Update: 9 March 2020, Monday We may have only had two games last weekend, but what they have lacked in number, they certainly made up for in excitement. Possibly, England flattered Wales with the scoreline, although they only clung to their lead by giving away penalty after penalty on their own tryline. Further north, France misfired badly in Edinburgh, allowing the SRU website to proclaim loudly their “second straight win”, yes, they played Italy last!
With Italy vs England and now France vs Ireland indefinitely postponed, it’s a bit of a non-ending to this years Six Nations. Wales will host Scotland next weekend in what will probably be a third place play off, but the other two games are unlikely to be played until the Autumn.
Sensible, if a bit disappointing, after all, it’s only a game.
Update: 18 February 2020, Tuesday With only France and Ireland left unscathed from the opening two rounds, this weekend promises to be a scorcher, with both teams away to Wales and England respectively.
Italy opens the weekend, hosting Scotland in Rome at 14:15 on Saturday, then it’s up to Cardiff for the main course, Wales vs France at 16:45.
England will be hoping for a roast on Sunday, when they welcome Ireland to HQ, kick off at 15:00, it’s the first home game since the world cup and Twickenham should be bouncing.
Update: 03 February 2020, Monday Well, well, well…….. when Eddie predicted a brutal game, I don’t think that was what he had in mind. The weekend started off as planned, with Wales comfortably beating Italy in Cardiff. Scotland strayed from the script slightly, by putting up a good competition in Dublin before France went totally free style and showed England what they thought of their aspiration to be the greatest rugby team in the world.
Week 2 promises to be a belter. We begin with Wales in Dublin, which should be a mighty battle. That is followed by the Calcutta Cup, England will be in Edinburgh and will surely seek to provide the brutal game that Eddie promised last week. On Sunday, Italy are in Paris, and against a Shaun Edwards defence, they may again struggle to put points on the board, let’s hope not.
Update: 31 January 2020, Friday Oh well, we’ve got 13 hours left in the EU…. bugger that, there’s rugby on!
At 14:15 GMT tomorrow, the 2020 Guinness Six Nations will kick off with Wales hosting Italy in Cardiff. Possibly not the fire cracker we’d like to start with, but things will warm up throughout the weekend with Ireland vs Scotland at 16:45 GMT and then arguably the main event of the opening weekend, France vs England at 15:00 on Sunday.
The 2020 Six Nations kicks off on Saturday, the 1st of February and once again it’s all going to be available live and on demand via the BBC, ITV, S4C as well as some international services.
Following on so closely from the 2019 World Cup, it’ll be interesting to see how the Northern Hemisphere teams fare against each other. England will no doubt be the favorites, but what of the other teams? Only England and Scotland have the same management team, interestingly Andy Farrell is the new Irish coach, in Wales, Wayne Pivac has taken over from Warren Gatland, the most successful Welsh coach ever, so big boots to fill there! France’s new coach is Fabien Galthie and Franco Smith has taken over in Italy.
The competition opens on the Saturday with last year’s Grand Slam winners Wales, hosting Italy in Cardiff, Ireland are at home to Scotland and on the Sunday, England will travel to Paris to face France.
Bring it on!
As always, if you’re getting ready to watch the games in some far flung exotic parts, please, please, please, check everything is working the day before! Speaking from experience, there is nothing worse than sitting down to watch the game, only to find you have a computer issue, or something requires an update. Set everything up the day before and that gives you a bit of time to iron out any wrinkles. Enjoy!
Live coverage will be available through BBC and iTV (UK), S4C (Wales), Virgin Media Television (Ireland), France Télévisions (France), DMAX (Italy) and NBC Sport (US). Here are the match coverage breakdown for the different countries:
United Kingdom – Available on BBC (FREE), iTV (FREE), and S4C (FREE)
2) Install the VPN on any device that you’ll be using to watch the 2020 Six Nations Championship.
3) Connect to the U.K servers for BBC, iTV and S4C, Ireland for Virgin Media Television, France for France Télévisions, Italy for DMAX, or U.S for NBC Sports.
Stream 2020 Six Nations Championship on BBC (FREE)
Watch all France, Scotland, and Wales home matches live and highlights of all 15 matches from BBC. Whilst BBC doesn’t charge for their content, you’ll still need a BBC account to access them. Learn how to sign up for free here. Availability: U.K only – Connect to the U.K VPN servers first before starting the stream!
Stream 2020 Six Nations Championship on iTV (FREE)
Watch all England, Ireland, and Italy home matches live and highlights of all 15 matches from iTV. Whilst iTV doesn’t charge for their content, you’ll still need a iTV account to access them. Learn how to sign up for free here. Availability: U.K only – Connect to the U.K VPN servers first before starting the stream!
Stream 2020 Six Nations Championship on NBC Sports
Watch all 15 matches live from NBC Sports Gold. You’ll be required to sign in to your local providers such as AT&T, Comcast, or others and have also signed up for Rugby Pass (at $69.99) before accessing their content. Availability: U.S only – Connect to the U.S VPN servers first before starting the stream!
Stream 2020 Six Nations Championship on Fox Sports
Watch all 15 matches live from Fox Sports. However, you’ll need a paid subscription with them to access their content. Availability: Australia only – Connect to the Australia VPN servers first before starting the stream!
Stream 2020 Six Nations Championship on beIN Sports
Watch all 15 matches live from beIN Sports. However, you’ll need a paid subscription with them to access their content. Availability: Australia only – Connect to the Australia VPN servers first before starting the stream!
Stream 2018 Six Nations Championship on Sky Sport (NZ)
Watch all 15 matches live from Sky Sport. However, you’ll need a paid subscription with them to access their content. Availability: New Zealand only – Connect to the New Zealand VPN servers first before starting the stream!
Watch the live stream of all matches from RugbyPass. However, you’ll need a paid subscription with them to access their content. Availability: Asia only – Connect to the Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, or Taiwan VPN servers first before starting the stream!