The 2019 Six Nations has had a lot of highs with quite a few lows – two sides that have seen both of those extremes now go head-to-head for round 4. It’s Ireland vs France and you can live stream the game from absolutely anywhere with our help.
Ireland vs France – where and when
This Six Nations 2019 fourth round sees Ireland take on France at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
The game itself starts today, Sunday March 10, at 3pm GMT.
France has had a tough run so far losing to Wales (19–24) and England (44–8) but did beat Scotland (27–10) in Paris a fortnight ago. While Ireland haven’t quite had the tournament they were hoping for following the opening loss to England (32–20). They’ve since bounced back by beating Scotland (22–13) and Italy (26–16), but neither very convincingly.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has rung the changes with seven fresh faces from that victory in Rome. The French side will remain the same as the victory over Scotland in Paris.
Last year’s Six Nations game between the two sides went down to the final whistle in a brilliant game that saw Ireland nab the win in Paris. Expect this year to be just as exciting and you can watch an entire Ireland vs France live stream wherever you are using this guide and, if you’re travelling, a handy VPN.
How to live stream Ireland vs France in the UK for free
As ever, all the Six Nations matches will be shown live in the UK on free-to-air television. This year’s coverage is spread across the BBC and ITV and this game will be shown on ITV from 3pm GMT today.
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 – or subscribe to TVPlayer Plus if you want to record it and watch later.
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 live stream the Six Nations when you’re not in your country
If you’re outside your country of residence – whether that be the UK or anywhere else – and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you’ll soon discover that you can’t as it is location restricted. Fear not, the action is still within your reach. All you need to do is download and install a VPN to effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage (as long as you do so in compliance with the broadcaster’s Ts&Cs) without delving into the dangers of an illegal stream.
It’s really easy to get started with a VPN – simply download, install, open the app and select the appropriate location. For example, you would choose a UK server if you were trying to watch ITV coverage.
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Live stream Ireland vs France in Australia
You’ll have to get up before even the crack of dawn to catch this potential competition highlight of a match. That’s because it’ll air at 2am AEDT, but it’ll be worth it. The game will be shown via subscription service beIN Sport, which is actually showing every game of the 2019 Six Nations.
If you’re a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your package for an extra fee. No worries if you aren’t though as you can also subscribe to beIN as a standalone subscription that can be watched on your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device. That costs $19.99 per month after you’ve taken advantage of a FREE two week trial.
Live stream Ireland vs France in New Zealand
You’ll need to be up for 4am Wellington time to catch this game’s kick-off. It should definitely be worth it. It’s all being streamed via beIN Sport.
Sky subscribers can add beIN to their package at an additional cost or, like in Australia, you can subscribe to a standalone package that can be watched on laptop, desktop or mobile app. It costs $19.78 per month after you’ve taken advantage of the FREE two week trial.
Live stream France vs Ireland in Canada – for FREE
DAZN is a streaming service available in a select few countries including Canada for the Six Nations Rugby. That means you can live stream the Ireland vs France action from 7am PT, 10am ET.
You can even watch for free as DAZN offers a 30-day money back option. You’ll have to sign up for the service but if you don’t like it you can get your money back within a month of you signing up.
How to watch a Ireland vs France live stream in the US
This year US residents can enjoy the early starting Ireland vs France game using the Rugby Pass from NBC which will stream the action at 7am PT, 10am ET. All you need do is head over to Rugby Pass and sign up.
The service costs $69.99, which gives you a subscription up until just before the 2019 World Cup (you’ll have to pay extra for that). But you will get every Six Nations match commercial-free, live or on-demand, as well as Premiership Rugby and the Heineken Champions Cup.