nations matches shared between both broadcasters on television and online with ITV's matches aired on ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player.
Leading ITV’s team will be presenters Mark Pougatch and Jill Douglas, joined by Jonny Wilkinson and Lawrence Dallaglio, members of England’s victorious Rugby World Cup 2003 team, along with their coach Sir Clive Woodward, England Women World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi, former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll, fellow former Irish skipper Rory Best, former Wales captain Gareth Thomas, Welsh legend Jamie Roberts, former Scotland and Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan, former Scottish international Jim Hamilton, Australia's most-capped player George Gregan, and former French forward Benjamin Kayser.
Martin Bayfield will combine presenting duties with his role as reporter, alongside reporter Gabriel Clarke. Joining them with a wealth of experience in the commentary box will be Nick Mullins and Miles Harrison, plus co-commentators Shane Williams, Gordon D’Arcy, Ben Kay, Scott Hastings, David Flatman and Danielle Waterman.
Every match will be simulcast live on ITVX, and our responsively designed Six Nations site – itv.com/six-nations – will help bring the tournament to life with all the latest news and highlights of all games.
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