February 1, 2019 is the big day for sports and rugby lovers who waited in anticipation for the announcement of the R.B.S Six Nations 2019.
I certainly do not want to miss a single one of the fifteen matches. Since it finishes on 18 March it means we only have a short few weeks to sit back and enjoy our favorites on the field.
As the 125th edition of the six Nations, I was shocked when someone asked me the other day if Spain, Portugal and South Africa are playing too.
How could they not know that it is six countries, six teams, and held at six venues? The countries we are going to see as always are Ireland, Italy, Wales, France, Scotland, and England. What I want to share with you however, is more on rugby six nations live stream options.
History – RBS Six Nations Rugby
The R.B.S (Royal-Bank of Scotland) Six Nations dating back to 1882, is the world’s oldest rugby championship. The teams participating originally were only from United Kingdom, which were Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England. The next country to join was France during 1910, and in 2000, Italy joined too. This annually played rugby match is watched by sport lovers world-wide.
This year we are all waiting in anticipation to see whether England will be victorious again. Since they are the 2016 and 2017 trophy winners, they and the world too, are hoping to see a hattrick. Should they be victorious, it would be the first time since the first six nations that someone wins it three times consecutively.
The games are all played over the weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, except for the Friday night game in Marseille when Italy and France play in the third round.
An interesting fact I would like to mention is that the team who won the first Grand Slam was back in 1908 and the team, Wales. The team with the most Grand Slams is England who did it 13 times. England also remains the country with the most tournament wins.
Rugby Live Streaming – R.B.S Six Nations Online Via I.T.V and B.B.C
Rugby lovers will be able to watch all live matches free with UK residents enjoying reliable viewing via I.T.V and B.B.C. Previous years I have tried several options to be able to give you a clear guide on which are the better rugby six nations live stream options. I have tried free live streaming via my Smart TV, Chromecast, a friend’s Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, PS3, PS4, Xbox, iOS, Android, Mac and PC.
- Middle Eastern Countries, Canada and the United States can watch free six nations rugby via beIN Sports Connect
- On the other hand, viewers from South American Countries, Brazil, New Zealand, and Australia watch their RBS Live Rugby 2019 on ESPN.
- South African rugby fans can enjoy their rugby six nations live streaming on SuperSport Live Video.
- New Zealand live stream of the VI rugby 2019 is available via Sky Go NZ.
- Australians can access their live streaming through Foxtel
Rugby Six Nations Live Streaming Best Affordable Option
The 2019 Six Nation fans have more than one option to watch the matches live via streaming option. While some are paid options, others are free. My personal choice and recommendation is RugbyOnlineStream.com, where you can watch the six nations games unfold. This website has proven to be reliable with no downtime as I tried them several times during the previous year’s matches. Regardless of where you are around the globe, it streams beautifully.
Using either Apple devices, laptops and PC, the HD quality is worth trying and one of my firm favorites for live streaming. Registering on their website also give you ability to watch matches from your mobile for those times when you are away from your PC or laptop. Six nations live streaming is not free here, but a low monthly subscription of $3.75. When you compare this fee to other paid streaming sites you will find most are more costly.
NatWest 6 Nations
This is another one of my favorites which I recommend. Sixnationsrugby.com has been one of the websites where I watched some of last year’s and previous year’s 6 Nations Rugby. It allows you to download the entire fixtures list, as well as displaying all available live TV stations. TV Stations that will broadcast live matches are NBC, D-MAX, TV3, FR2, S4C, B.B.C, and I.T.V.
A website I highly recommend too is beIN Sports, where you can subscribe to a myriad of sports including six nations rugby.
Good news for Foxtel sports pack subscribers is that they do not need to pay any fees. They receive free access to the beIN Sports Connect.
The sports are available via the beIN SPORTS CONNECT App, enabling users to connect to watch live streaming matches from both android and apple devices. Smartphones and tablets, aside from PC, stream your matches equally well.
Six Nations Live – Best Free Option
A good option for excellent free VI Nations live streaming is RugbyOnlineStream’s free streaming. Here you get all the rugby action from the six nations, to Asian Rugby-Championship, Australian Rugby, Currie Cup, International Tests, and more. You do not need to sign up or register either. Just click on the streaming link and select the game you want to watch live.
Streamshunter.tv – Another Free Live Streaming
This is a website I like too, working on PC, Tab, Mac and iPad and what is more, it is free. This website offers free streaming links around 10 minutes before each game. As you probably know, is free streaming often plagued by adds, however when you use streamshunter.tv you will only have the initial adds, which you can close when you click the X.
A free live streaming website dedicated to rugby is streams2watch.me/rugby. Stream 6 nations live, merely by clicking a link. I have watched a match some time ago and this one actually slipped my mind, however I will certainly make a point this year to try them again.
First Row Sports
I will add First Row Sports, however I have found this website to have connection errors quite often. Accessing it via mobile, tablet or PC each time I receive a streaming error notification.
If they will be able to update or upgrade their platform in time, it is an option you could try. It would be disastrous though if you encounter an error during one of the 6 nations matches, thus maybe keep it as last resort.
Watching the 6 Nations 2019 on YouTube, is not my favorite option, but nevertheless do I know quite a few YouTube lovers who swear by this video channel, even to watch six nations rugby. This is one platform that does not mind that you use Ad Blocker.
Watching Free Rugby Six Nation Live Stream Without Ads and Popups
You will often hear that people suggest using a browser app like AdBlocker Plus. However, from personal experience I assure you that numerous websites that offer free streaming have add blocker detection software. These websites simply will not stream until you turn the ad blocker off. You will have to do as they tell you, but there is a way to get past this too.
When you enter the website keep the ad blocker ON, when you are requested to turn it off, do so. Proceed by opening the Six Nations 2019 stream with a new browser window, with the ad blocker still OFF. After you enter the stream, switch the blocker back to ON. Now proceed to refresh the URL, and you will find either zero adds or very few.
Something else I would like to warn you against is downloading streaming links. Whenever you get a prompt to download the six nations live stream free, ignore it, as it could compromise data, or your PC or device used.
2019 Rugby Six Nations Live Stream Fixtures
2018 Rugby Six Nations Table Point
Conclusion – Requirements for Live Rugby Streaming
My recommendation is to have the latest browser version installed in your devices you will use for rugby six nations live stream. Another point is updating Flash to the latest version too. Then ensure you do not have cookie blockers and pop-up blockers either. Make sure your firewall is not restrictive either.