Six Nations

Six Nations

Episode name:
Ireland v France
Transmission (TX):
TX confirmed:
1:25pm ~ 4:30pm

Week 07 2023 : Sat 11 Feb - Fri 17 Feb

Wed 01 Feb 2023

Six Nations

Ireland v France

Kick-off: 2.15pm

Jill Douglas is joined by Brian O'Driscoll, Rory Best and George Gregan for live coverage of Ireland's Guinness Six Nations match against last year's Grand Slam champions, France, as the top two ranked sides in the world go head to head in Dublin.

Last year in Paris, France had to hold off a spirited fightback from Ireland. Andy Farrell's side were trailing 22-7 at the Stade de France but tries from Josh van der Flier and Jamison Gibson-Park closed the gap to just one point. Cyril Baille went over for Fabien Galthie's side to extend their lead and that try proved to be the crucial score.

Commentary from the Aviva Stadium comes from Miles Harrison, Gordon D'Arcy and Benjamin Kayser, with Gabriel Clarke reporting.

Tournament overview

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 – – will help bring the tournament to life with all the latest news and highlights of all games. 



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