WALES start their Six Nations title defenced with a tricky journey to in-form Eire.
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Nonetheless, in the event that they need to retain their crown this 12 months they must do it with out captain Alun Wyn Jones.
The lock will bear a second shoulder operation after injuring it within the Autumn International defeat to New Zealand.
To make issues worse for Wayne Pivac’s aspect, Alun Wyn Jones is only one identify on an intensive damage listing.
This listing additionally consists of Dan Lydiate (ACL), Ken Owens (again), George North (knee), Leigh Halfpenny (knee), Justin Tipuric (shoulder), Taulupe Faletau (calf), Josh Navidi (shoulder), Elliot Dee (neck), Josh Macleod (achilles) and Johnny Williams (shoulder).
However head coach Pivac has referred to as on Wales followers to not imagine the bookies as they search for a primary victory on the Aviva since 2015.
He stated: “The boys have educated properly within the final week or so – in addition to we might count on actually.
“So we’re in a reasonably good place going into Saturday’s sport.
“Lots of the workforce that received that competitors received’t be there in Dublin. However the guys who shall be there, we imagine will characterize us rather well.
“The place we’re with the bookies, we’re in all probability in the identical place we had been final 12 months. We’ve every thing to achieve and nothing to lose.
“That’s the perspective, going on the market and expressing ourselves. Each Six Nations everybody desires to win, and we aren’t any completely different.
“We need to go on the market, and every particular person desires to place their greatest foot ahead. They know there’s lots at stake as defending champions.
“We labored arduous to get that title final 12 months, and we’d wish to be ready to strive to do this once more.
“It means week one we’ve set to work very arduous to get a end result, after which again that up in week two.”
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What time does Eire vs Wales kick off?
- Eire vs Wales is the primary match of the 2022 Six Nations.
- It takes place on Saturday, February 5.
- Kick-off on the Aviva Stadium is at 2.15pm UK time.
- In final 12 months’s Six Nations, Wales floor out a 21-16 win towards the 14 males of Eire in Cardiff.
What TV channel is Eire vs Wales on and may I dwell stream it?
- Eire vs Wales is dwell on ITV.
- Protection commences at 1.30pm – 45 minutes earlier than kick-off.
- To stream the match dwell, head to the ITV Hub.
- Viewers who need to watch in Welsh can tune into S4C
- Viewers within the Republic of Eire can watch all of the motion on RTE 2.
Can I watch Eire vs Wales without spending a dime?
- Sure. ITV is free for all UK viewers with a TV licence.
- Get your TV licence right here.
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