Scotland kick-off Six Nations campaign against England in Doncaster

Championship has been rescheduled to April and reformatted into two pools of three teams

Scotland will kick off their 2021 Six Nations campaign against England in Doncaster on 3rd April. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Scotland will kick off their 2021 Six Nations campaign against England in Doncaster on 3rd April. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

SCOTLAND will kick-off their 2021 Six Nations campaign against reigning champions England at Castle Park in Doncaster on Saturday 3rd April (3pm kick-off). They then have a week off before playing their final pool match against Italy at Scotstoun on Saturday 17th April (5pm kick-off).

The championship has been pushed back in the calendar and reformatted this year in response to the challenges presented by Covid meaning that it will consist of two pools of three teams, who will play each other on a round-robin basis with one home match and one away match, before playing-off against the equivalently ranked team in the opposite pool on 24th April aka ‘Super Saturday Finals Day’.

On Super Saturday Finals Day, Italy get the action underway with a noon match against the side who finish in the equivalent position in Pool A. Current Champions England play their counterparts at 2pm, while Scotland and their opponents will be playing the last match of the day at 5pm.

The Championship is to be shown in full across digital services in the UK, Ireland and Italy, with BBC Wales showing the Wales versus Ireland match, and the final game involving England being shown on BBC2, meaning a Women’s Six Nations game will be shown on the main network for the first time. All other games will be on BBC iPlayer.


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“We are extremely excited to get the Women’s Six Nations underway and with a new window and a new format for fans to engage with,” said Six Nations CEO Ben Morel. “Our Super Saturday on 24th April looks set to ensure this year’s Championship has a compelling finale.

“Developing the Women’s Championship is absolutely central to our overall strategy. Fans have been thrilled by the Guinness Six Nations over the last two months and now the baton passes to the women’s teams, and we expect an equally thrilling sporting spectacle.”

2021 Six Nations Fixtures:

Saturday 3rd April:

POOL B – 3pm – England v Scotland @ Castle Park in Doncaster 

POOL A – 8pm – France v Wales @ Stade de la Rabine in Vannes

Saturday 10th April:

POOL B – 2pm – Italy v England @ Stadio Plebiscito in Padova

POOL A – 5pm – Wales v Ireland @ Cardiff Arms Park in Cardiff

Saturday 17th April:

POOL A – 2.15pm – Ireland v France @ Energia Park in Donnybrook

POOL B – 5pm – Scotland v Italy @ Scotstoun in Glasgow

Saturday 24th April:

Noon – Italy v Equivalent in Pool A

2pm – England v Equivalent in Pool A

5pm Scotland  v Equivalent in Pool A

On Super Saturday Finals Day, Italy get the action underway with a 12:00PM match against the side who finish in the equivalent position in Pool A. Current Champions England play their counterparts at 2:00PM, while Scotland and their opponents will be playing the last match of the day at 5:00PM.

*All times are British Summer Time / Irish Summer Time, which is GMT + 1


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