The Six Nations is back for another year. England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy will all battle it out in arguably the most prestigious rugby union tournament of 2020.

Wales can't retain their title and draw level with England on 28 outright victories. However, it's still up for grabs for Ireland, England and France with the teams separated by just one point. 

The good news is you can watch completely free in the UK, just so long as you've got a TV licence. Here's all you need to know. 

Six Nations 2020: Fixtures & TV channels

Below we have a list of all the Six Nations games over the five weeks. You can see the date, who's playing, kick-off time and what channel it's being broadcast on. All times are GMT and the first team is playing home.

After a huge delay due to coronavirus, the final games of the Six Nations are set to kick-off this weekend.

Round 5 - 31 October

  • Wales vs Scotland - 2:15pm, BBC One, S4C
  • Italy vs England - 4:15pm, ITV 1
  • France vs Ireland - 8:05pm, BBC One/Two

Note: The first half of France vs Ireland will be shown on BBC Two, then coverage will swap to BBC One for the second half.

Six Nations 2020 results

Round 1

  • Wales 41 - 0 Italy 
  • Ireland 19 - 12 Scotland 
  • France 24 - 17 England 

Round 2

  • Ireland 24 - 14 Wales 
  • Scotland 6 - 13 England 
  • France 35 - 22 Italy

Round 3

  • Italy 0- 17 Scotland
  • Wales 23 - 27 France
  • England 24 - 12 Ireland

Round 4

  • Ireland vs Italy - Postponed
  • England 33 vs 30 Wales
  • Scotland 28 vs 17 France

Watch Six Nations online for free

Every match in the tournament will be shown on BBC One or ITV One, so you can tune in on your TV or online. All Wales games will also be shown on S4C.

To watch live on a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet you can either use a Freeview app such as TVCatchup, or you can use the BBC or ITV's own streaming apps, iPlayer and ITV Hub. You can opt to pay for ITV Hub+ if you want to watch ad-free (not for live streams) and get other benefits like catch-up abroad.

All three apps are free to download to a phone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play, and can be accessed in a web browser on a PC or laptop.

If you are not on an unlimited mobile data contract on your phone or tablet you should ensure that you are connected to Wi-Fi to avoid high data charges. To stream live rugby matches on a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone you also need to have a valid TV Licence.

Click to watch BBC One

Click to watch ITV One

Click to watch S4C

Check the rules out: Do I need a TV Licence?

Watching the Six Nations abroad

If you are on holiday and want to watch the Six Nations, you can do so using a VPN. You can download a VPN (virtual private network) from somewhere like Nord VPN to ‘browse from the UK’. You can also check the local broadcaster for your country on the official site, which might be ESPN or Supersport.

For full information, check out our best VPN services chart.