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Marcus Smith’s stoppage-time drop-goal rewarded England’s standout efficiency of the Steve Borthwick period because the Guinness Six Nations title race was taken to the ultimate weekend with a 23-22 victory over Ireland.

Smith, making his first look of the match after recovering from a calf harm, struck within the remaining act of the sport to disclaim Ireland back-to-back Grand Slams on a day of excessive drama at Twickenham.

Earlier within the day, Scotland’s marketing campaign unravelled in disastrous style in Rome as they crashed to a primary defeat in opposition to Italy since 2015.

Gregor Townsend’s facet appeared set to tighten their grip on second place – and hold themselves on target for a primary top-two end this century – after they held 14-3 and 22-10 leads within the first half.

However, the Scots utterly misplaced their approach after the interval as they fell to a 31-29 loss in opposition to an Italian facet who – regardless of a number of encouraging shows that helped draw a capability crowd to the Stadio Olimpico – had not received a Six Nations match since victory in Wales two years in the past.

This chastening defeat within the Eternal City is bound to crank up the warmth on head coach Townsend 5 months after exiting the World Cup on the group-stage.

Tomorrow, Wales host France in Cardiff at 3pm.

How to observe the 2024 Six Nations on TV

Fixtures this 12 months are being proven on each the BBC and ITV within the UK. Live streams can be found at no cost on BBC iPlayer and ITVX apps, and could be downloaded on cell or pill gadgets.

The long-term way forward for the Six Nations on free-to-air TV is unsure after the British Government rejected calls so as to add the match to the checklist of sporting occasions that have to be proven at no cost. That has brought on consternation from seasoned observers like Martin Bayfield, who believes the match just isn’t being correctly promoted.

2024 Six Nations fixtures and ends in full

All instances GMT

Round one

Round two

Round three

Round 4

Sunday, March 10: Wales v France

Kick-off: 3pm
Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: Luke Pearce (Eng)
Channel: BBC

Round 5

Saturday, March 16: Wales v Italy,

Kick-off: 2.15pm
Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (Fra)
Channel: BBC

Saturday, March 16: Ireland v Scotland

Kick-off: 4.45pm
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Referee: Matthew Carley (Eng)
Channel: ITV

Saturday, March 16: France v England

Kick-off: 8pm
Venue: Groupama Stadium, Lyon
Referee: Angus Gardner (Aus)
Channel: ITV

Six Nations desk