Wales vs Ireland Rugby – Six Nations 2023: Stream FREE, TV Channel, Kick-off Time, Team News for a HUGE match

WALES could not have asked for a tougher start to their Six Nations campaign as they take on Ireland – the number one rugby team in the world.

Ireland had an incredible 12 months after beating rugby giants South Africa and Australia.

Ireland beat New Zealand on their own soil in June


Ireland beat New Zealand on their own soil in JunePhoto credit: Getty

And Andy Farrell made history in June 2022 by recording a win over New Zealand on his own turf for the first time ever.

However, Ireland have lost their last four Six Nations games in Cardiff since beating Wales over a decade ago.

But Farrell’s men humbled Wales when the side last met in February 2022.

When does Wales play Ireland?

  • The Wales v Ireland Six Nations game is taking place on Saturday February 4th.
  • The start is scheduled for at 2:15 p.m Greenwich Mean Time
  • The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales is the designated arena for this game and can accommodate a staggering 74,500 fans.
  • Ireland beat Wales 29-7 in the Six Nations opener last year.
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What channel is Wales vs Ireland on and can it be streamed live?

  • Wales vs Ireland will be broadcast LIVE At BBC One In the United Kingdom.
  • The broadcast starts at 13:15 GMT – a full hour before kick-off.
  • Alternatively, fans can stream all the action live on the BBC Sport website or BBC iPlayer app.

Can I watch it for FREE?

Yes! The delicious Wales vs Ireland contest is FREE to watch in the UK as long as you have a valid TV license.

What’s new from the team?

Ireland boss Andy Farrell has opted to include a capless player in the starting XI in Mack Hansen.

However, he is led by captain Johnny Sexton, who has played 52 times in the tournament alone.

Wales: 15Williams; 14 Adams, 13 North, 12 Hawkins, 11 Dyer; 10Biggar, 9Williams; 1 Thomas, 2 Owens (Capt), 3 Francis, 4 Beard, 5 Wyn Jones, 6 Morgan, 7 Tipuric, 8 Faletau

Substitute: 16 Baldwin, 17 Carre, 18 Lewis, 19 Jenkins, 20 Reffell, 21 Webb, 22 Williams, 23 Cuthbert

Ireland: 15 Keenan; 14 Hansen, 13 Ringrose, 12 McCloskey, 11 Lowe; 10 Sexton (Captain), 9 Gibson Park; 1 Porter, 2 Sheehan, 3 Bealham, 4 Beirne, 5 Ryan, 6 O’Mahony, 7 Van der Flier, 8 Doris

Substitute: 16 Herring, 17 Healy, 18 O’Toole, 19 Henderson, 20 Conan, 21 Murray, 22 Byrne, 23 Aki

How are the chances?

  • Wales 23.10
  • Draw 30/1
  • Ireland 4/1

*Odds provided by Betfair are correct at time of publication Wales vs Ireland Rugby – Six Nations 2023: Stream FREE, TV Channel, Kick-off Time, Team News for a HUGE match


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