How to watch Ireland v Wales live online free

The Ireland v Wales Rugby World Cup warm-up match will take place on September 7 at 2 PM BST. Fortunately, you can watch Ireland v Wales live online for free. Below, we’ll show you how to live stream Ireland v Wales and walk you through the process of watching from abroad using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

We’re only recommending official sources for watching Ireland v Wales live online. While you may be able to find unauthorized streams of the event, these can’t be relied upon as they often provide low-quality video that stutters and lags. Indeed, many unlicensed streams are shut down partway through, which could leave you without a way to watch the match. Besides, you don’t need an unofficial stream of Ireland v Wales because you can watch it for free, even if you’re abroad.

The Ireland v Wales Rugby World Cup warm-up match will be broadcast live on both Channel 4 and RTÉ.

You’ll also be able to watch Ireland v Wales online for free but will need a VPN if you’re located abroad (outside of the UK or Ireland).

How to watch Ireland v Wales rugby live online free

Don’t worry, you don’t need to jump through lots of hoops in order to live stream Ireland v Wales online for free. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Here’s how to use a VPN to watch Ireland v Wales online:

  1. Sign up with an appropriate VPN service with servers in the UK and Ireland. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost also offer excellent value for money.
  2. Download and install the appropriate VPN app or browser extension for the device from which you want to watch the Ireland v Wales match.
  3. Open the VPN app or browser extension and select a UK server for watching on Channel 4 or a server in Ireland for watching on RTÉ.
  4. Go to the Channel 4 or RTÉ website and sign up. In the case of Channel 4, you’ll first need to register for an account which requires an email address, password, and your name and date of birth. Now, try playing a video. It should begin immediately.
  5. Having some trouble? The first thing you should do is clear your browser’s cache and cookies. However, you may also want to try connecting to another server or contact your VPN’s customer support for further assistance.

How to live stream Ireland v Wales online free on UK TV

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The Ireland v Wales match will be broadcast live on Channel 4 on UK TV. If you’re in the UK, you’ll be able to watch the match live on TV for free. There’s also the option to live stream via Channel 4’s streaming service, All 4. If you’re outside the UK, you can still watch the Rugby World Cup warm-up match on Channel 4 for free. However, you’ll have to connect to one of your VPN’s British servers first. By obtaining a UK IP address, you’ll be able to unblock Channel 4 from anywhere in the world.

Where else can I live stream Ireland v Wales online for free?

Channel 4 isn’t the only place you can watch the Ireland v Wales warm-up match online free:



RTÉ will also be broadcasting the Ireland v Wales match live. If you’re in Ireland, you can watch live on TV. However, there’s also the option to watch live online on RTÉ Player for free. Like Channel 4, RTÉ is region-locked which means you’ll need an Irish IP address in order to watch it abroad. This involves connecting to a VPN server in Ireland, which will let you watch RTÉ outside Ireland.

Can I use a free VPN to watch Ireland v Wales live online?

The problem with free VPNs is that they can’t be relied upon, particularly when it comes to live sporting events such as Ireland v Wales. One of the main reasons for this is that free VPNs struggle to unblock geo-restricted websites such as Channel 4 and RTÉ. Further, free VPNs typically have slow servers which is a particular problem when live streaming as you’ll be frequently interrupted by buffering and lag.

You may also be interested to know that free VPNs don’t protect your online privacy. Unfortunately, many log the data and browsing activity of users before selling the information to third parties. Worse still, free VPNs often have security flaws that may lead to your data being leaked. Some don’t secure your data with encryption, for instance, while others don’t block ads. Inferior when it comes to performance and security, free VPNs aren’t worth the risk. Besides, ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out completely risk-free.

What should I know about the Ireland v Wales Rugby World Cup warm-up match?

The Ireland v Wales Rugby World Cup warm-up match will take place at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. It forms part of the Guinness Summer Series and is the second match of a double-header between the two international teams.

Ireland and Wales have contested 127 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1882. Wales have come out on top on 69 occasions while Ireland have won 51 matches in total. The last time the two teams met saw Wales triumph 25-7 at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium as they achieved a Grand Slam in the 2019 Six Nations.