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Rugby Wales vs Ireland – Six Nations 2023: FREE broadcast, TV channel, kick-off time, team news for HUGE game

WALES could not have asked for a tougher start to their Six Nations campaign as they take on Ireland today in Cardiff.

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


Ireland beat New Zealand on their home turf in JuneCredit: Getty


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

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

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

When is Wales vs Ireland?

  • Wales’ Six Nations match against Ireland will take place on TODAY, February 4.
  • It is planned to start at 2:15 p.m. GMT
  • The Principality’s Stadium in Cardiff, Wales is the allotted arena for this match and it seats a staggering 74,500 fans.
  • Ireland beat Wales 29-7 in their opening Six Nations match last year.


What channel is Wales v Ireland on and can it be shown live?

  • Wales vs Ireland will be broadcast LIVE on BBC One UK.
  • Coverage is set to begin at 1:15 p.m. GMT, a full hour before kick-off.
  • Alternatively, fans can stream all the action live on the BBC Sport website or the BBC iPlayer app.

Can I watch it for FREE?

Yes! The tantalizing Wales v Ireland contest can be watched FREE in the UK as long as you have a valid TV license.

What’s up with the team?

Irish boss Andy Farrell has chosen to name an uncapped player in Mack Hansen in the starting lineup.

However, it will be captained by Johnny Sexton who has made 52 appearances in the tournament alone.

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

Substitutes: 16 Baldwin, 17 Square, 18 Lewis, 19 Jenkins 20 Refell, 21 Webb, 22 Williams, 23 Cuthbert

Ireland: 15 Keenans; 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

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

What are the chances?

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

*Odds provided by Betfair correct at time of publication


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