How to watch Wales vs Scotland: live stream Six Nations 2024 online today, team news

Scotland captain Finn Russell breaks with the ball ahead of the Wales vs Scotland clash at the 2024 Six Nations
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Watch Wales vs Scotland live stream

With so many of Wales' experienced personnel unavailable for this year's tournament, a new-look XV is preparing to do battle with the ever-improving Scots in Cardiff today. This season's Six Nations campaign starts here for Wales and Scotland, bringing light to rugby fans in both countries – unfortunately, the weather hasn't, with a dreary evening at the Millennium Stadium that is likely to be marred by showers throughout.

The Wales vs Scotland match at the 2024 Six Nations is free to watch on the BBC in the UK and Virgin Media in Ireland. Peacock TV and DAZN and are the live streamers in the USA and Canada respectively. Down Under, it's Stan Sport in Australia and Sky Sport in New Zealand. And you can use a VPN to watch your chosen stream from wherever you are in the world.

Wales vs Scotland live stream: Preview

The opening game of the 2024 Six Nations for these two teams will take place at the Principality Stadium (aka the Millennium Stadium) in Cardiff. The start time is at 4.45pm GMT (11.45am ET / 8.45am PT) today (Saturday 3rd February), which is 3.45am AEDT in Australia on Sunday morning.

Gareth Anscombe, Dan Biggar, Taulupe Faletau, Leigh Halfpenny, Dan Lydiate, George North, Ken Owens, Justin Tipuric, Liam Williams, Alun Wyn Jones. Whether through injury, retirement or club commitments, the list of Wales' notable absentees must leave coach Warren Gatland wondering why he ever came back to the Millennium Stadium.

It means that we get to take a first look at the Dragons' new generation of talent, with the Scarlets' Sam Costelow coming in at fly-half and debutant Cameron Winnett entering the fray at full-back. It also means that 21-year-old man mountain Dafydd Jenkins becomes the nation's second-youngest ever captain.

As such, Gregor Townsend's Scotland will be licking their lips at the prospect of opening their 2024 Six Nations account with an away victory and a first win at the Millennium Stadium for 22 years.

Finn Russell will, as ever, be the fulcrum around which their backs such as Kyle Steyn and Duhan Van der Merwe will attack, with the Bath fly-half also down to skipper the side today. The Bravehearts will have to do without injured Blair Kinghorn for this one, however, as the relatively inexperienced Kyle Rowe replaces him at 15.

You can watch all 2024 Six Nations games online for FREE, including this one. So keep reading to discover where to live stream Wales vs Scotland in your country and from anywhere in the world.

Wales vs Scotland team news:

Wales: 15-Winnett, 14-Dyer, 13-Watkin, 12-Tompkins, 11-Adams, 10-Costelow, 9-G Davies; 1-Domachowski, 2-Elias, 3-Brown, 4-D Jenkins (c), 5-Beard, 6-Botham, 7-Reffell, 8-Wainwright

Scotland: 15-Rowe, 14-Steyn, 13-Jones, 12-Tuipulotu, 11-Van der Merwe; 10-Russell (c), 9-White; 1-Schoeman, 2-Turner, 3-Z Fagerson, 4-R Gray, 5-Cummings, 6-Crosbie, 7-Ritchie, 8-M Fagerson

Free Wales vs Scotland live streams

This and every Six Nations game will be shown for free in the UK and Ireland.

In the UK, the free Wales vs Scotland live stream is on BBC iPlayer. While in Ireland it will be streamed for free on RTÉ Player.

If you're outside of the UK or Ireland this weekend, you can always try using a VPN to get around geo-restrictions that you'll face when overseas. We recommend ExpressVPN as it's really easy to use, fantastic at unblocking restricted streams and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you change your mind. 

Don't worry if you've never used a VPN before – it's really easy, and we have full instructions below.

Watch Wales vs Scotland live stream from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your regular Wales 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 that sets your device to appear as if it's in a different country, allowing you to watch Six Nations live streams from anywhere in the world.

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How to use a VPN to stream Wales vs Scotland

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. So for Six Nations rugby, you may wish to choose a server in the UK.

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

Watch Wales vs Scotland in the UK

You can watch Wales vs Scotland live on BBC One on TV this Saturday evening at 4.45pm GMT.

That means you can also stream the game online and for free on the channel's BBC iPlayer platform, available on browsers, smartphone app or a variety of streaming devices.

