Can Italy beat Ireland for the first time since 2013?
Your guts may tell you that Italy versus Ireland in Rome is going to be tasty – and it should be! – but the two teams are in very different positions heading into this match-up.
The Azzurri are seeking their first win of the 2023 Six Nations campaign after losing to France and England. But Ireland are hunting down a first title since 2018 after beating Wales and France – and the Grand Slam is very much on.
It should be a closer match than fans have witnessed in previous years, with Italy improving their form. But Ireland are world No 1 for a reason and it could lead to a bruising display at the Stadio Olimpico.
For how you can watch Italy v Ireland from wherever you are, read all the details below.
How to watch Italy v Ireland: live stream Six Nations for FREE in the UK
Italy v Ireland is being shown for free in the UK on ITV1, with kick-off at 2.15pm on Saturday afternoon.
Which means the match can be streamed FREE on ITVX. They also have an amazing app that works on almost all your smart devices. Just search for the app on any device, phone or console you have.
If you’re outside of the UK, but want your usual coverage, it’s best to check out the free 30-day ExpressVPN trial and follow the instructions below.
How to watch the Six Nations from outside your country
If you’re from one of the six countries but live abroad and still want to watch your local coverage, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.
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.
Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.
Six Nations live stream: How to watch from the UK
All of the Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK, with the BBC and ITV sharing the broadcast rights once again.
ITV show England, France, Ireland and Italy’s home matches while the BBC air the home games of Scotland and Wales.
Most games are also available to stream on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.
Welsh language channel S4C has live coverage of Wales’ Six Nations matches too.
If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Six Nations matches take place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.
Six Nations live stream: How to watch from Ireland
In Ireland, the Six Nations will be on free-to-air TV too, with RTÉ and Virgin Media One broadcasting the matches.
Six Nations live stream: How to watch from Europe
France 2, another free-to-air channel, has the Six Nations broadcast rights in France.
In Italy, Sky Italia have the rights to show the Six Nations this year while TV8 will show Italy’s matches on free-to-air TV.
Six Nations live stream: How to watch from Australia
For Australian fans, Stan Sports has the exclusive rights to show Six Nations matches and the streaming platform will have all 15 matches live and on demand.
It costs $10 a month to add Stan Sport to your general Stan plan – and there is also a seven-day free trial available so you could test it out first.
Six Nations live stream: How to watch from New Zealand
If you want to tune in to the Six Nations from the Land of the Long White Cloud, Sky Sport NZ have the rights.
Six Nations live stream: How to watch from South Africa
If you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.
There are various SuperSport packages available, whether you want to watch via DStv or stream.
Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the USA
If you live in the United States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.
Matches will also be repeated later on CNBC, while all games in round three as well as Wales v Italy in round five will be shown live on CNBC too.
Sling is a smart TV service that allows people in the US to watch cable channels on their TV, laptop or tablet without actually having to subscribe to an annual cable TV package.
CNBC is available on Sling with the Sling Blue package with the News Extra add-on. It’s $41 per month but the first seven days are free and you can cancel at any time. Try it out for round three on the weekend of 26-27 February and you could watch Scotland v France, England v Wales and Ireland v Italy for free!
Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from Canada
Six Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.
Six Nations live stream: How to watch from Asia
Premier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 while a year’s deal is $129.99.
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