Wales vs Ireland rugby – Six Nations 2023: Stream FREE, TV channel, kick-off time, team news for HUGE match | The Sun

WALES couldn't have asked for a tougher start to their Six Nations campaign as they'll be taking on Ireland – the world's number one rugby team.

Ireland had an incredible 12 months having beaten rugby giants South Africa and Australia.

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

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

But Farrell's men humiliated Wales when the side's last met back in February 2022.

When is Wales vs Ireland?

  • Wales's Six Nations match against Ireland will take place on Saturday, February 4.
  • It is scheduled to get underway at 2:15pm GMT
  • Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales is the allocated arena for this match and it can host a staggering 74,500 fans.
  • Ireland thrashed Wales 29-7 in their Six Nations opener last year.

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What channel is Wales vs Ireland on and can it be live streamed?

  • Wales vs Ireland will be broadcast LIVE on BBC One in the UK.
  • Coverage is set to commence from 1:15pm GMT – a whole hour before kick-off.
  • Alternatively, fans can stream the entire action live on the BBC Sport website or BBC iPlayer app.

Can I watch it for FREE?

Yes!Wales' mouthwatering contest against Ireland can be watched FREE in the UK as long as you have a valid TV license.

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What is the team news?

Experienced Welsh full-back Leigh Halfpenny is set to make his first Test match start for 19 months.

And the 97-capped Welshman will be joined by Josh Adams and Rio Dyer to complete a back-three.

Meanwhile, Ireland boss Andy Farrell has opted to name an uncapped player in Mack Hansen to the starting line-up.

However, he'll be led by captain Johnny Sexton who has made 52 appearances in the tournament alone.

What are the odds?

  • Wales 23/10
  • Draw 30/1
  • Ireland 4/1

*Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at time of publication

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