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BBC REVEALS COVERAGE PLANS AND PRESENTERS FOR RUGBY SIX NATIONS

BBC coverage of the Six Nations begins on Saturday 3 February, with Gabby Logan presenting Wales v Scotland live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. 



Gabby Logan will lead live coverage across TV and BBC iPlayer and will be joined by two-time British and Irish Lions captain, Sam Warburton, England’s 2003 World Cup winning captain, Martin Johnson, former Scotland captain, John Barclay, Wales legend, Jonathan Davies, and Scotland’s record-points holder, Chris Paterson, who make up the punditry and co-commentary team.



England’s 2016 Grand Slam winning captain Dylan Hartley, former France international Ben Kayser and Italian great Sergio Parisse, will also feature across BBC Sport’s coverage of the Six Nations. 


Leading TV commentary will be Andrew Cotter, with Gareth Rhys Owen, Alastair Eykyn and Sara Orchard providing highlights commentary. For TV and iPlayer, refereeing legend Nigel Owens will be on hand to provide unparalleled expert insight and analysis on all the key officiating decisions.



Pitch-side reporters Sonja McLaughlan and Lee McKenzie will bring viewers all the big-name interviews and updates from the touchline.


The return of Six Nations Rugby Special, hosted by former England and British and Irish Lions winger Ugo Monye, will be shown on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer every Sunday on match weeks throughout the tournament.


Live coverage of all 15 matches will be available on BBC Sounds across BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Sports Extra. The commentary team includes World Cup winners Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson and Kat Merchant along with Johnnie Beattie, Andy Nicol, Philippa Tuttiett and James Hook who will provide insights, anecdotes, and unparalleled expertise.



Radio commentary begins for the opening match of the tournament on Friday 2 February with Sonja McLaughlan hosting coverage of France v Ireland in Marseilles from 7pm on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Gabby Logan says: “The BBC’s coverage of the Men’s Six Nations will bring rugby fans all the action and expert analysis from a special competition, whether they’re in front of the television, tuning into the radio or following across all the exciting digital coverage, there’s plenty enjoy. The Six Nations has a unique fire and competitiveness, and I can’t wait for the games to begin, every year special storylines emerge, and I can’t wait to see who is going to light up this year’s tournament.”



Live coverage of every match of the U20s Six Nations will available on BBC iPlayer.

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