France vs Wales live stream: how to watch the 2021 Six Nations rugby free today in HD

Wales can win the 2021 Guinness Six Nations with victory over France in Paris today – but it won’t be easy. Les Bleus are harbouring title ambitions of their own, and need a win over Wales to keep their Championship dream alive. The epic ‘Super Saturday’ clash kicks off at 8pm this evening on the BBC (free in the UK and Ireland). Follow our guide on how to watch a France vs Wales live stream from anywhere in the world.

France vs Wales live stream

Kick-off: 8pm GMT

Venue: Stade de France, Paris, France

Free UK stream: BBC iPlayer

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free today

US stream: Peacock (7-day free trial)

AUS stream: Kayo Sports (14-day free trial)

Canada stream: DAZN (30-day free trial)

Wayne Pivac’s Dragons have already secured the Triple Crown this year, having beaten Ireland, Scotland and England. 

Last week, they moved a step closer to lifting the Six Nations trophy when they they crushed Italy 48-7 to open a nine-point lead over France. Can Wales go on to complete the job and secure their second Grand Slam in three years?  

Head coach Pivac has made just one change ahead today’s game at the Stade de France in Paris. Rested lock Adam Beard returns to the Wales starting XV while Cardiff Blues lock Cory Hill drops to the bench.

“We are all looking forward to Saturday and to the finale of the Six Nations,” said head coach Pivac. “We are four from four to date but know this weekend will be a great challenge against a very good French side, but we are looking forward to it.”

Six Nations table 2021
Wales 4 4 0 0 63 3 19
Ireland 5 3 0 2 48 3 15
Scotland 3 2 0 2 43 3 11
France 4 2 0 1 39 2 10
England 3 0 0 3 -9 2 10
Italy 5 0 0 5 -184 0 0

France have named an unchanged starting XV despite their Grand Slam hopes ending with a 23-20 defeat to England last week. 

Instead, head coach Fabien Galthie has made three changes to the bench: Uini Atonio, Swan Rebbadj and Arthur Vincent replace Damien Aldegheri, Cyril Caseaux and Cameron Woki.

Les Bleus’ title chances will be alive and kicking if they can beat Wales, followed by Scotland on Friday 26th March. The Round 3 game was originally due to be played on 28th February but was postponed after a Covid-19 outbreak in the French squad. It will kick-off at 8pm in Paris – six days after the Six Nations officially ends. 

France vs Wales kicks off at 8pm this evening on BBC. Here’s how to watch the Six Nations for free and in HD wherever you are.

Six Nations 2021: France vs Wales free live stream

France vs Wales live stream: how to watch the 2021 Six Nations rugby for free in HD

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Good news: every 2021 Six Nations game will be on shown on free-to-air TV in the UK (coverage will be divided between BBC, ITV and welsh language channel S4C).

BBC has the rights to the Super Saturday clash between France and Wales, and will stream France v Wales online via the BBC iPlayer, so you can watch on your computer, phone or smart TV.

Of course, the free streams are only accessible to viewers in the UK. So if you’re a UK citizen stuck outside of the country this weekend, simply use a VPN to unblock the free Six Nations live streams. We recommend ExpressVPN which you can try 100 per cent risk-free thanks to the 30-day money-back guarantee.  Why not give it a whirl and see how it performs? If it doesn’t work for you, then you’ll have lost nothing.

Sadly, there’s no 4K coverage of the Six Nations this year. Instead, the games will be available at a very reasonable HD resolution on your television and on BBC iPlayer.

Watch France vs Wales from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Guinness Six Nations rights holders, you won’t be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

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Watch France vs Wales US live stream

France vs Wales live stream: how to watch the 2021 Six Nations rugby for free in HD

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NBC Sports has the exclusive rights to show the Six Nations 2021 in the USA, including a France vs Wales live stream. The network will stream all the action live on its Peacock TV streaming platform. Subscription costs just $4.99 a month (with commercials) or $9.99 a month (commercial-free).

Peacock TV gets you full coverage of the 2021 Six Nations as well as selected Premier League soccer games, Premiership Rugby, Heineken Champions Cup coverage, blockbuster movies and TV boxsets such as The Office.

Peacock TV Premium: free for 7 days then $4.99 a month
Want to stream the Six Nations 2021 rugby tournament live in the USA? Try Peacock Premium for (ad-supported) coverage of the Six Nations and a host of other top-quality sports. At under five bucks a month, it’s a steal.

Tempted? We don’t blame you. Peacock offers a free 7-day trial. After that, you’ll be billed $4.99 a month but there’s no lock-in contract so you can cancel at any time.

How to watch France vs Wales in Australia

France vs Wales live stream: how to watch the 2021 Six Nations rugby for free in HD

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If you’re prepared for some pretty early starts you can watch Six Nations 2021 in Australia on beIN Sport. The subscription service has the rights to show every match including a France vs Wales live stream.

If you’re a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your TV package for a small fee. If not, you can subscribe to beIN Sports using this free two week trial after which you’ll pay $19.99 a month.

The other option is to use Foxtel’s streaming-only platform, Kayo Sports. The respected streaming service offers over 50 sports live and on-demand including Six Nations 2021 live streams. The Basic package costs $25 a month while Premium, which works across multiple screens, costs $35 a month. Both include a free 14-day trial to get you started. There’s no lock-in contract and you can cancel at any time.

How to watch France vs Wales in New Zealand

Sky Sport is the official broadcaster of the Six Nations 2021 in New Zealand. You can access Sky Sport via most pay TV packages and subscribers can watch online using company’s Sky Go service. Non-subscribers can catch a France vs Wales live stream on Sky Sport Now, the broadcaster’s streaming-only platform. Anyone can join and it costs just $19.99 a month.

Watch France vs Wales in Ireland

As well as on the BBC, rugby fans in the Emerald Isle will enjoy free-to-air coverage of the Six Nations 2021 courtesy of the Virgin Media. All matches, including the France v Wales live stream, will be show on Virgin Media One and on Virgin Media Player.

Virgin Media’s Big Bundle costs €69 per month, which gets you 50+ TV channels and a set-top box complete with voice control.

Watch France vs Wales in Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

France vs Wales live stream: how to watch the 2021 Six Nations rugby for free in HD

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Streaming service DAZN is the best place to catch Six Nations 2021 coverage in Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

Those in Canada can subscribe for just $20 a month – but the first month costs nothing thanks to the 30-day free trial. That’s enough for a chunk of Six Nations games, as well as Premier League, Champions League and NFL action.

DAZN membership costs €11.99 in Europe, and new users get the same (extremely generous) 30-day free trial. It’s a great way to catch a France vs Wales live stream.

How to watch France vs Wales in South Africa

SuperSport is the place to watch the Six Nations 2021 action in South Africa, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The African online sports channel will broadcast the games via its DStv satellite platform in South Africa. You can sign up to DStv here. Failing that, head to any bar in the Cape Town area for a VB.

One of the biggest African online sports channels, DStv also shows live FA Cup, Champions League, La Liga as well as rugby, tennis, golf, motorsport and cricket.

Six Nations 2021 schedule 

France vs Wales live stream: how to watch the 2021 Six Nations rugby for free in HD

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Round 5
Saturday 20th March 2021 – Scotland vs Italy 2.15pm BBC
Saturday 20th March 2021 – Ireland vs England 4.45pm ITV
Saturday 20th March 2021 – France vs Wales, 8pm BBC and S4C

Round 3 (postponed due to coronavirus)
Friday 26th March 2021 – France vs Scotland 

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