Six Nations 2019 live stream: how to watch rugby union online from anywhere

The 2019 Six Nations kicked off with a bang over the first weekend, with the expected array of big hits and spectacular tries sprinkled with some inexplicable individual errors that turned games on their heads. This year's competition is as important as ever, with the 6 teams making final preparations for the Rugby World Cup later in the year. This guide will let you watch all the round 2 action (and beyond) from the comfort of your home, or anywhere else you can get an internet connection for that matter - live stream Six Nations 2019 rugby from anywhere.

The first weekend of the 2019 Six Nations seemed to raise  more questions than it answered. Are England a force to be reckoned with again, and were we expecting too much from Ireland? Can France come back positively after capitulating against Wales, and was Scotland's victory over Italy a false dawn?

England have immediately spring-boarded to the top of the bookies' lists thanks to their dominant win in Dublin and Eddie Jones seems to be inching towards knowing his best XV with added Manu Tuilagi. The Irish were  odds-on favourites to take the 2019 Six Nations title before last Saturday, but can no longer make it two Grand Slams in a row after their Grand Slam last year. The famous victory that Captain Rory Best's men recorded over the All Blacks in November now looks like a long time ago.. 

Wales have carried their impressive 2018 form into February, while Scotland continue to go from strength to strength and they'll be looking to improve on a 2018 campaign that included Calcutta Cup success over England.

France and Italy had 2018s to forget and have a lot of improvements to make should they wish to challenge either here or in Japan. For all the info about how to watch a Six Nations live stream, read on. And you can scroll down to see a list of this weekend's fixtures, too.

How to live stream Six Nations 2019 in the UK for free

Great news! Every single Six Nations match will be shown live in the UK on free-to-air television. The coverage is spread across the BBC and ITV, so take a look at our info box to see what channel is showing which individual games.

If you're trying to watch online (either live or on catch-up) then you can get access via the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub websites or mobile apps. Alternatively, just head to an online streaming TV service such, which has all of the UK's freeview channels (including the BBC and ITV) in one place. This means you can catch the match on TV, computer, tablet and smartphone for free if you're in the UK - or subscribe to TVPlayer Plus if you want to record it and watch later.

Not in the UK this weekend? No worries - just download and install a VPN and use a UK location to watch live as if you were back home. Full instructions below.

How to live stream the Six Nations when you're not in your country

If you're outside your country of residence - whether that be the UK or anywhere else - and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you'll soon discover that you can't as it is location restricted. But there's a way you can watch anyway. By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream - assuming you comply with the broadcaster's Ts&Cs, of course.

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