England vs Italy live stream: how to watch the Six Nations 2023

Watch England vs Italy live stream Six Nations 2023
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England vs Italy live stream

Has Italy's Rose-crushing moment final arrived? You can watch England vs Italy for free on ITV1 and ITVX in the UK, and on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ Player in Ireland. Fans can pay to watch the rugby on Peacock in the US, and on Stan Sport in Australia. Full information on the TV viewing options below. Brits away from home can use a VPN to watch for free from abroad.

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Kick-off: Saturday, February 12, 3pm GMT / 10am ET / 7am PT
TV channel: ITV1 (UK) | RTÉ 2 (IRE) | CNBC / Peacock (US) | Stan Sport (AUS)
Free live stream: ITVX (UK) | RTÉ Player (IRE)
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England vs Italy match preview

England and Italy have played each other 29 times and, famously, the Azzurri have failed to register a single win. However, we may well witness history when they face off at Twickenham today. Kieran Crowley has completely transformed Italy's fortunes, and, though they lost their Six Nations opener, the team emerged from it with confidence still at an all-time high.

Having pushed reigning champions France to within a whisker of an upset last Sunday, Italy should fancy their chances of going one better against an England team that looked promising going forward but ragged defensively during their 23-29 defeat to Scotland. 

The image of Duhan van der Merwe brushing off five tackles will have been seared into the mind of Steve Borthwick, who's dropped Marcus Smith and handed Owen Farrell the fly-half position. Ben Youngs, a mainstay of England’s Six Nations setups for the past five years, has been cut from the squad entirely. 

Ange Capuozzo, the darling of Italian rugby, crossed the whitewash to spark an impressive fightback, and Crowley has made two changes to the starting XV. Wing Edoardo Padovani, who combined with Capuozzo to score a beauty against Wales at the end of last year's championship, returns in place of Pierre Bruno. Prop Marco Riccioni is in for Simone Ferrari.

Wales' second consecutive hammering means that whoever loses today is safe from the embarrassment of having to prop up the Six Nations standings. For the winner, the third spot currently occupied by France is up for grabs.

The weather matches the mood at Twickenham, with deep grey skies looming over the pitch, and you can follow our guide as we explain all the ways to get an England vs Italy live stream wherever you are – starting with how to watch the Six Nations for FREE in the UK and Ireland.

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How to watch England vs Italy: live stream Six Nations for FREE in the UK

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England vs Italy is being shown for free in the UK on ITV1, with kick-off set for 3pm GMT on Sunday afternoon.

That means the game is also being live streamed FREE on <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X363&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.itv.com%2Fwatch%3Fchannel%3Ditv&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - itv.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ITVX. For added on-the-go viewing convenience, ITVX has an excellent app that's available on nearly everything that plugs in these days - just give it a search on your device, phone or console of choice.

If you're outside the UK but want your usual coverage, you can check out this <a href="https://go.expressvpn.com/c/4550836/1330033/16063?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fexpressvpn.com%2Foffer%2Ffree-trial%3Foffer%3D3monthsfree%26a_fid%3D744" data-link-merchant="expressvpn.com"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - itv.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">free 30-day ExpressVPN trial and follow the instructions below.

How to watch England vs Italy from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual coverage of the Six Nations, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching an England vs Italy live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

Use a VPN to watch England vs Italy from anywhere

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Once you've downloaded the software, just follow the prompts to install it then select the location you want to relocate your IP address to - it really is that easy.

How to use a VPN for England vs Italy

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 ITVX.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - ITVX for UK citizens abroad.


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How to watch England vs Italy: live stream Six Nations FREE in Ireland

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England vs Italy is being shown for FREE on RTÉ 2 in Ireland, with kick-off set for 3pm GMT on Sunday afternoon.

You can also live stream England vs Italy on <a href="https://www.rte.ie/player/" data-link-merchant="rte.ie"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">RTÉ Player, which is available via your browser or via dedicated iOS and Android apps.

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How to watch England vs Italy: live stream Six Nations rugby in the US without cable

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The England vs Italy Six Nations rugby game is being shown on both CNBC and <a href="https://www.techradar.com/news/peacock-tv-how-to-watch-for-free-cost-devices-shows-movies-and-more" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" target="_self">Peacock TV in the US, with kick-off set for 10am ET / 7am PT on Sunday morning.

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How to watch an England vs Italy Six Nations live stream in Australia

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In Australia you can watch England vs Italy on Stan Sport, but be warned that kick-off is set for 2am AEDT on Sunday night/Monday morning. 

If you don't mind the brutally late night, a subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial.

Stan Sport is also the place to watch Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League football, and Formula E.

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How to watch England vs Italy: live stream Six Nations in New Zealand

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<a href="https://www.sky.co.nz/sport" data-link-merchant="sky.co.nz"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sky Sport is showing the England vs Italy game in New Zealand. Unfortunately, kick-off is set for the rather inconvenient time of 4am NZDT in the small hours of Monday morning.

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How to watch England vs Italy: live stream Six Nations rugby in Canada 

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England vs Italy kicks off at 10am ET / 7am PT on Sunday morning, and is being shown on streaming service <a href="https://www.techradar.com/news/what-is-dazn-price-subscriptions-live-stream" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"">DAZN in Canada.

And it's a real bargain too - DAZN costs CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Away from home this weekend? No problem.

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Not only do you get every Six Nations 2023 match, but DAZN is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Champions League, Europa League and EFL Championship soccer!

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). 

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.