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Watch Six Nations Championship live with a VPN

Updated: January 23, 2020
Watch Six Nations Championship live with a VPN

Watch Six Nations live rugby on ITV and BBC

Price: Free

Channels: ITV, ITV4, and BBC One

ITV and BBC hold broadcasting rights for the 2020 Six Nations Championship in the UK. Be sure to check the official schedule.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Sign up at ITV or TV Player. You may need to supply a valid UK postal code (e.g., WC1X 0AA).
  4. Start watching for free!

Watching on mobile? Fire up the ITV Hub app (on Android and iOS) or the TVPlayer app (on Android or iOS).

Learn more about streaming ITV and BBC with ExpressVPN.

Stream Six Nations 2020 live stream on TVNZ

Price: Free

Channels: TVNZ 1 and TVNZ 2

TVNZ offers live coverage of the Six Nations Championship in New Zealand this year. You can tune in to the games closer to the tournament dates and watch all matches live absolutely free!

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in New Zealand.
  3. Head down to TVNZ and sign up.
  4. Enjoy your stream!

Watching on mobile? Fire up the TVNZ app on your Android or iOS device.

How to stream every Six Nations Championship game on NBC

Price: 25 USD/month and up

Channels: NBCSN

ESPN sometimes covers select rugby matches and tournaments. Check the schedule closer to the events to know when to tune in. You can watch the ESPN stream using a variety of free trials.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to YouTube TV (50 USD/month), Sling TV Blue (25 USD/month), Hulu (55 USD/month), fuboTV (55 USD/month), or AT&T TV Now (65 USD/month) and sign up. You may need to enter a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104).
  4. Enjoy watching!

Watching on mobile? Fire up the YouTube TV app (on Android and iOS), the fuboTV app (on Android and iOS), Sling TV app (on Android and iOS), the AT&T TV Now app (on Android and iOS), or the Hulu app (on Android or iOS).

Learn more about watching YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu, and AT&T TV Now with ExpressVPN.

Tip: Combine all free trials for over a month of free streaming!

Watch every Six Nations Championship game on TSN

Price: 5 CAD/day, 20 CAD/month, or 100 CAD/6-months

TSN will show live coverage of the entire 2020 Six Nations Championship in Canada. To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Canada.
  3. Head to TSN and sign up. You may need to enter a valid Canadian postal code (e.g., G1V 1P4, J1A 3E9).
  4. Enjoy watching!

How to stream every Six Nations Championship match on NBC Sports Gold

Price: 80 USD

NBC Sports Gold gives you exclusive rugby championships and tournaments throughout the year—live, commercial-free, and on-demand, including every Six Nations Championship match! The subscription period lasts from August 14, 2019 to August 16, 2020. Subscriptions auto-renew prior to the start of next season.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to NBC Sports Gold and sign up.
  4. Enjoy the rugby!

Watching on mobile? You can also use the NBC Sports Gold app (on Android and iOS).

Follow Six Nations Championship on BBC Radio 5 live online

Price: Free

BBC Radio 5 provides live audio commentary of the Six Nations Championship, Autumn Internationals, Premiership Rugby, and European Rugby Champions Cup matches. To listen with added security and privacy:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location that’s nearest to you.
  3. Go to BBC Radio 5 Live.
  4. Enjoy the live commentary!

Listening on mobile? Fire up the BBC Radio 5 Live on your Android or iOS device.

Follow the championship on the official Guinness Six Nations YouTube channel

You can watch match highlights on the Guinness Six Nations YouTube channel. In addition to the latest highlights, there will be a comprehensive round-up of the action 24 hours after the games have concluded.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location where YouTube is available.
  3. Go to the Guinness Six Nations YouTube channel.
  4. Enjoy the highlights!

