What Time Is Ireland vs France Actually Kicking Off?

What Time Is Ireland vs France Actually Kicking Off?

The kick off times for the Six Nations have been a bit weird so far. We're so used to matches starting on the half hour or the hour. So to have them begin at quarter to, or ten past, or twenty five to has thrown us a little bit off our game. What time is Ireland vs France actually getting underway?!

After a clunky start against Scotland, Ireland recovered in perfect style against the Italians. The nine tries gave Joe Schmidt's side their biggest Six Nations victory of all time. Now though, the focus is all on a crucial tie against the French. A win would see Ireland in a pretty strong position with three games gone, but a defeat would leave them scrambling to try and regain the title.

What time is Ireland vs France?

Barring no random events like crowd congestion, Ireland will kick off against the French at 4:50 Irish time.

Where can I watch it? 

RTE will have live coverage of it as part of their double header. Scotland and Wales start the day's action before the showdown at the Aviva.

In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on ITV.


Who'll be doing commentary?

The ever-reliable Ryle Nugent will be joined by former Irish fly-half Ralph Keyes on RTE. For ITV, Gordon D'Arcy joins World Cup winner Ben Kay and Miles Harrison behind the mics.

Who will be on punditry duty?

RTE will be bringing out the big guns: Ronan O'Gara, Brent Pope and Shane Horgan will provide analysis for the national broadcaster.

ITV have a pretty stacked line up as well. Brian O'Driscoll, Jonny Wilkinson and Gareth Thomas will be in studio, with pitch side analysis from Oliver Magne and Shane Williams to boot.

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David Kent