Having returned to winning ways with a narrow victory against Scotland, England face what is likely to be their most difficult challenge of their 2020 Six Nations campaign so far – a visit from the Irish. To make sure you catch every minute of this unmissable game, be sure to follow our England vs Ireland live stream guide to watch it from wherever you are.
Ireland head to Twickenham on the back of two wins from two, their most recent being a battling win over tournament favourites Wales in Dublin. As well as maintaining their Grand Slam credentials, Andy Farrell’s unbeaten side will also be looking to make amends for last season’s 20-32 defeat to England at the Aviva Stadium.
England vs Ireland – where and when
This Six Nations clash takes place on Sunday, February 23 at Twickenham Stadium.
Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. If you’re looking to watch the match in the US and Canada it’s a 7am PT, 10am ET morning start, while for Aussie rugby fans its a 2am AEDT start in the early hours of Monday morning.
Eddie Jones’ side look set to be boosted by the availability of Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade. The home side will, however, have to do without Anthony Watson thanks to a calf injury, while Mako Vunipola has had to pull out of the match for family reasons.
There’s mixed news for Ireland on the injury front with Caelan Doris and Will Addison set to be available for selection, while Garry Ringrose remains sidelined with a hand injury.
It looks set to a tight affair at Twickenham and you can watch this Six Nations clash in its entirety – in some places for free – by following our England vs Ireland live stream guide below.
How to live stream England vs Ireland in the UK for free
The fantastic news for rugby fans in the UK is that every Six Nations match this season will be shown free-to-air across the BBC and ITV’s channels. England vs Ireland clash will be broadcast on ITV1 with coverage starting at 2.10pm GMT.
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.
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 watch a Six Nations live stream when you’re not in your country
If you’re away from home and outside of your home country, then you’re going to run into problems when trying to stream coverage of the Six Nations from your native broadcaster as its likely to be location restricted.
Thankfully, you’ll still be able to watch all the action – all you need to do is make use of a VPN. Simply download and install the software or an app from one of the many VPN services out there. These will spoof your computer into thinking that you’re in your home nation, allowing you to enjoy your regular broadcaster’s coverage (so long as you comply with the broadcaster’s Ts&Cs). So no need to search the internet for a link to a dodgy stream from a suspect website.
Setting up a VPN is an incredibly easy process – it’s just a matter of downloading, installing, then opening the app, From there all you need to do is select the appropriate location of the broadcast you’re looking to watch.
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Live stream England vs Ireland in Australia
Subscription service beIN Sport has exclusive rights to show all of this season’s Six Nation’s matches in Australia, and including this match on BeIN Sport 3, with coverage beginning at 1.50am AEDT.
If you’re a Foxtel customer, you can add the service to your package for an extra fee. If you aren’t, there’s also the option of subscribing to beIN as a standalone subscription that can be watched on your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device. That costs $19.99 per month – but you can also take advantage of a FREE two week trial of the service.
Live stream England vs Australia in New Zealand
For rugby fans looking to watch the action live from Twickenham it’s a 3am NZST kick-off. As with their Aussie neighbours, beIN Sport hold the broadcast rights for the Six Nations in New Zealand and will be showing every game of the tournament live.
Sky subscribers can add the service to their package at an additional cost, but there’s also the option of subscribing to a standalone package that can be watched on laptop, desktop or mobile app. It costs $19.78 per month, but you can also try the service for free as beIN Sport offer a FREE two week trial.
Watch the rugby union in Canada via a live stream for FREE
Streaming service DAZN hold the broadcast right for the tournament in Canada.
They’ll be showing every game live on their online platform, including England vs Ireland which has a 7am PT, 10am ET kick-off.
If you’re not already a DAZN subscriber, then you can take advantage of their 30-day FREE TRIAL and enjoy the match without paying a cent.
How to watch an England vs Ireland live stream online in the US
Rugby fans in the States will need to head to NBC to get their fix of rucks, tackles and mauls.
The network is set to show every match of this season’s Six Nations, including England vs Ireland via its NBC Sports Gold Rugby Pass service and will be streaming the game live from 7am PT, 10am.
All you need to do is head to NBC and sign up. The service is priced at $79.99 a year, but that also includes access to the Heineken Champions Cup and the Gallagher Premiership, as well as the Rugby’s Greatest Championship.