Watch Six Nations Championship news and highlights on the World Rugby YouTube channel

The World Rugby YouTube channel provides coverage of the Six Nations tournament as well as the World Rugby Under 20 Championship, World Rugby Under 20 Trophy, and Women’s Rugby World Cup.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location where YouTube is available.
  3. Go to the World Rugby YouTube channel.
  4. You’re all set!

How to stream live Six Nations Championship on Sky Sports

Price: Sky subscription

Channels: ITV, ITV4, and BBC One

Living in the UK? Sky Sports is your best bet for catching live streams of the games. However, specialized equipment is required. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card.

If you’re traveling abroad and you already have an existing Sky subscription, you can access Sky Go with a VPN and get set up in a minute!

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Head to Sky Go and log in.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Sky Go app on your Android or iOS device.

Learn more about watching Sky with ExpressVPN.

Who’s competing in the 2020 Rugby Six Nations?

These are the six nations competing in the Six Nations Championship.

Nation Home Stadium  Head coach
England Twickenham Stadium, England Eddie Jones
France Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fabien Galthié
Ireland Aviva Stadium, Dublin Andy Farrell
Italy Stadio Olimpico, Rome Franco Smith
Scotland Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Gregor Townsend
Wales Principality Stadium, Cardiff Wayne Pivac

2020 Six Nations Championship fixtures

Here’s the schedule of play for this year’s Six Nations Championship.

Date and time (CET) Game Venue

Round One

February 1, 2020, 3:15 p.m. Wales vs. Italy Principality Stadium, Cardiff
February 1, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Ireland vs. Scotland Aviva Stadium, Dublin
February 2, 2020, 4 p.m. France vs. England Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Round Two

February 8, 2020, 3:15 p.m. Ireland vs. Wales Aviva Stadium, Dublin
February 8, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Scotland vs. England Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
February 9, 2020, 4 p.m. France vs. Italy Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Round Three

February 22, 2020, 3:15 p.m. Italy vs. Scotland Stadio Olimpico, Rome
February 22, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Wales vs. France Principality Stadium, Cardiff
February 23, 2020, 4 p.m. England vs. Ireland Twickenham Stadium, England

Round Four

March 7, 2020, 3:15 p.m. Ireland vs. Italy Aviva Stadium, Dublin
March 7, 2020, 5:45 p.m. England vs. Wales Twickenham Stadium, England
March 8, 2020, 4 p.m. Scotland vs. France Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Round Five

March 14, 2020, 3:15 p.m. Wales vs. Scotland Principality Stadium, Cardiff
March 14, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Italy vs. England Stadio Olimpico, Rome
March 14, 2020, 9 p.m. France vs. Ireland Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Who wins the 2020 Six Nations Championship?

Wales won the 2019 Six Nations Championship by beating Ireland, claiming the country’s first Grand Slam victory since 2012. The Welsh earned their win with rock-solid defense and a lights-out performance from Alun Wyn Jones, who was also named the best player of the 2019 championship.

Now, as head coach Warren Gatland moves on to new coaching pastures, can Wales build on its strong performances a year ago and retain its crown? Can they best tournament favorites England? Share your predictions in the predictions below and don’t forget to tune in with your VPN!

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58 thoughts on “Rugby Union

  1. I paid for something that won’t work in the Philippines, how can I claim my payment back? Im so disappointed, I even click Philippines as my location, it should have prevented me if I had known nothing will work here. I just paid for it to watch thr rygby world cup semi finals…

  2. I’m living in Auckland,
    New Zealand. By now,
    I have written the results
    of the Pool play of the
    past few weeks. Of
    course, I am following
    The defending
    Champions, NEW
    ZEALAND.

  3. Unfortunately ExpressVPN do not have enough bandwidth for big occasions like this.
    I am subscribed for over a year, with good results, but you need more servers

    1. Hi Justin,

      Rai Sport is the broadcaster for Italy. You can use a VPN to access the Italian stream, or you can connect to the UK and watch the ITV stream for every game.

