The Wales v Italy 2020 Six Nations match will take place on Saturday, February 1 at 2:15 PM GMT at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. This will be Wayne Pivac’s first Six Nations match in charge of Wales, who coincidentally, are the defending champions. Below, we’ll show you how to live stream the Wales v Italy fixture for free, from anywhere, with the help of a VPN. You’ll also find out the best VPNs to use.
We’re only recommending official sources for watching Wales v Italy. There’ll likely be plenty of unauthorized streams but we don’t recommend them due to their inferior quality. They also run the risk of being taken offline for violating copyright. Besides, you can watch the Wales v Italy 2020 Six Nations match live online for free. As such, there’s no need to resort to watching dodgy, unofficial streams.
This 2020 Six Nations match is only airing on geo-restricted platforms, so if you’re traveling abroad you’ll probably need a VPN to watch Wales v Italy online on your usual home streaming services.
How to watch Wales v Italy live online for free with a VPN
By connecting to a VPN server in another country, you can access region-blocked platforms and watch Wales v Italy, no matter your actual location. Just follow the steps below to stream the 2020 Six Nations tournament abroad.
Here’s how to live stream Wales v Italy (Six Nations 2020) online, from anywhere in the world:
- Sign up with a high-quality VPN. Our recommendation is ExpressVPN although CyberGhost and NordVPN are two reliable alternatives that offer value for money.
- Download and install one of the VPN’s apps. All of the above recommendations offer apps for desktop and mobile as well as Chrome and Firefox browser extensions.
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the UK for a UK IP address. This lets you unblock BBC iPlayer for watching 2020 Six Nations matches for free.
- Go to BBC iPlayer and sign up for an account if you don’t have one already. You’ll also be asked to provide a UK postcode (any UK postal code will do).
- Select a BBC iPlayer live stream that should be unblocked and play without restriction. If not, try clearing your browser’s cookies before refreshing your browser.
The Wales v Italy match will air live on BBC iPlayer. It’s good practice to test your VPN in advance to avoid disappointment. You can then contact the customer support of your VPN provider for further guidance should you encounter any technical issues.
How to live stream Wales v Italy free on UK TV
The broadcasting rights for the 2020 Six Nations in the UK are held by the BBC and ITV. The BBC will air the Wales v Italy game which means you can watch it live online for free on BBC iPlayer. You’ll need to sign up for an account in order to live stream Wales v Italy. Simply enter your email address and create a password. You’ll then be asked to provide some basic personal information which includes your name, date of birth, and a UK postal code. You can enter any UK postal code as the BBC doesn’t verify the information.
If you’re traveling outside the UK, you’ll need a VPN if you want to watch Wales v Italy. The reason for this is that BBC iPlayer is a region-locked platform. To watch it abroad, connect to a VPN’s UK server for a UK IP address. ExpressVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free and request a refund if it doesn’t meet expectations.
Where else can I watch Wales v Italy live online?
There’s a wide range of ways to watch Wales v Italy with official broadcasters in a number of countries. We’ll cover some of the main options below. However, you can search broadcasters by country on the official Six Nations website.
NBC Sports Network will be covering the Six Nations Championship in the US. If you have a cable TV subscription, you’ll be able to watch Wales v Italy at no additional cost. Another option is to purchase an NBC Sports Gold Rugby Pass for $79.99. However, you can also watch NBC Sports Network cable-free via the following streaming services: AT&T TV Now ($65 USD/month), FuboTV ($54.99/month), Hulu with Live TV ($54.99/month), Sling TV ($20/month), and YouTube TV ($49.99/month).
The above options are only available to viewers in the US. However, you can watch these geo-blocked services by using a VPN. All you need to do is connect to a US server. The US IP address you receive will make it appear as if you’re browsing from the US, letting you access the content.
The Wales v Italy game (and entire Six Nations tournament) will be broadcast on beIN Sports in Australia. If you have a cable TV subscription, simply sign in with your TV provider and you can watch Wales v Italy. Alternatively, you can watch beIN Sports Australia contract-free on Foxtel Now. The base package costs $25 AUD per month while the sports package is an extra $29 monthly. However, the service includes a 10-day free trial.
Another way to watch beIN Sports in Australia is via Fetch TV. You can sign up to Fetch through select Internet Service Providers or purchase a Fetch box. Following this, the beIN Sports package can be purchased for an additional $19.99 per month. However, you watch beIN Sports, an Australian IP address is required. You can get one by connecting to a VPN server in Australia.
Rugby fans in France can live stream Wales v Italy on France 2 for free. In fact, the entire Six Nations 2020 tournament will air on France 2. Better still, there’s no need to sign up for an account in order to watch. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that the channel’s content is geo-restricted and only available in France. Fortunately, it’s easy to unblock it with a French IP address. All you’ll need to do is connect to a server in France and you’ll be able to access your home content even when traveling abroad.
What about watching other games online?
We have a more extensive guide to live streaming the Six Nations online here so you don’t need to miss a single game if you are away from home.
What should I know about the Wales v Italy Six Nations match?
Wales are the defending champions having won the 2019 Six Nations Championship (they defeated Italy 15-26 on their way to the title). The two nations first met in 1994 and have since contested a total of 27 matches. Wales have won 24 of the meetings with Italy winning two and just one drawn match. Needless to say, this makes Wales the heavy favorites to win this 2020 Six Nations match, particularly as they’ll be playing at home at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.