Six Nations Preview: England v France and Italy v Wales

Friday 03rd February 2017

Watch rugby Chat with Flats and Shanks

With the Six Nations set to start this weekend, former England and Wales Rugby Internationals David Flatman and Tom Shanklin take a trip to the Severn Estuary to discuss England vs France and Italy vs Wales as part of a series of videos being released by Great Western Railway.

Watch the full match preview: England vs France and Italy vs Wales.

Written match previews are available at

England play at home this weekend, against France at Twickenham Stadium at 16.50 on Saturday 4 February.

The key advice for those lucky enough to see the game live is to plan their journey in advance at

Wales are in Rome where they play Italy on Sunday 5 February, with kick off at 14.00.

GWR Development Manager Tom Pierpoint said:

“Six Nations isn’t just a focus on London and Cardiff, plenty of fans travel by train into towns and cities across our network to watch the matches at pubs and local rugby clubs.

“London-bound trains will be busy on the Saturday so we advise fans to travel early if possible.”

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