The legendary northern hemisphere rugby tournament returns on Friday 31 January, 2025.


Ireland are champions for the second year running, Wales have claimed the Wooden Spoon for the first time since 2003, and now we have to wait until next January for hostilities to resume between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. This article will explain how to watch a men’s Six Nations live stream when the 2025 tournament kicks off.

In the meantime, our in-depth guides explain how to watch a Women’s Six Nations live stream, Premiership Rugby or the European Rugby Champions Cup wherever you are in the world. You can also look back on what happened in the 2023 men’s tournament by watching Six Nations: Full Contact on Netflix.

How to watch a Six Nations live stream for FREE in the UK

In the UK, Six Nations broadcast rights are shared between the BBC and ITV, but make the most of it while you can. The current free-to-air rights deal expires following the 2025 tournament, after which the championship may disappear behind a paywall.

How to watch the Six Nations from outside your country

If you want to watch a Six Nations live stream from your home country’s broadcaster but happen to be abroad, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.

A VPN 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, even while in another country.

Our fine colleagues at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPNs and rate ExpressVPN for its ease of use, strong security features and capacity to watch on several devices at once – including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.

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Watch a Six Nations live stream for FREE in Ireland

In 2024, FREE Six Nations coverage was shared between RTÉ and Virgin Media.

Watch Six Nations matches: live stream from South Africa

In 2024, you needed a subscription to SuperSport to watch a Six Nations championship live stream.

There are various SuperSport packages available, whether you want to watch via DStv or stream.

Watch the Six Nations: how to live stream from the USA

NBC Sports were the rights holders for the 2024 tournament in the USA, and Six Nations matches were also available on CNBC.

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 via the Sling Blue package with the News Extra add-on. It’ll usually cost you $46 per month ($40 for Sling Blue, $6 for the add-on) but Sling are currently offering your first month for $20. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

You’ll could also watch a Six Nations 2024 live stream on the Peacock Premium streaming service, which is available for $5.99 per month.

Live stream the Six Nations from New Zealand

In New Zealand, subscription service Sky Sport NZ hosted the rights to Six Nations matches in 2024.

Watch Six Nations matches from Australia

Australian rugby fans could tune into Stan Sport, which had the rights to all 15 Six Nations 2024 matches ad-free, live and on demand.

It costs $15 a month to add Stan Sport to your general Stan plan. There is also a 30-day free trial available so you can give Stan a run out first – though this does not apply to Stan Sport.

Watch the Six Nations: live stream FOR FREE from France

In France, you could watch Six Nations 2024 matches FOR FREE on France 2 and its France TV streaming service.

Watch Six Nations matches from Asia

Premier Sports had the rights to broadcast Six Nations 2024 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 monthly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out an annual subscription for $169.

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