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How to watch Six Nations 2022: live stream every game online from anywhere, Round 3

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France are soaring, it’s crunch time for Scotland, Ireland are looking to get back on track, and time’s almost up for either England or Wales. This looks set to be a pivotal weekend as the championship reaches its halfway point, so read on as our guide explains how to watch a 2022 Six Nations live stream – including free-to-air coverage in the UK and Ireland.

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Six Nations live stream 2022

Dates: February 5 – March 19

Reigning champions: Wales

FREE Six Nations live stream: ITV Hub / BBC iPlayer (UK) | RTÉ Player / Virgin Media Player (Ireland)

Global live streams: Sky Sport (NZ) | Stan Sport (AU) | Peacock (US) | DAZN (CA)

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By the end of the Sunday, two more teams could join Italy on the scrapheap. England’s clash with the reigning champions is essentially an elimination match, and the walls are suddenly closing in for Gregor Townsend’s men.

Scotland began the tournament with so much hope and in such style, but a shock defeat to Wales means they’re going to have to beat the favourites to keep their fading hopes alive.

But if they pull off an almighty shock and Ireland beat Italy, as they’re fully expected to, things are going to be wide open at the top. 

Italy aside, they say anyone can beat anyone – we’ll find out about that soon enough. Follow our guide as we explain all the ways to get a 2022 Six Nations live stream wherever you are right now – starting with how to watch the Six Nations for FREE in the UK and Ireland.

How to watch a FREE Six Nations live stream in the UK

The great news for UK-based rugger fans is that you can watch every game of the Six Nations for FREE!

Coverage of the tournament is shared between ITV and the BBC, with S4C also stepping in to offer Welsh-language coverage of every Wales match.

ITV is showing every England, France, Ireland and Italy home match, while every Wales and Scotland home match is on the BBC. 

If you’re trying to watch online (either live or on catch-up) then this means you can easily get a free Six Nations live stream on the ITV Hub and BBC iPlayer websites or mobile apps. 

Not in the UK right now? No worries – you can download and install a VPN to port yourself back home to tune in as normal – more details below. 

2022 Six Nations fixtures: schedule, times and dates

All times are given in GMT

Round 3

Saturday, Feb 26 – Scotland vs France, 2.15pmSaturday, Feb 26 – England vs Wales, 4.45pmSunday, Feb 27 – Ireland vs Italy, 3pm

*Click here to see the full Six Nations 2022 schedule

Round 4

Friday, March 11 – Wales vs France, 8pm Saturday, March 12 – Italy vs Scotland, 2.15pmSaturday, March 12 – England vs Ireland 4.45pm

Round 5

Saturday, March 19 – Wales vs Italy, 2.15pmSaturday, March 19 – Ireland v Scotland, 4.45pmSaturday, March 19 – France v England, 8pm


How to watch Six Nations from outside your country

We’ve recommended some of the best places to live stream Six Nations games below. But might run into a problem trying to access them if you’re outside of your country. This is because of something called geo-blocking.

Simply follow our VPN advice below and you’ll soon be around that issue with a great bit of software that allows you to relocate your device back to your country of residence – thereby regaining access to all the streaming services and content you normally enjoy at home.

Use a VPN to live stream Six Nations 2022 from anywhere

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How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three…

1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate location, eg: ‘UK’ for iPlayer and ITV Hub.

3. Go to the broadcaster’s stream – head to your home broadcaster’s site or app and watch as if you were at home – so that might be ITV Hub or BBC iPlayer for UK citizens abroad.

How to watch Six Nations FREE online in Ireland

Every single game of the 2022 Six nations is being shown for FREE in Ireland too, with coverage split between RTÉ and Virgin Media One.

Anyone in Ireland can access a free RTÉ live stream on RTÉ Player, and a free Virgin Media One live stream Virgin Media Player, each of which works across a wide range of devices. 

Outside of Ireland? Watch Six Nations rugby online just like you would at home with the help of a quality VPN.

How to live stream Six Nations rugby in the US

Rugby fans in the US can live stream every Six Nations game on Peacock TV.

Peacock costs just $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that offers coverage not only of Six Nations 2022, but also loads of EPL soccer games, the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, every big WWE event, plus plenty more live sports.

Click through to Peacock TV to start watching now

CNBC will be providing live coverage of four games and full replays of others, which you can stream directly through the CNBC website if you have the channel on cable, but Peacock is the main hub for all things Six Nations.

If you’re abroad right now, you can still tune in just like you would at home with the help of a good VPN. Or consult our guide to the best Peacock VPN options for more details.

Related: how to watch Peacock from outside the US with a VPN

How to watch a Six Nations live stream in Australia 

Stan Sport is live streaming every single Six Nations 2022 match.

A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial.

How to watch Six Nations: live stream in New Zealand

Live Six Nations coverage in New Zealand comes courtesy of Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages. 

Subscribers can watch online using the country’s Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform – where a pass costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month.

How to live stream Six Nations rugby in Canada 

Streaming service DAZN is the place to watch Six Nations rugby in Canada.

And it’s an absolute bargain – DAZN costs just CAD$20 a month or $150 a year.

DAZN is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Premier League and Champions League soccer, and the NFL!

It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

2022 Six Nations standings

France – 9England – 6Ireland – 6Scotland – 5Wales – 4Italy – 0

2022 Six Nations results

Round 1

Saturday, Feb 5 – Ireland 29 – 7 WalesSaturday, Feb 5 – Scotland 20-17 EnglandSunday, Feb 6 – France 37-10 Italy

Round 2

Saturday, Feb 12 – Wales 20 – 17 ScotlandSaturday, Feb 12 – France 30 – 24 IrelandSunday, Feb 13 – Italy 0 – 33 England

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Who won the last Six Nations in 2021?

Despite starting the tournament in disarray, Wales were crowned Six Nations champions for the sixth time, securing the Triple Crown along the way. France inflicted Wales’ sole defeat of the tournament en route to a second-place finish.

What is the format of the Six Nations 2022?

Taking place each year from the first weekend of February and usually concluding by the end of March, the tournament is contested by the international sides of France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

Each Six Nations team plays the other five once per season with home advantage in alternate seasons, giving a total of 15 matches per Championship. A win earns that team four points, while a draw earns both teams two points. 

A losing side receives no points, however a bonus point can be picked up by a team regardless if they won, lost or drew if they score four or more tries in a game. Losing sides can also still pick up two bonus points if they score four tries or more in the process and lose by a margin of seven points or fewer.

The team with the most points at the season wins the Six Nations Championship Trophy, and five victories earns earns the ultra-prestigious Grand Slam. 

Who has won the most Six Nations championships in history?

Reigning champions England lead the pack with seven wins, with Wales close behind on six, followed by France on five and Ireland on four.





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