The 2019 Six Nations Championship will be the 125th edition of the annual event, which features the top 6 Rugby Union sides from Europe: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. It will kick off on the first day of February and conclude on March 16, with five rounds taking place over the course of seven weeks to determine the winner. With every game of the event set to be aired on beIN Sports and Kayo, you won’t have to miss a minute.
2019 Six Nations Championship Preview
Ireland were the dominant side in last year’s Six Nations, winning all five of their games and ending the tournament with a point differential of +78, and it’s no surprise that they will head in as comfortable favourites to win once again. England, however, is expected to pose a strong challenge to the reigning champs, while Wales are always in the mix as well.
After that, the challengers begin to drop off – something which has been a theme in an eight-year period which has seen Ireland, England and Wales share the spoils amongst each other. Scotland and France are less likely to be in the mix, while Italy, who hasn’t won a game at the tournament in three years, is widely touted to finish bottom for the fourth year running. It’s the top end of the table which will draw much of the interest though, and Australian fans who enjoy watching championship rugby action have a variety of options with which to catch it all.
- Foxtel Now online: Every Six Nations match LIVE
- Telstra: Every Six Nations match LIVE
- Free to Air TV: BBC channel in England
- Fetch TV: Every Six Nations match LIVE
- Kayo Sports streaming: Every Six Nations match LIVE
Watch Six Nations Online with Foxtel Now
Each and every one of the 25 Six Nations matches will be shown live and in High Definition on beIN Sports, meaning existing or new Foxtel TV subscribers have access to the entire tournament. This means you can tune into the action in high resolution on your big screen TV, but if you’re after a little more flexibility in how you watch, there are plenty of other options for your viewing enjoyment.
Each and every Foxtel channel pack is also available via the Foxtel Go App, which allows subscribers to stream all Foxtel content direct to an eligible mobile device. Alternatively, you can subscribe to Foxtel Now and watch the Six Nations finals online via a compatible PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Playstation, Chromecast and more. Foxtel now currently offers a 10 day free trial so you can check out the great TV line-up and other features.
The Six Nations Live with Telstra
Foxtel Now from Telstra offers another way to keep on top of every minute of the Six Nations tournament here in 2019. With Foxtel Now from Telstra, you can grab the Entertainment plus Sport pack for just $29 a month, a saving of roughly 40% over Foxtel’s regular cost, and have access to the beIN Sports channels as well as Fox Sports and ESPN of Australia.
With Foxtel Now from Telstra you have the choice of watching online from the comfort of home, or effectively streaming the Six Nations free to an eligible mobile device if you’re out and about via Foxtel Go. All in all, Foxtel Now from Telstra offers exactly the same product as its Foxtel counterpart – but is currently available at a reduced cost. Hard to argue with that.
Live Rugby on Free to Air TV
Due to broadcasting agreements there is no Six Nations free to air broadcaster currently in Australia. It is, however, shown on BBC, so if you’re fortunate enough to be living in, or visiting England, you can catch it all there. If you’re looking for free-to-air rugby action in Australia though, there’s plenty of other options. Several key Wallabies matches including the Bledisloe Cup will be available throughout the year, as will the NRL Premiership season (including the Grand Final), the hugely popular State of Origin, and domestic competitions such as the New South Wales and Queensland Cups.
Watch the Six Nations on Fetch TV
Fetch TV’s Mighty and Mini streaming boxes are rapidly increasing in popularity, and one of their perks is the ability to purchase access to all three of beIN Sports channels for a monthly fee. Every single game of the Six Nations will air live on Fetch TV via beIN Sports, meaning your Fetch set-top box is able to give you full access to the entirety of the tournament. With the ability to purchase other ‘packs’ – one of which includes ESPN of Australia for the sport lovers – as well as streaming TV through various other apps, this makes Fetch a great way to tune into this event.
How to Stream Six Nations Live with Kayo Sports
Kayo is Australia’s first sports-dedicated mobile streaming service, and will allow you to watch every minute of every game of the Six Nations tournament on a number of devices. Simply sign up for either the Basic or Premium Pack, and you’ll be able to watch on your web browser on Mac or PC, as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, or you can download the app to iOS and Android devices, as well as Telstra TV.
Kayo broadcasts over 50 unique sporting codes live or on-demand, and in High Definition. It offers everything you’d be able to find on Foxtel in the way of sport – including all Fox Sports channels, ESPN, and beIN Sports. Kayo also offers a 14 day free trial, and with no-lock in contract you can give it a go and cancel anytime. With a number of game-changing features to make the viewing experience even better, Kayo has you covered when it comes to streaming Six Nations rugby live.
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Six Nations Live Australian TV Times
Six Nations Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences.
Saturday 16th March: Italy vs France at 11.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 17th March: Wales vs Ireland at 1.45am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sunday 17th March: England vs Scotland at 4.00pm (Foxtel/Kayo)