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RBS 6 Nations Championship 2017

  • Episode: 

    2 of

  • Title: 

    Round 1: Italy v Wales
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 05 Feb 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    1.00pm - 4.15pm
  • Week: 

    Week 06 2017 : Sat 04 Feb - Fri 10 Feb
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Round 1: Italy v Wales
ITV’s live coverage of RBS 6 Nations Championship 2017 features a stellar line-up of on-screen talent and matches to be shown live on the channel.
The channel will show eight matches throughout the six weeks of the tournament, including key clashes such as England v France and England v Scotland, both from Twickenham, as well as Ireland v France and what some are tipping to be the title decider, Ireland v England at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
The 2017 Championship, which kicks off on Saturday February 4, marks the second of a six-year deal between ITV and the BBC that sees matches shared between both broadcasters on television and online.
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, former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll, former Wales captain Gareth Thomas, former Scotland and Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan, England Women World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi, former England international Ugo Monye, former Italian captain Marco Bortolami and former French international Olivier Magne.
Martin Bayfield will combine presenting duties with his role as reporter. Joining them with a wealth of experience in the commentary box will be Nick Mullins, Miles Harrison, Martin Gillingham and Simon Ward, plus co-commentators Shane Williams, Gordon D’Arcy, Ben Kay, Scott Hastings and David Flatman. Bringing viewers all the latest developments from in and around the stadia will be reporter Gabriel Clarke.
Following the success of ITV’s exclusive Rugby World Cup 2015 coverage, 2016 saw ITV broadcast Six Nations Rugby for the first time.
ITV have taken viewers right to the heart of the action in recent years with ref cams, specialist lineout cameras, tracking cameras, corner post cameras and spider cams to ensure viewers can see crunch moments from a range of close-up perspectives.
Every match will be simulcast live on the ITV Hub, on web and app, for viewers to watch online, and our responsively designed 6 Nations site – – will help bring the tournament to life with all the latest news and highlights of all games. The ITV Rugby Twitter account will feature in-match clips during each of the channel’s broadcasts.
You can watch all of England, Ireland and Italy's RBS 6 Nations home matches live on ITV/ITV Hub in 2017. The full tournament schedule is as follows (ITV matches in bold):
Round 1
Sat 4 Feb - Scotland v Ireland (BBC, 2.25pm kick-off GMT)
Sat 4 Feb - England v France (ITV, 4.50pm)
Sun 5 Feb - Italy v Wales (ITV, 2pm)
Round 2
Sat 11 Feb - Italy v Ireland (ITV, 2.25pm)
Sat 11 Feb - Wales v England (BBC, 4.50pm)
Sun 12 Feb - France v Scotland (BBC, 3pm)
Round 3
Sat 25 Feb - Scotland v Wales (BBC, 2.25pm)
Sat 25 Feb - Ireland v France (ITV, 4.50pm)
Sun 26 Feb - England v Italy (ITV, 3pm)
Round 4
Fri 10 Mar - Wales v Ireland (BBC, 8.05pm)
Sat 11 Mar - Italy v France (ITV, 1.30pm)
Sat 11 Mar - England v Scotland (ITV, 4pm)
Round 5
Sat 18 Mar - Scotland v Italy (BBC, 12.30pm)
Sat 18 Mar - France v Wales (BBC, 2.45pm)
Sat 18 Mar - Ireland v England (ITV, 5pm)