As the only teams to have played fewer than four games, Ireland and Italy have the honour of restarting the 2020 Six Nations after a seven-month break. It’s great to see the return of international rugby, that said, Gli
Azzurri would probably rather be doing anything else. They’re propping up the table without a single point, and have nothing but pride to play for at an empty Aviva. Follow our Ireland vs Italy live stream guide to tune in to the Six Nations clash no matter where in the world you are.Ireland vs Italy live stream
Ireland vs Italy kicks off in Dublin at 3.30pm local time (IST),. If you’re based in the UK, that also means it’s 3.30pm kick-off, while in Italy and most of Western Europe, it’s a 4.30pm CEST start. The great news is that you can watch the match for free on ITV4 – and you can still tune in from abroad with a VPN. We explain how below.
Andy Farrell’s men can still win the championship, and they’ll be desperate to get the show back on the road having had a long old time to stew over their most recent Six Nations clash, a chastening defeat at the hands of the old foe England.
That Ireland had gone into that clash as the favourites cannot have made the loss any easier to handle.They’re currently fourth in the standings, but could leapfrog England, France and Scotland with a bonus-point victory over Italy, putting them in the driving seat ahead of the final round of fixtures.
However, while Ireland have a potential thriller on the horizon, as they prepare to head to Paris next weekend to face France, England finish their campaign against Italy. It’s been a strange old tournament, but it should end in thrilling fashion.
Captain Johnny Sexton is in, following a hamstring injury, but Ulster captain Iain Henderson is out, as he has a three-match ban to serve after his red card against the Ospreys last week.
The great news is that this match is free-to-air in the UK, so you can tune in to a free Ireland vs Italy live stream if you’re there. For details of how to do that and all your other viewing options, keep reading.
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