Watch Six Nations Rugby Live Streaming 2018 Week 01 Free Online. Week 01 Six Nations Rugby Played Total 3 Game Wales vs Scotland, France vs Ireland and Italy vs England. All Three Six Nations Rugby Games are play on Saturday 03 February and Sunday 04 February 2018. You Can Watch 6 Nations Rugby game free Online.
Wales will be looking for revenge when they host Scotland at the Principality Stadium in the opening round of the Six Nations on Saturday.
The last time the sides met, Scotland inflicted a shock 29-13 defeat on a Wales side with Rob Howley in temporary charge. It was Scotland’s first win against the men in red since 2007.
That day, Scotland gave Wales a lesson in finishing, while Finn Russell was prolific with 19 points. Howley’s men had possession and territory but didn’t have the accuracy nor the execution to trouble the Scots.
Wales endured their worst Six Nations in many a year last time out, finishing a miserable fifth with 10 points. But with Warren Gatland in charge of the side for the entire duration of the tournament this time out, they should fare a lot better.
The Kiwi mentor’s reputation has been enhanced with the 1-1 draw he achieved against the All Blacks with the British and Irish Lions. Unfortunately, he has quite a lot of injuries to contend with.
Sam Warburton, Jonathan Davies and Rhys Webb are all out for the entire tournament, while Taulupe Faletau, Dan Biggar and Dan Lydiate are ruled out for the opening few rounds.
Only twice in a total of 18 attempts have Scotland won their opening fixture of the tournament. The men in blue will need to put their slow starts behind them.
For Gregor Townsend’s side, much will depend on attacking duo Stuart Hogg and Russell. Hogg will be eager to improve on his poor record in Cardiff.
Townsend has enjoyed a brilliant start to his tenure, beating Australia twice and losing to the All Blacks by just five points. It has been a smooth handing over of the baton.
But come Saturday, he will face his first true test of Northern Hemisphere opposition, which will be an altogether different proposition.
Wales: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Josh Adams, 13 Scott Williams, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Josh Navidi, 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Cory Hill, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Rob Evans
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Bradley Davies, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Owen Watkin
Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Huw Jones, 11 Byron McGuigan, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Cornell du Preez, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 John Barclay (c), 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 Jon Welsh, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Gordon Reid
Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Murray McCallum, 19 Grant Gilchrist, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 Greig Laidlaw, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Sean Maitland
Jacques Brunel’s reign as France’s new head coach gets underway when they host Ireland in their Six Nations opener in Paris on Saturday.
France have it all to do and despite playing on their home turf, they will be underdogs for this encounter as they face formidable opponents, who are currently in third place in World Rugby’s official rankings, while les Bleus are in unfamiliar territory in ninth spot.
Brunel took over as coach from Guy Novès in December but although he has had very little time to prepare his charges for the tournament, he has showed that he is not afraid to make bold decisions by picking a relatively inexperienced squad for this crucial encounter.
Much has been said about the former Italy boss’ decision to hand a Test debut to teenage fly-half Matthieu Jalibert whose battle with his direct opponent, veteran pivot Johnny Sexton will be one of the highlights of the match.
And although most of the attention will be on Jalibert, Brunel believes the youngster will give a good account of himself.
“We felt he was ready to play at this level,” he said.
“There is no reason not to start him. We think he is capable of taking this responsibility.
“The Irish will have watched the tapes and said to themselves: ‘who is this guy?’. He will have to adapt a bit, knowing the Irish will go after him a little.”
The visitors will be brimming in confidence after some superb results during the November internationals as well as the impressive form of PRO14 heavyweights Leinster and Munster in the Champions Cup.
Those two Irish provinces provide the majority of the players for Ireland’s squad and they will be hoping to replicate their club form in the international arena.
Under the guidance of their head coach, Joe Schmidt, Ireland have developed into a confident and accomplished side and they will be hoping to hit the ground running this weekend as they aim to win the competition for the first time since 2015.
France: 15 Geoffrey Palis, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Rémi Lamerat, 12 Henry Chavancy, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, Maxime Machenaud, 8 Kevin Gourdon, 7 Yacouba Camara, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Sébastien Vahaamahina, 4 Arthur Iturria, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (c), Jefferson Poirot
Replacements: 16 Adrien Pelissié, 17 Dany Priso, 18 Cedate Gomes Sa, 19 Paul Gabrillagues, 20 Marco Tauleigne, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Benjamin Fall
Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 John Ryan, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Dan Leavy, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Fergus McFadden
Italy vs England Live
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
Date: Sunday, February 4
Time: 3pm GMT
England head to Rome looking to lay down a marker for the Six Nations as they attempt to make it three titles in a row.
It has not been the easiest of preparations for the defending champions, with Eddie Jones seeing a number of players suffer injuries and suspensions, but they have the depth to make up for those absentees.
Sam Simmonds, the replacement for Billy Vunipola and Nathan Hughes, has been the form number eight in the Premiership, while they do not lack for quality wingers, despite Elliot Daly’s enforced withdrawal.
Although Italy appear an improved entity, having seen their sides produce much more competitive performances in Europe and the PRO14, they still have some way to go.
National team boss Conor O’Shea is the right man to take them forward but, as the former Harlequins’ head honcho has consistently conceded, there is still much work to be done on developing their academy system.
Several youngsters have made their way into the squad and, alongside stalwarts Sergio Parisse and Alessandro Zanni, it is an improved side from last year.
The Azzurri, however, will have to go some if they are to be competitive with the visitors. While O’Shea’s men will think they can catch last year’s winner cold, it is arguably their toughest home game of the competition and a poor start may see confidence deteriorate.
No doubt, that is what the Red Rose are aiming to inflict on the hosts. Jones is not only expecting a victory – having won every game against the Italians, that should be a given – the Australian is demanding a dominant performance from his charges.
The Red Rose have struggled to find their rhythm over the past year and their 2017 Six Nations opener with France was much tighter than they would have liked. England began slowly and, as a result, failed to garner much momentum throughout the opening three encounters of the previous competition
Jones’ side will therefore look to alter a run of subpar displays in this tournament, with the dismantling of Scotland their only satisfactory performance during the last campaign.
There are not too many weaknesses in the Twickenham outfit’s armoury, with a powerful pack, good decision-makers at half-back and pace on the outside, but those units have not always matched the individual quality on paper.
For example, the scrum, while often solid, has not been as dominant as England’s set-piece used to be, and it is an area Italy will think they can target. That appears to be the only facet of the game the hosts will be able to get on top, however, so expect the visitors to come away with a comfortable victory.
Italy: 15 Matteo Minozzi, 14 Tommaso Benvenuti, 13 Tommaso Boni, 12 Tommaso Castello, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Marcello Violi, 8 Sergio Parisse (c), 7 Renato Giammarioli, 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Dean Budd, 4 Alessandro Zanni, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Andrea Lovotti
Replacements: 16 Luca Bigi, 17 Nicola Quaglio, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 George Biagi, 20 Maxime Mbanda’, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Carlo Canna, 23 Jayden Hayward
England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Ben Te’o, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Chris Robshaw, 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Maro Itoje, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Mako Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Harry Williams, 19 George Kruis, 20 Sam Underhill, 21 Danny Care, 22 Jonathan Joseph, 23 Jack Nowell