• Heineken Cup
  • Amlin Challenge Cup
  • Avia Premiership
  • RaboDirect Pro12
  • RL World Cup
  • Super League
  • Co-op. Championship
  • NRL
  • Wales

    22 - 30

    Date/Time: 2 Feb 2013, 12:00am (GMT)
    Competition: Six Nations Championship
    Live/Repeat: Live
    Venue: Millennium Stadium (Cardiff)
    This match has ended. Upcoming related matches:



    Wales vs Ireland TV and Live Streaming Listings

    Anguilla ESPN2 Caribbean
    Antigua And Barbuda ESPN2 Caribbean
    Argentina ESPN + Sur, ESPN HD Latin
    Aruba ESPN2 Caribbean
    Australia ESPN Australia
    Barbados ESPN2 Caribbean
    Belize ESPN2 Caribbean
    Bermuda ESPN2 Caribbean
    Bolivia ESPN + Sur, ESPN HD Latin
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Arena Sport 2 Serbia
    Brunei Setanta Sports Asia
    Canada Premium Sports Canada
    Cayman Islands ESPN2 Caribbean
    Chile ESPN HD Latin, ESPN + Sur
    Colombia ESPN HD Latin
    Costa Rica ESPN HD Latin
    Croatia Arena Sport 2 Serbia
    Cuba ESPN2 Caribbean
    Cyprus Nova Sports 4
    Dominica ESPN2 Caribbean
    Dominican Republic ESPN2 Caribbean, ESPN HD Latin
    Ecuador ESPN HD Latin, ESPN + Sur
    El Salvador ESPN HD Latin, ESPN + Sur
    France France 2
    Greece Nova Sports 4
    Grenada ESPN2 Caribbean
    Guadeloupe ESPN2 Caribbean
    Guatemala ESPN HD Latin
    Haiti ESPN2 Caribbean
    Honduras ESPN2 Caribbean, ESPN HD Latin
    Hong Kong Setanta Sports Asia
    Indonesia Setanta Sports Asia
    International Ustream Sports
    Ireland S4C Digidol, BBC Two Wales, RTE 2, BBC One UK
    Italy Sky Sport 2 HD Italia
    Jamaica ESPN2 Caribbean
    Japan J Sports 1
    Macedonia Arena Sport 2 Serbia
    Malaysia Setanta Sports Asia
    Malta GO Sports
    Martinique ESPN2 Caribbean
    Mexico ESPN HD Latin
    Mongolia Setanta Sports Asia
    Montenegro Arena Sport 2 Serbia
    Montserrat ESPN2 Caribbean
    Netherlands Antilles ESPN2 Caribbean
    New Zealand ESPN Pacific Rim, ESPN Australia
    Nicaragua ESPN HD Latin
    Panama ESPN HD Latin
    Paraguay ESPN + Sur, ESPN HD Latin
    Peru ESPN HD Latin, ESPN + Sur
    Portugal Sport TV4
    Puerto Rico ESPN2 Caribbean
    Romania Dolce Sport 2
    Saint Barth?lemy ESPN2 Caribbean
    Saint Kitts And Nevis ESPN2 Caribbean
    Saint Lucia ESPN2 Caribbean
    Saint Martin ESPN2 Caribbean
    Saint Vincent And The Grenadines ESPN2 Caribbean
    Serbia Arena Sport 2 Serbia
    Singapore Setanta Sports Asia
    Sri Lanka Setanta Sports Asia
    Thailand Setanta Sports Asia
    Trinidad And Tobago ESPN2 Caribbean
    United Kingdom S4C Digidol, BBC Two Wales, BBC One UK, RTE 2
    United States Premium Sports Broadband
    Uruguay ESPN HD Latin, ESPN + Sur
    Venezuela ESPN HD Latin, ESPN + Sur
    Virgin Islands, British ESPN2 Caribbean
    Virgin Islands, U.S. ESPN2 Caribbean

    Wales vs Ireland Match Preview

    Matthew Booker, Feb 1st 2013
    Wales host Ireland in 6 Nations opener
    Dan Briggar will be the man to lead Wales
    Dan Briggar will be the man to lead Wales
    Wales will be looking to end their disastrous run when they host Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday.

    The Welsh have lost their last 7 games in a row and must start off positively if they are to retain their 6 Nations title. The Welsh still have gaps in their side, especially at lock, thanks to a series of longterm injuries and this may still prove to be a hurdle they are unable to overcome.

    As usual the backline looks very strong with plenty of big names hovering, but their chances to impress rely on the Welsh pack turning in a strong performance.

    On the other side of the fence Brian O'Driscoll has returned to wear green again with Johnny Sexton back in 10 despite announcing he will move to France at the end of the season.

    But up front is where Ireland continues to hold their advantage with plenty of power from 1-8.

    I expect both sides to play conservatively with the Irish pack pouncing on anything the Welsh let loose. This should translate to a large haul for Mr Sexton's boot and ultimately an Irish victory.

    Ireland by 9.

    15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton, 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Ian Evans, 4 Andrew Coombs, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Gethin Jenkins.

    Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Paul James, 18 Craig Mitchell, 19 Olly Kohn, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Loyd Williams, 22 James Hook, 23 Scott Williams.

    15 Rob Kearney, 14 Craig Gilroy, 13 Brian O'Driscoll, 12 Gordon D'Arcy, 11 Simon Zebo, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sean O'Brien, 6 Peter O'Mahony, 5 Mike McCarthy, 4 Donnacha Ryan, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy.

    Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Declan Fitzpatrick, 19 Donncha O'Callaghan, 20 Chris Henry, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Ronan O'Gara, 23 Keith Earls.

    Wales vs Ireland Match Report

    Matthew Booker, Feb 3rd 2013
    Ireland take the spoils in Cardiff
    Simon Zebo dots down for Ireland
    Simon Zebo dots down for Ireland
    Ireland have consigned Wales to their 8th successive defeat after a dominant first half in Cardiff.

    Ireland built an unassailable 30-3 lead early on before Wales fought back to restore some pride. But it was to no avail as Wales suffered a 30-22 loss at the hands of the improving Irish.

    Livewire Simon Zebo profited from some O'Driscoll magic for the first points of the afternoon and an early Irish lead. Zebo featured again in Irelands next try, with Cian Healy the man to get the ball over the chalk. Johnny Sexton kept the scoreboard ticking along and Ireland had a 23-3 first half lead.

    O'Driscoll claimed Irelands third try after the break and the match looked all but over until Wales finally came to the party. Ireland were camped in their own half for the rest of the match but the gap was enough as the men in green left Cardiff with victory.

    Wales: 22
    Tries: Cuthbert, Halfpenny, Mitchell
    Con: Halfpenny 2
    Pens: Halfpenny

    Ireland: 30
    Tries: Zebo, Healy, O'Driscoll
    Cons: Sexton 3
    Pens: Sexton 3
    Yellow Card: Best, Murray

    Wales vs Ireland Fan Comments

    blog comments powered by Disqus