Watch Six Nations 2023 online live: schedule and TV channels
The Six Nations Rugby Tournament returns for another year and ends on February 4th. With a large number of games available to watch live on various platforms, you can find out where and when to watch all the games on TV or online streaming.
Last year, France won the championship with a Grand Slam for the first time since 2010, while the previous winners, Wales, managed only one victory. Nothing is certain in this tournament – with the possible exception of who comes last – making it one of the most exciting rugby events on the calendar.
Six Nations 2023: Calendar and TV channels
Below we have a list of all Six Nations games in five weeks. You can see the date, who is playing, the start time, and which channel the broadcast is on. The times are GMT and the first team is playing at home.
- Feb 4 – Wales v Ireland – 2:15 pm, BBC, S4C
- February 4 – England – Scotland – 16:45, ITV
- February 5 – Italy vs. France – 15:00, ITV
- February 11 – Italy – France – 14:15, ITV
- February 11 – Scotland v Wales – 16:45, BBC, S4C
- February 12 – England – Italy – 15:00, ITV
- February 25 – Italy – Ireland – 14:15, ITV
- Feb 25 – Wales v England – 4:45 pm, BBC, S4C
- February 26 – France – Scotland – 15:00, ITV
- March 11 – Italy – Wales – 14:15, ITV
- March 11 – England v France – 16:45, ITV, BBC
- March 12 – Scotland v Ireland – 3pm, BBC, S4C
- March 18 – Scotland v Italy – 12:30, BBC, S4C
- March 18 – France – Wales – 14:45, ITV
- March 18 – Ireland – England – 17:00, ITV
Watch Six Nations online for free
Each match of the tournament will be broadcast on BBC One or ITV One in the UK (dates, times and channels listed above), so you can watch them on TV or online. Most of Wales’ games will also be shown on S4C.
To watch live online via PC or laptop, you can use the BBC’s or ITV’s own streaming services, iPlayer and ITVX.
You can choose to pay for ITV X Premium if you want to watch without ads, but not for live broadcasts and simultaneous streams and downloads. There is a free 7-day trial then it costs £5.99 or £59.99 per year.
There will also be a highlights broadcast on BBC One called the Six Nations Rugby Special hosted by Hugo Monnier. It will be available on BBC Two and iPlayer from 18:15 on Sundays.
If you’re not viewing through a web browser, the apps can be downloaded for free on your phone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play.
If your phone or tablet does not have an unlimited mobile data contract, you should make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi to avoid high data charges.
To live stream rugby matches on a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, you also need to have a valid TV license. Read the rules: Do I need a TV license?
Watching Six Nations Overseas
If you are abroad and want to watch Six Nations, you can do so with a VPN. You can download VPN (virtual private network) like Northern VPN or Surfshark to get the job done.
You will need to open the VPN, log into your account, and then select a UK server to change your IP address to one located in the UK. Once connected, you can open BBC iPlayer or ITVX to view content. For full details, check out our table of the best VPNs.
You can also check the local broadcaster for your country on the official website, it could be FR2, Sky Italia, ESPN or Supersport.