It feels too soon due to last year's tournament being delayed and finished in October but The Six Nations is back for another year to provide some much-needed entertainment during lockdown.

England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy will all battle it out once again and here's where you can watch every game of the 2021 tournament. Can England retain the title?

Six Nations 2021: Fixtures & TV channels

Below we have a list of all the Six Nations games over the five weeks. You can see the date, who's playing, kick-off time and what channel it's being broadcast on. All times are GMT and the first team is playing home.

Round 1 

  • 6 Feb - Italy vs France - 2:15pm, ITV
  • 6 Feb - England vs Scotland - 4:45pm, ITV
  • 7 Feb - Wales vs Ireland - 3pm, BBC, S4C

Round 2

  • 13 Feb - England vs Italy - 2:15pm, ITV
  • 13 Feb - Scotland vs Wales - 4:45pm, BBC, S4C
  • 14 Feb - Ireland vs France - 3pm, ITV

Round 3

  • 27 Feb - Italy vs Ireland - 2:15pm, ITV
  • 27 Feb - Wales vs England - 4:45pm, BBC, S4C
  • 28 Feb - France vs Scotland - 3pm, BBC

Round 4

  • 13 Mar - Italy vs Wales - 2:15pm, ITV, S4C
  • 13 Mar - England vs France - 4:45pm, ITV
  • 14 Mar - Scotland vs Ireland - 3pm, BBC

Round 5

  • 20 Mar - Scotland vs Italy - 2:15pm, BBC
  • 20 Mar - Ireland vs England - 4:45pm, ITV
  • 20 Mar - France vs Wales - 8pm, BBC, S4C

Watch Six Nations online for free

Every match in the tournament will be shown on BBC One or ITV One, so you can tune in on your TV or online. All Wales games will also be shown on S4C.

To watch live online via a PC or laptop you can use the BBC or ITV's own streaming services, iPlayer and ITV Hub. You can opt to pay for ITV Hub+ if you want to watch ad-free (not for live streams) and get other benefits like catch-up abroad.

If you're not watching via a web browser, then apps are free to download to a phone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play.

If you are not on an unlimited mobile data contract on your phone or tablet you should ensure that you are connected to Wi-Fi to avoid high data charges.

To stream live rugby matches on a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone you also need to have a valid TV Licence. Check the rules out: Do I need a TV Licence?

Watching the Six Nations abroad

If you are abroad and want to watch the Six Nations, you can do so using a VPN. You can download a VPN (virtual private network) from somewhere like Nord VPN to ‘browse from the UK’. You can also check the local broadcaster for your country on the official site, which might be ESPN or Supersport.

For full information, check out our best VPN services chart.