Wayne Pivovac's Welsh revolution arrives in Rome, with his much improved side just two games away from a historic Grand Slam triumph - read our guide below to getting an Italy vs Wales live stream and you won't miss a single ruck of this crucial Six Nations match.
Italy vs Wales must know info
Date: Saturday, March 13
Time: 2.15pm GMT / 9.15am ET / 6.15am PST / 1.15am AEDT (Sunday)
Channel: ITV1 (opens in new tab)(UK), S4C (opens in new tab) (Welsh language)
Not in the country: Try ExpressVPN with a 30-day money back guarantee to bypass geo-restrictions and watch live (opens in new tab)
Having secured the Triple Crown after a blistering 40-24 victory over England at the Millennium Stadium last time out, Wales now face an Italian side fresh from a 10-48 thrashing at home to Ireland.
The Azzurri have shown minor signs of improvement, having managed a try in each of their three Six Nations matches so far which has seen them almost match their points tally of last season with two games left to go in this campaign.
Nevertheless, having already dispatched England, Ireland and Scotland in confident style, the visitors will be expecting to secure a bonus-point victory here, as they look to set up a Slam-clinching grand finale against the French on the final weekend.
We've got all the info on how to live stream Italy vs Wales no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.
Where can I live stream Italy vs Wales in the UK?
Catch the penultimate weekend of Six Nation fixtures with an Italy vs Wales live stream via ITV1 and online on ITV Hub, and watch all the action from the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
What time can I live stream Italy vs Wales in the Six Nations?
Wayne Pivac's side's penultimate match of their Six Nations 2021 campaign takes place on Saturday, March 13 at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
Italy vs Wales is all set to kick-off at 2.15pm GMT with coverage starting on ITV1 at 1.30pm GMT in the UK. Around the globe, that's a 9.15am ET / 6.15am PST / 1.15am AEDT (Sunday) start.
How to live stream Italy vs Wales in the UK
In the UK, Six Nations fixtures will be split between the BBC and ITV. You can live stream England vs Italy on ITV1, with rugby fans able to catch all the game coverage starting from 1.30pm GMT.
ITV is free-to-air and you can watch online across a variety of devices, too, with its on-demand platform, ITVHub (opens in new tab). This means you can live stream Italy vs Wales on a number of devices including:
- Desktop: Windows, Mac
- Mobiles: iOS, Android
- Streaming devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Now TV
- Consoles: Xbox One, Xbox One S, Nvidia Shield
- Smart TVs: Samsung TV (2012 and later), FreeSat, YouView (BT, Talk Talk, Sony), Freeview Play, Virgin V6 Box
Welsh-language channel S4C (opens in new tab) is also showing the match live on its linear TV channel and via its app and S4C Clic (opens in new tab) streaming and catch up service. S4C's coverage also begins at 1.30pm GMT.
How to live stream Italy vs Wales if you're abroad
If you're out of the country for the opening weekend of the Six Nations 2021, you can still get access to a live stream - simply use the best VPN around to avoid geo-restrictions.
With most domestic broadcasters locking streaming services to their country, you may hit a wall when it comes to accessing the likes of ITV, NBC and DAZN when overseas. However, by getting yourself a handy VPN, you can hop onto a server within the US or UK (or anywhere else for that matter depending on where your online content is geo-restricted to), and this will switch your IP address to make it appear as if you're browsing right from the comfort of your own home.
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How to live stream Italy vs Wales Six Nations in the US
As with last year's tournament, NBC Sports has nabbed exclusive rights to show Six Nations 2021 rugby matches live in the the US, with kick-off in the US at 11.45am ET / 8.45am PST.
While in previous years you would have needed to lay out around $80 for an NBC Sports Gold Rugby Pass, the arrival of NBC's new streaming platform Peacock (opens in new tab) has seen Gold Rugby Pass absorbed into the new service.
Peacock will set you back just $4.99 a month for its ad-supported service, with the a 7-day free trial to get you started. As well as giving you access to live Six Nations coverage, it also offers Premiership Rugby and Heineken Champions Cup action, as well as a ton of premium sports coverage, TV shows, and movies. Alternatively, you can pay a $10 a month for commercial-free coverage.
If you're already a Peacock subscriber, but are abroad during the 2021 Six Nations, don't forget that you can still tune in like you're at home with the help of a good VPN (opens in new tab).
How to live stream Italy vs Wales Six Nations anywhere else in the world
No matter which corner of the world you find yourself in, you'll be able to watch an Italy vs Wales Six Nations live stream.
If you're a hopeful Azzurri fan and fancy watching the game, DMAX are the Italian Six Nations broadcasters. The free-to-air network will also be live streaming matches via its Dplay online portal, with the action from the Stadio Olimpico set to kick off at 3.15pm CET.
It's good news for those looking to tune in from Ireland, as free-to-air terrestrial channel Virgin Media One will be broadcasting each match. You can watch online for free using Virgin Media Player (opens in new tab) - or via its TV Anywhere app (opens in new tab).
For rugby fans in Canada, sports streaming service DAZN (opens in new tab) has you covered. DAZN are currently offering a free 30 day trial. If you decide to keep DAZN thereafter, you'll pay $20 per month or an annual subscription of $150, which gets you loads more sporting action, including every NFL game, Premier League and Champions League soccer, and much more.
For those willing to wake up at an unsociable hour Down Under, subscription service beIN Sports (opens in new tab) will be showing Italy vs Wales in Australia , along with every other game of the 2021 Six Nations. If you're a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your package for an extra fee, or subscribe to beIN as a standalone subscription. There is also the option of trying Foxtel's streaming-only platform, Kayo Sports (opens in new tab), which also airs Six Nations matches. Kick-off is at 1.15am AEDT in the early hours of Sunday morning.
New Zealanders can live stream all of this year's Six Nation matches, including this match with the help of pay TV platform Sky Sport (opens in new tab). If you're a subscriber you can watch online using the country's Sky Go service (opens in new tab), while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now (opens in new tab) streaming-only platform - where a weekly pass costs just $19.99. pick-off for Kiwis is at 3.15am NZST.
French fans looking to tune into the action from Rome need to head to free-to-air channel France 2 (opens in new tab). The game starts at 3.15pm CET.
How to use a VPN to unblock any restrictions
If you're outside of your preferred broadcaster's boundaries, you can use a VPN to unblock any geo-restrictions and live stream Italy vs Wales at the Six Nations as if you were right at home. Here's our step-by-step guide on how to do just that.
- VPN - standing for virtual private network - offers security and anomality as you browse online, using set protocols to encrypt your data and make it unreadable to outsiders.
- As a part of that, you can also switch your IP address, which identifies your location.
- Most VPNs offer a list of locations where its servers are based to join. Connecting to them switches your IP to appear as if you're browsing from that country/city. In turn, you can then access content locked to that country.
- When it comes to finding a VPN, you should make sure you find the best one that's suitable for your chosen device, with VPN providers offering compatibility for a ton of devices, including VPN for Mac, VPN for Android smartphones, an iPad VPN, and even a range of fairly nifty free VPNs.
- Once you've made the decision for the most suitable VPN for your device and your means for using a VPN, sign-up and install it.
- To live stream Italy vs Wales, all you need to do is select a UK server from its list of available servers and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions with the likes of BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub opening its online gates to you.
- We also want to ensure your money is well spent, so we would recommend going for a VPN that offers a risk free trial. ExpressVPN is one of many providers that has a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab).