BBC and ITV confirm 2016 Six Nations TV fixture list

The two broadcasters are splitting the matches for the first time this year

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The BBC and ITV have announced their live TV broadcast details for this year’s Six Nations, the first time the two channels have shared coverage of rugby union’s international tournament.

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ITV will broadcast all of England, Ireland and Italy’s home matches, while the BBC take charge of home fixtures for Scotland, Wales and France.

The new shared-rights deal was agreed last season, and will continue until 2021.

This Saturday 27 February kicks off with Italy v Scotland at 2.25pm on ITV, before England v Ireland at 4.50pm, also on ITV.

Find out when every Six Nations match is live on TV

Saturday 6 February: France v Italy, 2:25pm BBC1

Saturday 6 February: Scotland v England, 4:50pm BBC1

Sunday 7 February: Ireland v Wales, 3pm ITV

Saturday 13 February: France v Ireland, 2:25pm BBC1

Saturday 13 February: Wales v Scotland, 4:50pm BBC1

Sunday 14 February: Italy v England, 2pm ITV

Friday 26 February: Wales v France, 8:05pm BBC1

Saturday 27 February: Italy v Scotland, 2:25pm ITV

Saturday 27 February: England v Ireland, 4:50pm ITV

Saturday 12 March: Ireland v Italy, 1:30pm ITV

Saturday 12 March: England v Wales, 4pm ITV

Sunday 13 March: Scotland v France, 3pm BBC1

Saturday 19 March, Wales v Italy, 2:30pm BBC1

Saturday 19 March, Ireland v Scotland, 5pm ITV

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Saturday 19 March, France v England, 8pm BBC1