Six Nations rugby gets back in action Oct. 24, as Ireland faces off against Italy at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The annual championship, involving England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, was put on hold in early March as COVID spread. The last match, on March 8, saw Scotland defeat France 28-17 in Edinburgh.
Ireland versus Italy is live at 10:30 a.m. on Peacock Premium and 12 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
On Oct. 31, Wales plays Scotland in Llanelli, Wales, Italy faces England in Rome and France and Ireland face off in Paris.
The Six Nations Championship is a round robin. England and France are on top at 3-1, Scotland is 2-2, Ireland 2-1, Wales 1-3 and Italy 0-3.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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