England vs Scotland live stream: how to watch the Six Nations for free today

Pierre Schoeman of Scotland runs between two England players during the Guinness Six Nations
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England vs Scotland live stream

England vs Scotland – the second match of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations - is free to watch on ITVX today in UK (4.45pm). In the US, you can stream it on Peacock, while in Australia you can pick up an England vs Scotland live stream on Stan Sport. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere if you happen to be abroad.

England vs Scotland live stream: match preview

Scotland travel to Twickenham today to face the auld enemy in the first round of the Guinness Six Nations 2023. Last year, hosts Scotland squeaked past England with a three-point win. Can the home team avenge that loss and take the Calcutta Cup for 2023?

For England, it's the dawning of a new era. This will be head coach Steve Borthwick's first match in charge since Eddie Jones' acrimonious sacking following a poor run of form.

Scotland's Gregor Townsend, however, is a veteran. This is his sixth Championship in charge of the national team, so it'll be fascinating to see if his experience comes good.

Despite being the more experienced coach, Townsend isn't afraid to mix things up. He's brought Huw Jones back to the international team to start as outside centre – perhaps he's hoping Jones can recapture his form from the same fixture in 2018, in which he scored. Jones is joined by his Glasgow Warriors teammate Sione Tuipulotu in midfield and Chris Harris on the bench.

Ben White starts at scrum-half, with George Horne his back-up – there's no Ali Price, despite him notching up over 50 caps for his country since 2016, and securing a spot as one of the British & Irish Lions. There's also no Zander Fagerson due to injury.

England's line-up sees London Irish winger Ollie Hassell-Collins make his debut. He's part of a new-look back three for England, joining Freddie Steward and the returning Max Malins. Marcus Smith dons the number 10 jersey, while Owen Farrell wears 12.

England vs Scotland kicks off at 4.45pm GMT / 11.45am EST today, Saturday 4th February, at Twickenham. Make sure you know how to watch an England vs Scotland live stream from anywhere.

UK: England vs Scotland live stream


England vs Scotland will be broadcast live on the ITV in the UK, and on the streaming service ITVX. It's free to watch, as long as you have a TV licence.

Away from the UK? You can use a VPN to unblock the free live stream on ITVX from wherever you are. Details next...

Watch England vs Scotland live stream from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your regular England vs Scotland live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

It's a straightforward piece of software which sets your device to appear as if it's in the right country, allowing you to watch any England vs Scotland live stream from anywhere in the world.

We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN for the Six Nations. It offers a 30-day guarantee for all your money back if you're not happy with the service.

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How to use a VPN for England vs Scotland live stream

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For England vs Scotland in the Six Nations, you may wish to choose 'UK' for ITVX.

3. Then head over to ITVX on your browser or device and enjoy the free England vs Scotland live stream!

US: watch England vs Scotland live stream

In the US, Peacock is the place to find an England vs Scotland live stream.

You can also watch the game later on CNBC via Sling TV. CNBC is available as part of the Sling News Extra add-on ($6 a month).

England vs Scotland on CNBC via Sling (50% off deal)

England vs Scotland on CNBC via Sling (50% off deal)
You can grab your first month of Sling for half-price (so, $20 instead of the usual $40) with this deal. To watch the Six Nations 2023, you'll need the Sling News Extra add-on ($6 a month).

Australia: Watch England vs Scotland live stream

If you're in Australia, you can watch an England vs Scotland live stream on Stan Sport. Stan Sport has the rights to show every Six Nations 2023 match, live and ad-free, so it's a great choice.

Outside Australia right now? Simply use a VPN to access your local England vs Scotland live stream without being geo-blocked.


England vs Scotland Stan Sport 7-day free trial
Stan Sport is home to the Six Nations 2023, Super Rugby Pacific, Premiership Rugby and more, as well as other sports. You'll need a base Stan subscription plan first, which start at AU$10 a month, then the Stan Sport add-on is AU$10 a month. New users get a handy 7-day free trial.

England vs Scotland live stream kick-off times

Global England vs Scotland kick-off times

  • UK: 4.45pm
  • Central Europe: 5.45pm
  • USA (EST/PST): 12.45pm / 8.45am
  • Australia: 3.45am (Sunday)
  • New Zealand: 5.45am (Sunday)

Six Nations fixtures – dates & TV times

All times GMT (UK time)

Round 1

Saturday 4 February
Wales vs Ireland - 2.15pm
England vs Scotland - 4.45pm

Sunday 5 February
Italy vs France - 3pm 

Round 2

Saturday 11 February
Ireland vs France - 2:15pm
Scotland vs Wales - 4.45pm

Sunday 12 February
England vs Italy - 3pm

Round 3

Saturday 25 February
Italy vs Ireland - 2.15pm
Wales vs England - 4.45pm

Sunday 26 February
France vs Scotland - 3pm

Round 4

Saturday 11 March
Italy vs Wales - 2.15pm
England vs France - 4.45pm

Sunday 12 March
Scotland vs Ireland - 3pm

Round 5

Saturday 18 March
Scotland vs Italy - 12.30pm
France vs Wales - 2.45pm
Ireland vs England - 5pm

Joe Svetlik

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