Six Nations 2020 Week 3 | ITA v SCO | WAL v FRA | ENG v IRE

The first rest week of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations is out the way, and now it's time to get back to international rugby. 

In week 2, Ireland maintained their 100% start to the campaign with victory over Wales, England won the Calcutta Cup against Scotland at a very wet and windy BT Murrayfield, while France also won their second game thanks to a win over Italy. 

Round 3 will see Scotland head to Rome looking for a first victory of 2020, France will hope to keep their campaign on track against Wales in Cardiff, before Ireland look for a second Triple Crown in three years when they visit Twickenham to take on England. 

Once again, we have put together all the kick off times, squad announcements, team lineups and latest Six Nations news in one place, making it as easy as possible for you to enjoy the tournament! 

Saturday 22nd February
Italy v Scotland, 2.15pm, Stadio Olimpico, Rome

2 defeats so far in this season's tournament means it is now 24 consecutive Six Nations losses for Italy.

Franco Smith's side will definitely fancy their chances of ending that run against Scotland this weekend, and he's named an unchanged side. That means there is no space for legendary number 8 Sergio Parisse, who will retire from international rugby after the tournamant. 

Italy: Lovotti, Bigi (c), Zilocchi, Budd, Cannone, Polledri, Negri, Steyn; Braley, Allan, Minozzi, Canna, Morisi, Bellini, Hayward.

Replacements: Zani, Fischetti, Riccioni, Tuivati, Ruzza, Licati, Palazzani, Bisegni.

Gregor Townsend will be desperate to get Scotland's Six Nations back on track, with this game looking like the Wooden Spoon decider.

He has made 3 changes from the team that lost to England, with Stuart McInally starting ahead of Fraser Brown, Ben Toolis replacing the injured Jonny Gray, and Chris Harris coming in for Huw Jones, who drops out of the squad entirely.

Scotland: Sutherland, McInally, Fagerson, Cummings, Toolis, Ritchie, Watson, Bradbury; Price, Hastings, Kinghorn, Johnson, Harris, Maitland, Hogg (c).

Replacements: Brown, Dell, Nel, Gilchrist, Fagerson, Horne, Hutchinson McGuigan.

Saturday 22nd February
Wales v France, 4.45pm, Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Wales are looking to get their campaign back on track after defeat in Dublin, and Wayne Pivac has made 2 changes. 

In come Ross Moriarty and Gareth Davies for Aaron Wainwright and Tomos Williams respectively, while the uncapped Will Rowlands is among the replacements.

Wales: Jones, Owens, Lewis, Ball, Jones (c), Moriarty, Tipuric, Faletau; Davies, Biggar, Adams, Parkes, Tompkins, North, Halfpenny.

Replacements: Elias, Evans, Brown, Rolands, Wainwright, Williams, Evans, McNicholl.

After 2 home victories to kick things off, France are on the road for the first time in 2020, seeking a first victory in Cardiff since 2010.

Fabien Galthie has Racing 92 centre Virimi Vakatawa fit again, so has moved Gaël Fickou to the wing. The uncapped duo of Jean-Baptiste Gros and Dylan Cretin are set to make their debuts off the bench.

FranceBaille, Marchand, Haouas, Le Roux, Willemse, Cros, Ollivon (c), Alldritt; Dupont, Ntamack, Fickou, Vincent, Vakatawa, Thomas,  Bouthier.

Replacements: Chat, Gros, Bamba, Taofifenua, Cretin, Serin, Jalibert, Ramos.

Sunday 23rd February
England v Ireland, 3pm, Twickenham Stadium, London

Eddie Jones has shuffled his England backline, with Manu Tuilagi back from injury, Jonathan Joseph moving out to the wing, and Elliott Daly at full back in place of the injured George Furbank.

EnglandMarler, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Kruis, Lawes, Underhill, Curry; Youngs, Ford, Joseph, Farrell (c), Tuilago, May, Daly. 

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Stuart, Launchbury, Ewels, Earl, Heinz, Slade.

New coach Andy Farrell has got off to a flyer with his head coach, and will aim to lead Ireland to a second Triple Crown in three years at Twickenham. 

He puts his faith in the same side who beat Wales, with just one change coming on the bench as Caelan Doris returns after suffering a head knock in the opener with Scotland.

IrelandHealy, Herring, Furlong, Henderson, Ryan, O'Mahony, van der Flier, Stander; Murray, Sexton(c), Stockdale, Aki, Henshaw, Conway, Larmour.

Replacements: Kelleher, Kilcoyne, Porter, Toner, Doris, Cooney, Byrne, Earls.


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