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How to Watch Six Nations Rugby Live Stream [2021]

The Six Nations championship has the longest history out of all the other rugby championships which is due in no small part to the teams that compete in it.

France, Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland and Italy duke it out year after year, giving us great moments at the highest level of competition.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at how you can get all the action, in many cases, for free.

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Stream the Six Nations Championship for Free in the U.K.

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U.K. residents always get a free deal as they’re able to watch the Six Nations live stream for free via free-to-air British television. More specifically, they have ITV, BBC and S4C covering the various matches that comprise the competition.

The service that allows users to watch Six Nations live and free is BBC iPlayer. The ITV Hub mobile app also allows free streaming of the matches. For people who want more options, there’s also TVplayer.com which offers users all the free channels in the U.K.

This is where people living in other countries can also join in if they have a VPN service that works with BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.

You can use our guides to learn more about the best VPN for BBC iPlayer and how to watch BBC iPlayer outside the U.K. from any country.

Watch Six Nations Live Stream for Free in the U.S.

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Your best chance of watching Six Nations 2021 is NBC. Otherwise, there’s the new service Peacock which only costs $4.99 per month. For a channel that will cover not only the Six Nations tournament but plenty of other competitions such as Premiership Rugby, that’s a good deal.

The great thing about Peacock is that it comes with a free trial option that lasts seven days. So you can watch a lot of Six Nations 2021 for free if you sign up on the day of the first match.

Watch Six Nations Live Stream From Any Country

It doesn’t really matter if you’re a permanent resident of the U.K. or not. If you’re not in the U.K., you can’t really watch Six Nations via BBC and ITV. BBC iPlayer along with all other broadcasters in the U.K. have restricted content delivery to certain countries, including the U.S. (and they use cookies to know your location and restrict coverage).

The only way to get around these restrictions is to use a VPN.

A VPN will help you trick websites into thinking you’re in the U.K. while in reality, you may be out of the country for work or vacation. This is the best way to consume content that you’ve paid for in advance instead of turning to illegal streaming.

As for the steps that you need to take to watch the Six Nations live stream from any country in the world, they are as follows:

Step 1: Sign up for a Good VPN Service

Virtual private networks ensure you don’t have to suffer the consequences of distribution and copyright laws. To access the Six Nations live stream from any country, you need to sign up for a VPN. While doing so, make sure you sign up for the one with a wide server network. This will ensure that if you can’t watch the Six Nations 2021 live stream in one country then you can access it in another by changing your location.

It goes without saying that after signing up for a VPN, you should promptly go to its website, download the VPN app for your system and install it. You can even use a free trial to watch the competition each weekend, including the final round.

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Step 2: Connect To a Server in the U.K.

After installing the app, run it and connect to a server that’s located in the U.K. You can pick any of the countries where the Six Nations live stream is available but the safest bet is ITV Player and BBC iPlayer. Both are free if you’re from the U.K. This is why you’ll be able to access them if you connect to a server in England, Ireland or anywhere else in the U.

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Step 3: Register for ITV Player for Free

Registration for ITV Player is free so getting an account shouldn’t be a problem. You can easily find the U.K. zip code that the ITV registration process requires by using Google. The registration process doesn’t require a lot of information and you should be fine with either an Ireland, Wales, Scotland or England zip code.

Once you register, the website will only send you a verification email once you start to watch or live stream something online. Once it does, just verify your email address and you’ll be able to watch whatever you want whether you’re in Ireland, England or anywhere else in the world.

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Step 4: Start Streaming Six Nations Live Stream 2021

Once registered, start streaming once the championship starts which will be on February 6, 2021. You should be able to watch every single one of the games online. You may even see England win again just like they did in Six Nations 2020. No matter what happens, you’ll be able to watch all of the matches of all the teams that are competing each weekend. 

Six Nations Live Rugby Fixtures

The Six Nations Championship will begin on February 6, 2021 and will end on March 20, 2021. In other words, you will get to watch high-quality Six Nations matches for a period of 45 days. Of course, only 15 matches will be played over the course of the competition.

