Six Nations: Full Contact trailer
Wales and Scotland get their Six Nations underway in the final fixture of the opening weekend today.
Scotland have lost on their last 11 visits to Cardiff but will surely see this as a golden opportunity to end that 22-year run with Wales bedding in a new side after a year of change.
Warren Gatland has installed the 21-year-old lock Dafydd Jenkins as captain of a young squad that he hopes can grow together. Gregor Townsend’s visitors have a more settled feel, but are also under new leadership with Rory Darge and Finn Russell appointed as co-captains for the campaign.
A statement win for Ireland over France in Marseille set the standard for the chasing pack. Indy Sport’s Six Nations 2024 predictions includes the winner, top try-scorer, breakthrough star and more.
Follow all the build-up and action from Cardiff below. You can get all the latest Six Nations odds and tips here.
KICK-OFF! Italy 17-14 England
Back underway in Rome. England almost claim the kick-off but Itoje just knocks on. We’ll have just a second scrum fo the game and it’s solid again from Italy
Luke Baker3 February 2024 15:17
WATCH: First-half highlights from Rome
Here are the highlights from that first half
Luke Baker3 February 2024 15:10
HALF-TIME! Italy 17-14 England
A breathless first half in Rome!
Luke Baker3 February 2024 15:05
HALF-TIME! Italy 17-14 England
Italy deal with a kick through and run a couple of phases to see it through to half-time. They’ll be delighted with that first half – they lead by three points at the break in pursuit of a first-ever win over England.
Luke Baker3 February 2024 15:01
Italy 17-14 England
39 mins: Kick-off safely claimed by Itoje and England can box-kick up to halfway through Mitchell. Powerful carry by Netflix star Negri before Italy take to the air but Daly takess and thumps clear.
A kicking battle ensues and England win it as Freeman dances and carries into the Italy half. Can England score before the break?
Luke Baker3 February 2024 15:00
PENALTY! Italy 17-14 England (George Ford 38’)
George Ford indeed makes no mistake and the lead is trimmed to three.
Luke Baker3 February 2024 14:58
Italy 17-11 England
37 mins: A few minutes to go before the break. England enjoying all the possession recently. They’re into the Italian half again, another big carry from Roots and then Marler.
Steward taken out off the ball by Ceccarelli, who falls for a Ford dummy, so England will go for the posts from the 22 in a fairly central position. Should be within three points here.
Luke Baker3 February 2024 14:57
WATCH: Italy extend their lead with second try
Here was that second try from Italy. A gorgeous score, finished by Tommaso Allan.
Luke Baker3 February 2024 14:54
PENALTY! Italy 17-11 England (George Ford 33’)
England back within a score. Simple penalty for Ford. Three points not a bad return there
Luke Baker3 February 2024 14:53
Italy 17-8 England
31 mins: Lineout secured and England set up the maul. It drives forward but is stopped a couple of metres out.
The forwards keep it tight, Underhill and then Chessum burrow. England then go wide to the right, Freeman powerfully charges through defenders and gets within a metre. Almost loses his shorts int he process as he bares his buttocks to the Rome crowd. Seeing more of him than we needed to there…
Another penalty and England will go for the posts this time.
Luke Baker3 February 2024 14:52