Ireland vs Wales Six Nations 2024: Live, Start Time, Week 3, Prediction, How to Watch

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Ireland vs Wales

Ireland vs. Wales rugby kicks off on Saturday, February 24, at 2.15 pm GMT / 9.15 am ET / 6.15 am PT. In Australia, it’s 1.15 am EDT on Sunday, February 25. The Aviva Stadium in Dublin will be buzzing with anticipation as these powerhouses battle it out for crucial tournament points and bragging rights.

Andy Farrell’s men look on the up and are on course to become the first team to win back-to-back Grand Slams in the Six Nations era. They extended their Six Nations winning streak to 10 games by leveling France and Italy – beating Wales in Dublin and matching the record set by reigning champions England seven years ago.

Taking nothing for granted, Farrell expects back-row Callan Dorris and full-back Hugo Keenan to be available in some capacity. At the same time, hooker Dan Sheehan, the tournament’s leading try scorer with three, is likely to be the focus of particular attention.

Ireland vs Wales: Live & Start Time

The Ireland vs Wales Six Nations 2024 kicks off on Saturday, February 24, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin at 9.15 am.

How to Watch Ireland vs Wales Six Nations 2024?

Primary Broadcasters:

  • UK: ITV (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
  • Wales: S4C
  • Ireland: RTE 2

Other Regions (Major Broadcasters):

  • France: France TV
  • Italy: Sky Italia
  • Australia: Stan Sport
  • New Zealand: Sky Sport
  • USA: NBC Sports Network
  • Canada: DAZN

Important Notes:

  • Streaming: Many broadcasters offer live streaming options through their websites or apps, often with subscriptions.
  • Regional Variations: Check local listings for additional channels and specific broadcast times in your area.
  • VPN Services: If you’re outside the primary broadcast regions, a VPN service might allow you to access streams from other countries.

Ireland vs Wales: teams

Ireland

Although Ireland’s first international match dates back to 1875, their golden age began in the late 20th century. The team has won the Six Nations Championship 14 times, including three Grand Slams (winning all their matches in one tournament). Although a Rugby World Cup title still eludes them, Ireland has reached the quarter-finals several times.

The Irish are known for their intelligent and structured game, emphasizing tactical execution. Their forwards are renowned for their physicality and dominance at the breakdown, while their backs have a mix of pace, ball-handling skills, and tactical kicking.

Team: 15. Ciaran Frawley; 14. Calvin Nash, 13. Robbie Henshaw, 12. Bundee Aki, 11. James Lowe; 10. Jack Crowley, 9. Jamison Gibson Park; 1. Andrew Porter, 2. Dan Sheehan, 3. Tadhg Furlong, 4. Joe McCarthy, 5. Tadhg Beirne, 6. Peter O’Mahoney (C), 7. Josh van der Flier, 8. Caelan Doris.

Wales

Wales emerged as a rugby powerhouse in the early 20th century, boasting a golden era between 1900 and 1911. Their innovative tactics and aggressive nature set them apart, influencing how the game was played worldwide. During this period, legendary players such as Gwyn Nicholls and Billy Bancroft were added to Welsh rugby folklore.

The Six Nations Championship and previous iterations have provided the stage for thrilling Welsh performances. Wales holds the record for the most straight six Nations Championships in the 21st century, with a recent resurgence including several titles and Grand Slams. 1970s heroes such as Gareth Edwards, JPR Williams, and Phil Bennett are still revered by fans.

Team:15. Cameron Winnett; 14. Josh Adams, 13. George North, 12. Nick Tompkins, 11. Rio Dyer; 10. Sam Costelow, 9. Tomos Williams; 1. Gareth Thomas, 2. Elliot Dee, 3. Keiron Assiratti, 4. Dafydd Jenkins (C), 5. Adam Beard, 6. Alex Mann, 7. Tommy Reffell, 8. Aaron Wainwright.

Referee

Andrea Piardi (ITA); AR1: Karl Dickson (ENG); AR2: Gianluca Gnecchi (ITA); TMO: Eric Gauzins (ITA).

Ireland vs Wales: Prediction

If Wales can mix their second half against Scotland and their first against England, it could be a closer match than many expected, but Ireland is operating at a different level now.

A painless win against Italy followed a clinical work against the French. It’s unlikely that Warren Gatland’s side will throw anything at them that they won’t be able to handle as Ireland secure their third win.

FAQs

When and where is Ireland vs Wales taking place?

The match is on February 24th, 2024, at 2:15 PM GMT in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland.

How can I watch the match live?

Broadcasters like ITV (UK), S4C (Wales), RTÉ 2 (Ireland), and others often carry Six Nations games. Streaming services associated with these channels or official Six Nations partners may also offer live streams.

Where can I find reliable predictions for the match?

Reputable rugby news websites, sports analysts, and some broadcasters will provide pre-match predictions and analysis closer to the match date.

What’s the current form of both teams leading up to this match?

This FAQ would be most useful closer to the match date when recent results for both Ireland and Wales are available.

Can I watch the match for free?

This depends on your region. Some free-to-air channels may broadcast it. Check channels like ITV (parts of the UK), S4C (Wales), and RTÉ 2 (Ireland).

Can I watch the match outside of the UK or Ireland?

Yes! Check broadcasters like France TV (France), Sky Italia (Italy), Stan Sport (Australia), and others. Using a VPN service might allow access to streams from other regions.

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