6 Nations Rugby Live Broadcasts Return to BBC America

Ireland's Sean O' Brien tackled by England's Matthew Banahan in their Six Nations Rugby Union match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, March 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

BBC America will once again present live broadcasts of the RBS 6 Nations Championship, one of Europe’s biggest annual sporting events, with England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, and Wales vying for the championship over seven weeks. Reigning champs England will kick off BBC America’s coverage of the tournament when they face Scotland on Saturday, February 4, starting at 12 pm ET/PT.

Here’s BBC America’s 2012 match schedule:

Scotland vs. England
Murrayfield in Edinburgh
Saturday, February 4, 12 pm ET

France vs. Ireland
Stade de France in Paris
Saturday, February 11, 3 pm ET – cancelled due to inclement weather

England vs. Wales
Twickenham in London
Saturday, February 25, 11 am ET

Wales vs. Italy
Millennium Stadium in Cardiff
Saturday, March 10, 9:30 am ET

England vs. Ireland
Twickenham in London
Saturday, March 17, 1 pm ET

UPDATE FROM BBC AMERICA: The France vs. Ireland RBS 6 Nations match which was scheduled for Saturday, February 11 was postponed due to bad weather and therefore not aired on BBC America. Due to scheduling restraints, the channel is unable to air the rescheduled match on Sunday, March 4.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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