Wales vs England live stream: How to watch rugby Summer Internationals online today – team news

Anthony Watson dives for a try in Wales vs England live stream
(Image credit: Getty Images / David Rogers)

Time is of the essence and progress of utmost importance as Wales host England at the Principality Stadium in the first 2023 Summer International clash for both nations. Neither Warren Gatland's tenure nor the Steve Borthwick era have started convincingly, so both sets of fans are desperately hoping to see, at the very minimum, a promising performance. Today's Wales vs England live stream is not to be missed.

Read on and we'll show you how to watch Wales vs England from anywhere with a VPN.

Wales vs England live stream, date, time, channels

• Date: Saturday (August 5)
• Time: 5:30 p.m. BST / 12:30 a.m. EDT / 9:30 a.m. PDT / 2:30 a.m. AEST (Sunday) / 4:30 a.m. NZST (Sunday)
• U.K. Prime Video (FREE TRIAL)
Stan Sport (FREE TRIAL)
U.S.FloRugby in the US
• Watch anywhereTry ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The second coming of Gatland has been particularly rocky. Wales' Six Nations produced four miserable defeats, one hollow victory and a vortex of confused thinking. Going all-in on experience was an unmitigated disaster, but the team didn't fare much better with a youthful approach or by going with the, ahem, best of both worlds.

The sole positive from a Welsh perspective is that the World Cup draw was made in 2020, when Wales were a Band 1 team rather than the Band 3 team that they are now. It means they've landed in the easiest group of them all. However, with the form they've been in of late, they're still far from a shoo-in for the knockout stages.

Young Jac Morgan is captaining the side for the first time on just his 10th Test appearance. The 23-year-old is deputising for Ken Owens, who could miss the World Cup with a back issue, while Alun Wyn Jones has hung up his international cap. Sam Costelow starts at fly-half, Aaron Wainwright is in at No.8 for the injured Taulupe Faletau and, 15 years after his debut, Leigh Halfpenny will lead the team out on his 100th cap.

England edged Wales 20-10 in Cardiff in February, one of just two wins that they managed to extract from their own difficult Six Nations campaign. The subsequent 53-10 hammering by France and humiliation at the hands of Argentina give a more realistic view of where they currently stand in rugby's pecking order. Still, a pair of away victories over Wales in a calendar year aren't to be sniffed at. 

Borthwick, who names his World Cup squad on Monday, has given Owen Farrell the weekend off and challenged Ellis Genge and Marcus Smith to exorcize the demons of that record defeat to France. Genge was captain and Smith started at fly-half on that chastening day, and they’ll resume those responsibilities this afternoon. Smith’s Harlequins teammate Danny Care starts at scrum-half.

We’ve got all the details you need to watch Wales vs England, from anywhere, down below.

How to watch Wales vs England live streams from anywhere

It's natural that you might want to watch a Wales vs England live stream via your preferred broadcaster and with your favourite pundits and commentators, but what if you're not at home when the game is on? With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well. Here is our top pick.


Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

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

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Stan Sport, FloRugby, Prime, Video or another service and watch the game.

How to watch the Wales vs England live streams in the U.S.

US flag

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

Great news for oval-ball fans in the US. Rugby fans can watch every game of the 2023 Summer Internationals, including Wales vs England, on dedicated rugby streaming service FloRugby in the US.

A monthly subscription costs $29.99, with an annual subscription costing $150. 

Both packages give you access to the entire FloSports network, which includes coverage of cycling, motorsport and American Football, all of which can be streamed on a range of devices, including iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV.

If you already use FloRugby but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Summer Internationals live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch Wales vs England live stream for FREE in the U.K.

British flag

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

British rugby lovers will be able to watch Wales vs England live streams on Prime Video. What's more, you can sign up to a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime if you've not had one before and watch every Summer International without spending a penny.

If you're not currently in the U.K. and have a valid TV license, you can still watch a 2023 Summer Internationals live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.

Prime Video

Prime Video is one of the many Amazon Prime perks, adding to the free shipping offered online. Prime also Music. You can pay an annual £95 fee or choose a monthly plan at £8.99. If you want Prime Video on its own, that's available for £5.99/month.

How to watch Wales vs England live stream in New Zealand for FREE

New Zealand flag

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

Kiwis can watch the Summer Internationals 2023 live streams, including Wales vs England, via Sky Sport. This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sports channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week, $39.99/month or $399/year.

It comes with a 7-day free trial if you sign up now.

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.

How to watch a Wales vs England live stream in Australia

Australia flag

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

Rugby fans in Australia can watch every Summer International, including Wales vs England, on Stan Sport.

A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), after a 7-day Stan Sport FREE trial.

Fans Down Under can also watch every Wallabies match for free via live streams on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices.

Travelling outside Oz? Don't worry — you can watch via a VPN instead. Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.

More from Tom's Guide

VPN statement

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.