How to watch Autumn Nations Series Rugby on Amazon Prime Video: What are the matches and fixtures? Who are the pundits?

The Six Nations take on the best of the Southern Hemisphere and more this October and November - and BT TV customers can watch all the action on Amazon Prime Video.

By Rhys Lewis Published: 5 November 2021 - 12.04pm
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Amazon Prime Video A host of ex-internationals are at the heart of Prime Video's Autumn Nations Series coverage

For the first time since the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the Six Nations will take on the Southern Hemisphere giants and the best of the rest of the world in 17 matches over four weekends matches this October and November, and you can watch it on Amazon Prime Video with BT TV.

Starting on October 30 with Scotland vs Tonga in Murrayfield and ending on November 20 with a mouth-watering dress rehearsal for the opening game of the next world cup as France take on New Zealand in Paris, the Autumn Nations Series promises to bring the pride and passion of international rugby right into your living room.

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What is the Autumn Nations Series?

The Autumn Nations Series will be the first full competitive international rugby union series featuring the top northern and southern hemisphere teams since 2019.

It will feature the Six Nations - England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy - alongside visiting nations New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Fiji, Tonga, Japan, Georgia and Uruguay.

The Autumn Nations Series features 20 matches played across six matchdays between Saturday October 30 and Saturday November 20. Seventeen of the games will be shown live on Prime Video. 

What are the Autumn Nations Series fixtures and kick-off times?

The 17 Autumn Nations Series games being shown on Prime Video, their kick-off times and the programme start times are:

Saturday October 30

Scotland vs Tonga - Coverage starts at 2:00pm for 2:30pm kick-off

Wales vs New Zealand - Coverage starts at 4:30pm for 5:15pm kick-off

Saturday November 6

Italy vs New Zealand - Coverage starts at 12:30pm for 1:00pm kick-off

England vs Tonga - Coverage starts at 2:30pm for 3:15pm kick-off

Wales vs South Africa - Coverage starts at 4:30pm for 5:30pm kick-off

France vs Argentina - Coverage starts at 7:30pm for 8:00pm kick-off

Sunday November 7

Scotland vs Australia - Coverage starts at 1:30pm for 2:15pm kick-off

England versus Australia, 2018 Getty Images/RFU

Saturday November 13

Italy vs Argentina - Coverage starts at 12:30pm for 1:00pm kick-off

Scotland vs South Africa - Coverage starts at 12:00pm for 1:00pm kick-off

England vs Australia - Coverage starts at 4:30pm for 5:30pm kick-off

Sunday November 14

France vs Georgia - Coverage starts at 12:30pm for 1:00pm kick-off

Wales vs Fiji - Coverage starts at 2:30pm for 3:15pm kick-off

Saturday November 20

Scotland vs Japan - Coverage starts at 12:30pm for 1:00pm kick-off

Italy vs Uruguay - Coverage starts at 12:30pm for 1:00pm kick-off

England vs South Africa - Coverage starts at 2:30pm for 3:15pm kick-off

Wales vs Australia - Coverage starts at 4:30pm for 5:30pm kick-off

France vs New Zealand - Coverage starts at 7:00pm for 8:00pm kick-off

France versus New Zealand, 2018 Getty Images

How can I watch Ireland's games?

Ireland's three Autumn Nations Series matches will be shown on RTE in the Republic of Ireland and on Channel 4 in the UK and Northern Ireland. They are:

Saturday October 30: USA vs Ireland
Saturday November 6: Ireland vs Japan
Satuday November 13: Ireland vs New Zealand

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has confirmed that the country’s matches in the 2022 Autumn Nations Series will air on Prime Video.

Who are the presenters, commentators and pundits for the Autumn Nations Series?

Prime Video’s coverage of the Autumn Nations Series will feature an on-the-ground local production for each match, broadcast from each host country across the Autumn Nations Series, featuring a number of presenters including Gabby Logan, Mark Durden-SmithJill DouglasRoss Harries and Angus Scott.

They will be joined by an expert panel of northern hemisphere pundits including Dylan HartleySerge BetsenJohn BarclayEmily ScarrattSam WarburtonTopsy OjoDavid FlatmanJamie RobertsRory LawsonBenjamin KayserPaul GraysonMike BlairBen RyanTom Shanklin and Jim Hamilton.

These names will be flanked by a star-studded line-up of southern hemisphere experts representing the visiting nations, including Bryan Habana, Michael Cheika and Stephen Larkham.

On the ground reporters from within the stadium will bring the latest news from pitch-side as well as reaction from coaches and players. The Prime Video reporting team features Sarra ElganSonja McLaughlanJenny DrummondLaura Winter and Lauren Jenkins.

Match commentators Andrew CotterNick MullinsJamie LyallConor McNamara and Scott Hastings will complete the team covering the matches being broadcast on Prime Video.

How can I watch the Wales games in Welsh?

For the first time ever on Prime Video, Prime members in the UK will be able to watch Wales' four matches with a full Welsh-language production, hosted by Owain Gwynedd and featuring punditry and analysis from Shane WilliamsNigel OwensNicky RobinsonGwyn Jones and Sioned Harries.

Welsh-language commentary will be provided by Gareth Charles.

Wales versus South Africa, 2018 Getty Images

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on BT TV

Amazon Prime Video is the home of award-winning drama and entertainment, including Clarkson's Farm and The Grand Tour,  mystery drama Nine Perfect Strangers and award-winning comedy The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.

You can now pay for BT TV and Prime Video on the same bill – making things much simpler.

New to Prime Video? You now can add it to your BT TV package online, via contact centres and in BT stores.

Activate your Prime Video account by following the instructions on your BT Order Confirmation email. Current BT customers adding Prime Video can also do it by using your My BT account.

New BT TV customers don't need to wait for an engineer to install your TV and broadband to start watching Prime Video. You can watch all their incredible sport and entertainment on the Prime Video app straight away on any compatible smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV.

What other sport can you watch on Amazon Prime Video?

Autumn Nations Series coverage joins a growing line-up of live sports on Prime Video in the UK, including ATP and WTA Tour tennis and Premier League football.

This is in addition to a selection of Amazon Original All or Nothing sports docuseries, including All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks, All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, and All or Nothing seasons with American Football teams Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys and Michigan Wolverines currently available to stream on Prime Video worldwide.

In the UK, Prime Video also offers all sports fans premium docuseries such as Everybody’s Game, Steelers, Take Us Home: Leeds United, Inside Borussia Dortmund, When Eagles Dare, Six Dreams, Steven Gerrard’s Make Us Dream and more.

On BT TV you can now get BT Sport, NOW TV Sky Sports Pass and Amazon Prime Video and you won’t miss a second the live Premier League action.

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Finding Prime Video on your BT TV box

Press the YouView button your remote, scroll across to ‘Apps', press the Amazon Prime Video logo and just sign in to start enjoying popular movies, TV series, award winning Amazon Originals and live sports.

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You can use the universal Search feature on your BT TV box to search for film and TV on all of your TV channels and apps, including Freeview, BT TV, and Amazon Prime Video.

As soon as you start watching, Amazon will start to make recommendations based on what you watch and the ratings you choose to give to films and shows.

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