How to watch France vs England: live stream Six Nations 2024 online today, team news

 England's Ben Earl falls to the ground after being tackled by Ireland's Peter O'Mahony.
England's Ben Earl falls to the ground after being tackled by Ireland's Peter O'Mahony.

France vs England today, Saturday, March 16, provides the climax of Super Saturday and the Six Nations 2024. Depending on earlier results in the day, there's an outside chance that the title could be on the line for the visitors but – tournament to win or not – there's nothing like Le Crunch to get pulses racing. Don't miss it.

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

France are unchanged after last weekend’s fine display. That means Nolann Le Garrec continues at scrum-half after impressing against Wales, with Thomas Ramos his half-back partner. Gael Fickou continues at outside center, with Julian Marchand the leader of the pack at hooker and Gregory Alldritt captaining from number eight.

England make just one change as Elliot Daly comes in for the concussed Immanuel Feyi-Waboso on the wing. That means George Ford keeps his place in the No10 shirt, with Marcus Smith to come off the bench, while George Furbank continues at full-back. Manu Tuilagi returns to the bench for what could be his 60th and final cap, with rumors swirling the Sale man will join a team on the continent when his contract expires in a few months’ time. Sam Underhill and Ben Earl again look to dominated at the breakdown.

France: Leo Barre; Damian Penaud, Gael Fickou, Nicolas Depoortere, Louis Bielle-Biarrey; Thomas Ramos, Nolann Le Garrec; Cyril Baille, Julian Marchand, Uini Atonio, Thibaud Flament, Emmanuel Meafou, François Cros, Charles Ollivon, Gregory Alldritt.

England: George Furbank; Tommy Freeman, Henry Slade, Ollie Lawrence, Elliot Daly; George Ford, Alex Mitchell; Ellis Genge, Jamie George, San Cole, Maro Itoje, George Martin, Ollie Chessum, Sam Underhill, Ben Earl

Conditions are set fair for crisp spring evening in Lyon, where France will play with Paris on lockdown ahead of the Olympics. It promises to be an open game of attacking rugby, with both teams desperate to win, and a fine closing fixture for what’s been a fascinating tournament. Definitely not one to miss.

Quick links

Date: Today (Saturday, March 16)
Time: 8.00 pm UK / 4.00 pm ET / 1.00 pm PT / 7.00 am AEDT (Sunday, Mar. 17) 

US: Peacock
ITV1 | ITVX (free with license fee)
IRE: RTÉ2 | RTÉ Player (free)
AUS: Stan Sport
How to use a VPN to watch any stream

France were back to their powerful best in their 45-24 win in Wales last weekend. Fabien Galthieu beefed up his pack, who laid the bedrock for the backs to make merry in a comprehensive eight-try victory that also featured 20 points from the boot of Thomas Ramos and 25 unanswered points in the final quarter. Most impressive of all was scrum half Nolann Le Garrec, the 21-year-old displaying plenty of flair and brio missing while captain Antoine Dupont prepares for Sevens action in the upcoming Paris Olympics. Le Garrec's 40-yard reverse pass was a highlight of the tournament, a display of the sort of improvisation that was once the French stock in trade.

There was as much points scoring off the pitch as on it following England's 23-22 victory over defending champions Ireland last week. "Apparently we are the worst England team ever. We have done well for that accolade," said number eight Ben Earl, tongue firmly planted in cheek, in response the the criticism leveled at his side this tournament. Some of that was warranted – England's attack has been limited, while the blitz defense remains a work in progress – but there's little doubting the performance was the best of the Steve Borthwick era. Fly-half Marcus Smith's invention impressed off the bench, while Earl and fellow back-rower Sam Underhill were again superb at the breakdown. They must do without winger Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, however, who has suffered concussion symptoms this week after an excellent first start against Ireland.

If Ireland fail to pick up a losing bonus-point earlier in the day, an England win with a bonus point could secure an unlikely title. But whatever happens in Dublin, there's no better tournament finisher than Le Crunch. Make sure you know how to watch a France vs England live stream today. Luckily, we’ve got all the information on that below, including how to watch the Six Nations 2024 from anywhere.

Watch France vs England in the UK for free

In the UK, ITV is the joint broadcaster (with the BBC) for the Six Nations 2024. France vs England is being shown on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 7.20 pm UK time, ahead of the 8.00 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.

ITV1 and ITVX are free to watch for license fee payers. If you're trying to access the streaming platform while outside the UK, you might want to try a VPN to allow you to watch from abroad.View Deal

Watch France vs England in Ireland for free

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

France vs England will be shown live and for free on TV channel RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player streaming service. Kick-off is at 8.00 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 France vs England in the US

NBC Sports is the home of the Six Nations 2024 in the U.S., including France vs England, which will be streamed live on Peacock. The match kicks off at 4.00 pm ET / 1.00 pm PT. We also expect the match to be 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 US at the moment, you'll need a VPN to ensure you can still watch the France vs England live stream without being geo-blocked. Keep reading on to find out how to get yourself set up.

Watch France vs England in Australia

In Australia, online streaming service Stan Sport is the exclusive broadcaster of the Six Nations 2024, including France vs England. The match kicks off on Sunday, March 17 at 7.00 am AEDT, so make sure the coffee is brewing.

A subscription costs $15 per month (on top of a $12 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 France vs England live stream.

Watch France vs England 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

Here are the remaining fixtures of this year's Six Nations:

Round 5

  • March 16: Wales vs Italy — 10.15 am ET / 2.15 pm UK

  • March 16: Ireland vs Scotland — 12.45 pm ET / 4.45 pm UK

  • March 16: France vs England— 4.00 pm ET / 8.00 pm UK