Six Nations 2019 Round Two - Announcements, Kick Off Times & TV Coverage

What a start to the 2019 Guinness Six Nations we had! Friday night's opener saw Wales turn around a 16 point half time deficit to beat hosts France 19-24 in Paris. The following day, a Blair Kinghorn hat-trick helped Scotland to a 33-20 win over Italy, before  England upset Ireland with a bonus point victory in Dublin. 

So now onto Round Two...

Scotland v Ireland – (Saturday 9th February, 2.15pm, live on BBC)

For the first time in the history of the Six Nations, Scotland top the table! Yes, it's only been one game, and yes it was "only Italy", but Gregor Townsend's side are now unbeaten in the championship at BT Murrayfield since a defeat at the hands of England all the way back in 2016. 

Ireland come to Edinburgh desperate to make up for their opening defeat by England and get their Six Nations title defence back on track. CJ Stander, Devin Toner and Garry Ringrose, so Joe Schmidt has no option but to make changes.



The 2 sides will also face each other in their Rugby World Cup 2019 opener in Yokohama, Japan on 22nd September. 

Italy v Wales (Saturday 9th February, 4.45pm, live on BBC)

The second game on Saturday sees Italy welcome Wales to Rome.

Italy were impressive at the end of the game in Edinburgh last week, running in three tries in the final 15 minutes.


Warren Gatland has made 10 changes to his Wales side that incredibly recovered from 16-0 down against France in their first game.

Jonathan Davies captains the side for the first time, while there are first Six Nations starts for wing Jonah Holmes, flankers Thomas Young and Aaron Wainwright and scrum-half Aled Davies.

England v France – (Sunday 10th February, 3pm, live on ITV)

Le Crunch, a game France haven't won at Twickenham since 2006. 

Eddie Jones has recalled Joe Cokanasiga (replacing Mike Brown), Dan Cole (in for Harry Williams) and Ben Moon (replacing Ellis Genge) to his 25-man England squad for Sunday's Six Nations match with France at Twickenham.


Maro Itoje suffered medial ligament damage and will miss this game, as well as round three's fixture with Wales. 


Jacques Brunel’s Les Bleus side looking impressive in the first half against Wales, then became typically French in the second half and looked awful! 

This week sees the return of the giant Mathieu Bastareaud in place of teenager Romain Ntamack as France are clearly opting for the power approach, 

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