Ireland vs Italy rugby FREE: Live stream, kick-off time, TV channel, team news for Six Nations opener

THE Six Nations return today after seven long months of waiting.

This weekend it's Ireland vs Italy in a match that was initially scheduled for March 7 before the coronavirus outbreak in Italy saw it postponed.

The Irish go into this one knowing a bonus point win will put their fate in their own hands ahead of a tough trip to Paris on the final day.

Meanwhile Italy are hunting for their first win since the 2015 tournament.

What time does Ireland vs Italy kick off?

  • Ireland take on Italy on Saturday, October 24.
  • The match kicks off at 3.30pm.
  • It will be played behind closed doors at the Aviva Stadium.
  • Last time the sides met Ireland were 29-10 winners in a World Cup warm-up at the same venue.

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

  • Ireland vs Italy is live on ITV1.
  • Coverage commences at 2.45pm – 45 minutes before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the ITV Hub.
  • ITV is free for all UK viewers.
  • Irish rights to the Six Nations are held by Virgin Media One while DMAX hold the Italian rights.

Team news

Latest odds

Ireland 1/100

Draw 50/1

Italy 18/1

 

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