Six Nations

Six Nations

Episode name:
Italy v Wales
Transmission (TX):
TX confirmed:
1:25pm ~ 4:15pm

Week 11 2023 : Sat 11 Mar - Fri 17 Mar

Sat 04 Mar 2023

Six Nations

Italy v Wales

KO 2.15pm

Jill Douglas is joined by Gareth Thomas, Jamie Roberts and Brian O'Driscoll for live coverage of Italy's Guinness Six Nations match against Wales, as both sides look to register their first win of the tournament after losing their opening three matches.

Warren Gatland's Wales side come into this game in desperate need of a morale boosting victory after a turbulent few weeks for Welsh rugby, but they are going up against an Italy side who claimed a historic win against them last year in Cardiff thanks to a late Edoardo Padovani try at the Principality Stadium. Despite losing all of their matches so far, the Azzurri have shown significant signs of improvement and they will be targeting a first victory at the Stadio Olimpico for almost a decade.

Commentary comes from Miles Harrison, Shane Williams and Nolli Waterman, with Gabriel Clarke reporting pitch side. 

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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