It’s that time of year again – the 2021 Six Nations kicks off on Saturday and we have all the info on how to watch Wales v Ireland on the opening weekend.
The end of last year’s championship is fresh in the memory, after being delayed until late October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ireland had a disappointing finish last year, as they were beaten soundly in Paris by France to end any hopes of a title, so coach Andy Farrell will be eager to see his side make a quick start this Sunday.
When is Wales v Ireland?
Wales v Ireland in the Six Nations kicks off at 3pm on Sunday February 7th.
Where is Wales v Ireland taking place?
The match will take place in an empty Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
How to watch Wales v Ireland?
Both Virgin Media and the BBC will be showing the game live in Ireland. Virgin Media will have coverage from 2pm, while the BBC will be kicking their coverage off on BBC 1 at 2pm as well.
How are both teams shaping up for the game?
Wales had a disappointing Six Nations in 2020, as they finished in 5th with only one win to their name. The days of the 2019 World Cup semi-final run feel a long time ago now, as they also lost two out of three games in the one-off Autumn Nations Cup series in November.
Ireland will be hurting from the final weekend disappointment of last year’s Six Nations. They did, however, beat their Welsh rivals both in that competition and in the Autumn Nations Cup in November, so their hopes will be high going into the game. Caelan Doris and Quinn Roux are unavailable for selection.
What other games are on this weekend?
The championship begins with two games on Saturday – and there’s already silverware on the line. Italy and France will face off at 2:15pm on Saturday afternoon, with the winner taking home the Giuseppe Garibaldi trophy. Later that day, at 4:45pm, Scotland host England, with the Calcutta Cup up for grabs. Both of those games will be broadcast live on Virgin Media and ITV.