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Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations 2023: What time is kick-off and what TV channel is it on?



Ireland travel to Murrayfield in round four of the Six Nations to take on Scotland who have shown they are more than capable of producing another thrilling performance. 

Gregor Townsend’s side produced a statement win against England which was followed up by an emphatic victory over Wales in round two. 

However, their hopes of the Grand Slam ended against France in their last match, while Ireland will aim to extend their winning sequence to four matches in this year’s Six Nations. 

Both sides will meet in the World Cup later in the year as they have been drawn together in Pool B alongside South Africa, Tonga and Romania. 

When and where is Scotland v Ireland? 

Scotland will face Ireland at BT Murrayfield on Sunday, 12 March with kick-off under way at 3pm GMT. 

The other games this weekend are Italy v Wales at 2.45pm on the Saturday followed by England v France at Twickenham at 4.45pm.

What TV channel is Scotland v Ireland on? 

This is an BBC fixture. For UK TV viewers it will be live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The coverage will begin at 2.15pm. 

BBC’s Six Nations pundits for 2023 include former playing stars Martin Johnson World Cup winners Matt Dawson, Kaly Daly-Mclean and Paul Grayson. Former Scotland captain John Barclay and former Lions Captain Sam Warburton. 

Who is the referee?

England referee Luke Pearce takes charge of this one alongside his compatriots Wayne Barnes and Christophe Ridley as assistant referees.  

  • Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Ridley (RFU)
  • TMO: Stuart Terheege (RFU)

Latest team news


Grant Gilchrist will miss the rest of Scotland’s campaign after being handed a three-week ban following his red card away to France. The second row admitted to an independent judicial committee that he had committed an act of foul play when catching Anthony Jelonch with his shoulder.

Gilchrist will now miss the last two matches of Scotland’s campaign at home to Ireland and Italy. He was also due to sit out Edinburgh’s URC match away to Connacht later this month, but has had his application granted to take part in the Coaching Intervention Programme instead of missing the third game of his sanction period.


The Ireland squad, meanwhile, received a boost with the return of Jamison Gibson-Park, Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Tadhg Furlong to full training. All four players were ruled out of Ireland’s 34-20 victory over Italy with Furlong, Gibson-Park and Henshaw yet to feature in this year’s Six Nations campaign.

What happened in this fixture in 2022?

Ireland secured the Triple Crown with a 26-5 bonus victory over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland scored through Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Josh van der Flier and Conor Murray to win their first trophy on home soil for 18 years. 

The win moved Ireland to the top of the Six Nations until France beat England 25-13 to seal the Grand Slam. However, they did claim their 12th ever Triple Crown over Scotland. 

Read the report here.

The Six Nations 2023 table – as it stands

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