To stream live or via catch-up on BBC iPlayer, you should have a valid TV licence.

And if you prefer to watch the rugby with Welsh commentary, it will also be shown on S4C on TV and your choice of S4C Clic or the BBC iPlayer online.

Remember: use a VPN to access BBC iPlayer when travelling outside of the UK.

Watch Wales vs Scotland match in Ireland

This Six Nations game is being shown on the free-to-air RTÉ2 on TV in Ireland.

If you want to watch Wales vs Scotland online, then you can do so for free on the RTÉ 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 Wales vs Scotland in Australia

Streaming service Stan Sport has the rights to show every match of the 2024 Six Nations live in Australia. This one kicks off at 3.45am AEDT in the early hours of Sunday 4th February.

To watch Wales vs Scotland ad-free you'll need a Basic Stan package ($10 a month) together with its Stan Sport add-on (a further $15).

Out of Australia? Use a VPN to access your local stream when away from home.

Watch Wales vs Scotland in the USA

NBC's Peacock TV streaming service is the only place to watch this 2024 Six Nations match live in the USA. It starts at 11.45am ET / 8.45am PT on Saturday.

Peacock starts from only $5.99 a month, or you can pay more to get rid of the ads. In addition to the Six Nations, you'll also be able to watch the likes of EPL soccer, WWE, Premiership Rugby and lots more.

The Peacock TV app is available on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, LG smart TV, Vizio TV, PS4, and Xbox One. You can also watch through your web browser.

If you have access to CNBC and don't mind waiting, the match will be replayed in full there at 1pm ET on the Sunday after the game.

Outside the US? Peacock TV is only available within the States so be sure to use a rugby-friendly VPN if you're a subscriber stuck abroad.

Watch Wales vs Scotland in New Zealand

Kiwis can watch Wales vs Scotland courtesy of Sky Sport, which is showing every game of the 2024 tournament. This match kicks off at 5.45am on Sunday morning.

Subscribers can also watch online using the its Sky Go service.

If you don't already have Sky and don't wish to commit to a full package just for the rugby, then Sky Sport Now offers weekly ($24.99) and monthly ($44.99) passes.

UK or Ireland rugby fan abroad? Live stream this Six Nations game on your home streaming service using a world class VPN.

Watch Wales vs Scotland in Canada

Specialist sports streaming service DAZN is the place to watch Wales vs Scotland, plus every other game of the 2024 Six Nations live in Canada. This game starts at 11.45am ET / 8.45am PT.

A DAZN subscription will currently set you back CA$29.99 a month or CA$199.99 a year

Don't forget: Canadian nationals can live stream matches via DAZN when overseas with a VPN.

Wales vs Scotland live stream in South Africa

To watch Wales vs Scotland and all Six Nations 2024 fixtures in South Africa, you'll need access to SuperSport. If you can't 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.

Alternatively, you can get SuperSport channels via the DSTV streaming platform, with plans starting from R129 per month.

This one starts at 6.45pm SAST on Saturday evening.

Watch Wales vs Scotland in Singapore and Asia

Premier Sports has all the Six Nations action across most countries in Asia, including 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.

Wales vs Scotland starts at 4.45pm GMT, so double check your schedule for the start time in your time zone – in Singapore, for example, kick off is 12.45am on the morning of Sunday 4th February.

A monthly pass for Premier Sports will currently set you back US$25.99, but there's a 45% discount to be had if you opt for an annual plan at US$169.99 for a full year.

In addition to the Six Nations, a Premier Sports subscription also gives you access to Heineken Champions Cup, Gallagher Premiership, NRL, URC and Rugby Championship action.

UK expat in Asia? Then use a VPN to watch the free coverage from back home.

Wales team to play Scotland

Backs: Winnett, Dyer, Watkin, Tompkins, Adams, Costelow, G Davies

Forwards: Domachowski, Elias, Brown, D Jenkins (c), Beard, Botham, Reffell, Wainwright

Replacements: Dee, Mathias, Assiratti, Teddy Williams, Mann, Tomos Williams, I Lloyd, Grady

Scotland team to play Wales

Backs: Rowe, Steyn, Jones, Tuipulotu, Van der Merwe, Russell (c), White

Forwards: Schoeman, Turner, Z Fagerson, R Gray, Cummings, Crosbie, Ritchie, M Fagerson

Replacements: Ashman, Hepburn, Millar-Mills, Skinner, Dempsey, Horne, Healy, Redpath

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