England go into their final warm-up game in Newcastle in great form following a 57-15 drubbing of Ireland at Twickenham, which saw them notch up an impressive eight tries. Don’t miss out on any of their latest rugby action by following our tips on getting an England vs Italy live stream below.
With a win and a draw against Wales in their earlier Rugby World Cup warm-up matches, they’ll be looking to end their prep on a high today.
England vs Italy rugby union – where and when
Friday night’s rugby union friendly match between England and Italy takes place at St James’ Park in Newcastle.
All the action begins at 7.45pm BST.
The frustration for Ruaridh McConnochie appears to be over, with the wing set to finally make his England debut on Friday night after twice being named in starting line ups only to pull out with an injury before kick-off. There’s no such luck however for Exeter centre Henry Slade who is once again ruled out with a knee injury, meaning he has now missed all of England’s warm up games ahead of the World Cup.
While Conor O’Shea’s Italy chalked up a resounding 85-15 demolition of Russia last month, that win was sandwiched between defeats to Ireland and France in their other World Cup warm-ups, indicating that the Azzurri will struggle to cause any major upsets in Japan.
The match marks the 26th meeting between the two nations in a Test, with England looking to maintain a 100% record having won every one of those previous encounters.
Find out how to get an England vs Italy live stream by reading our rugby union watching guide below.
How to live stream today’s rugby from outside your country
If you’re outside your home country – whether that be the UK or anywhere else – and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you’ll realise that you can’t as it’s location restricted. Fear not, the action is still within your reach.
All you need to do is download and install a VPN to effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage (assuming you comply with the broadcaster’s TS&Cs), minus the risk of using a naughty stream from an illegal source.
It’s really easy to get started with a VPN – simply download, install, open the app and select the appropriate location.
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How to stream England vs Italy live in the UK
Today’s match is being shown exclusively live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main event, with coverage beginning at 7pm. That means you can also live stream England vs Italy on your phone or tablet using the Sky Go app.
If you’re not already a Sky subscriber, don’t despair as there is also a way to watch without having to pay lots in a contract. You can get all the Sky Sports channels with a Now TV sports passfor £9.99 for a day or £14.99 a week. £33.99 for a whole month is clearly the best value, and allows you access to the start of the Premier League football and Ashes cricket, too.
if you’re not in the UK but want to catch up with any of the Sky coverage, then you’ll need a VPN to relocate your IP to the UK and get around the region restrictions. Just follow those instructions above.
Live stream England vs Italy in Australia
beIN Sports 3 is the channel to head to for today’s game if you’re Down Under.
If you’re a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your package for an extra fee. No worries if you aren’t though as you can also subscribe to beIN as a standalone subscription that can be watched on your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device. That costs $19.99 per month after you’ve taken advantage of a FREE two week trial.
You’ll need to be committed to a very early rise however, as this one kicks off at 4.45am AEST on Saturday morning.
Live stream England vs Italy in New Zealand
Today’s match is being broadcast live in New Zealand, via Sky Sport 1 with coverage beginning at 6.35am NZST in the early hours of Saturday morning.
If you’re away from your TV, then you can download and watch on the Sky Go app. And if you’re overseas then the VPN method as mentioned above is the best way to go.
How to watch an England vs Italy live stream in the US
You’ll need a subscription to Flo Rugby in order to watch this match – it costs $12.50 a month and you cancel at any time.
The game is due to start at 2.45pm ET, 11.45am PT.
If you’re finding coverage geo-blocked because you’re outside the US then be sure to look at our advice above regarding using a VPN to access the action.