Ireland vs England live stream: how to watch Six Nations 2023 for free today

Watch Ireland vs England Six Nations live stream
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Ireland vs England live stream

Ireland vs England is free to watch on ITV1 and ITVX in the UK today. Rugby fans can also watch for free in Ireland via Virgin Media One. Peacock TV will be broadcasting this 2023 Six Nations clash in the USA, DAZN is the network for Canadian rugby fans, and Stan Sport is where to watch in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere if you are outside your home country.

Ireland vs England live stream: preview

It could be a St Patricks weekend to remember for Ireland as they look to seal their first Six Nations title and Grand Slam since 2018 with a win over England on home soil at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon. It's a seasonably soaking afternoon and the green shirts, and hats, will be out in force in the stands. It might not be as easy as Irish fans are hoping, however.

Ireland's bruising 22-7 victory over Scotland in Edinburgh last time out came at a cost. Garry Ringrose and Iain Henderson are both ruled out for the England game after sustaining injuries. Robbie Henshaw and Ryan Baird have been drafted into the Irish starting XV as replacements, while Jamison Gibson-Park is preferred over Conor Murray.

After an abject display in their thrashing at the hands of France Twickenham last weekend, this match provides an opportunity for some much needed redemption for England but the Red Roses haven't been the best at taking those during the Six Nations.

With no championship hopes to fuel them through this one, the only possible prize for Steve Borthwick's men is spoiling the party in Dublin, and that doesn't feel like enough to get a result as underdogs.

There are four changes to the England side which flopped so badly last Saturday, with Skipper Owen Farrell recalled and Marcus Smith making way at 10.

Manu Tuilagi meanwhile replaces the sidelined Ollie Lawrence, while Henry Arundell is in line for his first Test as a starter on the wing.

Ireland vs England kicks off at 5pm GMT / 1pm ET today, Saturday 18th March, at the Aviva Stadium. Make sure you know how to watch an Ireland vs England Six Nations 2023 live stream.

Ireland vs England free live stream


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

New user? Register free for ITVX. All you need is your email address and postcode.

Away from home? Use a VPN to unblock ITVX, and the free Ireland vs England live stream, when travelling abroad. Details just below.

Ireland vs England live stream from abroad with a VPN

You won't be able to watch your regular Ireland vs England 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 a Ireland vs England live stream from anywhere in the world.

We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN for the 2023 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 Ireland vs England

Using a VPN to watch Six Nations 2023 is incredibly easy:

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 Ireland vs England, you may wish to choose 'UK' for ITVX.

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

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.

Ireland vs England live stream kick-off times

Global Ireland vs England kick-off times

  • UK: 5pm
  • Central Europe: 6pm
  • USA (EST/PST): 1pm / 10am
  • Australia: 4am (Sunday)
  • New Zealand: 6am (Sunday)
  • Singapore: 1am (Sunday) 
  • India (IST): 10.30pm
  • Pakistan (PKT): 10pm
  • Thailand: 12am (Sunday)

Watch Ireland vs England live stream in Ireland

Like the UK, you can watch every match of 2023 Six Nations for free in Ireland.

Terrestrial channel Virgin Media One is on live broadcast duties for this clash at Twickenham, with coverage starting at 4.30pm IST - half an hour before kick-off.

That also means you'll be able to stream every game live via Virgin Media Player, with the service available across a wide range of devices. 

Don't forget: Irish nationals can live stream every match free of charge while abroad with a VPN.

Watch Ireland vs England live stream in Australia

Streaming service Stan Sport has the rights to show every match of the 2023 Six Nations live in Australia, and will be broadcasting every game ad-free.

Ireland vs England is set to kick-off at 4am AEDT on Sunday morning Down Under.

A Stan Sport subscription currently costs $10 per month in addition to a base $10 Stan sub. However, you can take advantage right now of a 7-day free trial.

As well as the Six Nations, Stan Sport also has the rights to a long list of top tier sports, including Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League football, and Formula E.

Don't forget: Australian nationals can live stream every match free of charge while abroad with a VPN.

Watch Ireland vs England live stream in USA

Every match of this year's Six Nations will be available to watch in the US via Peacock TV and CNBC.

Kick-off at Twickenham is set for 1pm ET / 10am PT today.

Peacock currently starts at $4.99 a month for its ad-supported tier, which will also give you access to a wide range of live sports including EPL soccer and Premiership Rugby

There's also the option of using a streaming service carrying CNBC. FuboTV offers more than 100 additional channels including CNBC as well as Fox, CBS and ESPN. Prices start at $74.99 a month after a FREE 7-day FuboTV trial.

You can also watch CNBC on Sling. You'll need a Sling Blue/Orange subscription plus the News Extra add-on ($6 a month).

As well as being able to watch Six Nations rugby, can watch the rugby, you'll also be able to watch NFL, College Football and more without a pricey cable subscription.

Don't forget: US nationals can live stream every match free of charge while abroad with a good VPN.

Watch Ireland vs England in New Zealand

Kiwis can tune into Ireland vs England via Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages. 

If you're a subscriber you'll also be able to watch online using the network's Sky Go service.

Kick-off is set for the somewhat inconvenient time of 6am NZDT on Sunday morning.

If you're looking to cut the cords, you can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a pass costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial.

Don't forget: New Zealand nationals can live stream every match free of charge while abroad with a VPN.

Ireland vs England live stream in South Africa

Super Sport has rugby fans covered for live Six Nations matches in South Africa and will showing Ireland vs England live, along with every other match in this year's tournament.

Kick-off is set for 7pm SAST this evening.

And if you're not going to be able to watch on your TV, you can also tune in via the network's streaming service for PC and Mac, as well as via SuperSport's dedicated app.

Don't forget: UK nationals can live stream every match free of charge while abroad with ExpressVPN. Follow out guide to using a VPN above.

Ireland vs England live in Singapore and Asia

This year's Six Nations will covered live across large parts of Asia by Premier Sports.

The network is set to show every game live in 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.

Ireland vs England kick-off is at 1am in Singapore, 10.30pm IST in India, 10pm PKT in Pakistan and at 12am ICT in Thailand.

A weekly pass for Premier Sports Asia will currently set you back $25.99, but there's savings to be had if you opt for a rolling six-month contract at $89.99 or $129.99 for a full year.

Premier Sports Asia is largely focused on rugby, with a subscription giving you access to Heineken Champions Cup, Gallagher Premiership, Super Rugby Pacific and Rugby Championship action.

Don't forget: Asian nationals can live stream every match free of charge while abroad with a VPN.

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