The world’s oldest rugby tournament returns from February 4–March 18, 2023. Watch Six Nations rugby live streams to see who can wrestle the trophy from defending champions, France. The French picked up a Grand Slam in the process by beating every team en route to its first Six Nations Championship since 2010. This year’s tournament (as well as the Summer Internationals) will be a great warm-up for these top international sides before the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France this summer.
|Date||Sat, Feb 4–Sat, Mar 18, 2023|
|Number of teams||6|
|Countries||England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales|
|Venues||Twickenham Stadium, Stade de France, Aviva Stadium, Stadio Olimpico, Murrayfield Stadium, Principality Stadium|
How to watch Six Nations rugby live streams from your country
You can watch Six Nations rugby live streams by following just a few simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to the server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, if you’d like to stream the free British broadcasts, connect to a secure server in London.
- Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, such as Sky Sports (UK), and find the match you want to stream.
- Tune in and enjoy the rugby!
Watch Six Nations live streams online for free in the UK
The BBC owns the UK broadcasting rights for the 2023 Six Nations Championship. The best part? You can watch all the matches for free using BBC iPlayer, which has apps for computers, smartphones, and tablets! You may need to enter a valid UK postal code (e.g., WC1X 0AA) to subscribe.
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ITVX (Formerly ITV Hub)
ITV also has the UK broadcasting rights for the 2023 Six Nations Championship. Six Nations matches can be streamed using the ITVX streaming service, though you may need to enter a valid UK postal code (e.g., WC1X 0AA). The service allows you to tune into live programming as well as catch up on TV, news, and documentaries.
Watch the Six Nations 2023 rugby free online in Ireland
Irish free-to-air channel RTÉ is showing select 2023 Six Nations Championship games. You can securely stream the action by turning on your VPN and using the broadcaster’s free, on-demand streaming service, RTÉ Player. With over 200 hours of Irish shows and international content, viewers can also tune into everything from kids’ shows to news, football, and other sports live on RTÉ Player.
Virgin Media One
Virgin Media offers free-to-air channels in the Republic of Ireland. By using Virgin Media Player, you can securely stream live sports online and catch up with TV shows for up to 28 days after they are broadcast on Virgin Media One, Two, and Three—including live streams of 2023 Six Nations Championship games.
Live stream the Six Nations 2023 online for free in France
France TV comprises several state-owned channels, including France 2, France 3, and France 5. You can securely stream the Six Nations by turning on your VPN and connecting to the broadcaster’s online streaming service, which offers both live and on-demand programming, including live sports from around the world.
Live stream Six Nations online in Canada
You can tune in to the 2023 Six Nations Championship games live on DAZN Canada. Launched in 2016, DAZN offers live and on-demand streaming of many of the world’s top sporting events—and will broadcast every match of the 2023 Six Nations Championship.
Note: You may need a Canadian credit/debit card and postal code. If you don’t have one, subscribe via PayPal instead.
Watch the Six Nations rugby live stream in the U.S.
NBC Sports and Peacock
Price: 5 USD/month and up
NBC has broadcasting rights for the Six Nations Championship in the U.S. The event will be broadcast on NBC’s Peacock streaming service, which shows live sports, highlights, and hundreds of hours of movies and TV. A seven-day free trial is available.
Note: You may need a valid U.S. credit card and zip code (e.g., 08012, 60061) to subscribe.
Watch Six Nations rugby live streams in Australia
Price: 20 AUD/month
Stan Sport is broadcasting all 2023 Six Nations Championships games. The broadcasting network is also a staple for rugby fans showing Premiership Rugby, the Autumn Nations Series, and the upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. Stream at home or on the go with apps for all platforms. The Australian broadcaster offers a 7-day free trial for its Stan Sport add-on package.
Note: You may need an Australian credit/debit card and postcode to sign up.
Live stream the Six Nations 2023 online in New Zealand
Sky Sports Now
Price: 20 NZD/week, 40 NZD/month, or 400 NZD/year
Sky Sports Now is the perfect way to watch Six Nations rugby live streams in New Zealand. Stream both live and on-demand programming, including live sports from around the world—including all 15 Six Nations games—at home or on the go using the service’s website and apps for all devices. If you only want to stream select games, Sky Sports Now offers a contract-free week-long pass, or take advantage of the 7-day free trial for the monthly and annual passes.
How to watch 2023 Six Nations highlights
Check out the latest highlights and more on the Guinness Six Nations YouTube channel. Extended highlights packages are available to stream for every Six Nations encounter—watchable at home on your computer or on the go via YouTube’s mobile and tablet apps or website.
2023 Guinness Six Nations fixtures/schedule
Here’s the official schedule. Dates may be subject to change.
|Date and time (EST)||Match|
|February 4, 2023 at 9:15 a.m.||Wales vs. Ireland|
|February 5, 2023 at 11:45 a.m.||England vs. Scotland|
|February 5, 2023 at 10 a.m.||Italy vs. France|
|February 11, 2023 at 9:15 a.m.||Ireland vs. France|
|February 12, 2023 at 11:45 a.m.||Scotland vs. Wales|
|February 12, 2023 at 10 a.m.||England vs. Italy|
|February 25, 2023 at 9:15 a.m.||Italy vs. Ireland|
|February 26, 2023 at 11:45 a.m.||Wales vs. England|
|February 26, 2023 at 10 a.m.||France vs. Scotland|
|March 11, 2023 at 9:15 a.m.||Italy vs. Wales|
|March 12, 2023 at 11:45 a.m.||England vs. France|
|March 12, 2023 at 10 a.m.||Scotland vs. Ireland|
|March 19, 2023 at 7:30 a.m.||Scotland vs. Italy|
|March 19, 2023 at 9:45 a.m.||France vs. Wales|
|March 19, 2023 at 12 p.m.||Ireland vs. England|
FAQ: Six Nations Rugby
Who is hosting the Six Nations 2023?
The six participating national teams (England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales) will each hold games within their country.
Why is it called Six Nations rugby?
Since the additions of France in 1910 and Italy in 2000, the annual rugby tournament also featuring the four ‘home’ nations of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales has been known as the Six Nations Championship.
Who won the last Six Nations in 2022?
France was the winner of the 2022 Six Nations Championship.
Who is replacing Italy in the Six Nations?
South Africa is reportedly set to replace Italy in the Six Nations in 2025.
Why does South Africa want to join the Six Nations?
The addition of South Africa will make the Six Nations more competitive, as Italy has failed to win the tournament since joining the competition in 2000 and has only won two games in the past seven years.