How to watch Wales vs France online for free: live stream the Six Nations rugby match from anywhere

Les Bleus need to beat the reigning champions to remain on course for the title. Find out how you can live stream Wales vs France online today from anywhere in the world

Dan Biggar of Wales scores his sides 1st try as Charles Ollivon and Julien Marchand of France attempt to tackle during the Guinness Six Nations match between France and Wales
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The reigning champions vs the champions in waiting? France know what they must do as they close in on their first Six Nations title since 2010, but Wales won't let them have it all their way at the Principality Stadium. Read on for your full guide to getting a Wales vs France live stream and watch the Six Nations from anywhere. 

Wayne Pivac's men are of the running but their fighting spirit hasn't gone anywhere. Les Bleus, who welcome the sensational Gabin Villiere to the fold after injury, are going to have to work for it, and Fabien Galthié will be hoping that the stop-start nature of the past few weeks has done nothing to slow his team's momentum.

We've got all the info on how to live stream Wales vs France online no matter where you are in the world. And if you're abroad right now and unable to access your preferred domestic broadcaster, you can always use a VPN to bypass those geo-restrictions (opens in new tab).

What time is the Wales vs France live stream kick-off?

This 2022 Six Nations Round 4 clash between Wales and France takes place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Friday, March 11.

Wales vs France is set to kick-off at 8pm GMT local time, with coverage starting on BBC One at 7.30pm GMT in the UK. Around the globe, it's a 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 7am AEDT kick-off.

How to live stream Wales vs France online in the UK for free

In the UK, Six Nations 2022 fixtures are being split between the BBC and ITV, with S4C (opens in new tab) offering Welsh-language coverage of all of Wales' games.

You can live stream Wales vs France on BBC One, with rugby fans able to catch the game coverage from 7.30pm GMT, with kick-off at 8pm GMT.

BBC One is free-to-air and you can watch online with its on-demand platform, iPlayer (opens in new tab). This means you can live stream Wales vs France on a number of devices including:

  • Smart TVs: JVC, Philips, LG, Polaroid, Panasonic, Samsung 
  • Desktop: Windows, Mac
  • Mobile: iOS, Android
  • Media streamers: Amazon Fire TV, Now TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku
  • Consoles: Xbox One, PS4

How to live stream Wales vs France if you're abroad

If you're out of the country for the this weekend's Six Nations action, 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 BBC iPlayer, Peacock and DAZN when you're overseas. However, by getting yourself a handy streaming VPN, you can hop onto a server within the US or UK (or anywhere else, depending on where your streaming provider 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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Guinness branded rugby balls on the pitch

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How to live stream Wales vs France Six Nations online in the US

Streaming service Peacock TV (opens in new tab) has exclusive rights to show every 2022 Six Nations rugby match live in the the US, with kick-off Stateside for this game at 3pm ET / 12pm PT

Peacock will set you back just $4.99 per month for its ad-supported service.

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 per month for commercial-free coverage.

If you're already a Peacock subscriber, but you're abroad right now, 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 Wales vs France Six Nations rugby anywhere else in the world

No matter which corner of the world you're tuning in from, there's a Wales vs France Six Nations live stream for you. 

French fans looking to catch the game can tune in via free-to-air channel FR2 (opens in new tab). The game starts at 9pm CET.

It's good news for those looking to tune in from Ireland too, as free-to-air terrestrial channel RTÉ 2 is broadcasting this game live. You can watch online for free using RTÉ Player (opens in new tab), with coverage starting at 7.30pm.

Sports streaming service DAZN (opens in new tab) has got rugby fans in Canada covered. Pay $20 per month or an annual subscription of $150, which gets you loads more sporting action, including Premier League and Champions League soccer, darts, snooker and much more. The Wales vs France game starts at 3pm ET / 12pm PT.

For those willing to wake up early Down Under, subscription service Stan Sport (opens in new tab) is showing every Six Nations game live in Australia, including Wales vs France. A subscription currently costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab). Kick-off is set for 7am AEDT on Saturday morning.

New Zealanders can live stream all of this year's Six Nations action via 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. Kick-off for Wales vs France is at 9am NZDT on Saturday morning.

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 Wales vs France 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 anonymity 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, as well as 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 Wales vs France, all you need to do is select the right server from its list of available servers and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions, with your broadcaster of choice 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).

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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.