Wales vs Ireland, Rugby World Cup 2019 warm-up in Cardiff: What time is kick-off tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

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What is it?

Another Rugby World Cup warm-up match. This will be Wales’ third, having played England twice – resulting in a defeat and a victory. Ireland, meanwhile, have tackled Italy and England.

Indeed, Ireland boss Joe Schmidt has billed Saturday’s clash with Wales as a “character test” after last weekend’s dismal 57-15 mauling at the hands of Eddie Jones’s men. Can they bounce back strongly?

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When is it?

Tomorrow. Saturday, August 31.

What time is kick-off?


What TV channel is it on?

Channel 4 from 2pm.

What are Wales’ RWC warm-up fixtures?

August 11: England 33 Wales 19 

August 17: Wales 13 England 6

August 31:Wales v Ireland (Principality Stadium)

September 7:Ireland v Wales (Aviva Stadium)

What are Ireland’s RWC warm-up fixtures?

August 10: Ireland 29 Italy 10

August 24: England 57 Ireland 15

August 31:Wales v Ireland (Principality Stadium)

September 7:Ireland v Wales (Aviva Stadium)

What is the latest team news?


Cardiff Blues wing Owen Lane and Saracens prop Rhys Carre will make their Wales debuts on Saturday.

Head coach Warren Gatland has made 14 changes from the starting line-up on duty against England, with Blues back-row forward Josh Navidi captaining Wales for the first time.

Flanker James Davies is only the player retained following a 13-6 victory over England.

Lane and Carre apart, there are also opportunities for the likes of full-back Hallam Amos, centre Scott Williams, fly-half Jarrod Evans and hooker Ryan Elias prior to Gatland announcing his 31-man World Cup squad on Sunday.

And Gatland says a number of positions are “still up for grabs” prior to Sunday’s announcement.

Lane and Amos could effectively be battling it out for one back-three place, while 21-year-old Carre has an opportunity to show the form that drove Premiership and European champions Saracens t

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