France vs Wales live stream: how to watch the Six Nations 2023 online for free today

Dan Biggar of Wales scores his sides 1st try as Charles Ollivon and Julien Marchand of France attempt to tackle during the Guinness Six Nations match between France and Wales
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France vs Wales Six Nations 2023 live stream

You can watch France vs Wales for free on ITV and ITVX in the UK today. Rugby fans can also watch for free in Ireland via Virgin Media. Peacock TV will be broadcasting the Six Nations final round in the USA, DAZN is the network for Canadian rugby fans, while Stan Sport has a France vs Wales live stream in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere if you are outside your home country.

France vs Wales Six Nations 2023 live stream: Preview

France absolutely humiliated England at Twickenham last time out in the 2023 Six Nations, inflicting the hosts’ heaviest home defeat in over 150 years of English rugby history. Today's opponents had something of a turn in fortunes last weekend too when the second coming of coach Warren Gatland got underway with a win.

Wales went to Rome last weekend and returned with their first win of the campaign, a result that’s sure to boost confidence ahead of this meeting with France. Gatland has made a further six changes today, leading with experience instead of the risk of damaging the confidence of young players against an impressive Les Bleus.

Returning to the backs are Dan Biggar, George North, Louis Rees-Zammit and Nick Tompkins. Lock forward Alun Wyn Jones and flanker Aaron Wainwright also get starts.

Prop Uini Atonio returns from suspension to start for France. Romain Taofifenua replaces the injured Paul Willemse in the pack.

France vs Wales kicks off at 2.45pm GMT / 10.45am EST, today, Saturday 18th March, at the Stade de France. Make sure you know how to watch a France vs Wales live stream from anywhere.

France vs Wales Six Nations 2023 free live stream

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France vs Wales 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 France vs Wales live stream on ITVX from wherever you are. Details just below.

New user? Register free for ITVX. All you need is your email address and postcode (e.g. W12 7RU).

TV coverage starts at 1.55pm GMT ahead of the 2.45pm kick-off.

In short, it's a piece of cake to watch this Six Nations round-five clash online.

Watch France vs Wales from abroad with a VPN

You won't be able to watch your regular France vs Wales 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 France vs Wales 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 France vs Wales

Using a VPN to watch France vs Wales 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 France vs Wales, you may wish to choose 'UK' for ITVX.

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

Like the UK, you'll be able to watch every match of 2023 Six Nations for free in Ireland.

Terrestrial channel Virgin Media One is on live broadcast duties for this clash in Paris, with coverage starting at 2pm IST - 45 minutes 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.Good to know, right?

Watch France vs Wales 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.

France vs Wales is set to kick-off at 1.45am 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 France vs Wales 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 Paris is set for 10.45am ET / 7.45am 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 France vs Wales in New Zealand

Kiwis can tune into France vs Wales 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 3.45am 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.

France vs Wales live stream in South Africa

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

France vs Wales kick-off is set for 4.45pm 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.

France vs Wales 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 France vs Wales kick-off time is 10.45pm in Singapore, 8.15pm IST in India, 7.45pm PKT in Pakistan and at 9.45pm 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.

France vs Wales live stream kick-off times

Global France vs Wales kick-off times

  • UK: 2.45pm
  • Central Europe: 3.45pm
  • USA (EST/PST): 10.45am / 7.45am
  • Australia: 1.45am (Sunday)
  • New Zealand: 3.45am (Sunday)
Tom Wiggins

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