Six Nations 2020 Wales vs Italy live Stream
Date: Saturday 1st February 2020
Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Watch Live : CMP TV
Wales vs Italy: The opening weekend of the 2020 Six Nations brings together the two teams who finished last year’s campaign at opposite ends of the table. Don’t miss a moment of the action, no matter where you are in the world, with our Six Nations 2020 Wales vs Italy live stream guide.
Both Wales and Italy head into the campaign under new head coaches. Wayne Pivac will be looking to emulate the success of his predecessor Warren Gatland, while the Azzuri’s Franco Smith will be trying to arrest the worst run by any team in the history of the Six Nations.
WALES VS ITALY – WHERE AND WHEN
Wales and Italy will meet on the field at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 2.15pm GMT, so that’s a 6.15am PT, 9.15 ET kick-off for rugby fans in the US and Canada and a 1.15am AEDT start in the early hours of Sunday morning for folk tuning in from Australia.
Scrum-half Rhys Webb is back in the Wales fold after becoming eligible for selection following his move to Ospreys, while Taulupe Faletau appears to have overcome a succession of injury woes to reclaim his number 8 shirt.
Veteran centre Alberto Sgarbi looks set to mark his emergence from international exile and set to start for the Italians for the first time in six years, however the blues will be without the soon-to-be retired Sergio Parisse in Cardiff.
If you’re a rugby fan in the UK you’ll be relived to hear this game and the rest of the Six Nations will be broadcast free-to-air across the region, so you can tune in to a Wales vs Italy live stream without the need for any sort of subscription. For all your other viewing options, keep on reading.
How to live stream Wales vs Italy in the UK for free
All of this year’s Six Nations matches are set be shown live in the UK free-to-air across BBC and ITV channels. Saturday’s Wales vs Italy clash will be aired on BBC 1 with coverage starting at 1.40pm GMT.
You’ll need to to have paid your licence fee in order to watch the broadcast, but that’s the law so we’re going to presume you’ve done that!
To watch the show via internet you can either use BBC iPlayer or TVPlayer.com. You can also watch the show after it’s aired on catch up using BBC iPlayer which is on a host of devices including smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.
Not about in the UK on Saturday? No worries – just download and install a VPN and use a UK location to watch live as if you were back in Blighty. Full instructions below.
How to live stream the Six Nations when you’re not in your country
If you’re abroad and outside of your home country, trying to live stream your regular native broadcaster’s coverage of the Six Nations isn’t likely to be possible as the stream will be location restricted.
Fear not, however, as you’ll still be able to watch all the action by using a VPN.
All you need to do is download and install the software or an app from one of the many VPN services out there that will spoof your computer into thinking that it’s located home. This means you’ll be able to enjoy your home coverage (so long as you comply with the broadcaster’s TS&Cs), without having to hunt around dodgy websites for an illegal stream.
Getting started with a VPN is ridiculously easy – just download, install, open the app and then select the appropriate location.
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