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Scotland vs France live stream — how to watch Six Nations 2022 clash online

Finn Russell of Scotland and Antoine Dupont of France could both feature in the Scotland vs France live stream
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Today's Scotland vs France live stream could be another step on the road to a famous Six Nations grand slam for a French side that looks like one of the most improved in international rugby.  

Scotland vs France live stream, date, time, channels

The Scotland vs France live stream takes place today (Saturday, February 26).
Time 2.15 p.m. GMT / 9.15 a.m. ET / 6.15 a.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch FOR FREE on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab)
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock (opens in new tab) (requires Premium or Premium Plus subscription)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Les Blues haven't won the Six Nations since 2010, although they were runners-up in both 2021 and 2020. This looks like it could be the year when they realise their immense potential and return to the big time.

They started with a bonus-point victory over Italy — no surprise there — then followed it up with an impressive 30-24 win over Ireland. That was Ireland's first defeat in 11 games and has left plenty of pundits tipping the French for the title this season.

In scrum half and captain Antoine Dupont they have the world player of the year and their side is a settled one; the returning Jonathan Danty is the only change from the team that beat Ireland. 

But don't write off the Scots yet. They beat England in their opening fixture and have home advantage against the French, even if defeat against Wales last time out did crush their own dreams of a grand slam. 

They do have to contend with several injuries here, though, with Rory Sutherland, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Cam Redpath, Scott Cummings and Matt Fagerson all missing.

Here are the teams:

Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg (c), 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Sione Tuipulotu, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Magnus Bradbury, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Rory Darge, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Sam Skinner, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Pierre Schoeman

Replacements: 16 George Turner, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 WP Nel, 19 Jamie Hodgson, 20 Nick Haining, 21 Ben White, 22 Blair Kinghorn, 23 Mark Bennett

France: 15 Melvyn Jaminet, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Yoram Moefana, 10 Romain Ntamack, 9 Antoine Dupont (c), 8 Gregory Alldritt, 7 Francois Cros, 6 Anthony Jelonch, 5 Paul Willemse, 4 Cameron Woki, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Cyril Baille

Replacements: 16 Peato Mauvaka, 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros, 18 Demba Bamba, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Thibaud Flament, 21 Dylan Cretin, 22 Maxime Lucu, 23 Thomas Ramos

Will Les Blues take another step towards a grand slam? Find out with the Scotland vs France live stream.

And don't forget to also turn in to the England vs Wales and Ireland vs Italy live streams for more Six Nations rugby this weekend. Or, if you prefer a different shaped ball, we can tell you how to watch the Premier League week 27 fixtures and guide you through the Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream in the Carabao Cup Final.

Six Nations live streams

How to watch the Scotland vs France live stream for free in the UK

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The entire Six Nations rugby will be shown on free-to-air TV in the U.K. — and that's great news wherever you are.

The games are being split between BBC and ITV, but in the case of the Scotland vs France live stream you'll find it on BBC, or BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) online, with kick off set for 2.15 p.m. GMT. 

If, however, you're a Brit with a valid TV licence who isn't in the U.K. right now, you can still watch services from your home country. All you'll need is one of the best VPN services, like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). Read on and we'll explain…

How to watch the Scotland vs France live stream in the Six Nations wherever you are

The Scotland vs France live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Scotland vs France live stream in the US

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Rugby fans in the U.S. can watch the Scotland vs France live stream on Peacock (opens in new tab), NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($4.99/month) or Premium Plus ($9.99/month, which also gets rid of ads. 

The game starts at 9.15 a.m. ET / 6.15 a.m. PT.

If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the Scotland vs France live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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In addition to showing the Six Nations rugby and selected Premier League 21/22 live streams, Peacock (opens in new tab) also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

How to watch the Scotland vs France live stream in Canada

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Canadian rugby union fans can watch the Scotland vs France live stream on DAZN (opens in new tab)

Sadly, DAZN no longer offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, so you'll have to pay the $20 CAD per month fee, although you can save a little by buying annually ($150 CAD). DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.

Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch the Scotland vs France live stream in Australia

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Those lucky Aussies can watch the Scotland vs France live stream on Stan Sport (opens in new tab) and enjoy all the Six Nations action from the other side of the globe. 

Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it costs a very reasonable $20 AUD per month ($10 for a standard subscription and $10 for the Sport add-on). A 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab) gives you a taste of the platform — and the good news is that the free trial also includes the Sport add-on.

As well as the Six Nations rugby, Stan also has Champions League 21/22 live streams and Europa League coverage plus tennis action from Wimbledon and Roland-Garros and lots more.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Stan account, as if you were back home.

How to watch the Scotland vs France live stream in New Zealand

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New Zealanders can watch the Scotland vs France live stream on Sky Sport (opens in new tab). This costs $57.98 NZD per month, or $31.99/month extra if you already have Sky but not Sport. Plus there's currently an offer which gives you your first month free when you sign up for a year.

Alternatively, you could go for the Sky Sport Now service (opens in new tab), which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/year. 

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow the game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

Six Nations table

Position

Team

P

PD

Bonus

Pts

1

France

2

33

1

9

2

England

2

30

2

6

3

Ireland

2

16

2

6

4

Scotland

2

0

1

5

5

Wales

2

-19

0

4

6

Italy

2

-60

0

0

Six Nations fixtures

Saturday, February 26

  • Scotland vs France (2.15 p.m GMT)
  • England vs Wales (4.45 p.m. GMT)

Sunday, February 27

  • Ireland vs Italy (3 p.m. GMT)

Friday, March 11

  • Wales vs France (8 p.m. GMT)

Saturday, March 12

  • Italy vs Scotland (2.15 p.m. GMT)
  • England vs Ireland (4.45 p.m. GMT)

Saturday, March 19

  • Wales vs Italy (2.15 p.m. GMT)
  • Ireland vs Scotland (4.45 p.m. GMT)
  • France vs England (8 p.m GMT)

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