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How to watch England vs Ireland: live stream Six Nations 2024 online now, team news

 Ben Earl of England celebrates ahead of the England vs Ireland Six Nations 2024 clash at Twickenham.
Ben Earl of England celebrates ahead of the England vs Ireland Six Nations 2024 clash at Twickenham.

Ireland vs England today, Saturday, March 9, is the pick of penultimate set of fixtures in the Six Nations 2024. No team since the tournament's expansion to six sides has won back-to-back grand slams, while the visitors to Twickenham knowing that that a bonus point victory will be enough to seal the title, if not yet secure their place in history.

The Six Nations 2024 match is airing for free in the UK today on the ITVX streaming service today. Don't worry if you're abroad right now, because you can watch England vs Ireland live streams from anywhere with a VPN.

England make three changes to their side as Immanuel Feyi-Waboso comes in for his first start, while Alex Mitchell returns from injury at scrum-half and the towering George Martin added to the pack, meaning Ollie Chessum will switch to flanker. George Furbank keeps his place at full-back. Marcus Smith makes the bench for the first time, alongside Danny Care who wins his 100th cap if he comes on.

Andy Farrell, meanwhile, makes just one change as fit-again Hugo Keenan returns at full-back as expected. That means Joe McCarthy continues in the second row alongside Tadhg Beirne, with a back row of captain Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier and Caelan Doris. Bundee Aki is in the center and James Lowe on the wing. On the bench, there’s a six-two split between forwards and backs, meaning Ireland are going big on pack domination.

England: George Furbank; Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, Henry Slade, Ollie Lawrence, Tommy Freeman; George Ford, Alex Mitchell; Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Dan Cole, Maro Itoje, George Martin, Ollie Chessum, Sam Underhill, Ben Earl

Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Calvin Nash, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, James Lowe; Jack Crowley, Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong, Joe McCarthy, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris

Coverage is now underway from Twickenham following the conclusion of the Italy vs Scotland game. The weather in south west London could be a little changeable as the match goes on, with a mixture of sunshine and the odd shower expected. Whatever the conditions, this game promises to be one of the best of the tournament.

Quick links

Time: 4.45 pm UK  / 11.45 am ET / 8.45 am PT / 3.45 am AEDT (Sunday, Mar. 10) 
US: Peacock
UK:
ITV1 | ITVX (free with license fee)
IRE: RTÉ2 | RTÉ Player (free)
AUS: Stan Sport
How to use a VPN to watch any stream

England are still struggling to implement the sort of attack head coach Steve Borthwick has been promising, even if the blitz defense has improved slightly. The Red Rose took an early lead against Scotland but stuttered to a 31-20 defeat, though 21-year-old winger Immanuel Feyi-Waboso's impact off the bench has been rewarded with a first start. Ben Earl has evolved into a key man, the number eight completing more carries than any other Six Nations player this tournament and his matchup with Irish backrower Caelan Doris will go a long way to deciding the outcome of the match.

Ireland have probably never arrived at HQ as bigger favorites than they will on Saturday afternoon, having swatted Wales aside 31-7 two weeks ago. Seeking a first back-to-back grand slam since the competition was expanded to six teams, the Irish are determined to secure a bonus point win that will wrap up the title with a week to spare, while also extending the possibility of becoming the first side to win the title with a bonus point in every fixture. Full-back Hugo Keenan is fit again to add even more attacking firepower behind the scrum, while lock Joe McCarthy has added an extra dimension in the pack.

Ireland have lost just once in 21 outings, is another victory on the cards? Make sure you know how to watch an England vs Ireland live stream today. Luckily, we’ve got all the information on that below, including how to watch the Six Nations 2024 from anywhere.

Watch England vs Ireland in Ireland for free

RTÉ is the destination for fans in Ireland wanting to watch an England vs Ireland live stream at the Six Nations 2024.

England vs Ireland will be shown live and for free on TV channel RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player streaming service. Kick-off is at 4.45 pm Irish time.

Trying to access the platform while outside the UK? You might want to try a VPN to allow you to watch from abroad.

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Watch England vs Ireland in the UK for free

In the U.K., ITV will be the joint broadcaster (with the BBC) for the Six Nations 2024, and you'll be able to watch England vs Ireland in its entirety. This game is being shown on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 4.20 pm UK, ahead of the 4.45 pm kick-off.

If you don't have a TV, then you'll be able to use ITVX on your computer, phone, tablet or smart TV, as that lets you live stream from ITV channels. Here's how to watch live TV on ITVX if you need a few more details.

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Watch England vs Ireland in the US

NBC Sports is the home of the Six Nations 2024 in the U.S., including England vs Ireland, which will be streamed live on Peacock. The match kicks off at 11.45 am ET / 8.45 am PT. We also anticipate the match to shown on delay on CNBC.

If you don't have cable you can use a cable replacement service like Sling or Fubo to get CNBC.

Though you get lots of extra channels, those services can be expensive, so signing up to Peacock, NBC's streaming service, could be a cheaper option. Prices starts at $5.99 per month for ad-enabled streaming or $11.99 for ad-free, and it's showing all of the Six Nations games, plus selected Premier League 2023/24 matches and host of top series.

Remember, if you're away from the U.S. at the moment, you'll need a VPN to ensure you can still watch the England vs Ireland live stream without being geo-blocked. Keep reading on to find out how to get yourself set up.

Watch England vs Ireland in Australia

In Australia, online streaming service Stan Sportis the exclusive broadcaster of the Six Nations 2024, including England vs Ireland. The match kicks off on Sunday, March 10 at 3.45 am AEDT, so make sure the coffee is brewing.

A subscription costs $15 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub). Stan Sport is also the place to watch Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League football, and Formula E.

Not in Australia right now? Make sure you get yourself a VPN to ensure you don't miss a second of the England vs Ireland live stream.

Watch England vs Ireland everywhere else

Wherever you live, there's a good possibility that a national broadcaster is streaming the Six Nations 2024, particularly if your country has a team playing in the tournament.

However, in some places there is a possibility that there's no easy way of watching the rugby. Thankfully, if you're travelling you can solve this issue with a Virtual Private Network (a VPN).

A VPN lets you get around the usual digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch events like the Six Nations Championship as you would in your home country. Our favorite is NordVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar.

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  • Download the app at NordVPN

  • Choose the location of the streaming service you want to watch (UK, US, etc)

  • Navigate to the streaming service and start watching!

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Six Nations 2024 fixtures

The Six Nations games play out over five rounds, with each team playing once per match weekend. You can see all the games below.

Round 4

  • March 9: Scotland vs Italy — 9.15 am ET / 2.15 pm UK

  • March 9: England vs Ireland— 11.45 am ET / 4.45 pm UK

  • March 10: Wales vs France — 10 am ET / 3 pm UK

Round 5

  • March 16: Wales vs Italy — 9.15 am ET / 2.15 pm UK

  • March 16: Ireland vs Scotland — 11.45 am ET / 4.45 pm UK

  • March 16: France vs England— 3 pm ET / 8 pm UK