Six Nations

Six Nations

Episode name:
England v Italy
Transmission (TX):
TX confirmed:
2:15pm ~ 5:30pm

Week 07 2023 : Sat 11 Feb - Fri 17 Feb

Wed 01 Feb 2023

Six Nations

England v Italy

Kick-off 3pm

Freshly installed England coach Steve Borthwick will once again be looking to blend the old with the new in his team selection as Italy visit Twickenham. Old hands Owen Farrell,  Jamie George and Maro Itoje will feature alongside exciting new talents like Ollie Hassell Collins and Ollie Chessum as Borthwick looks to mould a team that can make an impact in the Six Nations and further down the line in the World Cup in September. Italy are on an upward curve and will still be buoyed by that memorable 22-21 win in Cardiff last March and by an impressive victory over Australia in November.

Mark Pougatch is joined in the studio by Sir Clive Woodward, Jonny Wilkinson and Lawrence Dallaglio, with pitchside inserts from Martin Bayfield and Maggie Alphonsi and commentary from Nick Mullins, Ben Kay and David Flatman.

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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