England vs Scotland live stream: how to watch the Six Nations game online from anywhere today

Rugby player Marcus Smith of England breaks past George Turner of Scotland during the Guinness Six Nations.
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England vs Scotland live stream

You can watch England vs Scotland for free on ITV1 and ITVX in the UK today, 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. We'll also explain how to watch a FREE England vs Scotland live stream from anywhere in the world.

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Kick-off: Saturday, February 4, 4.45pm GMT / 11.45am ET / 8.45am PT
TV channel: ITV1 (UK) | RTÉ 2 (IRE) | CNBC / Peacock (US) | Stan Sport (AUS)
Free live stream: ITVX (UK) | RTÉ Player (IRE)
Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream

England vs Scotland match preview

If Steve Borthwick's appointment was designed to lift the gloom that has shrouded England for months, it had the desired effect. However, the pressure is right back on as they face Scotland at Twickenham today, with the visitors eyeing a third consecutive Calcutta Cup victory, something that last happened 51 years ago – a year before Gregor Townsend's birth.

Win or lose, Borthwick's first priority is repairing the relationship with the fans, who booed the team off after their last appearance at the cabbage patch. All too often, poor performances have been blamed on selection dilemmas or injury crises, and while there's an argument that England really are in the grips of the latter this time, Borthwick is determined to start with a clean slate and no excuses. One of his biggest early calls is dropping Manu Tuilagi, with Joe Marchant preferred to the injury-prone star.

News of the sudden and unexpected availability of Vern Cotter probably wasn't what Townsend wanted to hear on the eve of what could be his final Six Nations campaign, and it remains to be seen what effect, if any, the update has on a group that has grown accustomed to falling agonizingly short of realizing their potential. 

Zander Fagerson isn't being risked for this clash, but Finn Russell is back in the setup after impressing at the tail-end of last year. Can they finally take the step up to the next level?

It's grey but otherwise surprisingly balmy at Twickenham today, and you can follow our guide as we explain all the ways to get an England vs Scotland 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 Scotland: live stream Six Nations for FREE in the UK


England vs Scotland is being shown for free in the UK on ITV1, with kick-off set for 4.45pm GMT on Saturday 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 Scotland 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 Scotland 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 Scotland 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 Scotland

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 Scotland: live stream Six Nations FREE in Ireland


England vs Scotland is being shown for FREE on RTÉ 2 in Ireland, with kick-off set for 4.45pm GMT on Saturday afternoon.

You can also live stream England vs Scotland 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 Scotland: live stream Six Nations rugby in the US without cable


The England vs Scotland 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 11.45am ET / 8.45am PT on Saturday morning.

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


In Australia you can watch England vs Scotland on Stan Sport, but be warned that kick-off is set for 3.45am AEDT in the small hours of Sunday morning. 

If you don't mind the brutally early start, 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 Scotland: live stream Six Nations in New Zealand


<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 Scotland game in New Zealand. Unfortunately, kick-off is set for the rather inconvenient time of 5.45am NZDT bright and early on Sunday morning.

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


England vs Scotland kicks off at 11.45am ET / 8.45am PT on Saturday 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.