Six Nations Rugby: France vs Italy Live Stream How to Watch
Follow the Six Nations live Rugby match between Italy and France with Eurosport. The match starts at 15:15 on 6 February 2021. Six years ago this month, Italy beat Scotland away in round three of the Six Nations.
In their next game they got clobbered 29-0 at home by France in what we know now to be the start of the worst run in the championship’s history. Italy and France will raise the curtain on the 2021 Six Nations at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico on Saturday afternoon.
Italy vs France Live Stream
Italy vs France Live Saturday, 6 February, 2021
The northern hemisphere’s annual premier international rugby union competition returns after a much shorter absence than usual, with the 2020 tournament having to be concluded in October due to a seven-month delay caused by coronavirus.
Italy – who appointed former Springbok Franco Smith as their head coach on a permanent basis last summer – finished bottom of the pile once again last year after a Super Saturday defeat by champions England and remain without a Six Nations victory since 2015.
They lost out to Scotland and France at the subsequent Autumn Nations Cup, with their only win in Group B automatically awarded after Fiji’s struggles with Covid-19.
France have won 19 of their 21 previous Six Nations matches against Italy (L2), including their last seven in a row, their two defeats in that time both came in Rome, in 2011 and 2013.
Italy have lost their last 27 Six Nations matches, the longest losing streak in the competition’s history, their last victory came at BT Murrayfield against Scotland in 2015, their last home win was back in 2013 against Ireland.
France achieved a cumulative points difference of +31 in the first 20 minutes of their 2020 Six Nations matches, no other side managed a double-digit points difference in this time, Italy had a -39 difference in this first quarter.
The Six Nations will see England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales contest the Championship Trophy during February and March.
The Home Nations will contest the Triple Crown trophy as well, plus there are also various trophies such as the Calcutta Cup for key individual contests.
Fans who miss the live coverage of the Six Nations games, or just want to relive the excitement, will be able to watch them in the UK on BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub after the event.
The Six Nations Championship is an annually conducted rugby union tournament. The championship is played between the top six ranked European Rugby teams. The upcoming edition will be the 21st edition of Six Nations and 126th edition overall. The tournament started back in 1883 and was known as the Home Nations Championship (1883-1909 and 1932-1939).
The Home Nations was played between England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Later, France was added which paved the way to the Five Nations Championship (1910-1931 and 1947-1999). Recently, Italy was also added to this group which renamed the tournament as the Six Nations Championship.
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