"Refreshed" - Trio of legendary players scrapped as pundits by BBC, younger talent hired - Ruck

“Refreshed” – Trio of legendary players scrapped as pundits by BBC, younger talent hired

The BBC have scrapped four prominent pundits from their rugby union broadcast team for the Guinness Six Nations in the last couple of years.

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This year, Gabby Logan will be leading the BBC’s coverage, with analysis and co-commentary coming from Sam Warburton, Martin Johnson, John Barclay, Jonathan Davies, and Chris Paterson. Dylan Hartley and Sergio Parisse will also feature across the broadcaster’s content.

Nigel Owens will provide analysis on officiating, and Sonja McLaughlan and Lee McKenzie will provide pitchside reporting.

Meanwhile, Andrew Cotter will lead its commentary, with Gareth Rhys Owen, Alastair Eykyn and Sara Orchard on highlights commentary.

The BBC will also be launching the Rugby Union Daily podcast on 29 January, with new episodes every day during match weeks throughout the tournament. Chris Jones, Ugo Monye and Sara Orchard will host, alongside guests as well as regular appearances from Chris Ashton, Sam Warburton, and Tommy Bowe.

Special episodes of the Rugby Union Daily podcast include Gregor Townsend picking his favourite Scotland v England clashes and Sam Warburton taking us through his most memorable Wales v England matches.

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#1. Andy Nicol

Tin 2023, former Scotland international Andy Nicol confirmed the Scotland game against Wales will be last match working for the broadcaster.

He wrote: “After 20 years with @BBCSport the Scotland v Wales game on Saturday will be my last on TV. It’s been a total privilege to work for the BBC on the @SixNationsRugby for so long. Thank you!: