The Six Nations begins on Saturday 3 February with Wales vs Scotland as England looks to defend its title and win it three years in a row despite injuries to key players.

Wales are without stars Sam Warburton and Jonathan Davies while Ireland look to win the title for the first time since 2015.

When is the Six Nations on?

The Six Nations starts on Saturday 3 February as Wales take on Scotland.

Click here to view the Six Nations fixture list, where you can see when the matches are on.

What channel is the Six Nations on in the UK?

Every match in the tournament will be shown on BBC One or ITV 1, so you can tune in on your TV or via the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub websites and apps.

See what channels the matches are all on here.

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.

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 1

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

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’.

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