  4. Hi I live in the Philippines and would like to watch the Super Rugby matches played between the teams in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. I would also like to watch the world cup and other games. How would I be able to use the VPN service to watch these matches live? Will I be able to watch on the TV with YouTube app? Your advice would be appreciated.
    Many thanks

      1. Which ITV (UK) channel is streaming the RWC? There are 3 sports channels on ITV & I couldn’t see the RWC in the tv guide section. Thanks

  5. I’m vacationing in Costa Rica and would like to watch the six nations rugby. If I sign up for VPN will I be able to stream all the games starting with then Ireland Scotland etc?

    1. Hi Patrick,

      To watch the games, you simply need to know which country is the “home” team for the match. To watch the home games for France, Scotland, and Wales, head to TVPlayer or TVCatchup and select BBC. For the other nations, select ITV.

      If you any issues watching the streams, please contact Support here: https://www.expressvpn.com/support/#open-chat

  6. Hi I live in BC Canada and would like to watch the Super Rugby matches played between the teams in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Hwo would I be able to use the VPN service to watch these matches either live or delayed. Your advice would be appreciated.
    Many thanks

  7. Hi!
    Does ExpressVPN work with DSTVNow (https://now.dstv.com/) on my Windows 10 Notebook? I am from South Africa and reside in the California but would like to watch my Supersport Channels, etc on DSTVNow. I have a DSTV Account (ie: login).

    I also need to know if I can use the Chrome or Firefox ExpressVPN Extension to watch on https://now.dstv.com/ instead of the your main APP because I dont want it to interfere with my Amazon Prime Account in the US. In other words, I will be using Firefox with your VPM extension for DSTV and Chrome without your extension for US based accounts like Amazon Prime.

    Thanks!

    Regards
    Shafique

  8. Hi I want to watch live rugby games on SuperSport (South Africa), i currently live in SA.

    Do i have to need a DSTV account to watch local Super sport games?

    Why do i need an account to stream when i can watch it on the decoder, please advise. I need clarity regarding the account?

    Awaiting your prompt respond.

  9. Hi,

    I am planning to watch the Rugby League World Cup beginning in the next 2 to 3 days co hosted by Australia/NZ and PNG.

    I am in Micronesia (South West Pacific)

    I have downloaded the VPN express.

    What is the best sit to stream and watch? Can you attach their URL here. Thanks

    1. Hi Joe,

      With a VPN, you can view Rugby League World Cup streams from a variety of countries.

      We’ve listed 5 sites in the “How to watch the Rugby League World Cup with a VPN” section above. Check them out and let Support know if you have issues! (www.expressvpn.com/support/)

  10. I’m in India and want to watch the rugby. Do i also need subscription to SKY TV? Whats best way for me to get the rugby without having to pay for VPN and subscription to a broadcaster?

    1. Hi there,

      If you’re looking for a British broadcast, Sky TV is the way to go. We don’t advise watching free streams since they are almost always low quality and can present a range of internet risks. Besides, a VPN is perfect for watching any online TV show 🙂

        1. To watch everything yes. But sometimes broadcasters show matches for free (e.g. For showed the Super Bowl for American Football free of charge), so it would be a good idea to check the site of the broadcaster and see if they’re airing your favorite matches for free 🙂

    1. Hi John,

      Sounds like a case where ExpressVPN can help! Just use ExpressVPN and connect to an Irish server, and you’ll be all set 🙂

      1. ExpressVPN does not work with RTE, and has not been working for a while. I have been trying for weeks and missed a number of occasions. The website detects the proxy address, as I believe the IP is recognised. Will it work for the Japan Ireland game today?

    1. Hi Richard,

      No problem! ExpressVPN does not prevent you from connecting to any web service. In fact, ExpressVPN can help you access your favorite web services from anywhere in the world at high speeds and with added security.

      Just connect to an ExpressVPN server in a country where the service is available, and you’re all set!

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