Scotland vs Italy Six Nations 2023 live stream
It kicks off Scotland vs Italy in this Six Nations showdown. Are to watch for free on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK Today. Rugby fans can also watch for free in Ireland on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ Player. Peacock TV will broadcast this 2023 Six Nations clash in the US, DAZN is the network for Canadian rugby fans and Stan Sport has the live stream between Scotland and Italy in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere if you’re outside your home country.
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It’s been a solid 2023 Six Nations campaign for Gregor Townsend’s Scotland, and a Murrayfield win against Italy on Saturday could see them take a deserving place.
A hard-fought defeat to Ireland last time ended the hosts’ hopes of clinching the title. But with struggling England traveling to the Grand Slam and chasing Ireland in Dublin, chances are the Scots can finish the tournament above the Red Rose and deliver their best performance in the Six Nations since finishing third in 2018.
Despite starting with great promise, Italy have failed to win this year and are now in serious danger of winning the wooden spoon following their defeat to Wales last weekend.
The Azzurri have been on a run of 11 defeats to Scotland, with Italy’s last victory over the hosts dating back to 2015.
Scotland have made four changes to the squad that lost to Ireland last weekend, with Finn Russell, Stuart Hogg and Richie Gray all missing through injury and Matt Fagerson dropped to the bench. Blair Kinghorn starts at fly-half instead of Russell, Ollie Smith replaces Hogg at fullback. Sam Skinner, meanwhile, rejoins the second row and Hamish Watson returns as open flanker.
The Italian line-up saw Alessandro Fusco make his first championship start at scrum half, while Edoardo Iachizzi and Marco Riccioni also return to the starting XV. Winger Simone Gesi and replacement hooker Marco Manfredi meanwhile both make their debut on Saturday.
Scotland vs Italy kicks off at 12.30pm GMT / 7.30am EST today, Saturday 18 March, at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Make sure you know how to watch a live stream of the Six Nations 2023 between Scotland and Italy.
Scotland vs Italy Six Nations 2023 Free Live Stream
Watch Scotland vs Italy from abroad with a VPN
You will not be able to watch your regular live stream between Scotland and Italy when you are abroad. The streaming service sees that you are abroad and blocks you. However, you can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this.
It’s a straight forward piece of software that makes your device look like it’s in the correct country, allowing you to watch a live stream between Scotland and Italy from anywhere in the world.
We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN for the Six Nations 2023. It offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not happy with the service.
Using a VPN for Scotland vs Italy
Using a VPN to watch Scotland vs Italy is incredibly easy:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For Scotland vs Italy you can choose ‘UK’ for BBC iPlayer.
3. Then go to BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free live stream between Scotland and Italy.
If you can’t get it to work for any reason, don’t forget that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab)which also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) who provides assistance 24 hours a day.
Starting times live stream Scotland vs Italy
Global kick-off times Scotland vs Italy
- UK: 12:30 p.m
- Central Europe: 1:30 pm
- US (EST/PST): 7:30 am / 4:30 am
- Australia: 11:30 PM (Sunday)
- New Zealand: 1:30 am (Sunday)
Watch the live stream between Scotland and Italy in the UK
You can watch Scotland vs Italy live and free in the UK via BBC One.
Coverage begins today at 12:00 GMT ahead of the 12:30 kickoff.
This means it’s a breeze to watch the match online (live or catch-up) as you can get a free Six Nations live stream via the BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) website or mobile app.
Watch the Scotland vs Italy live stream in Ireland
Like in the UK, you can watch every Six Nations 2023 match for free in Ireland.
Terrestrial channel RTE2 has broadcast live for this clash in Edinburgh, broadcasting from 12pm IST – half an hour before kick-off.
That also means you can stream every game live via RTE player (opens in new tab)where the service is available for a wide range of devices.
Do not forget: Irish nationals can live stream every match abroad for free with a VPN (opens in new tab).
Watch Scotland vs Italy live stream in Australia
Streaming service Stan Sport has the rights to show every match of the Six Nations 2023 live in Australia and will broadcast every match ad-free.
Scotland vs Italy kicks off Sunday night at 11:30pm AEDT Down Under.
A Stan Sport subscription currently costs $10 per month in addition to a basic $10 Stan subscription. However, you can now take advantage of a 7-day free trial.
In addition to the Six Nations, Stan Sport also holds the rights to a long list of top sports, including Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League football, ATP Tour tennis and Formula E.
Do not forget: Australian nationals can live stream every match abroad for free with a VPN (opens in new tab).
Watch the Scotland vs Italy live stream in the US
Every game of this year’s Six Nations rugger can be watched in the US on Peacock TV and CNBC.
Kick-off in Edinburgh today is at 7:30am ET / 4:30am PT.
Peacock currently starts at $4.99 per month (opens in new tab) for its ad-supported tier which also gives you access to a wide range of live sports including Premier League football and Premiership Rugby
There is also the option to use a streaming service with CNBC. FuboTV (opens in new tab) offers more than 100 additional channels, including CNBC and Fox, CBS and ESPN. Prices start at $74.99 per month after one FREE 7-day trial for FuboTV (opens in new tab).
You can also watch CNBC at sling (opens in new tab). You need a Sling Blue/Orange subscription plus the News Extra add-on ($6 per month).
Not only can you watch Six Nations rugby, you can watch rugby, but you can also watch NFL, College Football and more without an expensive cable subscription.
Do not forget: US citizens can live stream every match abroad for free with a VPN (opens in new tab).
Watch Scotland vs Italy in New Zealand
Kiwis can tune in to Italy via Scotland Heaven sports (opens in new tab)which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages.
If you’re a subscriber, you can also watch online with the network’s Sky Go service.
Kick-off is scheduled for the somewhat inconvenient time of 1:30am NZDT on Sunday morning, so grab a strong coffee.
If you want to cut the cords, you can use the Sky Sports Now (opens in new tab) streaming-only platform – where a pass costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7 days free trial (opens in new tab).
Do not forget: New Zealand citizens can live stream every match abroad for free with a VPN (opens in new tab).
Scotland vs Italy live stream in South Africa
Super sports (opens in new tab) has covered rugby fans for live Six Nations matches in South Africa and will be showing Scotland vs Italy live along with every other match in this year’s tournament.
The kick-off is this afternoon at 2:30 PM SAST.
And if you can’t watch on your TV, you can tune in too through the network’s streaming service (opens in new tab) for PC and Mac, but also via the dedicated SuperSport app.
Do not forget: British nationals can live stream every match abroad for free with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). Follow the guide to using a VPN above.
Scotland vs Italy live in Singapore and Asia
This year’s Six Nations will be broadcast live across much of Asia by Premier Sports.
The network is set to show every game live in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea , Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Kick-off between Scotland and Italy is at 8.30pm in Singapore, 6pm IST in India, 5.30pm PKT in Pakistan and 7.30pm ICT in Thailand.
A weekly ticket for Premier Sports Asia (opens in new tab) will currently cost you $25.99, but there are savings to be had if you opt for a six-month rolling contract for $89.99 or $129.99 for a full year.
Premier Sports Asia (opens in new tab) is largely focused on rugby, with a subscription giving you access to Heineken Champions Cup, Gallagher Premiership, Super Rugby Pacific and Rugby Championship action.
Do not forget: Asian nationals can live stream every match abroad for free with a cheap VPN (opens in new tab).