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BBC Sport Announces Six Nations 2020 Coverage


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Wales and British and Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies, Ex-England captain Dylan Hartley, and former Australia coach Michael Cheika to feature in BBC’s Six Nations 2020 coverage.

Wales and British and Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies joins the BBC team for the upcoming 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship. England’s most capped hooker of all time Dylan Hartley and ex-Australia coach Michael Cheika are among the other new names to join the BBC’s line-up.

Gabby Logan and John Inverdale front BBC Sport’s TV coverage joined by some of the biggest names in rugby union. There to offer expert analysis and insight as well as Jonathan, Dylan and Michael this year’s studio team includes Martin Johnson, Paul O’Connell, John Barclay, Jeremy Guscott, Andy Nicol, Chris Paterson, Michele Campagnaro, Thomas Castaignede and Joe Worsley.

TV commentary will be provided by Andrew Cotter, Eddie Butler, Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Davies, Brian Moore and Chris Paterson. Sonja McLaughlan and Lee McKenzie are pitch side at every game, bringing viewers all of the updates as they happen on and off the field.

The BBC will provide live TV coverage of Scotland’s, Wales’ and France’s home games as this year’s Six Nations 2020 Championship opens with Wales v Italy in Cardiff on Saturday, 1st February on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Other key games on the BBC includes France v England, Calcutta Cup match Scotland v England, as well as final day games Wales v Scotland and France v Ireland.

The Women’s Six Nations Championship also returns with selected games available to watch on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport’s digital platforms. Viewers will also be able to watch the highlights every Sunday night with the on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

Every home nation’s men’s game will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra throughout the competition. Live commentary of every England Women’s game will be broadcast on 5 Live Sports Extra or online, with highlights on the BBC Sport website.

Sonja McLaughlan and Mark Chapman will present the coverage for BBC Radio 5 Live, joined by Chris Jones and Sara Orchard, alongside pundits Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson, Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Davies, Jamie Heaslip and Johnnie Beattie.

So popular throughout 2019’s Rugby World Cup, the Rugby Union Weekly Podcast follows the Six Nations closely with new episodes available every Monday. Hosts Ugo Monye, Danny Care, Chris Ashton and Chris Jones all return, with bonus episodes also planned.

And new for this year, there will be a Women’s Six Nations episode of Rugby Union Weekly hosted by Sara Orchard and Philippa Tuttiett available to download every Wednesday’s covering all the biggest talking points from the women’s tournament.

Every Thursday during game weeks, Matt Dawson’s Rugby Show returns on 5 Live as he welcomes regular guests including Danny Care, Philippa Tuttiett, Natasha Hunt, Andy Nicol and Shane Horgan.

A comprehensive digital service grants fans access to men’s and women’s Six Nations content through the BBC Sport website and app.

Highlights of every match, as well as in-play video clips of BBC matches, will be available via the BBC Sport website and app. Matt Dawson will also offer his take on events in a weekly column published on the BBC Sport website.

The BBC Live pages cover every minute of every match day with live text commentaries, in-play video clips, stats and social media content, as well as selected streams and text commentaries on the women’s tournament.

BBC Sport’s various social media accounts, which have over 30 million followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube provide all the latest breaking news stories and most dramatic, shareable clips from the tournament.

Six Nations 2020 Television Match Allocation & Schedule

01-02-20 Wales v Italy Principality Stadium, BBC
01-02-20 Ireland v Scotland Aviva Stadium, ITV
02-02-20 France v England Stade de France, BBC
08-02-20 Ireland v Wales Aviva Stadium, ITV
08-02-20 Scotland v England Murrayfield, BBC
09-02-20 France v Italy Stade de France, BBC
22-02-20 Italy v Scotland Stadio Olimpico, ITV
22-02-20 Wales v France Principality Stadium, BBC
23-02-20 England v Ireland Twickenham, ITV
07-03-20 Ireland v Italy Aviva Stadium, ITV
07-03-20 England v Wales Twickenham ITV
08-03-20 Scotland v France Murrayfield, BBC
14-03-20 Wales v Scotland Principality Stadium, BBC
14-03-20 Italy v England Stadio Olimpico ITV
14-03-20 France v Ireland Stade de France, BBC