The wait is almost over for the Six Nations 2020 Rugby to return to our screens. Five rounds of epic, often bruising action await as Europe’s six leading sides go all out for Grand Slam glory.
Four of the six teams have new coaches since the 2019 instalment of tournament, with only England’s Eddie Jones and Scotland’s Gregor Townsend still in place this time out.
Jones will have to use all of his managerial experience to lift a set of players who may still feel wounded after their 32-12 humbling by South Africa in the World Cup Final in Japan back in November. There is also the not-insignificant issue of dealing with a number of his squad who have been affected by Saracens’ relegation from the Gallagher Premiership for salary cap breaches.
With France set to host the World Cup in 2023, all eyes will be on the nation’s new coach Fabien Galthie and the youthful squad he’ll be looking to blood in the run-up to that tournament.
Event: Six Nations 2020
Start Date: 1st February
End Date: 20th March
TV :BBC & ITV
2019 Winner: Wales
How to live stream Six Nations 2020 in the UK for free
Great news! Every single Six Nations match will be shown live in the UK on free-to-air television. The coverage is spread across the BBC and ITV, so take a look at our info box below to see what channel is showing which individual games.
If you’re trying to watch online (either live or on catch-up) then you can get access via the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub websites or mobile apps. Alternatively, just head to an online streaming TV service such TVPlayer.com, which has all of the UK’s Freeview channels (including the BBC and ITV) in one place. This means you can catch the match on TV, computer, tablet and smartphone for free if you’re in the UK – or subscribe to TVPlayer Plus if you want to record it and watch later.
Not in the UK this weekend? No worries – just download and install a VPN and use a UK location to watch live as if you were back home. Full instructions below.
How to live stream the Six Nations when you’re not in your country
If you’re outside your country of residence – whether that be the UK or anywhere else – and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you’ll soon discover that you can’t as it is location restricted. But there’s a way you can watch anyway. By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back at home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream – assuming you comply with the broadcaster’s Ts&Cs, of course.
Live stream the Six Nations in Australia
If you don’t mind the late nights/early mornings, then subscription service beIN Sport is showing every game of the Six Nations 2020 Rugby.
If you’re a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your package for an extra fee. No worries if you aren’t though as you can also subscribe to beIN as a standalone subscription that can be watched on your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device. That costs $19.99 per month after you’ve taken advantage of a FREE two-week trial.
Not in Australia for the rugby? Don’t forget to take advantage of the VPN option as detailed above to make sure you can watch your domestic coverage anyway.
How to live stream Six Nations rugby in the US
NBC Sports Network once again has the right to show Six Nations rugby in the US. You’ll need the network’s Rugby Pass which now costs $79.99, which will give you access to live broadcasts of every match of the tournament commercial-free, and you’ll also be able to watch each game on-demand, as well as Premiership Rugby and the Heineken Champions Cup.
Six Nations Live Streaming Official Channels
Each of the six countries that compete in the Rugby Six Nations championship has its own channels to live stream every fixture. Each has widespread coverage including replays of past fixtures, Six Nations highlights, interviews, and the latest rugby news. The United Kingdom has two broadcast partners to provide coverage of the fixtures. BBC and ITV each have the rights to broadcast live streams of games, and the games are split amongst the two channels in the United Kingdom. Wales provides coverage of the action with S4C, DMAX operates in Italy, France.TV broadcasts games in France and TV3 (otherwise known as Virgin Media) handles the live streams in Ireland.
The list of broadcast partners that represent each country is listed on the official Six Nations Rugby website. The list of partners includes NBC Sports Network, Bein Sports, Arena Sports, Ziggo Sport, Nova Sport, and several others. Altogether, there are 27 official broadcast partners listed on the official Six Nations Rugby website.
For fans living in the United Kingdom, Six Nations Rugby will be available to live stream on BBC One. In addition to coverage of every round, BBC contains video of fixtures from past Six Nations Rugby. You can replay full fixtures dating back over a decade all the way back to 2007. Relive some of the biggest moments in 6 Nations history and scroll through some iconic rugby photographs. To watch all Six Nations Rugby fixtures online free of charge, all that is required is a TV license.
