England looks to defend its crown as Six Nations champion when the 2021 edition of the annual competition kicks off in February.
Last year's tournament went down to the last day — which was played seven months after it was originally scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic — on which England beat Italy to tie France at the top of the standings. The English side had a better point differential (thanks in part to thrashing Italy on the final day), which was good enough to seal its 29th title.
The French will surely be looking for revenge this season, especially since they also finished second to England in the one-off Autumn Nations Cup.
As for the rest of the field, Ireland and Scotland will aim to improve upon their third and fourth-place finishes, respectively, while Wales will be keen to erase the memory of a disappointing 2020 tournament. Meanwhile, Italy will be happy keeping things close — as ever, it is at a big disadvantage against the well-established programs of its opponents.
Here's everything you need to know about the 2021 Six Nations championship:
Which teams are competing in the 2021 Six Nations?
The Six Nations Championship is an annual international rugby tournament imvolving England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
How to watch the 2021 Six Nations in Canada
You can stream the 2021 Six Nations Championship live and on-demand on DAZN.
DAZN, the first global pure sport live and on-demand streaming service, has the streaming rights for the Six Nations in Canada for the 2021 season.
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for many TV and streaming devices, including:
- iPhone, iPad
- Android phones and tablets
- Amazon Fire Tablet
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- Google Chromecast
- LG, Sony and Samsung smart TVs
- Playstation 4 and Pro, Playstation 5
- Xbox One, One S and One X, Xbox Series X | S
A subscription to DAZN is $20 CAD a month or $150 CAD a year.
Can I watch Six Nations games in Canada for free?
In Canada, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free trial period. You can learn how to sign up for a free trial here.
The free-trial period includes access to all of DAZN's live and on-demand programming, including Six Nations, Pro14, the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Serie A, the NFL, and more.
2021 Six Nations schedule, streams
Home team listed first.
|1||Feb. 6||9:15 a.m.||Italy vs. France||DAZN|
|1||Feb. 6||11:45 a.m.||England vs. Scotland||DAZN|
|1||Feb. 7||10:00 a.m.||Wales vs. Ireland||DAZN|
|2||Feb. 13||9:15 a.m.||England vs. Italy||DAZN|
|2||Feb. 13||11:45 a.m.||Scotland vs. Wales||DAZN|
|2||Feb. 14||10:00 a.m.||Ireland vs. France||DAZN|
|3||Feb. 27||9:15 a.m.||Italy vs. Ireland||DAZN|
|3||Feb. 27||11:45 a.m.||Wales vs. England||DAZN|
|3||Feb. 28||10:00 a.m.||France vs. Scotland||DAZN|
|4||March 13||9:00 a.m.||Italy vs. Wales||DAZN|
|4||March 13||11:45 a.m.||England vs. France||DAZN|
|4||March 14||11:00 a.m.||Scotland vs. Ireland||DAZN|
|5||March 20||10:15 a.m.||Scotland vs. Italy||DAZN|
|5||March 20||12:45 p.m.||Ireland vs. England||DAZN|
|5||March 20||4:00 p.m.||France vs. Wales||DAZN|