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5 Live announces team covering the Six Nations 2020

The BBC 2020 Six Nation line-up has been announced and it includes live commentary of every home nation’s game on the radio.

You’ll be able to hear every home nation’s men’s game live on BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra throughout the competition. Live commentary of every England Women’s game will be broadcast on 5 Live Sports Extra or online, with highlights on the BBC Sport website.

Sonja McLaughlan and Mark Chapman will present the coverage for BBC Radio 5 Live, joined by Chris Jones and Sara Orchard, alongside pundits Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson, Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Davies, Jamie Heaslip and Johnnie Beattie.

The Rugby Union Weekly Podcast will return to closely follow the Six Nations, with new episodes available every Monday. Ugo Monye, Danny Care, Chris Ashton and Chris Jones will continue hosting it, plus there will be also be some bonus episodes.

In addition to this, there will also be a new Women’s Six Nations episode of Rugby Union Weekly covering all the biggest talking points from the women’s tournament. Hosted by Sara Orchard and Philippa Tuttiett, it will be available to download every Wednesday.

Every Thursday during game weeks, Matt Dawson’s Rugby Show returns to 5 Live where he’ll have regular guests including Danny Care, Philippa Tuttiett, Natasha Hunt, Andy Nicol and Shane Horgan.

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