The Six Nations is back for another year. England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy will all battle it out in arguably the most prestigious rugby union tournament of 2020.
Wales will be out to retain their title, and draw level with England on 28 outright victories, but Eddie Jones’ side will be out to avenge their loss in last year’s match. On the other side, Italy will hope to avoid taking home the Wooden spoon for the fifth consecutive year.
It looks all set to be a captivating few weeks, and the good news is you can watch completely free in the UK, just so long as you’ve got a TV licence. Here’s all you need to know.
Six Nations 2019: 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. All times are GMT.
- 1 Feb – Wales vs Italy – 2.15pm – BBC One/S4C
- 1 Feb – Ireland vs Scotland – 4.45pm – ITV
- 1 Feb – France vs England – 3pm – BBC One
- 8 Feb – Ireland vs Wales – 2.15pm – ITV/S4C
- 8 Feb – Scotland vs England – 4.45pm – BBC One
- 9 Feb – France vs Italy – 3pm – BBC One
- 22 Feb – Italy vs Scotland – 2.15pm – ITV
- 22 Feb – Wales vs France – 4.45pm – BBC One/S4C
- 23 Feb – England vs Ireland – 3pm – ITV
- 7 March – Ireland vs Italy – 2.15pm – ITV
- 7 March – England vs Wales – 4.45pm – ITV/S4C
- 8 March – Scotland vs France – 3pm – BBC One
- 14 March – Wales vs Scotland – 2.15pm – BBC One/S4C
- 14 March – Italy vs England – 4.45pm – ITV
- 14 March – France vs Ireland – 8pm – BBC One
Watch Six Nations online for free
Every match in the tournament will be shown on BBC One or ITV One, so you can tune in on your TV or online. All Wales games will also be shown on S4C.
All three apps are free to download to a phone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play, and can be accessed in a web browser on a PC or laptop.
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 on holiday and want to watch the Six Nations, you can do so using a VPN. You can download a VPN (virtual private network) from somewhere like Nord VPN to ‘browse from the UK’.
For full information, check out our best VPN services chart.