How to watch Six Nations 2022: live stream every game online from anywhere, Round 5

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France have been majestic throughout the Six Nations tournament and can now rely on home comforts to get the win they need for the 2022 Grand Slam title. In their way stands a stuttering England who will have to brave the baying crowd at the Stade de France. Irish hopes travel with them while the men in green must down the Scots. It's all to play for on Super Saturday. Away from home? Here's how to watch a 2022 Six Nations live stream from anywhere with a VPN.

Six Nations live stream 2022

Date: 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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Wales vs Italy is the warm act for the games that matter. Ireland face Scotland in Dublin at 4.45pm (12.45pm ET, 9.45am PT) before all eyes turn to kick-off at the Stade de France at 8pm (4pm ET, 1pm PT) on Saturday evening.

The last time Les Bleus won the championship was in 2010, when they also achieved the Grand Slam. The form book would suggest that the repeat is on, and deservedly so.

Ireland are their closest challengers, despite losing to France in Round 2, with Andy Farrell's men securing the Triple Crown in Round 4 with an impressive victory at Twickenham. The Scots have proved tricky customers this tournament and could well be a thistle in Irish sides all the way up to the final whistle on Saturday. It's going to get tense.

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.

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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 5

  • Saturday, March 19 - Wales vs Italy, 2.15pm
  • Saturday, March 19 - Ireland v Scotland, 4.45pm
  • Saturday, 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.

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How to watch Six Nations FREE online in Ireland

Every single game of the 2022 Six nations is being shown for FREE 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.

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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 Winter Paralympics, every big WWE event, plus plenty more live sports.

- Click through to Peacock TV to start watching now

CNBC is 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.

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How to watch a Six Nations live stream in Australia 

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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.

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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.

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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 - 18
  • Ireland - 16
  • England - 10
  • Scotland - 10
  • Wales - 6
  • Italy - 0

2022 Six Nations results

Round 1

  • Saturday, Feb 5 - Ireland 29 - 7 Wales
  • Saturday, Feb 5 - Scotland 20-17 England
  • Sunday, Feb 6 - France 37-10 Italy

Round 2

  • Saturday, Feb 12 - Wales 20 - 17 Scotland
  • Saturday, Feb 12 - France 30 - 24 Ireland
  • Sunday, Feb 13 - Italy 0 - 33 England

Round 3

  • Saturday, Feb 26 - Scotland 17 - 36 France
  • Saturday, Feb 26 - England 23 - 19 Wales
  • Sunday, Feb 27 - Ireland 57 - 6 Italy

Round 4

  • Friday, Mar 11 - Wales 9 - 13 France
  • Saturday, Mar 12 - Italy 22 - 33 Scotland
  • Sunday, Mar 12 - England 15 - 32 Ireland

France vs Scotland

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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.

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.