Rugby fans living in the United Kingdom can also live stream Six Nations Rugby through the use of ITV. Not only is live coverage of fixtures available on ITV, but extensive coverage such as highlights, photos, and interviews can be viewed. Stay up to date on all the latest news coverage surrounding the fixtures and the biggest stars of the game. Users may need to sign in to the ITV Hub before tuning in to each fixture’s live stream.
France.tv sport gives French citizens all access to live stream Six Nations Rugby fixtures and a plethora of past highlights from the greatest Six Nations rugby moments. Stream fixtures live or watch full replays if you were unable to watch them live. Stay updated on the standings and the upcoming schedule when logging on to France.tv sport to live stream all Six Nations Rugby content.
DMAX is the go-to for Italian residents to live stream coverage of Six Nations Rugby. Watch all fixtures live, stay up to date on the latest news, view commentary on fixtures, and read articles surrounding the championship. Once Italian rugby fans sign in to DMAX, they will have an abundance of Six Nations Rugby updates in addition to the live stream of the fixtures.
TV3 & RTE
There is an ongoing transition for the coverage rights of Six Nations Rugby in Ireland. TV3 recently gained rights for coverage of the championship and the days of RTE coverage will soon be over. The scheduled 2020 fixtures, standings, and rugby news can still be found on RTE, but full coverage and a live stream of Six Nations rugby have switched to TV3. Live stream and full coverage of the fixtures from every round for Irish residents can be accessed on TV3.
Rugby fans in Wales have access to live stream and all their rugby news on S4C. In addition, to live stream of each fixture of the RBS 6 Nations, Wales residents have access to extended highlights and interviews from some of the biggest stars of the game.
There may not be an American team in the Rugby Six Nations, but American residents can still tune in to watch the action. NBC Sports offers live stream of each fixture and highlights from previous contests. NBC Sports viewers can purchase the Rugby Pass which will give them access to rugby events throughout the year including the Guinness Six Nations Rugby.
2020 Six Nations Fixtures
The 2020 Six Nations starts with Wales vs Italy at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 1 February 2020 and concludes with France vs Ireland at the Stade de France on 14 March 2020.
2020 Six Nations International broadcasters
In addition to bet365 streaming, a number of international broadcasters will be showing the 2020 Six Nations tournament.
How to stream every Six Nations Championship game on NBC
Price: 25 USD/month and up
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.
Follow Six Nations Championship on BBC Radio 5 live online
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.
Who won the last Six Nations?
Wales are the reigning champions after winning the Grand Slam in 2019.
They toppled England in the third round of games, a result which proved vital in the hunt for glory.
You can view BBC Sport output as well as listen to our radio sports programming on the BBC iPlayer.
The BBC Sport website is available via desktop, mobile, tablet and app, giving fast and easy access to the live stream, text commentaries, news, reports, schedules and videos, as well as highlights of the day’s action. The BBC Sport app is available free on Apple and Android devices.
National and regional variations
National and regional variations have been included in this list where possible, but please check your local listings for more detailed information.
All Ireland games will be live on BBC Radio Ulster, all Scotland games will be live on BBC Radio Scotland, and all Wales games are live on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.
2020 Six Nations Rugby FAQ
Where is the 2020 Six Nations Rugby Championship?
The 2020 Six Nations Rugby Championship will be played in Ireland, Wales, England, France, Scotland, and Italy.
Where can I stream rugby union online?
Several bookmakers like Unibet and bet365 have licensed rugby streams that allow you to watch rugby matches online for free when you become members of the service, deposit a minimum amount and /or place a bet on the service. Geo-restrictions apply and these services are open to over 18s only. If you open an account at bet365 the bonus code is NEW BONUS.
When is the 2020 Six Nations Rugby Championship?
The 2020 Six Nations Rugby Championship started on 1 February and concludes on 14 March 2020.
Who won the 2019 Six Nations Rugby Championship?
Wales won the 2019 Six Nations Rugby Championship, beating defending champions Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on the final day to claim their first Grand Slam since 2012.
Where can I watch the 2020 Six Nations rugby?
Check our live streaming calendar to find out where to watch the 2020 Six Nations rugby.
What teams play in the 2020 Six Nations rugby?
Six nations contest the 2020 Six Nations tournament including Wales, Ireland, England, France, Scotland, and Italy.