Luckily, all of the matches, including the final round, are on the weekend. The schedule of the matches is as follows:

Round 1

6-Feb-202115:15 CETItaly vs FranceStadio Olimpico, Rome
6-Feb-202116:45 GMTEngland vs ScotlandTwickenham Stadium, London
7-Feb-202115:00 GMTWales vs IrelandMillennium Stadium, Cardiff

Round 2

13-Feb-202114:15 GMTEngland vs ItalyTwickenham Stadium, London
13-Feb-202116:45 GMTScotland vs WalesMurrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
14-Feb-202115:00 GMTIreland vs FranceAviva Stadium, Dublin

Round 3

27-Feb-202115:15 CETItaly vs IrelandStadio Olimpico, Rome
27-Feb-202116:45 GMTWales vs EnglandMillennium Stadium, Cardiff
28-Feb-202116:00 CETFrance vs ScotlandStade de France, Saint-Denis

Round 4

13-March-202115:15 CETItaly vs WalesStadio Olimpico, Rome
13-March-202116:45 GMTEngland vs FranceTwickenham Stadium, London
14-March-202115:00 GMTScotland vs IrelandMurrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Round 5

20-March-202114:15 GMTScotland vs ItalyMurrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
20-March-202116:45 GMTIreland vs EnglandAviva Stadium, Dublin
20-March-202121:00 CETFrance vs WalesStade de France, Saint-Denis

How Can I Live Stream Six Nations Rugby?

There are plenty of ways to access the Six Nations live stream. But which specific channel will let you follow every fixture of the competition? That’ll be decided by which country you’re living in. Let’s take a look at your options.

BBC

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People living in Wales, Ireland and England probably have the best deal when watching the Six Nations live stream online as nearly the entire Six Nations live stream is available on BBC One. Their coverage will follow all home games from England, Scotland, France and Wales, even those in the final round.

Of course, for those who’ve been following the sport for a while (in these regions, that is) this shouldn’t come as a surprise since BBC One has done such coverage many times in the past. If you access the BBC database, it even has highlights of previous Six Nations matches that you can watch. There are highlights from all of the Six Nations 2020 fixtures.

ITV

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Along with BBC iPlayer, ITV will also bring people living in the U.K. full coverage of the competition. Not only that but ITV Sport also provides users with pre-match and post-match analysis of the Six Nations 2021 games as part of the live stream of the matches.

Additionally, it also holds player interviews from the venue and broadcasts them for all to see as part of their coverage. The best part is that ITV is free for people living in the U.K.

S4C

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S4C will get all the action from the Six Nations live stream for Welsh fans of the sport to watch. Of course, Welsh rugby fans can watch the Six Nations live stream on BBC and ITV as well. The one advantage that this coverage has over all other streaming channels is that it provides exclusive Welsh commentary on all the matches.

France.tv

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The French team is part of the Six Nations tournament and French fans can live stream rugby at France.tv. France.tv owns several different channels but only a few of them will get to broadcast the Six Nations live stream. France 2 will provide coverage of all the matches along with exclusive French commentary.

Virgin One

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Virgin One isn’t the most popular channel when it comes to sports content, but since Virgin One Media owns the channel you can rest assured that at least a portion of the rugby community will get fast, high-quality rugby content to watch.

That portion is the one that lives in Ireland. Not only will Virgin One live stream all 15 of the tournament’s matches but it will also offer Irish commentary as you watch their coverage, thanks to Virgin One Media.

DMAX

As far as good sports channels in Italy go, DMAX is right up there with the best. Discovery Group owns the sports channel which essentially means it can purchase top-quality content for fans.

DMAX has purchased the rights to broadcast all the Six Nations 2021 live games in the coming months. As with BBC One, DMAX has a lot of experience in broadcasting big tournament events like Six Nations 2021 which it’s been doing since 2014.

Note that this may be the last time DMAX provides coverage of the Six Nations competition as its previous deal only allowed it to broadcast the tournament until 2021.

For Italian fans, you’ll get commentary in Italian for free.

DAZN

DAZN may not be the biggest sports channel in the world but it’s certainly one of the biggest in Europe. DAZN not only offers sports content in Europe but a select number of countries on other continents as well.

DAZN will show all of the Six Nations 2021 action live for countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Canada. The streaming service operates out of London but generally covers sports content for all major European nations.

NBCUniversal

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Rugby may not be a major sport in the U.S. but that doesn’t mean U.S. fans can’t watch the Six Nations tournament live. We should mention that the U.S. isn’t a part of the tournament.

The Six Nations tournament consists of six teams, all of which are from Europe. Regardless, NBCUniversal will broadcast all 15 matches of the competition so you can be sure to not miss any of the results.

Conclusion

To watch Six Nations online, you don’t need a lot of information or details. We’ve listed all the ways in which you can watch the matches this year. These strategies should work next year too.

If you run into any problems when trying to watch the Six Nations Championship, please tell us in the comments sections below.

DISCLAIMER:

Security Gladiators in no way encourages or condones any kind of copyright violation or circumvention of restrictions. That includes streaming illegal content as some services can host both legal and pirated content. You need to do your own research to see if these services and content are legal in your own country. We suggest to always use a VPN while streaming or downloading anything from the web.
Zohair A. Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
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