England vs France live stream: How to watch 2021 Six Nations rugby online from anywhere

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Having been installed as the pre-tournament favorites to retain their title, Eddie Jones' side are now playing for pride as they look to lock horns with a coronavirus-ravaged French side. Read on for your full guide to getting an England vs France live stream, and watch Six Nations rugby online from anywhere.

Having suffered a 40-24 humbling at the hands of Wales at the Millennium Stadium last time out, Jones has shuffled the pack slightly for this match, with Bristol Bears' full-back Max Malins getting his first England start in place of Elliott Daly while Luke Cowan-Dickie gets the nod at hooker alongside Mako Vunipola and Kyle Sinckler.

Having had their third Six Nations fixture at home to Scotland postponed thanks to a Covid-19 outbreak among their ranks, France's early tournament momentum has been somewhat scuppered.

As well as having to contend with a long lay for his players, coach Fabien Galthié has also had to work with a limited squad, with 12 players having contracted the virus.

Jean-Baptise Gros, Camille Chat, and Romain Ntamack are nevertheless available for selection, while Virimi Vakatawa has recovered from injury in time for a start at Twickenham.

Read on for full details on how to get a 2021 Six Nations England vs France live stream no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.

England vs France: Where and when?

This Six Nations clash takes place behind closed doors at Twickenham in London on Saturday, March 13.

Kick-off is scheduled for 4.45pm GMT local time so that's an 11.45am ET, 8.45am PT, start for folks tuning in from the U.S., and a 3.45am AEDT Sunday morning kick-off folk tuning in from Australia).

Watch the Six Nations online from outside your country

We have details of all the U.S., UK, Australian, and Canadian broadcasters of this 2021 Six Nations clash further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching England vs France but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

That's where a VPN will come in handy. Using one allows you to virtually change the IP address of your laptop, tablet, or mobile to one that's in the country where the content is available, letting you watch as if you were there.

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How to stream England vs France live in the UK

The English language live broadcast rights for this big match in the UK are with free-to-air ITV1, meaning all you need to do to watch the action is fire up ITV Hub.

Kick-off for England vs France is set for 4.45pm GMT with ITV's coverage of the day's play, including the earlier Italy vs Wales game, getting underway at 1.30pm.

How to watch England vs France online in the U.S.

NBC has exclusive U.S. broadcast rights to the 2021 Six Nations season. Kick-off for England vs France is at 11.45pm ET / 8.45am PT on Sunday morning, with live coverage via NBC's new streaming platform Peacock.

Peacock, which offers a FREE 7-day trial you can take advantage of, so you can watch England vs France without paying a dime. Peacock usually costs $4.99 a month for its ad-supported service or $10 a month for commercial-free coverage. Alongside every 2021 Six Nations match, the service also gives you access to Premiership Rugby and the Heineken Champions Cup, plus loads more premium sports coverage, TV shows, and movies.

If you find yourself unable to access Peacock's coverage because you're out of the country, remember that you can use a VPN to tune into your usual coverage just like you would at home. Of the many options, ExpressVPN as outlined above, remains one of the best services currently out there.

Live stream England vs France in Australia

If you're planning on watching this Six Nations clash Down Under, then you'll need to be a beIN Sports subscriber as the network holds exclusive live broadcast rights to the tournament for Australia.

You'll need to be ready to tune in at 3.45am AEDT on Sunday morning to catch the action.

Live stream England vs France in New Zealand

Six Nations rugby is being shown in New Zealand on Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages. Subscribers can watch online using the country's Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform, where a weekly pass costs just $19.99.

It's an early Sunday morning start for this match, which kicks off at 5.45am NZDT with Sky Sport's coverage gets underway at 5.35am.

Kevin Lynch