Reigning champions Wales enter the 2022 Six Nations with high hopes but plenty of turbulence as they launch their defense against Ireland in Dublin.
Wayne Pivac’s men are without talismanic captain Alun Wyn Jones for the tournament, among other injury concerns.
They suffered a trio of straight defeats at the hands of Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa between July and November last year and could struggle in 2022.
Ireland are on an upward trajectory with Andy Farrell at the helm. They recorded a famous 29-20 victory over New Zealand last fall and are part of the stable of dark horses ready to ride in this tournament.
They are currently enjoying an eight-game winning streak dating back to last year’s Six Nations second round when they were narrowly toppled by France.
When is Ireland vs Wales on TV?
Ireland-Wales will take place on saturday 5February 2022.
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What time is kick off?
Ireland-Wales will start at 2:15 p.m..
There’s a full list of Six Nations games taking place this week, including Scotland v England.
What TV channel is Ireland v Wales airing on?
Fans can tune in to watch the match for free live on ITV from 1.30pm.
ITV has the rights to show all of Ireland’s home games, while S4C will show all of Wales’ games on its Welsh-language channel.
How to stream Ireland v Wales live online
You can also stream the game live via ITV Hub on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
How to listen to Ireland v Wales on the radio
The game’s audio commentary will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Ireland-Wales team news
Ireland: Keenan; Conway, Ringrose, Aki, Hansen; Sexton (c), Gibson-Park; Porter, Kelleher, Furlong; Beirne, Ryan; Doris, van der Flier, Conan.
Replacements: Sheehan, Healy, Bealham, Baird, O’Mahony, Murray, Carbery, Hume.
Wales: L Williams; McNicholl, Adams, Tompkins, Rees-Zammit; Biggar, T Williams; W Jones, Elias, Francis, Rowlands, Beard, E Jenkins, Basham, Wainwright.
Subs: Lake, G Thomas, D Lewis, S Davies, Moriarty, G Davies, Sheedy, Watkin.
Ireland v Wales Odds
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Prediction Ireland v Wales
Ireland v Wales promises to be one of the most exciting clashes of the weekend, but the traveling defending champions will be up against from the first whistle.
Wales are missing key pieces from their arsenal, while Ireland have grown in stature and confidence since last year.
They could be the closest team to challenge the French favorites in 2022 and should get off to a winning start here.
Our prediction Ireland-Wales: Ireland victory
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