We've been excited about the 2019 Six Nations international rugby union for ages, and the curtain raiser certainly didn't disappoint. And this year's competition is as important as ever, with the 6 teams making final preparations for the Rugby World Cup later in the year. This guide will let you watch all the action from the comfort of your home, or anywhere else you can get an internet connection for that matter – live stream Six Nations 2019 rugby from anywhere.
The impressive Irish are odds-on favourites to take the 2019 Six Nations title and make it two in a row after their Grand Slam last year. Captain Rory Best's men recorded a famous victory over the All Blacks in November and fans and players alike are starting to dare to believe that a World Cup win could be within their grasp.
England are in a strange place with their best XV still seemingly undecided by Eddie Jones. They recorded impressive autumn victories against South Africa and Australia and yet looked vulnerable against Japan. The 2019 Six Nations should therefore be a useful litmus test, as it should for Wales who beat the same Southern Hemisphere opposition late last year. Scotland continue to go from strength to strength and they'll be looking to improve on a 2018 campaign that included Calcutta Cup success over England.
France and Italy had 2018s to forget and have a lot of improvements to make should they wish to challenge either here or in Japan. For all the info about how to watch a Six Nations live stream, read on. It's free to air in the UK, for example, so you can tune in for free by using a VPN if you're outside the country when the match you want to see is on. And you can scroll down to see a list of this weekend's fixtures, too.
How to live stream Six Nations 2019 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 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.
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