The sun is shining on the Emerald Isle today, and Ireland will hope lady luck will be doing likewise. Ireland are facing Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in the final round of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations and they need a win – and for England to beat France in Paris later this evening – to claim the title. Kick off is 4.45pm GMT. UK fans can watch Ireland vs Scotland free on ITV. Going to be abroad? Below, we'll explain how to watch a free Ireland vs Scotland live stream from wherever you are with a VPN.
The team news is in and Andy Farrell has named his Ireland team. Mack Hansen takes the place of Andrew Conway on the wing, Jack Conan comes in at number eight and Peter O'Mahony drops to the bench. Iain Henderson replaces James Ryan, who sustained a head injury against England, in the second row.
Meanwhile, Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has defended his decision to bench Finn Russell in favour of Blair Kinghorn for Saturday's big game in Dublin:
"He has deserved this opportunity with his performances throughout the season," Townsend told BBC Sport. "He's been in really good form. He wasn't available for our match last week but the week before that he played his best game of the season against Connacht... we believe this is the right time, the right game for him to play in."
The winner of Saturday's clash will be presented with the Centenary Quaich, a celtic drinking vessel that has been awarded to the winner of this match since 1989.
Excited for the final round of the 2022 Six Nations? UK fans can watch Ireland vs Scotland free on ITV Hub. Here's how to watch an Ireland vs Scotland live stream from wherever you are.
Watch Ireland vs Scotland live stream free online
Ireland vs Scotland airs on ITV. Kick off is 4.45pm GMT on Saturday, 19th March 2022. France TV's FR2 will also serve up free-to-air Six Nations coverage.
UK TV license holders outside of the country this weekend can use a VPN to unblock the free Six Nations live streams. Not used a VPN? It's easy – follow the step-by-step guide below.
Watch Ireland vs Scotland from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Guinness Six Nations rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet, helping you access local streams from anywhere – and saving you money!
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How to use a VPN
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
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 Scotland, you may wish to choose 'UK' for ITV Hub.
3. Then head over to ITV Hub on your browser or device and enjoy the free Ireland vs Scotland live stream.
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Watch Ireland vs Scotland live stream in the USA
NBC Sports will broadcast every match of the 2022 Six Nations in the States, including Ireland vs Scotland on Saturday, 19th March 2022. Coverage will be streamed live on Peacock; subscription costs $4.99 a month (with ads) or $9.99 a month (ad-free).
Peacock membership gets you full coverage of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations plus Premier League soccer, Premiership Rugby, blockbuster movies and TV boxsets such as The Office.
Ireland vs Scotland | Live on Peacock for $4.99 a month
Want to stream the Six Nations 2022 rugby tournament live in the USA? Try Peacock Premium for (ad-supported) coverage of the rugger and a host of other top-quality sports. At under five bucks a month, it's a bargain.
Remember: UK nationals who are outside the UK can stream Ireland vs Scotland free on ITV Hub using a VPN. Follow the step-by-step guide above.
Watch Ireland vs Scotland live stream in Australia
Stan is the place to watch all of the Six Nations in Australia, including Ireland vs Scotland on 19th March 2022. What's more, there's a 7-day free trial of Stan Sport to try out. The subscription proper starts from $20 per month.
Watch Ireland vs Scotland live stream in Ireland
Rugby fans on the Emerald Isle can watch free-to-air coverage of the Six Nations 2022 – including Ireland vs Scotland – on RTE.
The coverage is also split with Virgin Media and is available on Virgin Media One. The Virgin Media Big Bundle costs €69 per month, which gets you 50+ TV channels and a set-top box complete with voice control.
Watch Ireland vs Scotland live stream in Canada, Austria and Switzerland
Streaming service DAZN is the place to catch the 2022 Six Nations – including an Ireland vs Scotland live stream – in Canada, Austria and Switzerland.
Those in Canada can subscribe for just CAD $20 a month, which includes Six Nations games as well as Premier League and Champions League soccer. DAZN membership costs around €12 a month in Switzerland and Austria.
Watch Ireland vs Scotland live stream in South Africa
As ever, SuperSport is the place to watch the Six Nations in South Africa, Ethiopia, Benin, Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The African online sports channel will broadcast Ireland vs Scotland via its DStv satellite platform in South Africa. You can sign up to DStv here. Failing that, head to any bar in the Cape Town area.
One of the biggest African online sports channels, DStv also shows live FA Cup, Champions League and La Liga as well as rugby, tennis, golf, motorsport and cricket.
Six Nations 2022 fixtures and kick-off times
All times GMT
Saturday 19th March 2022
Wales vs Italy - 2.15pm - BBC
Ireland vs Scotland - 4.45pm - ITV
France vs England - 8pm - ITV
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