How To Watch The
Six Nations Rugby 2019
Live From Anywhere

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It's finally here, the Six Nations Rugby Union Tournament, where champions Ireland are favourites for the trophy. As one of the biggest sporting events of the year, if you're anything like me, you can't wait for it to start.

The 20th Six Nations tournament kicks off at 8pm GMT on Friday the 1st Feb as we see France take on Wales in Paris. Saturday the 2nd Feb sees both Italy face Scotland at Murrayfield (2:15pm) and Ireland host England in Dublin (16:45).

This guide will show how you can watch all of the games live from the comfort of your home, if you're in the UK or elsewhere during the tournament which concludes on the 16th March.

How to Live Stream the Six Nations in the UK

If you're going to be in the UK whilst the tournament is on then you're in luck.

All of the 15 games will be shown live and via replay/catch-up via both the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub websites and mobile apps.

Here's a quick snapshot of the fixtures, times (GMT), and TV channels to add to your diary:

Round 1
  • France vs Wales – Fri 1 Feb – 20:00 – BBC/S4C
  • Scotland vs Italy – Sat 2 Feb – 14:15 – BBC
  • Ireland vs England – Sat 2 Feb – 16:45 – ITV
Round 2
  • Scotland vs Ireland – Sat 9 Feb – 14:15 – BBC
  • Italy vs Wales – Sat 9 Feb – 16:45 – ITV/S4C
  • England vs France – Sun 10 Feb – 15:00 – ITV
Round 3
  • France vs Scotland – Sat 23 Feb – 14:15 – BBC
  • Wales vs England – Sat 23 Feb – 16:45 – BBC/S4C
  • Italy vs Ireland – Sun 24 Feb – 15:00 – ITV

Round 4

  • Scotland vs Wales – Sat 9 Mar – 14:15 – BBC/S4C
  • England vs Italy – Sat 9 Mar – 16:45 – ITV
  • Ireland vs France – Sun 10 Mar – 15:00 – ITV

Round 5

  • Italy vs France – Sat 16 Mar – 12:30 – ITV
  • Wales vs Ireland – Sat 16 Mar – 14:45 – BBC/S4C
  • England vs Scotland – Sat 16 Mar – 17:00 – ITV

Not going to be in the UK? No problem, all you need to do is use a VPN to ensure you have uninterrupted access to the live coverage. Full details below.

How to Stream the Six Nations when you're not in your country

If you're going to be out of the country when the games are on and you're desperate not to miss any of the action, you will find when trying to broadcast a stream in another country your access will be blocked.

However, there is a way you can watch live streaming, by using a VPN, which will effectively make it seem like your sat at home watching.

VPN's are VERY simple to set up and allow you to choose any location in the world to make it appear as if you are streaming from that country. We've tested many VPN services and found that they best option for Rugby fans is ExpressVPN.

It works with pretty much any device, so you can stream on Mobile, Laptop, Desktop, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Smart TV…you name it. All you need to do is download, install and open the app and away you go.

Quick Solution: Here are our top 3 VPN's for uninterrupted access to the Six Nations Live 2019.

  1. ExpressVPN:  The Best VPN Rugby for streaming,  30-day trial
  2. IPVanish: Our second choice is great for multiple devices
  3. NordVPN: One of the most affordable & reliable VPN's 

The Best Way To Stream The Six Nations = ExpressVPN

To have uninterrupted access to the Six Nations, ExpressVPN is a proven solution. With dedicated 24/7 support via live chat, no matter where you are in the world or which timezone, you can get help should you need it.

They have a simple 3-step setup which means you can be watching your team play in the next 5-minutes.

Why Choose ExpressVPN?

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1. Fast Connection Speeds

You're looking for high connection speeds when streaming live video, otherwise you end up will a buffering screen and stuttering all through the match…which will kill any enjoyment.

With ExpressVPN you get connection speeds that are more than capable of handling live streaming from anywhere in the world.

2. Devices and Apps Support

Apps are what you use to connect to the ExpressVPN network from your device. Let's face it, apps have taken over our lives…there's an app for everything now and why should your VPN be anything different?

You no longer have to be a rocket scientist to use a VPN, it's as simple and opening the app, clicking on a location and your away!

Below is a selection of the devices, browsers and consoles supported by ExpressVPN.

DEVICES

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Routers
  • Chromebook
  • Kindle Fire
  • Nook

BROWSERS

  • Chrome
  • FireFox
  • Safari

CONSOLES & TV's

  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Samsung Smart TV

3. Servers and Locations Coverage

Having servers and locations around the globe means you can appear as if you are in the country where the event is taking place. So whether you're in the UK or outside or it, be it France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand or any other Rugby loving country, you can connect to your streaming service of choice and enjoy the games live.

VPN's also provide you with the peace-of-mind that both your location data and private details are encrypted and secure, away from prying eyes.

4. Customer Support

We all need a little help from time-to-time and if you're not as tech-savvy as many of the kids nowadays, no worries. ExpressVPN offer a live chat service that is available 24-hours a day, 7-days per week.

You can also visit their support centre or use the email support service if your question isn't time-sensitive.

Images courtesy of sixnationsrugby.com

How Can I Watch The Six Nations From Elsewhere?

The Six Nations Tournament will be broadcast live from a select number of stations and channels across different countries. Below are the ones we've found so far from our research:
  • France – France Télévisions
  • Ireland – Virgin Media One & Virgin Media Sport
  • Italy – DMAX
  • Wales – S4C
More details can be found on the BBC and ITV sites.