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France lead after round one following bonus point thumping of Italy

ONLY a few months after Eddie Jones’ men England secured the 2020 Six Nations title, the Red Rose are defending their crown.

But the Red Rose kicked off their title defence with a 11-6 Calcutta Cup defeat by Scotland at Twickenham in the opening weekend.

England celebrated the Triple Crown in 2020

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England celebrated the Triple Crown in 2020Credit: Reuters

When is the Six Nations?

  • The Six Nations 2021 runs from Saturday, February 6 until Saturday, March 20.
  • Each team will play each other once.
  • France lead the table after round one following their 50-10 thrashing of Italy.

What TV channel is the Six Nations on and can I live stream it?

  • Every single Six Nations game in 2021 will be on free-to-air TV here in the UK.
  • The coverage will be divided up between BBC and ITV.
  • If you want to stream, BBC matches will be shown on the BBC iPlayer while ITV games are on the ITV Hub.
  • To watch either, you’ll need a valid TV licence – get one here.

Six Nations 2021 fixtures

Round 1

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Round 2

  • Saturday February 13 – England vs Italy 2.15pm ITV
  • Saturday February 13 – Scotland vs Wales 4.45pm BBC and S4C
  • Sunday February 14 – Ireland vs France 3pm ITV

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Round 3

  • Saturday February 27 – Italy vs Ireland, 2.15pm ITV
  • Saturday February 27 – Wales vs England 4.45pm BBC and S4C
  • Sunday February 28 – France vs Scotland 3pm ITV

Round 4

  • Saturday March 13 – Italy vs Wales, 2.15pm ITV and S4C
  • Saturday March 13 – England vs France 4.45pm ITV
  • Sunday March 14 – Scotland vs Ireland 3pm BBC

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Round 5

  • Saturday March 20 – Scotland v Italy 2.15pm BBC
  • Saturday March 20 – Ireland v England 4.45pm ITV
  • Saturday March 20 – France v Wales, 8pm BBC and S4C

Six Nations table

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