The Six Nations rugby tournament returns for another year and takes place on February 4th. With many games available to watch live on a range of platforms, here’s where and when you can stream all games on TV or online.
Last year, France won the championship with a Grand Slam for the first time since 2010, while previous winners Wales had just one win. Nothing is certain at this tournament – apart from who might finish last – making it one of the most exciting rugby events on the calendar.
Six Nations 2023: Games & TV Channels
Below we have a list of all Six Nations games over the five weeks. You can see the date, who is playing, the kick-off time and what channel it will be broadcast on. All times are GMT and the first team plays at home.
- 18 March – Scotland vs Italy – 12:30pm, BBC, S4C
- Mar 18 – France v Wales – 2:45pm, ITV
- Mar 18 – Ireland v England – 5pm, ITV
Watch Six Nations online for free
Every match in the tournament will be shown on BBC One or ITV One in the UK (dates, times and channels above) so you can catch it on your TV or online. Most Wales games are also shown on S4C.
To watch live online via a PC or laptop, you can use BBC or ITV’s own streaming services, iPlayer and ITVX.
You can opt to pay for ITV X Premium if you want to watch ad-free but not live streams, as well as simultaneous streams and downloads. There’s a 7-day free trial, then it costs £5.99 p.m. or £59.99 annually.
There will also be a highlight show on BBC One called the Six Nations Rugby Special, hosted by Ugo Monye. This will be available on BBC Two and iPlayer on Sundays from 18:15.
If you’re not looking through a web browser, you can download apps to a phone or tablet for free from the App Store or Google Play.
If you don’t have an unlimited mobile data plan on your phone or tablet, make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi to avoid high data charges.
In order to stream live rugby matches on a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, you also need a valid TV license. Check out the rules: Do I need a television license?
Watch the Six Nations Abroad
If you are abroad and want to see the Six Nations, you can do so using a VPN. You can download a VPN (Virtual Private Network) like Nord VPN or Surfshark to get the job done.
You need to open the VPN, log into your account, and then select a UK server to change your IP address to one in the UK. Once connected, you can open BBC iPlayer or ITVX to watch the content. Check out our table of the best VPN services for complete information.
You can also check the local channel for your country on the official website, it can be FR2, Sky Italia, ESPN or Supersport.
The Six Nations rugby tournament begins on February 4, and viewers have a range of options for catching the games on TV or online. All matches will be shown on BBC One or ITV One, with most Wales games also available on S4C. To watch matches online via computer, use BBC or ITV’s own streaming services, with bootleg ad-free streams available via ITV X Premium. The matches can also be watched on a phone or tablet using free apps. Expats using VPNs can also access the games, while the Six Nations website lists local TV channels showing the tournament in European countries and further afield.