The Summer Nations Series continues with a World Cup warm-up match in Stadio Riviera delle Palme today (19 August)


Both countries have giants in their Rugby World Cup pools, so many will be keen to watch an Italy v Romania live stream today (19 August). This article provides all the vital viewing details you need to make sure you don’t miss out on this intriguing Summer Nations Series clash.

Amazon Prime Video is broadcasting the Summer Nations Series in the UK, streaming 15 matches exclusively, including Italy v Romania. If you’re away from your home country, you can use a VPN to watch this World Cup warm-up match from abroad via ExpressVPN.

Italy (who face New Zealand and France in their Rugby World Cup pool) have lost two Summer Nations Series games so far to Scotland and Ireland. Meanwhile, Romania (who join Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and Tonga in the tournament’s most competitive pool) have suffered losses to the USA and Georgia.

An Italy v Romania live stream will make intriguing viewing this weekend, so check out the information below to make sure you do not miss out on the action. We also have a full list of fixtures for the Rugby World Cup warm-ups, and details of other Summer Nations Series live streams.

Paolo Odogwu

Italy wing Paolo Odogwu goes flying under pressure (Getty Images)

How to watch Italy v Romania: live stream from the UK and Ireland

Italy v Romania is a World Cup warm-up match that is being shown live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK. Kick off is at 5:30pm (BST) today (19 August) and the build-up will start from 5:20pm on the streaming service.

Coverage can be accessed as part of an Amazon Prime subscription. New customers can give the service a go with a 30-day free trial.

In Ireland, most Summer Nations Series games – including Italy v Romania – are available to watch on Premier Sports. Visit the Premier Sports website for details on how to sign up.

How to watch Italy v Romania: live stream from outside your country

If you are away from home and want to catch the games from another country then you can do so by using a VPN.

A VPN, or Virtual Personal Network, is a piece of software which offers both online privacy and the ability to change your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV like you would back at home while in another country.

Our colleagues over at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.

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How to watch Italy v Romania: live stream from Australia

Rugby fans in Australia will have to stay up very late to watch Italy v Romania. StanSport is screening the match in the early hours of Sunday 20 August. Coverage starts at 2:20am, ahead of the 2:30am kick-off

How to watch Italy v Romania: live stream from the USA

FloRugby has the rights to stream Summer Nations Series live for fans in the USA, including Italy v Romania.

A FloRugby monthly subscription costs $29.99 or you can take out an annual one for $150.

How to watch Italy v Romania: live stream from South Africa

For viewers in South Africa, Supersport is the place to go to watch a Summer Nations Series live stream. Italy v Romania coverage starts at 6:20pm, kick off 6.30pm (SA Standard Time).

Visit for details on how to subscribe.

How to watch Italy v Romania: live stream from New Zealand

If you’re in New Zealand, Sky Sports NZ is where you can watch selected Summer Nations Series matches, including Italy v Romania.

How to watch Italy v Romania: live stream from Asia

Premier Sports Asia has the rights to broadcast Summer Nations Series matches in South East Asia and will show matches in 30 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nepal, Northern Marianas, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Tajikistan, Taiwan (Republic of China), Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

A monthly subscription to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or a rolling annual contract is $169.

For more information, visit Premier Sports Asia.

Italy v Romania team news – how both teams line-up

Italy: Ange Capuozzo, Paolo Odogwu, Juan Ignacio Brex, Luca Morisi, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Alessandro Garbisi; Ivan Nemer, Giamarco Nicotera, Simone Ferrari, Niccolo Cannone, Dino Lamb, Sebastian Negri, Michele Lamaro, Toa Halafihi.

Replacements: Epalahame Faiva, Federico Zani, Pietro Ceccarelli, Federico Ruzza, Lorenzo Cannone, Alessandro Fusco, Tommaso Allan, Lorenzo Pani

Romania: Hinckley Vaovasa, Marius Simionescu, Jason Tomane, Taylor Gontineac, Nicolas Onuțu; Mihai Mureșan, Alin Conache; Julian Hartig, Ovidiu Cojocaru, Alexandru Gordaş, Adrian Moţoc, Stefan Iancu, Damian Strătilă, Vlad Neculau Cristi Chirica (c)

Replacements: Florin Bărdaşu, Alexandru Savin, George Gajion, Mihai Macovei, Dragoș Ser, Florin Surugiu, Gabriel Pop Manumua Tevita


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