Wales legend takes up Six Nations punditry role replacing Sir Clive Woodward

Jared Wright
Wales and British & Irish Lions legend Dan Biggar and ex-England head coach Sir Clive Woowdward.

Wales and British & Irish Lions legend Dan Biggar and ex-England head coach Sir Clive Woowdward.

ITV have announced their star-studded line-up of pundits that will provide coverage for the 2024 Six Nations, with Sir Clive Woodward omitted.

Last week, Woodward confirmed that he had quit his punditry role, which he held since 2015 and now ITV have confirmed his replacement along with a host of new faces.

Fresh faces to cover the Six Nations

Fans rejoiced over the former England and World Cup-winning coach’s departure, while the addition of former Wales and Lions fly-half Dan Biggar is likely to be welcomed by fans.

ITV’s coverage of the tournament will be led by broadcasters Mark Pougatch and Jill Douglas, and they will be joined by a host of legends of the game from each of the Six Nations sides.

England World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson, Lawrence Dallaglio, and Maggie Alphonsi all return having appeared on screen during the World Cup.

They will be joined by ex-Ireland captains Brian O’Driscoll and Rory Best while Wales will represented by legends Jamie Roberts and Biggar.

Sir Ian McGeechan also continues with ITV’s coverage and the legendary British and Irish Lions coach will be joined by fellow Scotsman Johnnie Beattie.

Finally, Italy great Sergio Parisse and former French forward Benjamin Kayser round out the punditry team.

ITV also confirmed that Topsy Ojo will combine his presenting duties with his role as a reporter alongside Gabriel Clarke.

The familiar voices of Nick Mullins and Miles Harrison will be assisted by co-commentators Shane Williams, Gordon D’Arcy, Ben Kay, Scott Hastings, David Flatman and Danielle Waterman.

The free-to-air channel will show 10 live matches throughout the 2024 Six Nations, with this year’s tournament marking the latest in a deal between ITV and the BBC that sees Six Nations matches shared between both broadcasters.

ITV’s Six Nations Schedule

2 February – France v Ireland
3 February – Italy v England
10 February – England v Wales
11 February – Ireland v Italy
24 February – Ireland v Wales
9 March – Italy v Scotland
9 March – England v Ireland
16 March – Ireland v Scotland
16 March – France v England

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