Six Nations 2021: what date does the rugby championship start up again, fixtures, schedule - and TV coverage

Scotland will commence their 2021 Six Nations campaign against Ireland at BT Murrayfield, England will host France at Twickenham and Wales travel to Italy

Following a week off, the 2021 Six Nations will continue on the weekend of 13-14 March.

Wales sit top of the pile at the second break with three wins from three and 14 points to their name, after successes over Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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France, cleared to continue in the tournament after a Covid outbreak led to the postponement of their match against Scotland, sit second in the standings.

Scotland's Gregor Townsend and Finn Russell pictured during the 2021 Six Nations Championship. (Pic: Getty Images)

Ireland, England and Scotland all have one win to their names though Gregor Townsend's side will be looking to take advantage of their game in hand on the other two.

Here are the dates for your diary as the action hots up and what channel each fixture is on.

When does the 2021 Six Nations start up again?

Scotland will be looking forward to a return to action when they host Ireland at BT Murrayfield on Sunday 14 March (3pm).

Their match against France in Paris, which was postponed in round three of the tournament, is set to be rearranged for Friday 26 March.

Les Bleus were given the green light to continue their championship hunt after a Covid outbreak threatened to derail their campaign.

France face England at Twickenham on Saturday 13 March (4.45pm) after Italy host Wales in Rome (2.15pm) earlier that day.

How can I watch the 2021 Six Nations?

All 15 matches of the 2021 Six Nations will be screened on terrestrial TV in the UK, with the fixtures divided up between BBC and ITV channels.

For those wanting to watch the action on their phones, digital devices or simply stream the games then coverage can be accessed through the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.

What are the full fixtures, kick off times and TV channels?

Round One

6 Feb - Italy v France at Stadio Olimpico, Rome. Kick off: 2.15pm. ITV Sport.

6 Feb - England v Scotland at Twickenham, London. Kick off: 4.45pm. ITV Sport.

7 Feb - Wales v Ireland at Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Kick off: 3pm. BBC Sport and S4C.

Round Two 13 Feb - England v Italy at Twickenham, London. Kick off: 2.15pm. ITV Sport.

13 Feb - Scotland v Wales at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Kick off 4.45pm. BBC Sport and S4C.

14 Feb - Ireland v France at Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Kick off 3pm. ITV Sport.

Round Three

27 Feb - Italy v Ireland at Stadio Olimpico, Rome. Kick off 2.15pm. ITV Sport.

27 Feb - Wales v England at Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Kick off 4.45pm. BBC Sport and S4C.

28 Feb (PP) - France v Scotland at Stade de France, Paris. Kick off: 3pm. BBC Sport. (Rearranged for 26 March)

Round Four

13 Mar - Italy v Wales at Stadio Olimpico, Rome. Kick off: 2.15pm. ITV Sport and S4C.

13 Mar - England v France at Twickenham, London. Kick off: 4.45pm. ITV Sport.

14 Mar - Scotland v Ireland at BT Murrayfield. Kick off: 3pm. BBC Sport.

Round Five

20 Mar - Scotland v Italy at BT Murrayfield. Kick off: 2.15pm. BBC Sport.

20 Mar - Ireland v England at Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Kick off: 4.45pm. ITV Sport.

20 Mar - France v Wales at Stade de France, Paris. Kick off: 8pm. BBC Sport and S4C.