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Six Nations on TV and Stream

Find out everything you need to know about the 2024 Six Nations championship including fixtures, results, kick-off times, where to watch and how to stream.

Tvsportguide.com has the most complete and up-to-date TV Schedules for Six Nations on TV in the UK.

We have all of the latest TV Listings and official Six Nations streams for all live Six Nations Rugby matches broadcast on UK Television. Watch all the live Six Nations matches from the following broadcasters BBC, ITV, Discovery+, Eurosport and more.

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Six Nations Today

We have provided our detailed guide on where to watch every tackle, try, and triumph on TV and streaming platforms.

Dive into the heart of the Six Nations Championship with our comprehensive listings, highlighting the matches scheduled for today and the channels broadcasting them live. From the intensity of England vs. Wales to the traditional rivalry of France vs. Italy, catch every moment live on BBC, ITV, and more.

When is the 2024 Six Nations?

The 2024 Six Nations kicked off on Friday night, February 2, 2024, with Ireland stunning France in Marseille. The following day saw both England and Scotland overcoming challenges to secure victories and make winning starts to their campaigns. The tournament will continue until March 16, 2024, concluding in a showdown between France and England.

How to watch the 2024 Six Nations on TV

Fixtures for this year's Six Nations will continue to be broadcast on both BBC and ITV in the UK. Fans can access live streams for free through the BBC iPlayer and ITVX apps, which are available for download on mobile and tablet devices.

The long-term availability of the Six Nations on free-to-air TV remains uncertain following the government's decision to reject proposals to include the tournament in the list of sporting events that are mandated to be broadcast for free.

Six Nations on Live Stream

Watch all the thrilling Six Nations matches live as they happen. Stream the games from anywhere on your mobile or tablet via BBC iPlayer and ITVX, completely free of charge.

Six Nations Schedule 2024

Round Date Match Kick-off Venue Referee Channel
Round one Friday, February 2 France 17 - Ireland 38 8pm Orange Vélodrome, Marseille K Dickson (England) BBC
Round one Saturday, February 3 Italy 24 - England 27 2:15pm Stadio Olimpico, Rome Paul Williams ITV
Round one Saturday, February 3 Wales 26 - Scotland 27 4:45pm Principality Stadium, Cardiff James Doleman ITV
Round two Saturday, February 10 Scotland v France 2.15pm Murrayfield, Edinburgh Nic Berry (Aus) BBC
Round two Saturday, February 10 England v Wales 4.45pm Twickenham Stadium, London James Doleman (NZ) ITV
Round two Sunday, February 11 Ireland v Italy 3pm Aviva Stadium, Dublin Pierre Brousset (Fra) ITV
Round three Saturday, February 24 Ireland v Wales 2.15pm Aviva Stadium, Dublin Andrea Piardi (Ita) ITV
Round three Saturday, February 24 Scotland v England 4.45pm Murrayfield, Edinburgh Andrew Brace (Ire) BBC
Round three Sunday, February 25 France v Italy 3pm Decathlon Arena, Lille Christophe Ridley (ENG) ITV
Round four Saturday, March 9 Italy v Scotland 2.15pm Stadio Olimpico, Rome Jaco Peyper (SA) ITV
Round four Saturday, March 9 England v Ireland 4.45pm Twickenham Stadium, London Nika Amashukeli (Geo) ITV
Round four Sunday, March 10 Wales v France 3pm Principality Stadium, Cardiff Luke Pearce (ENG) BBC
Round five Saturday, March 16 Wales v Italy 2.15pm Principality Stadium, Cardiff Mathieu Raynal (Fra) BBC
Round five Saturday, March 16 Ireland v Scotland 4.45pm Aviva Stadium, Dublin Matthew Carley (ENG) ITV
Round five Saturday, March 16 France v England 8pm Groupama Stadium, Lyon Angus Gardner (Aus) ITV

Historical Background

The Six Nations Championship as it is known today has only existed since the year 2000. Before that, it was known as the Five Nations Championship, as Italy was not part of the competition. The version with five nations dates back to 1910, however, this is not the oldest version of the championship.

In 1883, the Home Nations Championship was played between the four home nations of Great Britain. England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales competed in this rugby competition, until in 1888 when England was excluded due to their refusal to join the IRFB, or International Rugby Football Board. However, by 1890, England was back in the competition. France joined in 1910, changing the competition's name to reflect this addition.

Whilst the make-up of the event has remained relatively unchanged since 2000, there have been growing calls to include top tier teams Georgia and Romania to be included in a theoretical Eight Nations Championship.

Championship Format

Thousands of viewers from around the world catch the Six Nations Championship on tv during the short season. The competition's format is fairly simple, with each team playing every other team once. At the end of the 15 matches, the team with the highest number of points is the winner.

As of the 2016 event, the committee behind the Six Nations Championship decided to trial the bonus point system, common in other rugby union games. Teams get four points for a win, two for a draw and zero for a loss. A bonus point is awarded four or more tries in a match and another is awarded for losing with seven points or less. The Grand Slam winner, meaning the team which wins all five of its matches, gets an extra 3 bonus points.

Teams which end up at the bottom of the rankings get awarded the wooden spoon. Since 2000, when the competition became the Six Nations Championship, only Ireland and England had never been awarded this embarrassing accolade.

FAQs

What channel is the six nations on today?

The 2024 Six Nations matches will be aired on both BBC and ITV in the UK. Fans can enjoy live streams for free through the BBC iPlayer and ITVX apps, available for download on mobile and tablet devices.

What time is six nations on tv?

Matches usually take place between 2:15pm - 8pm GMT, every weekend until Saturday 16th March 2024.

How do I get tickets for matches?

For ticket information regarding matches, it is advised to visit the official website of each participating country's rugby union. Ticket availability will significantly differ depending on the specific fixture you wish to attend.

Can I stream the Six Nations on my mobile?

Yes, you can stream the Six Nations via the BBC iPlayer and ITVX apps, which are available for download on mobile and tablet devices.