Women’s Six Nations 2023: How to watch, free live streaming, fixtures, schedule

by Christina S. Brown
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England won another Six Nations Grand Slam in 2022 with a dramatic victory over France and will be aiming to rebound from World Cup disappointment in this year’s renewal.

When the Championship returns, the Red Roses will be aiming for a fifth consecutive title, but their opponents will be eager to derail them.

When does the Women’s Six Nations 2023 start?

The 2023 Women’s Six Nations begins on Saturday, March 25, with Wales vs. Ireland and England vs. Scotland, followed by Italy vs. France on Sunday, March 26. The tournament comes to a close on Saturday, April 29, with England hosting France in the final encounter.

How to watch the Women’s Six Nations live

Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:

Women’s Six Nations 2023 Preview:

England will be without a fly-half for the forthcoming Women’s Six Nations after Zoe Harrison suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Since Katy Daley-Mclean, England’s veteran World Cup-winning captain, resigned two years ago, Harrison has been the Red Roses’ first-choice fly-half.

The Saracens player was a standout performer for the Red Roses at last year’s World Cup in New Zealand, where Wayne Smith, the former Black Ferns coach who led the hosts to a sixth championship, lauded the highly-rated fly-half as “the best kicking back in the world.”

Harrison collapsed clutching her knee during the second half of her club’s 32-12 win over Harlequins last month and was taken off on a stretcher.

Her absence is a major setback for England, who now have a huge half-back dilemma, but Saracens’ Holly Aitchison is poised to wear the No. 10 jersey for England.

Under outgoing head coach Simon Middleton, the Red Roses are chasing a fifth straight Six Nations title.

They will also be missing their prominent captain Emily Scarratt, Hannah Botterman, Laura Keates, and Vickii Cornborough for their Six Nations campaign, but England’s squad is full of ability and depth.

They have selected nine uncapped players in their squad for the upcoming tournament, after recalling the experienced Natasha Hunt.

After missing last year’s World Cup, the former scrum-half has rejoined the England squad, joining Sarah Beckett, Poppy Clealll, and Amber Reed.

Women’s Six Nations 2023 fixtures and TV schedule

Round one

Saturday March 25

Wales v Ireland, 2.15pm, at Cardiff Arms Park (Cardiff), BBC iPlayer

England v Scotland, 4.45pm, at Kingston Park (Newcastle), BBC Two

Saturday March 26

Italy v France, 3pm, at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (Parma), BBC iPlayer

Round two

Saturday April 1

Ireland v France, 3.15pm, at Musgrave Park (Cork), BBC iPlayer

Scotland v Wales, 5.30pm, at Edinburgh Rugby Stadium (Edinburgh), BBC Two

Sunday April 2

England v Italy, 3pm, at Franklin’s Gardens (Northampton), BBC Two

Round three

Saturday April 15

Wales v England, 2.15pm, at Cardiff Arms Park (Cardiff), BBC Two

Italy v Ireland, 4.45pm, at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (Parma), BBC iPlayer

Sunday April 16

France v Scotland, 3.15pm, at Stade de la Rabine (Vannes), BBC iPlayer

Round four

Saturday April 22

Ireland v England, 2.15pm, at Musgrave Park (Cork), BBC Two

Scotland v Italy, 4.45pm, at Edinburgh Rugby Stadium (Edinburgh), BBC iPlayer

Sunday April 23

France v Wales, 3.15pm, at Stade des Alpes (Grenoble), BBC iPlayer

Round five

Saturday April 29

England v France, 1pm, at Twickenham Stadium (London), BBC Two

Italy v Wales, 3.30pm, at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (Parma), S4C

Scotland v Ireland, 7.30pm, at Edinburgh Rugby Stadium (Edinburgh), BBC iPlayer


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