The BBC have announced their ‘bigger than ever’ plans for the 2015 Six Nations.
John Inverdale once again leads the television coverage. Gabby Logan and Jason Mohammed will also present matches and commentary will come from Eddie Butler and Andrew Cotter. Jill Douglas and Sonja McLaughlan lead the pitch side reporting. Every game will exclusively be on BBC TV. On BBC 5 Live Ian Robertson leads the commentary team joined by Alastair Eykyn, Iain Carter and Conor McNamara, the latter will also do overspill TV games.
Pundits across BBC television and radio for the tournament will include: Jonathan Davies, Jeremy Guscott, Sir Clive Woodward, Keith Wood, Brian Moore, Andy Nicol, Shane Williams, Sir Ian McGeechan, Thomas Castaignede, Martyn Williams, Carlo Del Fava, Lewis Moody, Chris Paterson, Gregor Townsend, Matt Dawson, Gavin Hastings, Denis Hickie, Rob Jones, Paul Grayson and Chris Jones.
The BBC will have select games also from the Women’s Six Nations on TV and there will be a 10-minute catch up service, also available to download on iPlayer, will feature the best video highlights, stats, analysis and funnies from the weekend’s action. There will also be on-demand clips and highlights following each match.
In a first – John Inverdale will also present Six Nations Rewind on BBC Two where the classic matches from the BBC archive mirror those set to take place on that weekend. Kicking off on Saturday 7 February with Italy v Ireland and France v Scotland at 10am.
Also on Sunday 15 February there will be a one hour documentary on BBC Two, 6 Nations Magic, picking out the most memorable moments in the famous history of rugby’s greatest championship and featuring a host of famous faces. The documentary will also include the great people stories from the Six Nations including the many lasting friendships and romances that have started and endured over the years.
“As excitement builds towards this great Championship, we are proud to bring the most extensive coverage of the Six Nations to date across TV, radio and our enhanced digital platforms. The BBC cherishes these great sporting moments that bring the nation together, captivating people of all ages and we are delighted to see rugby union’s centerpiece continuing to thrill audiences.” – Director, BBC Sport, Barbara Slater
The Six Nations begins next Friday.