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NBC SPORTS PRESENTS ROUND 5 OF 2021 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP RUGBY AS WALES LOOK TO CLINCH TITLE THIS SAT., MARCH 20 AT 4 P.M. ET LIVE ON NBCSN & PEACOCK PREMIUM

World’s Oldest Rugby Championship Continues this Saturday, March 20 at 10:15 a.m. ET with Scotland-Italy Live on CNBC & Peacock Premium

Ireland Host England Saturday at 12:45 p.m. ET Live on Peacock Premium (1 p.m. ET on NBC)

All Matches Live on Peacock Premium

Studio Hosts: Ahmed Fareed, Alex Corbisiero

STAMFORD, Conn. & NEW YORK, NY – March 18, 2021 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship continues this Saturday, March 20 with Round 5 coverage of the world’s oldest rugby championship as Wales look to clinch their second Six Nations title in the last three years as they take on France at 4 p.m. ET live on NBCSN and Peacock Premium.

COMMENTATORS




    • Studio Hosts – Ahmed Fareed and Alex Corbisiero, who played for England in the Six Nations Championship in 2011 and 2012 (England won the Six Nations title in 2011)

HOW TO WATCH – SATURDAY, MARCH 20




    • Streaming – Peacock Premium (LIVE)
    • TV – NBCSN (LIVE), CNBC (LIVE), NBC (same-day delay)

DateMatchTime (ET)Network/Streaming
Sat., Mar. 20Scotland v. Italy (LIVE)10:15 a.m.CNBC**, Peacock Premium
Sat., Mar. 20Ireland v. England (LIVE)12:45 p.m.Peacock Premium
Ireland v. England *1 p.m.NBC
Sat., Mar. 20France v. Wales (LIVE)4 p.m.NBCSN, Peacock Premium
*Same-day delay
**Coverage on CNBC begins at 10 a.m. ET

2021 SIX NATIONS TABLE

Pos.TeamPWDLPDPoints
1Wales44006319
2Ireland42023411
3France32013910
4England4202510
5Scotland310216
6Italy4004-1420

CHAMPIONSHIP FACTS




    • Wales, who topped Italy in Round 4 to improve to 4-0-0, look to clinch their second Six Nations title in the last three years with a win or draw against France in Round 5. Wales can also clinch the title if France gain just three match points on Wales on Saturday.

      • With a win, Wales would secure their fifth Grand Slam title since 2000 by winning all five of their matches.
    • France enter Round 5 as the only team outside of Wales in title contention.

      • France, who still have their postponed match v. Scotland to make up, control their own destiny with two matches remaining and would likely win the title with bonus-point victories against Wales and Scotland.
    • Italy enter Round 5 on a 31-match Six Nations losing streak after falling to Wales, 48-7, in Round 4.

      • For the sixth straight year, Italy will finish last in the Six Nations table and be awarded the Wooden Spoon.
    • Scotland lost to Ireland, 27-24, in Round 4, eliminating them from title contention.
    • Ireland face rival England in Round 5 looking to secure a top-three Six Nations finish for the eighth straight tournament.
    • Defending champion England beat France, 23-20, at home in Round 4.

      • With a loss to Ireland this weekend, England would finish with a losing record in Six Nations play for just the second time under coach Eddie Jones.

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 Tokyo Olympics, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, the HSBC Sevens Series, and the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Rugby offerings are available to U.S. commercial establishments through the NBC Sports Pub Pass – a customizable 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.

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