It’s the final round of the 2019 Six Nations and a very strong Welsh side looks set to take on a powerful Ireland. With the championship title at stake, all eyes will be on Cardiff this Saturday afternoon. So be sure to grab hold of a Wales vs Ireland live stream, regardless of where in the world you are.
Wales vs Ireland – where and when
This Six Nations 2019 is in its final round and Wales vs Ireland will be held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
The game itself starts today, Sunday March 16, with a kick-off time of 2.45pm GMT.
Wales will win the Grand Slam if Ireland can be beaten in this match, having not lost a game in the Six Nation 2019 so far. That said, Ireland were the last team to beat Wales at the 2018 Championship, although that was on home turf in Dublin – this time Wales plays with the at-home advantage.
Since first meeting in 1882, Wales and Ireland have played against each other 126 times. Wales have won 68 of those clashes with Ireland taking away 51 wins, plus seven drawn games.
Warren Gatland’s Wales beat Scotland by seven points (18-11) away but Joe Schmidt’s Ireland also won their last clash, with France, securing a convincing 26–14 victory.
Wales, unbeaten in 13 games now, are sticking to the same solid squad for this final game. After an injury in the last game, Liam Williams will be back in the starting line-up for Wales. Ireland’s side sees Tadgh Beirne making his Six Nations debut to replace the injured lock Iain Henderson. Sean O’Brien is back as open side flanker to replace Josh Van Der Flier who has a groin issue.
You can catch all the excitement with a Wales vs Ireland live stream using the handy guide below which helps you get in on the action from anywhere you are in the world.
How to live stream Wales vs Ireland in the UK for free
As ever, all the Six Nations matches will be shown live in the UK on free-to-air television. This year’s coverage is spread across the BBC and ITV and this game will be shown on BBC from 2.45pm GMT.
If you’re trying to watch online (either live or on catch-up) then you can get access via the BBC iPlayer mobile app. Alternatively, just head to an online streaming TV service such TVPlayer.com, which has all of the UK’s freeview channels (including the Beeb) in one place. So you can enjoy the match on TV, computer, tablet and smartphone for free if you’re in the UK – or subscribe to TVPlayer Plus if you want to record it and watch later.
Not in the UK this weekend? Not a problem – simply download and install a VPN and use a UK location to watch live as if you were back home. Full instructions below.
How to live stream the Six Nations when you’re not in your country
If you’re outside your country of residence – whether that be the UK or anywhere else – and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you’ll soon discover that you can’t as it is location restricted. Fear not, the action is still within your reach. All you need to do is download and install a VPN to effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage (as long as you do so in compliance with the broadcaster’s Ts&Cs) without delving into the dangers of an illegal stream.
It’s really easy to get started with a VPN – simply download, install, open the app and select the appropriate location. For example, you would choose a UK server if you were trying to watch ITV coverage.
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Live stream Wales vs Ireland in Australia
You’ll have to get up at the crack of dawn to catch this match. That’s because it’ll air at 1.45am AEDT, but it should be worth it. The game will be shown via subscription service beIN Sport, which is actually showing every game of the 2019 Six Nations.
If you’re a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your package for an extra fee. No worries if you aren’t though as you can also subscribe to beIN as a standalone subscription that can be watched on your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device. That costs $19.99 per month after you’ve taken advantage of a FREE two week trial.
Live stream Wales vs Ireland in New Zealand
You’ll need to be up for 3.45am Wellington time to catch this game’s kick-off. It should be worth it. It’s all being streamed via beIN Sport.
Sky subscribers can add beIN to their package at an additional cost or, like in Australia, you can subscribe to a standalone package that can be watched on laptop, desktop or mobile app. It costs $19.78 per month after you’ve taken advantage of the FREE two week trial.
Live stream the rugby union in Canada and more – for FREE
DAZN is a streaming service available in a select few countries including Canada for the Six Nations Rugby. That means you can live stream the Wales vs Ireland action from 7.45am PT, 10.45am ET.
You can even watch for free as DAZN offers a 30-day money back option. You’ll have to sign up for the service but if you don’t like it you can get your money back within a month of you signing up.
How to watch an Ireland vs Wales live stream in the US
This year US residents can enjoy the early starting Wales vs Ireland game using Rugby Pass which will stream the action at 7.45am PT, 10.45am ET. All you need do is head over to Rugby Pass and sign up.
If you’ve purchased the Rugby Pass but are now finding coverage geo-blocked because you’re outside the US then be sure to look at our advice above regarding using a VPN to access the action.