France vs Ireland Live Stream: Get your weekend sorted with our guides to live streaming the 2018 Six Nations opening matches for free.
The Six Nations is back with a bang this February and live streaming means you can catch every match.
Here’s all the information you’ll need to stream the glorious action for free, with Ireland facing France in a fixture brimming with new talent and potential. Plus all the crucial details like what channel you can catch it on, the date, and kickoff time.
France’s new coach Jacques Brunel will be hoping to change his team’s fortunes in their opening home fixture against Ireland on Saturday, with two promising teenagers making their international debuts.
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Brunel will need to re-invigorate a France side that has looked lacklustre in recent internationals, beaten by New Zealand twice, narrowly losing to South Africa and only managing a draw against Japan.
Ireland, meanwhile, are coming off a stunning win against the All-Blacks in November 2017 and are beginning an overhaul of their ageing squad, boasting the youngest squad of the tournament in 2018.
Irish manager Joe Schmidt says there is a ‘degree of excitement’ in the style of his team and ‘the new breed of forwards’ Ireland is producing.
The match takes place in the Stade de Paris, France and will begin at 4:45pm GMT on Saturday February 3, broadcast live on BBC 1. Alternatives to watching the game on TV include catching it on BBC iPlayer live. Meanwhile, the BBC Sport app is free and easy to download for Apple and Android devices if you are just looking for catch-up and the highlights.
Here are some quick links to get you started:
So which one of these revitalised teams will come out on top in France this weekend? History shows France are the more common victors, but recent form would suggest Ireland are favourites this time around.
However, anything can happen in the Six Nations – so be sure not miss this intriguing fixture!
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