The renowned rugby tournament Six Nations kicks off later this week. With plenty of games available to watch live on a range of platforms, here’s where and when to watch all the games on TV or streaming online, no matter where you are in the world.
Last year, Ireland won the championship with a Grand Slam for the first time since 2018. They’re still one of the main contenders to take the title this year, but face stiff competition – making this event a must-see.
Six Nations 2024: Fixtures & TV channels
Below we have a list of all the Six Nations games over the five weeks. You can see the date, who’s playing, kick-off time and what channel it’s being broadcast on in the UK. All times are GMT and the first team is playing home.
2 Feb – France vs Ireland – 8:00pm, ITV
3 Feb – Italy vs England – 2:15pm, ITV
3 Feb – Wales vs Scotland – 4:45pm, BBC & S4C
10 Feb – Scotland vs France – 2:15pm, BBC
10 Feb – England vs Wales- 4:45pm, ITV & S4C
11 Feb – Ireland vs Italy – 3:00pm, ITV
24 Feb – Ireland vs Wales – 2:15pm, ITV & S4C
24 Feb – Scotland vs England – 4:45pm, BBC
25 Feb – France vs Italy – 3:00pm, ITV
9 Mar – Italy vs Scotland – 2:15pm, ITV
9 Mar- England vs Ireland – 4:45pm, ITV
10 Mar – Wales vs France – 3:00pm, BBC & S4C
16 Mar – Wales vs Italy – 2:15pm, BBC & S4C
16 Mar- Ireland vs Scotland – 4:45pm, ITV
16 Mar – France vs England – 8:00pm, ITV
Watch Six Nations online for free
Every match in the tournament will be shown on BBC One or ITV One in the UK (dates, times and channels above), so you can tune in on your TV or online. All Wales games will also be shown on S4C.
To watch live online via a PC or laptop you can use the BBC or ITV’s own streaming services, iPlayer and ITVX.
You can opt to pay for ITVX Premium if you want to watch ad-free, although not for live streams, as well as simultaneous streams and downloads. There’s a free 7-day trial then it’s £5.99pm or £59.99 annually.
There will also be a highlights show on BBC One called Six Nations Rugby Special, hosted by Ugo Monye. This will be available on BBC Two and iPlayer from 6:00pm on Sundays.
If you’re not watching via a web browser, then apps are free to download to a phone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play.
If you are not on an unlimited mobile data contract on your phone or tablet you should ensure that you are connected to Wi-Fi to avoid high data charges.
To stream live rugby matches on a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone you also need to have a valid TV Licence. Check the rules out: Do I need a TV Licence?
Watching the Six Nations abroad
If you are abroad and want to watch the Six Nations, you can do so using a VPN. You can download a VPN (virtual private network) like NordVPN or Surfshark to do the job.
You’ll need to open the VPN up, log in to your account and then select a UK server to change your IP address to one located in the UK. Once connected, you can then open BBC iPlayer or ITVX to watch the content. For full information, check out our best VPN services chart.
You can also check the local broadcaster for your country on the official site, which might be FR2, Sky Italia, ESPN or Supersport.
Who are the favourites to win Six Nations?
According to the bookies, France are the favourites to win, with odds of 11/10. They are closely followed by last year’s champions, Ireland, at 6/4. England are currently ranked third, at 13/2.