13 November 2020 20:35
Ireland v Wales live stream: How to watch the Autumn Nations Cup match The Autumn Nations Cup gets underway with two familiar foes – Ireland and Wales – going head-to-head at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin tonight (kick-off 7pm UK & Ireland time). Wales are looking for their first win at the Aviva Stadium in a competitive match since 2012 as they aim to bounce back from a disappointing Six Nations while Ireland are giving new combinations a go as they continue to develop their identity under Andy Farrell. You can read our full Ireland v Wales preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream of the match wherever you are… How to watch Ireland v Wales from outside your country If you're abroad, but still want to watch your local Autumn Nations Cup coverage, like Ireland v Wales, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network. VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Autumn Nations Cup live stream you would at home. Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.
Ireland v Wales live stream: How to watch from the UK Channel 4 have the exclusive rights to show Ireland v Wales (kick-off 7pm) free to air in the UK. Free-to-air Welsh language channel S4C also has live coverage of Ireland v Wales. If you're from the UK but are overseas when Ireland v Wales takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you'll need a VPN – see the information above. Ireland v Wales live stream: How to watch from Ireland Ireland v Wales (kick-off 7pm) will be broadcast live on free-to-air RTE 2 and RTE Player in Ireland, with coverage starting at 6pm and featuring Eddie O'Sullivan, Jamie Heaslip and Stephen Ferris. Ireland v Wales live stream: How to watch from the USA If you live in the States, FloSports have the exclusive rights to show every Autumn Nations Cup match live.
Plus, you'll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are. Ireland v Wales live stream: How to watch from South Africa If you want to watch the Autumn Nations Cup from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. Ireland v Wales is being shown on SuperSport Rugby (kick-off 9pm). Ireland v Wales live stream: How to watch from Asia Premier Sports has the rights to broadcast Autumn Nations Cup matches, like Ireland v Wales, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Ireland and Wales kick off the new Autumn Nations Cup this evening at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Ireland are in Pool A alongside England, Wales and Georgia, while Pool B consists of France, Scotland, Italy and Fiji. Fiji's Autumn Nations Cup game with France cancelled after positive Covid tests Fiji's Autumn Nations Cup opener against France on Sunday has been cancelled after four more of the Islanders tested positive for coronavirus. The development is a hammer blow to the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup, which has now lost one of its most eagerly awaited fixtures that would have matched Fiji's creative brilliance against a resurgent France. After winning the Six Nations, England have now set their sights on the Autumn Nations Cup and begin their campaign with a game against Georgia at Twickenham on Saturday. Jack Willis is deservedly handed his chance in the back-row while Ollie Lawrence is at centre, but that, unfortunately, is about it for international newbies in the starting line-up. Jones is preferring to use this game to try out seasoned campaigners in alternate positions, with Itoje in the back-row and Jonathan Joseph on the wing. It is not a bad move as such, with the Bath man proving doubters wrong by producing a fine performance against Ireland in the Six Nations, but how will the side realistically benefit looking ahead to the next World Cup? Whatever the selection, the Red Rose will win comfortably against a Georgia side that were poor in their previous clash, going down 48-7 to Scotland at Murrayfield. No doubt, games against nations like England will improve the so-called 'minnows' and it is important that there is an avenue open to them, but we fear a heavy defeat for the visitors on Saturday. For England: There were few better players during the 2019/20 Premiership season than Wasps' Jack Willis and the flanker gets his chance at international level having been named in England's starting line-up. Although the back-row is a competitive position, with Tom Curry and Sam Underhill becoming a world-class pairing for the Red Rose, Willis more than deserves his place in the team and could well break up that duopoly. For Georgia: The Georgians have done relatively well at age-grade level over the last few years and one of the starlets to come through the system was Gela Aprasidze, who arguably scored the best try of the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship against Ireland. England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonathan Joseph, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Henry Slade, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Jack Willis, 6 Maro Itoje, 5 Joe Launchbury, 4 Charlie Ewels, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ellis Genge Georgia's elevation into the Autumn Nations Cup has been billed as the chance to prove they warrant a place at Europe's top table but head coach Levan Maisashvili has more limited ambitions. Italy's failure to win a Six Nations match since 2015 has led to calls for relegation to be introduced into the Championship with Georgia, perennial winners of the continent's second tier competition, their most likely replacement. For Maisashvili, rare fixtures against Saturday's opponents England, Wales and Ireland and not a narrative around Championship inclusion are the real benefit of the coming weeks. "What we need is more games against the tier one countries because, as I mentioned, every year we have only two games against the strong teams.