Wales vs Ireland rugby 2021: Kick-off time, TV channel, live stream free and starting teams for Six Nations game

WALES commence their Six Nations campaign at home against Ireland after a miserable 2020.

The Irish secured the victory over Wayne Pivac's men in last year's tournament, winning 24-14 in the round two clash in Dublin.

And the Irish then piled on the misery for the Dragons with a 32-9 win in the Autumn Nations Cup in November.

What time does Wales vs Ireland kick off?

  • Wales vs Ireland is on Sunday, February 7 – TODAY.
  • The match kicks off at 3pm GMT.
  • Cardiff's Principality Stadium – with no fans in attendance – plays host to the Six Nations clash.

What TV channel is Wales vs Ireland on and can I live stream it?

  • Wales vs Ireland will be broadcast on BBC 1 and S4C.
  • To stream the match live, head over to BBC iPlayer.
  • BBC 1's coverage starts at 2pm, while the event on S4C begins 2.15pm with Welsh commentary.
  • Both channels are free-to-air with a valid TV license. Get one here.
  • Virgin One will be showing the match in Ireland.

What are the teams?

Wayne Pivac has welcomed several returning players to the Wales side that will face Ireland this weekend.

For the opener at Principality Stadium, captain Alun Wyn Jones has been declared fit to play.

The hosts will start with the 35-year-old lined up alongside Adam Beard on the second-row.

Wyn Jones last played on December 5 and is far from the only key name to shake off injury in time for the clash.

Tomos Williams is back as well as Ken Owens, who missed the autumn closer to last year's competition.

Dan Biggar, George North and Tomas Francis have also been named in the line-up.

Ireland have made four changes for the trip to Cardiff with Jacob Stockdale and Caelan Doris out through injury.

Partnering Robbie Henshaw at 13 will be the fit-again Garry Ringrose – for the first time since their 2019 World Cup defeat to New Zealand.

What are the odds?

  • Wales to win: 19/10
  • Draw: 20/1
  • Ireland to win: 1/2

*Odds from Ladbrokes correct as of Sunday, February 7

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