The 2019 Six Nations have arrived, with the six best European rugby teams set to battle it out over five rounds for the right to be crowned champions. This is The Roar’s guide to streaming all the action online, and watching it on TV in Australia.
The first round of action is set to kick off at 7am (AEDT) on Saturday, February 2, with the opening match set to feature France and Wales.
The other matches in Round 1 will be played during the early hours of Sunday morning, with Scotland set to host Italy and Ireland to take on England in Dublin.
Ireland are the defending champions of the tournament and come in as favourites once again, but it’ll be easier said than done, with England, Scotland and France all likely to cause the upset for the men in green.
Here in Australia, the exclusive rights to the Six Nations belong to BeIN Sports, who are a predominantly European broadcaster of rugby union and football.
The network will cover each game of the tournament across their three stations, however, it’s unlikely to be the same channel the whole way through, so we suggest you check your local electronic guides ahead of each game to ensure you tune into the right channel.
BeIN’s channels can be found on Foxtel at Channels 513, 514 and 515.
To watch the BeIN coverage of the Six Nations in Australia though, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package.
To watch the coverage of the Six Nations online, you will need to use the BeIN coverage.
The best way to do this is to sign up for Kayo Sports, who will have every game live and allow you to stream all of Foxtel’s sports channels for $25 per month.
The other ways to tune into BeIN Coverage are through Foxtel’s streaming services, being the Foxtel App and Foxtel Now. The App is the way to go if you already have valid login details with a TV subscription to Foxtel, as it’s included free of charge.
You’ll also be able to tune into BeIN sports through Fetch TV or BeIN Sports Connect.
Here at The Roar, we will also be covering the tournament with live blogs of all the matches and highlights of all the big moments so that you won’t miss a moment of the action.