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How to watch 2020 Six Nations rugby live and free

Europe's best rugby union teams will return to action as the long delayed 2020 Six Nations tournament re-starts. You can watch live.

Like so many sports across the globe, the 2020 Six Nations was hugely interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shut down in March last year on the eve of the finals, it finally returned in October with England ultimately claiming the title.

Now top-shelf rugby is back after a short break with a new five-round competition concluding on 20 March. Who will take out this year’s crown?

What is the Six Nations?

What was once known as the Five Nations tournament became the Six Nations when Italy joined the ranks in 2000. The six countries that now make up the competition are England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.

The tournament was first held in 1883 and originally involved just England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There have been a number of shared titles, so overall title-holders is a little subjective. The Welsh have 39 total wins, made up of 27 outright and 12 shared. England have the most outright wins with 28, but have 38 overall including shared tournament wins.

How to watch the Six Nations rugby

The rights to this season’s Six Nations are held by broadcaster DAZN in Canada.

Stream the Six Nations rugby on DAZN

If you like the 15-man rugby code, you are going to love DAZN. A sports streaming service established in 2016 and expanding to Canada the following year, it is currently offering a 30-day free trial. That gives you plenty of time to test out the service before deciding if you want to sign up.

If you decide DAZN isn’t for you, cancel at least 24 hours before the end of your trial period. After that it costs $20 per month or there is a discounted annual rate of $150. There are no lock-in contracts with DAZN.


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DAZN has an app available to download on iOS and Android devices plus Amazon’s Fire tablet. You can also watch it via laptop or PC. Other viewing options include Chromecast, Smart TVs (LG, Sony and Samsung) or PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Six Nations schedule

Who will win the Six Nations?

Italy are the battlers in this competition, suffering through another winless campaign in 2020. Outside of the Italians, the remaining nations are competitive and can pull a result out on their day. We feel it is a very tight race to call this year, with England keen to defend their title. But we’re leaning towards France breaking a long drought and grabbing their first title since way back in 2010.

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