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Wales vs Italy live stream — how to watch Six Nations 2022 clash online

Dan Biggar of Wales and Michele Lamaro of Italy could both feature in the Wales vs Italy live stream
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The Wales vs Italy live stream is more likely to be a wake than a celebration, because neither side has exactly set the Six Nations alive this season.

Wales vs Italy live stream, date, time, channels

The Wales vs Italy live stream takes place today (Saturday, March 19).
Time 2.15 p.m. GMT / 10.15 a.m. ET / 7.15 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)

Wales currently sit fifth, following unlucky if ultimately disappointing losses to England, France and Ireland. They've been hampered throughout by injuries to key players including no fewer than eight Lions, and will probably be happy to get this tournament over with.

That said, they could still finish third with a bonus-point victory and results going their way elsewhere, so don't expect them to do anything less than try to finish with a win.

They'll have the talismanic Alun Wyn Jones back for this game, and he'll become the first player to reach 150 caps for one nation. Captain Dan Biggar, meanwhile, will become the seventh Welsh player to reach a century of caps.

Wales make seven changes, with Wyn Jones replacing Will Rowlands at lock and other returning players including Johnny McNicholl, Louis Rees-Zammit, Willis Halaholo, Gareth Davies, Dewi Lake and Dillon Lewis.

Meanwhile, the likes of Jonathan Davies, Liam Williams, Alex Cuthbert, Tomos Williams, Ryan Elias and Tomas Francis have all been left out of the match-day squad entirely as Wales ring the changes.

Italy also make a couple of tweaks to their starting team as they seek their first Six Nations win since 2015 — a record that now includes 36 losses in a row. Full-back Ange Capuozzo makes his first start after scoring twice from the bench against Scotland, while Marco Fuser comes into the second row in place of Niccolo Cannone.

Here's how they line up:

Wales: McNicholl, Rees-Zammit, Watkin, Halaholo, Adams, Biggar (c), G Davies; G Thomas, Lake, Lewis, Beard, A W Jones, S Davies, Navidi, Faletau

Replacements: Roberts, W Jones, Brown, Rowlands, Moriarty, Hardy, Sheedy, Tompkins

Italy: Capuozzo, Padovani, Brex, Marin, Ioane, Garbisi, Braley; Fischetti, Nicotera, Ceccarelli, Fuser, Ruzza, Pettinelli, Lamaro (c), Halafihi

Replacements: Bigi, Traore, Pasquali, Sisi, Cannone, Steyn, Fusco, Zanon

Wales will surely win this one — but will they do enough to take third or fourth place? Find out by watching the Wales vs Italy live stream.

And don't forget to also turn in to the France vs England and Ireland vs Scotland live streams for more Six Nations rugby this weekend. Or, if you're looking for more sport, we can tell you how to watch the Premier League week 30 fixtures and where to find the 2022 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix live stream.

Six Nations live streams

How to watch the Wales vs Italy 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 Wales vs Italy 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 Wales vs Italy live stream in the Six Nations wherever you are

The Wales vs Italy 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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Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) 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 (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 Wales vs Italy live stream in the US

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Rugby fans in the U.S. can watch the Wales vs Italy 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 10.15 a.m. ET / 7.15 a.m. PT.

If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the Wales vs Italy 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 Wales vs Italy live stream in Canada

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Canadian rugby union fans can watch the Wales vs Italy 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 Wales vs Italy live stream in Australia

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Those lucky Aussies can watch the Wales vs Italy 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 Wales vs Italy live stream in New Zealand

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New Zealanders can watch the Wales vs Italy 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

456218

2

Ireland484416

3

England417

2

10
4Scotland4-8210
5Wales4-2726

6

Italy

4-1220

0

Six Nations fixtures

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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