Ireland vs Scotland: Rugby World Cup 2019: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

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Ireland will take on Scotland in their opening World Cup match
Ireland will take on Scotland in their opening World Cup match

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What is it?

It’s the first match for both Ireland and Scotland at the Rugby World Cup. The two home nations will play against each other in a pool that also includes Japan, Russia and Samoa.

When is it?

Sunday 22 September. It will be played at the Yokohama International Stadium in Yokohama City on the east coast of Japan.

What time is kick-off?

Kick-off for this one is at 8:45am BST, 4.45pm local time.

What TV channel is it on?

The game will be broadcast live on ITV, with streaming and replays available on the ITV Hub. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport.

What is the latest squad news?

Ireland

Ireland’s 31-man squad includes some selection dilemmas. For example, Bundee Aki has been one of Ireland’s most consistent performers in the last few years, so much so that he has played every match of the last two Six Nations tournaments.

However, with the return of Robbie Henshaw to full fitness, his place could now be in doubt. Jordan Larmour is one who shows good promise at just 22-years-old and he has gained 15 caps since making his debut in last years Six Nations. Larmour is not guaranteed to start but he could play a big part in Ireland’s world cup campaign.

Scotland

Scotland’s head coach Gregor Townsend has picked a relatively inexperienced squad, with only Edinburgh’s John Barclay having played in two World Cups previously. There are 18 players in total that are yet to taste World Cup action for Scotland, includi

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