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How to watch 2022 Six Nations rugby live and free

Europe's best rugby teams face off as the Six Nations tournament returns. You can watch it live on a new home.

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The Six Nations rugby tournament is back for another instalment and it's now on a new platform. Featuring some of the best rugby players on the planet, it always promises thrilling action and plenty of intensity.

Wales are the defending champions, suffering just 1 defeat last year to finish ahead of France and Ireland. It was a second title in 3 years for the Welsh outfit. 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 6 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 victories, so overall title-holders is a little subjective.

Following their triumph last year, the Welsh now have a record 40 total wins, made up of 28 outright and 12 shared. England's 2020 victory left them on 29 outright wins with 10 shared, 1 behind Wales for total victories.

What is the 2022 Six Nations schedule?

How to watch the 2022 Six Nations

The rights to this season's Six Nations have been secured by Stan Sport on a multi-year deal. Stan Sport has emerged as the rugby union broadcaster in Australia, adding the Six Nations to Bledisloe Cup, Super Rugby AU, Super Rugby Aotearoa, Shute Shield, The Rugby Championship, Super W and more.

Can I watch Six Nations on free-to-air TV?

At this stage, no. It is all being housed on Stan Sport, so you will need a subscription. Matches are live or on-demand.

Stream Six Nations on Stan Sport

Stan Sport is now showing every Six Nations match from 2022 and beyond. Stan Sport is an addition to Stan's regular streaming service.

To stream this top-shelf European rugby tournament on Stan it'll cost you at minimum of $20 per month. Stan Sport is a $10 monthly add-on to a regular Stan subscription which ranges from $10–$19 per month.

Stan Sport works on a wide range of devices including PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, select smart TVs and even the Foxtel Now box.

It also works on your regular streaming devices like iOS and Android devices, Mac and PC, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fetch TV and Telstra TV. You can find more information on the service in our Stan Sport guide.

Who will win the Six Nations?

Italy are the battlers in this competition, suffering through another winless campaign in 2021. England also suffered through a disappointing 2-win campaign last time out.

Yet outside of the Italians, the remaining nations are all competitive and can pull a result out on their day.

It is another tight race to call this year, with the Welsh keen to defend their title. We're leaning towards Ireland taking the chocolates this year, with Scotland our dark horse.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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