Is Ireland vs France on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Six Nations fixture
It’s been a tremendous weekend of Six Nations rugby with England inflicting a predictably commanding beating on Italy to respond to their defeat last week, while Wales stormed back to upset a resurgent Scotland at Murrayfield in a thriller.
Now the attention turns to the favourites, who put in an equally dominant performance to open their account by hammering the Azzurri 50-10, including seven tries in the process.
Ireland will want to prove their worth after falling short against the Welsh in their opener, though Fabien Galthie has sounded a warning to France’s rivals by claiming there is “significant room for improvement”.
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“You just have to look at the results. We have won eight out of 10 matches,” he told a pre-match press conference,” he said. “In Scotland, we lost following a red card and in London we lost in extra-time. We will continue to make progress in many areas and we have significant room for improvement.”
Here’s everything you need to know about the match.
When is it?
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The fixture takes place at the Aviva Stadium today: Sunday, 14 February.
What time does it start?
Kick-off is at 3pm GMT.
How can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on ITV in the UK, coverage begins at 2:15pm GMT.
Can I stream it online?
Yes, via the ITV Hub app and the ITV website here.
Ireland: H Keenan (Leinster); K Earls (Munster), G Ringrose (Leinster), R Henshaw (Leinster), J Lowe (Leinster); B Burns (Ulster), J Gibson-Park (Leinster); C Healy (Leinster), R Herring (Ulster), A Porter (Leinster), T Beirne (Munster), I Henderson (Ulster, capt), R Ruddock (Leinster), J van der Flier (Leinster), CJ Stander (Munster).
Replacements: R Kelleher (Leinster), E Byrne (Leinster), T Furlong (Leinster), U Dillane (Connacht), W Connors (Leinster), C Casey (Munster), R Byrne (Leinster), J Larmour (Leinster).
France: B Dulin (La Rochelle); D Penaud (Clermont Auvergne), A Vincent (Montpellier), G Fickou (Stade Francais), G Villiere (Toulon); M Jalibert (Bordeaux-Begles), A Dupont (Toulouse); C Baille (Toulouse), J Marchand (Toulouse), M Haouas (Montpellier), B Le Roux (Racing 92), P Willemse (Montpellier), A Jelonch (Castres), C Ollivon (Toulon, capt), G Alldritt (La Rochelle).
Replacements: P Bourgarit (La Rochelle), H Kolingar (Racing 92), U Atonio (La Rochelle), R Taofifenua (Toulon), D Cretin (Lyon), B Serin (Toulon), A Bouthier (Montpellier), T Thomas (Racing 92).
Ireland to win: 9/5
France to win: 1/2
Ireland (+5) – EVENS
Draw – 16/1
France (-5) – EVENS
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