The 2019 Six Nations kicks off with a Friday night humdinger, with France taking on Wales under the lights at the Stade de France.


This is the beginning of the end of an era for Wales. Coach Warren Gatland is leaving the national side after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, making this his final Six Nations.

Since taking over as coach in 2007, Wales have won three Six Nations titles, including two Grand Slams – but they have not won the tournament since 2013.

In one of the most open Six Nations tournaments in recent memory, a win on the opening day is a must.

Find out more about the match including live Six Nations TV coverage below.

Sport on TV 2019 calendar

What time is France v Wales on TV?

The match is set to kick off at 8pm on Friday 1st February 2019.

France are playing at home at the Stade de France in Paris.

How can I watch the Six Nations match live on TV and online?

The match will be live on the BBC, with coverage starting from 7.25pm. Viewers can also watch the match online via the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer.

Welsh language channel S4C will also have live TV coverage from 7.15pm.

What other Six Nations matches are live on TV this weekend?

Check out all the 1st round Six Nations matches below, and click here for the full Six Nations 2019 schedule.

France v Wales Friday 1st February, 8.00pm (Paris) – live on BBC

Scotland v Italy Saturday 2nd February, 2.15pm (Edinburgh) – live on BBC


Ireland v England, Saturday 2nd February, 4.45pm (Dublin) – live on ITV