Italy vs Ireland live stream
You can watch Italy vs Ireland for free on ITV1 and ITVX in the UK, and on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ Player in Ireland. Fans can pay to watch rugby today on Peacock in the US, and Stan Sport in Australia. Full information on TV viewing options below. We will also explain how to watch a FREE Italy vs Ireland live stream from anywhere in the world.
Watch the Italy vs Ireland match
Ireland top the standings as we approach the halfway stage of the Six Nations Championship, having already passed their toughest task with flying colours. Johnny Sexton’s injury aside, everything looks rosy for the world No.1-ranked team, but isn’t it only normal when Andy Farrell’s men come unstoppable against Italy?
For the first time in many years, the Azzurri enter the tournament with real belief, but after two defeats from two, they have run out of chances to get all their hopes up. After coming so close to stunning reigning champions France at the start, they collapsed against an ordinary England team, and everything fell apart.
Enter: Paolo Garbisi. Kieran Crowley has thrown his star fly-half straight into the team following his return from a knee injury, and, while he may not be completely speedy, what he will bring to the team is big-game knowledge. The only shame is that it comes at the expense of Tommaso Allan, who has been one of their best players so far.
Farrell handed James Ryan the armband and Ross Byrne the No.10 jersey, as Ireland looked to continue their march to the Grand Slam many believed they would lose. Bundee Aki was handed his first Championship start at inside centre, while Dan Sheehan returned to the squad as an option from the bench.
A year ago, Ireland cruised to a 57-6 victory when Italy were reduced to 13 men in the opening minutes. Something tells us this one is going to be tight. Follow our guide as we explain all the ways to get an Italy vs Ireland live stream wherever you are – starting with how see Six Nations for FREE in the UK and Ireland.
How to watch Italy vs Ireland: live stream Six Nations FREE in the UK
How to watch Italy vs Ireland from outside your country
If you’re abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual Six Nations coverage, you’ll want a VPN. This will help you avoid geo-blocking that will try to stop you from watching an Italy vs Ireland live stream in particular parts of the world.
This is a useful way to solve this issue, cheap, and also easy to set-up. Here’s how it’s done.
Use a VPN to watch Italy vs Ireland from anywhere
How to use VPN for Italy vs Ireland
Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three…
1. Download and install a VPN – as we said, our top choice is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit ‘select location’ and select the appropriate location, for example: ‘UK’ for ITVX.
3. Go to the broadcaster’s stream – go to your home broadcaster’s site or app and watch as if you were at home – ITVX (Opens in a new tab) for UK citizens abroad.