2019 Autumn Internationals – Ireland vs Wales Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Ireland vs Wales taking place? Saturday 7th September, 14:00

Where is Ireland vs Wales taking place? Aviva Stadium, Dublin

What is the expected weather for Ireland vs Wales? 17c with plenty of clouds above but little chance of rain

What channel is Ireland vs Wales on? Ireland vs Wales will be shown live on Channel 4

Where can I stream Ireland vs Wales? This match can be streamed online via the Channel 4 website

Where can I get tickets for Ireland vs Wales? Check https://www.autumn-internation... for ticket information

What was the score in the last meeting? Wales 17-22 Ireland

THE TEAM NEWS

IRELAND

  • Ireland atoned for their heavy loss against England as they put in a solid performance to defeat Wales in Cardiff and will now be looking for a repeat effort as they host the Welsh at the Aviva Stadium.
  • Devin Toner was surprisingly left out of Joe Schmidt’s World Cup squad when it was announced earlier in the week whilst Kieran Marmion, Will Addison and Jordi Murphy also missed out but have remained in training with the squad.
  • Joey Carbery will need to prove his fitness to feature in this game but Johnny Sexton is set to come in for his first appearance of the season and he could be joined by the likes of Robbie Henshaw, Keith Earls and Cian Healy who are all available for selection.

WALES

  • Wales were made to pay for a slow start as their experimental side suffered defeat against a similar Irish side but they will want to make up for that as they head to Dublin for their final warm-up game ahead of the World Cup.
  • The Welsh trailed 3-15 at the break and things got worse into the second half as they found themselves down by 19 points but despite a late flurry of points, they could not turn things around sufficiently to avoid defeat.
  • Wales are expected to field a stronger line-up for this game although there will still be no place for Cory Hill who will travel to Japan with a small fracture in his leg but Jarrod Evans has not done enough to feature in the squad and will drop out having started last week’s game.

THE PREDICTION

Wales will be looking to overturn the result from last week’s loss to Ireland as both teams look set to field stronger line-ups. The pair will take part in their final warm-up game before heading to Japan and will be keen to travel on the back of a win. Ireland’s experimental side got the better of Wales in their clash in Cardiff last week but if Wales return to anywhere near full-strength then they can gain revenge for last week’s defeat.

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