England v France Six Nations 2023: ITV commentators and how to watch
Who will be commentating on the England v France Six Nations game at Twickenham and how to watch
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England and France will go head to head at Twickenham. For those who can’t watch from the stands, you don’t have to miss a minute of the action.
The BBC and ITV will be showing every game of the tournament between them - in fact their current Six Nations TV deal makes them the official broadcasters until 2025. ITV will be showing every England, France, Ireland and Italy home game while all of Scotland and Wales’ home fixtures will air on the BBC.
This is the 24th Six Nations Championship to be contested by the national teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. If you include previous incarnations the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship however, it is actually in its 129th year.
France came into the tournament as defending champions, having won the Grand Slam in 2022. It was Ireland though who kicked off their first game as number one in the World Rugby Union rankings.
Here’s who will be talking you through the action as England go head to head with France on Saturday afternoon as well as how to watch the game live on TV.
Six Nations 2023 live coverage: BBC & ITV commentators
The familiar face of Gabby Logan will be heading up coverage on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. She will be joined in the studio by famous rugby union faces Martin Johnson, Sam Warburton, John Barclay and Tommy Bowe.
Providing pitchside insight and analysis will be Sonja McLaughlan and Lee McKenzie, with legendary match official Nigel Owens giving a referee’s perspective of the action.
Over on ITV, Mark Pougatch and Jill Douglas will be the faces of the TV coverage while Nick Mullins and Miles Harrison will be providing commentary. Co-commentators include world cup winners Ben Kay and Danielle Waterman along with Shane Williams, Gordon D’Arcy, Scott Hastings and David Flatman.
Expert analysis will also be provided by union legends Jonny Wilkinson, Lawrence Dallaglio, Sir Clive Woodward and George Gregan. From the sidelines expect to see Martin Bayfield and Gabriel Clarke while Maggie Alphonsi, Brian O’Driscoll, Rory Best, Gareth Thomas, Jamie Roberts, Jim Hamilton and Benjamin Kayser will also be making appearances throughout the tournament.
If you are tuning in for live radio commentary, Chris Jones and Sara Orchard will keep you up-to-date with the action via BBC Sounds, BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Sports Extra
England v France Six Nations 2023 confirmed line-ups
England team to face France:
15. Freddie Steward, 14. Max Malins, 13. Henry Slade, 12. Ollie Lawrence, 11. Anthony Watson, 10. Marcus Smith, 9. Jack van Poortvliet, 1. Ellis Genge, 2. Jamie George, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Maro Itoje, 5. Ollie Chessum, 6. Lewis Ludlam, 7. Jack Willis, 8. Alex Dombrandt.
Replacements: 16. Jack Walker, 17. Mako Vunipola, 18. Dan Cole, 19. David Ribbans, 20. Ben Curry, 21. Alex Mitchell, 22. Owen Farrell, 23. Henry Arundell
France team to face England
15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gaël Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Ethan Dumortier, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont (c), 1 Cyril Baille, 2 Julien Marchand, 3 Dorian Aldegheri, 4 Thibaud Flament, 5 Paul Willemse, 6 François Cros, 7 Charles Ollivon, 8 Grégory Alldritt
Replacements: 16 Peato Mauvaka 17 Reda Wardi, 18 Sipili Falatea, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Sekou Macalou, 21 Maxime Lucu, 22 Yoram Moefana, 23 Melvyn Jaminet
Six Nations 2023 England v France - how to watch
Kick off for the game being held at England’s home turf, Twickenham, is at 4.45pm on Saturday, March 11. You can watch the match live on ITV1 and ITVX with build up to the clash beginning at 4.15pm.
If you can’t get yourself in front of a screen for the game, you can listen to live commentary via BBC Radio 5 Live.