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NBC Sports begins its coverage of the annual Guinness Six Nations Championship this Saturday and Sunday with three Round One matches across NBC Sports channels.

The annual tournament, which has roots that date back more than a century, consists of 15 matches played in a round-robin format among six national teams – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales.

All matches will stream live, commercial-free and on-demand via “Rugby Pass” on NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product. “Rugby Pass” is available for purchase now for $79.99. Click here for more information on Six Nations coverage on NBC Sports Gold. NBC and NBCSN will combine to present linear coverage. All television coverage will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Round One coverage begins live on NBC Sports Gold on Saturday, Feb. 1, when defending champion Wales face Italy at 9:15 a.m. ET, followed by Ireland v. Scotland at 11:45 a.m. ET. NBCSN will present Saturday’s doubleheader action later that day, beginning with Wales-Italy at 12:30 p.m. ET and Ireland-Scotland at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Coverage continues Sunday with France v. England live on NBC Sports Gold at 10 a.m. ET (NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET).

The tournament concludes with the fifth and final round of the 2020 Six Nations Championship on Saturday, Mar. 14.

Leigh Diffey will anchor this weekend’s coverage on NBCSN alongside analysts Alex Corbisiero and Dan Lyle.

NBC Sports Six Nations Match Schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Network
Sat., Feb. 1Wales v. Italy9:15 a.m.NBC Sports Gold
Wales v. Italy*12:30 p.m.NBCSN
Ireland v. Scotland11:45 a.m.NBC Sports Gold
Ireland v. Scotland*2:30 p.m.NBCSN
Sun., Feb. 2France v. England10 a.m.NBC Sports Gold
France v. England*2 p.m.NBCSN

*Same-day delay

Corbisiero’s The Scrumdown podcast relaunched this week and is available now. On this week’s episode, Alex is joined by BBC Sports’ Chris Jones to preview the 2020 Six Nations Championship.

NBC Sports’ Six Nations coverage is part of an extensive collection of rugby programming across NBC Sports platforms which spans the calendar year, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, the HSBC Sevens Series, and last September’s 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Rugby offerings are available to U.S. commercial establishments through the NBC Sports Pub Pass – a customised direct-to-consumer platform developed specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the U.S. Through the Six Nations Championship, all tournament matches will be available live, commercial-free and on-demand.

Additionally this week, NBC Sports Gold has live coverage of every match of the HSBC Sevens Series in Australia, including pool play, the semifinals and medal matches. Throughout the season, NBC Sports Gold presents every match of the HSBC Sevens Series live and commercial-free.