This game sees Italy play host to France at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome for the final round of the 2019 Six Nations. Despite the at-home advantage, Italy is up against it as the regular losing side in this Six Nations – having lost 21 times in a row across the last few competitions. But with nothing to play for other than pride it could see Italy present a challenge to the hit-and-miss French side – and you can get an Italy vs France live stream no matter where you are this weekend.
Italy v France – where and when
This Six Nations 2019 final round for Italy and France is held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The game itself starts today, Saturday March 16, at 12.30pm GMT.
France have taken some beatings of late after a battering against Ireland and a clattering from England before that. All that means that France can’t claim the title any longer, just like Italy, leaving them both playing for glory alone (and, in the Italans’ case, to avoid the dread wooden spoon). This will be the 41st time the teams have met.
France’s bad spell has been attributed to a mutiny and player revolt in Jacques Brunel’s side, something that’s been going on for the past couple of months, if rumours are to be believed. The win against Scotland in Paris was a rare return to form for the side. If there is another no-show from the likes of Guirado, Louis Picamoles, and Mathieu Bastareaud then France’s Brunel could be looking at an end to his job soon.
So keep reading to discover how to get an Italy vs France live stream in the final round of the 2019 Six Nations.
How to live stream Italy v France in the UK for free
As ever, all the Six Nations matches has been shown live in the UK on free-to-air television. This year’s coverage is spread across the BBC and ITV and this game will be shown on ITV from 12.30pm GMT today.
If you’re trying to watch online (either live or on catch-up) then you can get access via the ITV Hub mobile app. Alternatively, just head to an online streaming TV service such TVPlayer.com, which has all of the UK’s freeview channels (including ITV) in one place. So you can enjoy the match on TV, computer, tablet and smartphone for free if you’re in the UK – or subscribe to TVPlayer Plus if you want to record it and watch later.
Not in the UK this weekend? Not a problem – simply download and install a VPN and use a UK location to watch live as if you were back home. Full instructions below.
How to live stream the Six Nations when you’re not in your country
If you’re outside your country of residence – whether that be the UK or anywhere else – and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you’ll soon discover that you can’t as it is location restricted. Fear not, the action is still within your reach. All you need to do is download and install a VPN to effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage (as long as you do so in compliance with the broadcaster’s Ts&Cs) without delving into the dangers of an illegal stream.
It’s really easy to get started with a VPN – simply download, install, open the app and select the appropriate location. For example, you would choose a UK server if you were trying to watch ITV coverage.
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Live stream Italy vs France in Australia
You’ll have to be up late to catch this potentially scrappy finale of a match. That’s because it’ll air at 11.30pm AEDT. The game will be shown via subscription service beIN Sport, which is actually showing every game of the 2019 Six Nations.
If you’re a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your package for an extra fee. No worries if you aren’t though as you can also subscribe to beIN as a standalone subscription that can be watched on your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device. That costs $19.99 per month after you’ve taken advantage of a FREE two week trial.
Live stream Italy vs France in New Zealand
You’ll need to be up for 1.30am Wellington time to catch this game’s kick-off. It should hopefully be worth it. It’s all being streamed via beIN Sport.
Sky subscribers can add beIN to their package at an additional cost or, like in Australia, you can subscribe to a standalone package that can be watched on laptop, desktop or mobile app. It costs $19.78 per month after you’ve taken advantage of the FREE two week trial.
Live stream France vs Italy in Canada – for FREE
DAZN is a streaming service available in a select few countries including Canada for the Six Nations Rugby. That means you can live stream the Italy vs France action from 5.30am PT, 8.30am ET.
You can even watch for free as DAZN offers a 30-day money back option. You’ll have to sign up for the service but if you don’t like it you can get your money back within a month of you signing up.
How to watch a Italy vs France live stream in the US
This year US residents can enjoy the early starting Italy vs France game using the Rugby Pass from NBC which will stream the action at 5.30am PT, 8.30am ET. All you need do is head over to Rugby Pass and sign up.
The service costs $69.99, which gives you a subscription up until just before the 2019 World Cup (you’ll have to pay extra for that). But you will get every Six Nations match commercial-free, live or on-demand, as well as Premiership Rugby and the Heineken Champions Cup.