Six Nations

Six Nations

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

Week 09 2023 : Sat 25 Feb - Fri 03 Mar

Wed 15 Feb 2023

Six Nations

Italy v Ireland

ko 2.15pm

Jill Douglas is joined by Brian O'Driscoll, Rory Best and Maggie Alphonsi for live coverage of Italy's Guinness Six Nations match against Ireland, as The Azzurri play host to the number one ranked side in the world.

Ireland come into this match full of confidence after a thrilling 32-19 victory against the Grand Slam champions France in Dublin. Garry Ringrose's late try secured the bonus-point victory for Andy Farrell's side who now travel to Rome to face an Italy team looking for their first win against Ireland since 2013.

Commentary from the Stadio Olimpico comes from Nick Mullins, Gordon D'Arcy and David Flatman, with pitchside analysis from Lawrence Dallaglio, and 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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