SCOTLAND’s games in the Six Nations will continue to be shown live on terrestrial television until at least 2025 as part of an agreement between the tournament organisers and the BBC and ITV. The national team’s home matches in the tournament will be broadcast by the BBC, as will Wales’, while ITV will screen the home fixtures of the other four countries.

The deal has yet to be finalised, but today’s announcement by the Six Nations made it clear that everything was in place bar the last details.

“Six Nations Rugby today confirmed that it has entered into exclusive discussions with BBC and ITV after an agreement in principle was reached relating to all three Six Nations Championships (Men’s Guinness Six Nations, Women’s Six Nations and Men’s Under-20’s),” it said.

“Fans will continue to enjoy widespread coverage of Rugby’s Greatest Championships throughout the United Kingdom due to an enhanced agreement between Six Nations Rugby and the two broadcasters, who have worked together since 2016. The agreement has a four-year term starting in 2022 and ending after the 2025 Championships.”

The Women’s Six Nations will be shown exclusively on the BBC, which will also offer what the announcement called “consistent coverage” of the Men’s Under-20 championship.