England vs Italy live stream: how to watch the Six Nations 2023 online for free, round two

Owen Farrell and Elliot Daly of England attempt to beat Jacopo Trulla to the loose ball during the Guinness Six Nations
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England vs Italy Six Nations 2023 live stream

You can watch England vs Italy for free on ITV and ITVX in the UK. Peacock TV will be broadcasting the Six Nations round two in the USA, DAZN is the network for Canadian rugby fans, while Stan Sport is where you'll be able to watch this round two clash in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere if you are outside your home country.

England vs Italy Six Nations 2023 live stream: Preview

Steve Borthwick's first game in charge didn't go to plan. England floundered against a superior Scotland team last weekend, as the visitors triumphed 29-23 at Twickenham. England have lots to do to get their Six Nations campaign back on track. Next up? Italy.

England again have the home advantage, and they need to capitalise. They have won all 16 of their previous encounters with Italy at Twickenham, so anything less than  victory will be a disappointment.

Borthwick has shaken things up a bit ahead of Sunday's Six Nations clash. Veteran scrum-half Ben Youngs has been left out of the squad, as have flanker Ben Curry and wing Anthony Watson. Borthwick hopes that his revamped team will inject new energy into England's so-far lacklustre performance.

Italy are up for the challenge. The team has improved dramatically in recent years, with change coming from the bottom up, largely thanks to former coach Conor O'Shea's focus on the youth team. Fostering younger players has paid dividends, with Italy's under-17s and under-20s coming on leaps and bounds – the latter beat England, Scotland and Wales in last year’s Six Nations Under-20s.

In the last 12 months, the senior team have won their first Six Nations match since 2016, notched up their first win against Australia and last weekend they only narrowly lost to current Grand Slam champions France. So Italy are very much in the resurgence.

Can England remain unbeaten at home against Italy in the Six Nations? Or is this the year the Azzurri finally come good? Watch live and find out.

England vs Italy kicks off at 3pm GMT / 10am EST today, 12th February, at Twickenham. Make sure you know how to watch an England vs Italy live stream from anywhere.

England vs Italy Six Nations 2023 free live stream


England vs Italy 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.

Away from the UK? You can use a VPN to unblock the free England vs Italy live stream on ITVX from wherever you are. Details just below.

Coverage starts at 2.15pm GMT ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

This means it's a piece of cake to watch this Six Nations round two clash online. Mmm... cake.

Watch England vs Italy from abroad with a VPN

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

We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN for the Six Nations 2023. 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 Italy

Using a VPN to watch England vs Italy 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 England vs Italy, 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 Italy 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.

Watch England vs Italy live stream in Ireland

In Ireland, you can watch England vs Italy for free on UTV or via ITVX . On UTV, coverage starts at 2.15pm IST – 45 minutes before kick-off.

Don't forget: Irish nationals can live stream every match free of charge while abroad with a VPN.Good to know, right?

Watch England vs Italy 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.

England vs Italy is set to kick-off at 2am AEDT on Saturday night/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: UK nationals can live stream every match free of charge while abroad with a VPN.

Watch England vs Italy 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 in London is set for 10am ET / 7am 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, you'll also be able to watch NFL, College Football and more without a pricey cable subscription.

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

Watch England vs Italy in New Zealand

Kiwis can tune into England vs Italy 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 4am NZDT in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Cord-cutters 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: UK nationals can live stream every Six Nations match free of charge while abroad with a VPN.

England vs Italy live stream in South Africa

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

England vs Italy kick-off is set for 5pm SAST.

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: South African nationals can live stream every match free of charge while abroad with a VPN.

England vs Italy 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.

The England vs Italy kick-off time is 11pm (Sunday) in Singapore, 8.30pm IST in India, 8pm PKT in Pakistan and at 10pm 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.

England vs Italy live stream kick-off times

Global England vs Italy kick-off times

  • UK: 3pm
  • Central Europe: 4pm
  • USA (EST/PST): 10am / 7am
  • Australia: 2am (Sunday)
  • New Zealand: 4am (Sunday)
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