Ireland vs Wales live stream: How to watch Rugby World Cup warm-up online and on TV

The two sides meet in a Rugby World Cup warm-up in Dublin

Harry Latham-Coyle
Saturday 07 September 2019 15:13
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One week after Ireland stormed Wales’ Cardiff castle, the pair meet in their final warm-up match before departing for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Wales named their squad of 31 on Sunday and Ireland followed on Monday, which means players are no longer pushing for a spot on the plane, but a spot in the first-choice team, and both coaches have named strong sides.

Johnny Sexton returns at fly-half for the hosts, who will say a home farewell to captain Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidt, who are both retiring after the World Cup. Ireland can move to the top of the World Rugby rankings with a home victory.

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones returns to lead from lock with Warren Gatland treating this game as a dress rehearsal, though there are opportunities for Elliot Dee at hooker, Tomos Williams at scrum-half and Rhys Patchelll at ten to put forward their cases for starting berths in Japan.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When is it?

Ireland vs Wales takes place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 7 September.

What time does it start?

The match kicks off at 2pm BST.

Where can I watch it?

The Test will be shown live on Channel 4, with coverage beginning at 1.30pm. You can also stream the clash via the Channel 4 website.

Teams

Ireland: Rob Kearney; Jordan Larmour, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Keith Earls; Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rory Best (capt), Tadhg Furlong, James Ryan, Jean Kleyn, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Sean Cronin, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Iain Henderson, Rhys Ruddock, Luke McGrath, Jack Carty, Garry Ringrose

Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Rhys Patchell, Tomos Williams; Wyn Jones, Elliot Dee, Tomas Francis, Jake Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty.

Replacements: Ken Owens, Nicky Smith, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Josh Navidi, Gareth Davies, Dan Biggar, Liam Williams.

Odds

Ireland to win: 1/2

Wales to win: 15/8

Draw: 20/1

Prediction

Ireland by five points: While Wales will be keen to inflict revenge after Ireland toppled their Cardiff castle last weekend, the return of Johnny Sexton at fly-half and Warren Gatland’s decision to give Tomos Williams and Rhys Patchell a run hands Ireland a clear advantage in the halves. That will be just enough to take Joe Schmidt’s side to victory in another tight encounter.

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